Most of the resources for building personal learning networks are geared toward educators and/or K-12 students. However, much of this information can be translated for use by anyone. This page is being updated on a weekly basis.
Center for Language and Technology –Introduction to Personal Learning Networks: This is one of the best resources I have found regarding building a PLN from the perspective of your PLN as a repository of resources that could be made public.
Education Northwest “What the Research Says on Professional Networks and Communities”-. A list of articles compiled by the librarians at Education Northwest as resources for forming new collaboratives (education networks)
Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory. Simple Psychology article explaining the theory
National Council of Teachers of English “Professional and Personal Learning Networks. Perspective on PLNs in English Teaching. Has some nuggets of knowledge, ie. “In fact, the term has been used so ubiquitously that it is in danger of losing all meaning” – Richard DuFour, Author of “Whatever it Takes: How a Professional Learning Community Responds What Kids Don’t Learn”
Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers”:. (2006) Torrey Trust, Daniel G. Krutka, Jeffrey Paul Carpenter, “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers”. Computers & Education, Volume 102, Pages 15-34.