My Personal Learning Network Assessed Activity 5.1

What I have learnt is my PLN (personal learning network) that I have been learning from others that I socialize with. I have various ways to communicate with classmates from coarse and with other friends. I have Facebook, Twitter, cellphone with phone apps, Skype, a Google account. They are all useful to me.

With Facebook, Skype, and cellphone I can communicate with my classmates and get together to do assignments or ask for help on something. With Google drive I can actually collaborate with others on assignments and share with others my knowledge of how to do something. Also I can have my work stored in there this makes me feel I have a backup of my work just in case my original work was lost.  I have Twitter to link my learning to using the hash tags which is interesting. I had a Twitter account for awhile but barely use it.

I have recently started to using a blog page which I have never really tried out before. Blogging is actually interesting because I can store information where I can look at again. With WordPress or Google Blogger, I can create blog with ease. I can even put pictures other attachments attached to the blog. I can link interesting Youtube videos I find on Youtube. Youtube is another tool of learning as people can demonstrate and teach how to do things either computers, gaming, sports and etc. Anything you want to learn is there. I can also use Youtube to upload my own videos if I like.

Mobile apps I use like Snapchat I can communicate with others send pictures what I am doing or where I am. Say I am lost somewhere and I have data on my phone I can snap a picture to my friend to let them know where I am. You can also record a little video for them and share it to your friends. There are so many tools to use out there and there are more being developed for future use.

Skype is useful for video or video calling and you can use it for a group conference, gaming communication, chat to family have, a job interview and also you can send and share files on it. I have used skype for awhile. My old chat I use to use was MSN which is long gone now that was the ancient days.

I have noticed people are either shy or hesitant or not bothered to use these tools, they may feel uncomfortable using it, have personal and privacy issues. One of my friends say they don’t even need a smartphone and they prefer to use their dinosaur phone (old brick cellphone).

I have used Wikipedia multiple times to search for information, I have learn’t a lot of things from there either about musicians, famous people, countries, about computing and many other information. I can even edit or create a page if I wanted to on the Wikipedia as long as there is a reference siting back to some resource. I have learn’t more on abilities of editing from digital learning by tasks on the wiki educator site.

Here is a link to the wikieducator page where I have inserted my PLN map.

http://wikieducator.org/VirtualMV/Digital_Learning_Technologies/Networking/2015MyPLN#Add_a_drawing_of_your_PLN_here

Reflection

This diagram reflects on the use of my PLN and what tools I use for learning. The tools I use gives me more learning without them I think I would be more caveman wouldn’t know as much as I do about the world around. I have found it interesting and useful to have these options to learn from. If I wasn’t sure about something I go check it out online, Google it they say.

Here below is the PLN map

Richards_PLN

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