Communities of Practice, PLN, Connectivism

The assignment this week was to create a nonlinguistic representation of the major concepts discussed.  I decided to create a Glog to illustrate my understanding of Communities of Practice, Personal Learning Networks, and Connectivism.  My Glog was created using Glogster.  The images I chose depict the basics of the three major topics.  The background image is a group of individuals all connected in a network.  The tools connecting them are the social networking applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Just as the individuals are linked together, they also form a group, and to me that represents the Communities of Practice.  There are several images of groups to depict that a person may be part of multiple Communities of Practice, but together these are part of an individual’s Personal Learning Network.

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