Tuesday, June 15, 2010

PLNs and Keeping our Brains Moving

I finished my SLP master's in 1999.  I don't know about you, but I sometimes worry that all the content I learned at that time is being eradicated by less important clutter in my brain, such as reality TV show plots, others' Facebook status updates, etc.  One very positive movement in educational circles aims to promote more useful brain-stuffing- I am speaking about the development of Personal Learning Networks or PLNs.  If you are reading this post, you sort of already have one. Hi! A PLN refers to the set of interactive resources we follow and participate in, whether they be blogs, Twitter feeds, and even your Facebook news feed, depending on what you put in it.  I'd like to discuss PLNs more at a later time, but let me recommend one fun and interesting blog here, You Are Not So Smart.  This rather humorously titled blog discusses popular social psychology, and often hits on topics related to communication.  You might be especially interested in recent posts on fake smiles and narrative memory.

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