Informal learning indisputably plays a large role in lifelong learning efforts, and there are plenty of ways we can support those informal opportunities. Learners, for example, benefit tremendously through the creation and nurturing of personal learning networks and personal learning environments—those flexible and constantly-evolving sets of people and resources that we turn to for help in meeting our just-in-time learning needs.
We will, through this one-hour interactive session, explore how personal learning networks and environments can be created and sustained, and will explore examples of personal learning networks and environments to see how we can support them for library staff and library users.
By the time they leave the session, participants will be able to:
Define and identify key characteristics of personal learning networks and personal learning environments
Cite at least three resources that can be used immediately to create and support personal learning networks and personal learning environments
Identify at least two actions that can be taken immediately in their workplaces to support personal learning networks or personal learning environments.
Original broadcast April 30, 2015
Instructor Bio ~ Paul Signorelli
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. He designs and facilitates online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.; is active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD–formerly the American Society for Training & Development ) and American Library Association Learning Round Table; and explores innovations in onsite and online training-teaching-learning and community partnerships.