Earlier this week I reflected on the ways in which I will begin to build my professional knowledge network (PLN). I outlined three principles I will put into action in order to build a positive, professional and engaging network. The first is being timely and responsive. As Miriam Clifford talked about in her blog PLN’s are reciprocal so I will make it a priority to engage more and respond to others posts.
Secondly in order to deepen my understanding and make the most of my PLN I need to choose an interest or niche that I am passionate about. I’ve narrowed it down to critical digital literacy skills, curriculum design and online learning pedagogies. I’ll sleep on this one for a few days.
Finally I need to make sure that being connected is part of my daily routine. To help with this I have curated the best of the best into a one-stop-shop page. I have really made the most of the embed feature to pull together live Twitter feeds, YouTube playlists, Podcasts, a Google Calendar and links to blogs. I have designed the page so that it can be easily updated and transformed as my PLN expands.
Check out the page here and stay tuned for a follow up post discussing the story behind each feature.