Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Building Personal Learning Networks: Can you Identify the Top People in your Area?

Personal learning networks. What a great thing. I can have a network that is all about Web 2.0 or digital literacy or the bands I like to see on the weekends. I can create a network for just about anything I want to learn more about or stay on top of.

What got me thinking about this? . . . Will Richardson's post Pulling Networks Together. It’s about a set of five questions that are intended to get readers thinking deeply about their passions and about the connections they form around them. More specifically, his first question got my attention: "1. Can you identify the fifty smartest or most accomplished people who share your passions or interests, regardless of where they reside? "

To me, it seems if I can identify these people then I can have the "mac-daddyest" learning community ever - right at my fingertips.

So, my question to you is, can you identify these people? Who are they?

Just Thinkin'
Lee Anne


Clint Cora, Speaker/Author said...

I would imagine that part of the fun would be to identify who those top people are in the different areas of interest you may have. This would be one way to learn about the top authors, experts and books in each field.

Anonymous said...

I agree, identifying those people would be the interesting part. I can't help but wonder if there aren't inherent dangers in identifying our own experts . . . ?

Lee Anne