Creative Expression of CoP, Connectivism, and PLN

I really liked this module because it reinforced why I am studying educational technology. In this digital era where learners are expecting technology integration to help them learn, we as educators must embrace teaching and learning in new ways to accommodate them. I appreciate and embrace connectivism because more minds are better than one. With the use of Web 2.0 tool, we can access and distribute knowledge to anyone anytime. As educators, we practice PLN’s in my school district to share ideas on how to teach children in effective ways. As a music educator, I belong to an organization with other music educators where me meet 3 times/year to learn and share best practices with each other. The commonality of all these is that CoP’s, Connectivism, and PLN’s all share social, knowledge, and learning attributes. The trick as educators is to instill these amazing tools within our students so that they become lifetime learners and sharers of knowledge.

I created a Glogster poster on Communities of Practice, Connectivism, and Personal Learning Communities. This digital poster includes pictures and words that represent CoP, Connectivism, and PLN’s and how they are related. I worked hard to find images and words that explained each concept. Although they are so similar in so many ways each one is different and I tried to express that. I then showed how each concept (CoP, Connectivism, and PLN) are similar in that they all promote knowledge, learning, and sharing in a social and digital way. Visit my creation here!



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Filed under 1.3 Instructional Strategies, 1.4 Learner Characteristics, 2.2 Audiovisual Technologies, 2.3 Computer-Based Technologies, 2.4 Integrated Technologies, 3.1 Media Utilization, AECT Standards, Artifacts/Reflections

One response to “Creative Expression of CoP, Connectivism, and PLN

  1. Matt – good job here. My favorite part of this is that it all connects back to your central idea with the 5 key words. I like the overall organization of the concept and it is easy to follow and understand where you were coming from. I like that you used a new media to explore this. There was some kind of meta learning going on as well! You reached out to me as part of your PLN for a critical eye and I enjoyed being able to give some constructive feedback. It was nice to see how you took it on board in your own way. Well done on embracing the whole concept! A

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