INF532 Module 1.2 Reflection

Thomas and Browne’s ‘new culture of learning’ is something I experienced many years ago when I looked into immigrating to Australia from South Africa in 2007. As I started looking at what the requirements were and what I needed to do, I became very confused and worried about how to actually do it. Then I discovered an online Forum of people that had made the move and people that were in the process of making the move.Here was a group of people sharing across a range of topics, helping one another and supporting everyones journey. I became part of this community for over 3 years, firstly reading a lot, then asking questions, and then finally being able to support people at the start of their journeys.

 

Now in the past 3 years as an educator I have come across a new place of learning – Twitter and my PLN. This space has been absolutely incredible in opening my education world and perspectives. I have managed to form friendships and manage to grow as a teacher with the knowledge/experience that others are sharing. I love how I can also contribute and be part of this global learning community, and I can see the power in this new culture of learning that is emerging.

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  1. Hi Jacques,

    I have also found Twitter to be an essential part of my PLN. Last semester one of my subjects also had a private Facebook group the lecturer invited us to. It was fantastic being able to use my Facebook app on my iPhoen to check the latest discussions and conversations. I really miss the group and all the energy that the conversations generated.
    Hyacinth

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