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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

To expand my subject content exploration and world view.

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)

An RSS Aggregator: from new bogging site?, A Personal Blog Space to send PLN members to for more information: a place that aggregates my tools and information in 1 place outside of my Facebook Platform, Develop a richer communication via, Increase use of YouTube to mine content, publish work, increase my professional profile, Responding to Professional Tweets, Blogs, Developing a blog site, Tweeting my blogs

1)An RSS Feed Aggregator such as, Facebook,

2) igoogle account and draw from google reader?

New node

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

Use of Google Blog Search Engine

Search for VoiceThread Blog to inform the capstone project

mindmeister, Mind Mapping Tool and visualization tool

TimeGlider Project Planning tool

Created a bit.ly account to nourish Twitter communcation

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

Email, Delicious, Facebook, VoiceThread, Google Docs, The Yard, Wikis, Mind Maps, Visualization Tools, TimeGlider, Elgg, Wordpress

Twitter Networks

Facebook

Primary PLN Network connections, wall posts, Link to Twitter Feeds, Link to Delicious Feeds, These tools are primarily professional for me. Therefore, they also serve as a research repository, a place where links accumulate and I can research new content from the links, other websites the Tweet, FB post or Delicious Boookmark leads me to..., Aggregates my content, research links, 'Friends' (Personal Colleagues, Classmates& Professional: local/distance) wall aggregates their content for me to search. Field related., Personal contacts and interests

Personal Messages, Wall Posts

Snychronous: Real Time Communication I experience

Real Time communication

Texting

Skype

Video Chat, Im'ing, Audio Chat

Gmail Chat

Facebook Chat

Cell Phone Conversations

Conference Calls

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

Content, Research Needs, Other networks that cultivate my goals, interests and inspire., Conversations in physical space ( a coffee shop) inspired by these networked connections, mined content inform my goals., Synchronous, semisynchronous, asynchronous and physical space

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

Podcasts

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

PoP Tech

RPN

Webinars

Delicious Social Bookmarking community

Facebook

Twitter

Google

Blogs

YouTube

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

DCE Environmental Management Department

Church St. Computer Center

HSPH

Warren Prescott Elementary School

Quen.ch

Oceanic Society

Harvard Office for Sustainability

DCE Communications Office

Classmates

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

Multidisciplinary Content and Experts favorite

Howard Rheingold

Berkman Center, Harvard

Learn Central

Planet Green

Earth Hour

LearnCentral Community Digest

Experts to know better

Henry Jenkins

Howard Reheingold

Peter Duffy

ISTES

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

Virtual Conferences

Actively Participate in Live Stream Chats, Tweet about my interests, authentic projects, re-tweet, Comment on Expert, Community Tweets and Blogs

Webinars, Listen, mine information relevant to me, Add vetted information to my PLN (Twitter Feed, Facebook, Delicious Accounts), communicate via posts, re-Tweets, comments, questions using these tools., Email the expert if relevant

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

Groups I belong to, Panels I sit on

Harvard Climate Colaborative, Harvard Energy & Environment Network, 'Meet Up' Groups, Organization Partners

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

Inform Alumni Publications

Measure my audience participation using bit.ly

Can gage my audiences interest in my Tweets., I learn how to better develop my communication: Tweeting Strategy, Informs me about new audience building, connections I'd like to add to stay inspired and promote myself in my fields of interests.

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

Where I publish

WordPress

Twitter

Facebook

Delicious

The Yard

YouTube

Vimeo

VoiceThread

HES Teaching Assistant: Content I design and discuss

Presentations

MGH, Harvard Events I organize, TA Discussions, Panel Discussions (Centenial Event), Course work

HES website, course video

Additional Ways I communicate

Cell Phone

Texting

Email

Conference Call Technologies

Skype

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