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What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)?

Definition One: Personal Learning Networks are:
  • a concept based on Web 2.0 and social software
  • learner-driven, problem-based, or motivated by interested
  • based on the idea that learning will take place in different contexts, and not come from one place or person

Definition Two: Personal Learning Networkss are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to:
  • set their own learning goals
  • manage their learning; managing both content and process
  • communicate with others in the process of learning
  • and thereby achieve learning goals

Simply put: A PLN is a system for lifelong learning.

Stages of PLN adoption: