The Connected Educator – Book Summary

Three Prongs of Connected Learning Communities

  • Professional learning communities: This is the traditional, school-based activity where people work together for continuous improvement and school reform. They feature shared leadership and decision making and may make use of web-based resources.
  • Personal Learning Networks: This is where individuals operate in a do-it-yourself manner to enhance their personal and professional learning. It can involve web-based connections.
  • Communities of Practice: These are systems of collective critical inquiry and reflection. They feature a shared domain of interest, collective competence among equals, and shared practice or a common sense of purpose. Diversity is essential as are web-based connections.
  • At the end of this chapter you get to check out where you collaborate with other readers. Very cool.
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