FREE Today! The Professional Learning Network (PLN)

The PLN
Professional Learning Network
Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker

I am grateful and thankful for all the informal and formal learning opportunities I have had access to through the individual and collective members of my PLN, my Professional Learning Network. Each one of you is indispensable to my learning, and thusly, I treasure all of you, equally.
Thank you.

Thanks to the 2,7000 members of my LinkedIn network. Through you, I have access to the collective wisdom and knowledge of 13,614,973 people. Let me spell that out: Thirteen million, six hundred fourteen thousand, nine hundred and seventy three people. That’s an awful lot of people to have in a PLN.

Thanks to my Facebook PLN, all 2,185 of you. Yes, Facebook as a PLN. You guys have shared an awful lot of great information with me about education, learning, and teaching. You’ve shared links, videos, conferences, seminars, training opportunities, and current news, for all this, Facebook is the place to look.

Twitter, what can I say about you? There are 1,992 of you. One thousand, nine hundred and ninety two. Twitter takes persistence when you first begin. No matter how much info you have about Twitter, the early days are difficult, if you’re like most people. But if you’re really keen on being current, up to date, on the cutting edge of what’s new in your profession and in the world, then you must learn to use Twitter.

Let me be brutally honest: as a PLN, LinkedIn is fantastic, Facebook is spectacular, both are most magnificent social media tools, but they are not Twitter. Twitter is the social media I turn to most often. Having said that, again, all three, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn complement each other well, providing me with an iron triangle of knowledge and news.

Thank you, to all the members of my Professional Learning Network. My learning never stops, thanks to you!

Publication Date: Feb 27 2012
ISBN/EAN13:1470142457 / 9781470142452
Page Count: 56
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Professional Development

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon http://amzn.to/Qxmoec . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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