As I earlier said, my Personal Learning Environment is everywhere I go and participate. I am not interested in defining concepts or discussing about nuances. But I have to clarify my ways of working during PLENK2010. I have waited some wise ideas how to work, but found again my old ones. I must have a place, where I gather my connections: I need one blog post as a store or my nest. It is this one and I am my platform. PLENK helps me to learn during next weeks and I find everything via that link. No need to repeat its content.
My working habits
I do not read Daily, it is so long and only a list. I prefer larger entities, I go to Moodle and open the forums, want to see the threads. I have unsubscribed from forums because I don’t want to read separate messages. I do not read listed tweets, I can open Twitter search with our hashtag (is it a good joke we have two?). I scan or skim the Daily – wonderful new concepts: not learning but perception. Our thinking is becoming very thin, we are pancake people said somebody in our Moodle third week forum. I also scan the materials recommended by our facilitators and sometimes I save something to Diigo.
At this moment I recognize two sources helping my learning: Twitter is my Daily, could I say, it works better than the long list of everything. My meaningful source are the blogs of co-learners. Some names are permanently in my blogroll Following (Jenny Mackness, Eduardo Peirano, Sui Fai John Mak, Viplav Baxi etc) and some give RRS to my Google Reader (it has become too long and hard to follow).
Some favorites I list here so it is easier to check them during the course:
Alan Cooper blog a careful and honest thinker
Barbara Fillip blog I recognize something of myself here or did I imagine?
Chris Jobling blog – Fresh and crispy! I love the heading
Chris Saeger blog with a beautiful Plenk heading
Maria Fernanda Arenas blog – she participated CritLit
Lindsay Jordan blog – University of the Arts London
Sean Fitzgerald blog -MOOC is like dining at a banquet (post 18.9.)
Martin Weller blog
Steve MacKenzie blog -CritLit
Steve Wheeler blog
Niklas Karlsson blog from Sweden
Linn Gustavsson blog from Sweden
John King blog – Just retired and still a student
Roland Legrand blog
Zaid Ali Alsagoff blog – animations, images, whatever
Jarmo Talvivaara blog
Mc Morgan blog
Mohsen Saadatmand blog – a researcher in Helsinki
Lisa Kidder – For the Love of Teaching blog
Susan O’Grady – blog
Vahid Masrour – from Ecuador, blog
Howard Johnson – I should have noticed this man in 2008, blog
Carmen Tschofen – I noticed this woman in 2008 and now I follow her blog
Jim Stauffer from Canada – blog (160 km west of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Latitude 63 degrees north)
Steve LeBlanc blog
Eva Birger blog Tel Aviv, blogging in English und auf deutsch
My heading I am the platform tells about my attitude, not my technological skills. Persona, personality, identity, human being with personal history – this is my perspective to participating, learning and developing. How knowledge creation happens in me, it is the question. I see people as knowledge creators and I want to trust them, have a hunch of their quality. I can search information in Google and Wikipedia but I cannot trust all sources.