This handout will assist you in finding and following information, establishing an online identity and formulating relationships with other people and information based on interest and a motivation to learn.
- Every day, all around the world, many thousands of people are looking to learn things, and many thousands are looking to teach things. With the aid of the Internet, these people are able to connect and communicate without limitation of time, distribution or distance, finding each other in a world of networked learning. Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another's learning.
- Set up a Wikipedia User page
- Create Youtube playlists
- Use social bookmarking
- Start blogging and micro blogging (Eg: Blogger.com and Twitter.com). Alternatively, just set up a website like yourname.com and link all your various accounts to it. This is your central online identity. Here's mine for an example: http://leighblackall.blogspot.com
- Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast - By Adrian Hon for The Telegraph. 25 November 2010
- Social Media’s Role In Mumbai Attack And Its Potential For Future Terror Incident Response - John Solomon 30 January 2009
- Networked Learning presentation - Leigh Blackall 2005