PLNs and the Networked Teacher*

Alec Couros of the University of Regina created this image to express what it means to be a networked teacher, one who learns and shares in a larger context of education.


  1. View Video: Alec Couros, Teaching and Learning in a Networked World (2010)

A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a set of people that you learn from regularly. This might happen in person, or via email, or Twitter, or a Google Community, or Facebook.

Recommended for this unit:

  1. Read: Ko & Rossen, Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of New Opportunities

  2. View Video:

  1. Read: Martin Weller on The Virtues of Blogging as a Scholarly Activity (2012)

  2. Explore: Get an account at Twitter and explore, join the POT Facebook group or Google community and post a question or discovery.

View the video from Helen Crump from the Program for Online Teaching, 2013: