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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Smith, M. K. (2003, 2009). Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice, the encyclopedia of informal education.  Retrieved July 3, 2015 from www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm.

Wagner, M. (2012, January 31). Personal learning networks for educators: 10 tips. Retrieved July 3, 2015, from http://gettingsmart.com/2012/01/personal-learning-networks-for-educators-10-tips/