Maps

First time I heard about personal learning networks (PLNs) was in 2012. I worked with educators who saw interactions on social media as a professional development journey. Back then, I wondered – how could a social network developed for a learning purpose look like?

Personal Learning Network to me means learning while browsing the Internet, a lifelong learning journey, that is curiosity-driven which leads to project-based learning. Add feedback loops from diverse connections to the mix and here’s a continuous informal peer-to-peer learning process that is about self-realisation and collaboration. Oh, and skills! Critical thinking and creativity (diverse topics lead to creative thought) are developed through interactions as we go too.

Now, I’m learning about systems thinking at Capra course, so zooming in on links within a network. As I’m involved in many diverse networks, I wonder:

How to map my personal learning network? That is, share insights from parts and see the whole?

Structure

Self-structure is important. Especialy when we use computers daily – to learn, work, get inspired, generate ideas, communicate, do work again, reflect, create.

So much knowledge there, like an inner innovation playground. Most of the things we do we forget or simply don’t capture at all.

What if we would capture some more? Would you like to see and know your interests over time? What influences your thinking and doing? And feeling! What topics have you explored since you started using a computer/phone? What projects have you worked on? Where’s your personal icebox [an archive]? I would certainly would love to know all that.