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2013 Webinar | Developing Personal Professional Online Learning Networks

Developing Personal Professional Online Learning Networks

Monday, December 9, 2013 | 1pm – 2pm PST

Debra Askanase



In this webinar, we looked at the value of developing an online Personal Professional Learning Network (PLN). PLNs are intentionally created learning networks set up to support your non-formal learning needs. These learning networks are powered by your learning objective(s), the types of people you choose to include, social capital, network hubs and/or network weavers. What is more, it is increasingly clear that strong personal online networks play a role in the growth of organizational online community and networks. 

In this webinar, we covered the value of developing your online PLN, stages of growth, factors that influence the strength and development of any personal learning network, and PLN learning objectives. We also discussed the relationship between online PLNs and an organization’s greater online presence. 

Our presenter, Debra Askanase, has 20 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations, from Community Organizer to Executive Director. She is the founder and digital engagement consultant at Community Organizer 2.0, a social media strategy firm for nonprofit organizations. She blogs about the intersection of social media, nonprofits, and technology at Follow Debra on twitter: @askdebra 


Debra Askanase
Engagement Strategist & Trainer




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