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Cassie M.

W2 Wow and wonder

-WEEK2-

WOW

-PLN can be a tool for lifelong learning. In uncontrollable situations (e.g., Covid-19), online learning becomes increasingly important.

I think this is a very important point for people to know about PLN, in case some people don’t know this proper noun like myself.

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/learning-network-age/0/steps/24644

-PLN is the place for people to collect, communicate and share knowledge and experience with each other anytime, anywhere. It helps us to connect mainly through social media.

-Conceptualizing PLN: with ourselves as the center. The closest and smallest rings are friends and mentors. The next layer includes groups of people who share our interests but are not necessarily close friends. The final layer includes experts, professionals, and celebrities who are people with whom we do not interact but whom we look up to and learn from.

-PLN connections are random and informal. They involve a wide range of people as well as people with different levels and expertise.
CoP’s connection is formal and structured because it requires expertise as a common thread.

PLN and the conceptualization and definition of CoP is something I never knew, wow!

https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/personal-learning-networks

WONDER

-According to the reading, we should focus our learning on making the most of our personal networks so that we can become adaptable, lifelong learners. I wonder Although the article tells us that we should not rely on existing systems to provide us with new knowledge, we should not discard the knowledge provided to us by educational institutions. Foundations are very important.

According to the article, PLNs have become more important than what is taught in schools, but I personally wonder if schools will really be completely replaced in the future? It is obvious that the basics of school are very important to people.

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/learning-network-age/0/steps/24644

-I wonder how people who get their answers from social media can determine the accuracy of those answers?

It is normal for people to seek answers to their questions from the Internet. But compared to gaining knowledge in school, anyone on the Internet can answer your questions. If a person makes up a fake answer to your question, there is a good chance you will be misled without knowing anything about the question at all.

https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/personal-learning-networks

The personal learning network model looks interesting and worth studying.

https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3559/3131

-According to Boyd (2012), genetic testing services can detect an individual’s family origins as well as a family medical story through saliva. I am very curious about the details. Is it really possible to know the ancestral origin of a person’s family through saliva?

https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/networked

Reference:

What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)?

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/learning-network-age/0/steps/24644

What are personal learning networks?

https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/personal-learning-networks

Understanding Personal Learning Networks

https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3559/3131

Networked Privacy

https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/networked

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