David Warlick is a wonderful speaker and an even more wonderful person. I was very fortunate to spend some time with him last night and this morning. I have very much enjoyed being a learner in his presence...
My notes from David's second presentation at ITEC 2009:
- Blogging is about listening as much as it is about writing
- David is talking about who he reads (for example, Stephen Downes serves as a filter for David)
- PLN = personal learning network
- There's nothing new about PLNs; they existed long before the Internet; they were just more limited than they are now
- Everyone's PLN is different
- David: "I blog to learn. Many of my blog entries are questions from which I learn from others."
- For a lot of people, Twitter is the heart of their PLN. For others, it's their blog, Facebook, Second Life, Ning, Delicious, Flickr, or whatever.
- The Classroom 2.0 Ning has 31,705 members as of this morning
- The real power of PLNs is in mining the conversation. Because conversation is getting laid down, becoming part of the record, it can be monitored, mined, etc.
- Founder of Technorati: "Blogging is the exhaust of the human consciousness."
- Warlick: "As a 6th grade teacher, I learned very quickly that the amount of time students paid attention to me was directly related to the strangeness of what I was talking about."
- David's bookmarks are at www.delicious.com/dwarlick
- Social bookmarking is my personal digital library
- Tagging is a key function in the networked Internet
See also: A gardener's approach to learning
Keywords: personal learning network Warlick