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learners to make a more extended story or a collection of the joined 140-character stories (Gustatson, 2017).My twitter profile will read: @sharonewilliams, Sharon is a communicator, entrepreneur, student, purchasing agent for a nonprofit, travel enthusiast crafter, retired military.Personal Learning NetworkMy PLN with include #Phdchat, and [email protected] on Twitter. I could locate these groups by doing a Twitter search using, Doctoral Support Groups, I then proceeded to read
5various post which time I came to @laurapasquini, who suggested using [email protected], which gave me the opportunity to join. On facebook, I did a search using Doctoral Support Groups and several appeared, after reading through a few I felt Doctoral Dissertation Cohort is thebest fit. I was not a member, because this is a closed group I joined but must wait to be approved to get involved with the group. The group is for individuals at all universities going through the dissertation process. A Professional Learning Network (ProLn) is grounded inside of a PLN. A PLN is created to serve a person’s educational needs from a person’s point of view (Grant & Yu-Chang, 2014). A ProLn additionally serves a person’s educational needs and in the meantime, serves the necessities of a group of practice where individuals in the ProLn have basic expert interests and objectives (Grant & Yu-Chang, 2014).I chose the following individuals on Linkedin, as we all attended the same school and have been supporters of each other through this process. I was not following these individuals prior to attending Walden. I did a search on linkedin of Lavangeline (Vangie) Williams and Cecilia Wandiga. I became a follower of Vangie and have done a friend request for Cecilia. I have built a comfort level with these ladies and we have been able to discuss issues, and exchange ideas pertaining to our studies. We have also been able to refer each other to administrator or educators that could be helpful on our dissertation journey. The thought of PLN is that every individual contributes their expertise with the goal that what is most critical is not what every individual has in their Personal Learning Environment, but the sharing of those resources (Marin, Negre, & Perez, 2014). Lastly, I would like to continue using one of the groups I am currently affiliated with on facebook, PhdDivas. As a minority, I feel it is very important to be able to relate to individuals who are facing some of the same experiences you are facing and to see those who have taken and succeeded at the journey. Minorities are often faced with different challenges than our counter
6parts, for example we are have been the first to not only get a degree but to earn a degree at this level in our families.