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Our connections as practitioners can range from relatively random and loosely connected contacts on social media, to more formal, structured, and organized personal learning networks (PLNs). #SquadGoalsNetwork exists in the continuum between these extremes. Formed out of connections via the Online Learning Consortium’s conferences (particularly the Technology Test Kitchen), the #SquadGoalsNetwork PLN has authored articles and a book chapter, presented to overflowing conference rooms and distributed leadership to several national and international conferences and conference experiences.

Storytelling serves as a powerful tool in inspiring new ideas, forging collaborations, and enacting impactful change. If the connections you’ve made would serve to inspire others to create their own PLN, we invite you to share your story below.  Let us know how you’ve been able to scale access, support teaching and learning, and elevate your own work through your network of colleagues and friends.

If you choose to submit, we will not only share your story with the larger community, but highlight the common threads in the narratives collected to share out as a white paper.  Sounds good?  You can get started by filling in the form below, and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Access

Does regular access to other individuals from other institutions and institutional perspectives challenge your definition of access and what it means? If so, how?

Faculty Satisfaction

How has your participation in the personal learning network benefitted faculty and colleagues at your home institution?

Learning Effectiveness

When you reflect on your work, how has meeting and learning from individuals from other institutions and institutional perspectives helped you to clarify or re-define what it means for learning to be effective?

Scale

Is the personal learning network scalable and/or replicable by others at other institutions/organizations? If so, how? What challenges do you encounter?

Student Satisfaction

Do you feel that your involvement and/or collaboration with the personal learning network has helped you create better student experiences at at your institution?

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If you'd like to post your narrative on your own site and then share the link with us, you are free to do so. Double-check that you've answered the questions below in your post and then drop in the link. Please try to format your post in question-and-answer format to help us keep things organized - we appreciate it greatly!

Access: Does regular access to other individuals from other institutions and institutional perspectives challenge your definition of access and what it means? If so, how?

Faculty Satisfaction: How has your participation in the PLN benefitted faculty and colleagues at your home institution?

Learning Effectiveness: When you reflect on your work, how has meeting and learning from individuals from other institutions and institutional perspectives helped you to clarify or re-define what it means for learning to be effective?

Scale: Is the PLN scalable and/or replicable by others at other institutions/organizations? If so, how? What challenges do you encounter?

Student Satisfaction: Do you feel that your involvement and/or collaboration with the PLN has helped you create better student experiences at at your institution?

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