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Experiencing My PLN by Mind Map: Experiencing My PLN
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Experiencing My PLN

Ways I Mine Content

Where I gather and consume information

"Regardless, at the heart of every PLN is it's members" (Warlick, ISTE,March/April2009). My hope is this will help me 'get to know' my fellow PLN members and engage in a more rich iterative reflection process about the content, research and subject.

My PLN is primarily research based. I would like to add the above tools to expand my use of a PLN such as, reflection, writing, communication and exploring the weaknesses (my narrow worldview) in the subject content of my PLN.

Expand PLN for writing

Exercise: follow 5 Ways to Begin Building Your Personal Learning Network 1.05 Ways to Begin Building Your Personal Learning Network 1.0 suggested by The Innovative Blogger blog, 10/12/2008

My PLN Network Tool Needs (Weaknesses):

An RSS Feed (I have not successfully used this tool for content mining)

New PLN active growth because of the creation of this PLN mind map, synphonic thinking.

My Networking Tools cultivate my communication, professional strtegies, and unfolds synphonic thinking as it creates my 'big picture'. My Networking technologies and tools help me achieve my professional strategies. They can inter-relate, reveal connections, cultivate relationships and afford structures such as my professional research data base.

Semisynchronous Communication: 'nearly now', communication that does not have to happen in real time.

The 'Nearly Now' idea is drawn from Bournemouth University professor and New Media Environments Chair Stephen Heppell called it the “nearly now” in a March 18, 2008, Guardian article titled “Back and Forth.” This notation and the reference to real time come from the article found in the March April 2009 addition of ISTE " Grow your Personal Learning Network" by David Warlick.


Twitter Networks


Snychronous: Real Time Communication I experience

Real Time communication



Gmail Chat

Facebook Chat

Cell Phone Conversations

Physical Conversation

Virtual World Conferences: avatars

Live Stream Video

The Wire

How my PLN inter-relates technologies, their affordances and forms of 21 first Century communication.

Communication: local, universal Professionals, colleagues, classmates, Professors all inform

Synchronous, semisynchronous, asynchronous and physical space

Ansynchronous Communication: Aggregator. Technology can generate and bring information to the PLN.

RSS Feeds

Journal Articles

Blog Articles

Blog Posts


Google searches

The models mutually inform, nurture one another. One provides a model of online communication theory and technology connections that inform my understanding of Educational Technology and constructs a communicative dialogue mental model. The other provides my real world practice of the theory content and my goals. The arrows reinforce how the nodes and models mutually inform my PLN and those experiences.

Virtual Conferences


Delicious Social Bookmarking community






Teacher Tube

The Yard Learning Community

Email, Community Digests, Org updates, Colleague communication

Existing Relationships with Experts

DCE Educational Technology Course Professors, Instructors and Lecturers, and Staff


Professional Colleagues

Personal Friends

Mark Campbell Productions (Film Studio)

Known Experts: Academic, Professional, Multidisciplinary, Organizations connected Via Social Networking Technologies and Tools

Following 25 Colleagues, Environmental Management, Communications and Educational Technology on Twitter

Around 80 'Professional Friends' on Facebook

Andrew Revkin

Daniel Pink

Karl Fisch

PoP Tech Experts

Howard Rheingold

Berkman Center, Harvard

Learn Central

Planet Green

Earth Hour

LearnCentral Community Digest

Experts to know better

Henry Jenkins

Howard Reheingold

Peter Duffy


Ways I can meet and learn and connect with my fields and inspiration

Virtual Conferences

Join Alumni groups on Facebook and Twitter. Actively participate in those communities.

Groups I belong to, Panels I sit on

Organizations from Facebook, Twitter

Explore and learn new technologies

Ways I can Promote myself, work: Publish

Connect or Partner with other Organizations

Publish on Websites with stronger google aggregator

Attend Field Events, Panel discussions and discuss interests and projects

Maintain presecence with experts, colleagues

Nominate projects and self for events, conferences, competitions

Stay connected with current happenings

Continue to explore my interests, enjoy my work, projects, personal life

Meeting New Experts

Measure my audience participation using

Publish MindMeister Maps on Twitter to outline projects, inspire interest, response from my Twitter Community

Where I publish





The Yard




HES Teaching Assistant: Content I design and discuss


HES website, course video

Additional Ways I communicate

Cell Phone



Conference Call Technologies


Instant Messaging

Face to Face Conversation

Alisyn's PLN Goals: Mine Content for Academic and Personal Interest Research, Expand online Communication, Promote Myself, stay in touch with world views and multidisciplinary connections, Inspiration