Week 10 – Activity 15: Defining a PLN

Timing: 2 hours

As with many new terms, PLN is used in a variety of contexts. The Wikipedia entry defines it as:

‘an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment. In a PLN, a person makes a connection with another person with the specific intent that some type of learning will occur because of that connection.’ (Wikipedia, 2012)

  • Use search tools and the discussion in the forum to formulate your own, one-sentence definition of a PLN.


My definition – A PLN is a virtual or physical networked in which the individual incorporates various tools, networks of individuals, and learning materials with the goal of learning.


My personal learning network:




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