Why You Need a PLN, and How to Develop One: Resources Shared at #ASTDTK14

CaptureAt the 2014 ASTD TechKnowledge conference, I led a discussion titled Why You Need a PLN, and How to Develop One. This blog post is being set up primarily as a follow-up resource for those that attended the session, and it may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about PLNs.

Session Slides

What is a PLN (Personal Learning Network)?
Personal Learning Network Wikipedia entry
What is a PLN and why do I need one? by Colette Cassinelli
What is a PLN? (and why would I want to know?) via Digital Learning Team

Why Do Learning Professionals Need a PLN?
Personal Learning Networks (PLN) = An Attitude of Gratitude by Dawn Mahoney
Your Most Powerful Search Engine is Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) by David Kelly

How Can I Build and Nurture a PLN?
Nuts and Bolts: Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) by Jane Bozarth
Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool by David Kelly
5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network by Lisa Nielsen
Tools for Building your Personal Learning Network LiveBinder by Tim WIlhelmus
Building a PLN Pinterest board by Brian Frimel
The Social Media Guide to Growing Your Personal Learning Network by OLE
Establishing Your Professional Learning Network (PLN) by Andrea Vernola

Additional Related Resources
My Learning Styles Awakening by David Kelly
Sometimes You Just Need to Meet Your PLN Face-to-Face by Helen Blunden
Reflections on #lrnchat: Using a Conference Backchannel for Attendees and Non-Attendees by David Kelly
Eli Pariser: Beware Online Filter Bubbles TED Talk
What’s your Personal Social Media Strategy? by David Kelly

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