■ The Treasure Hunt Club No. 93
May 2013 Treasure Hunt
Twitter as a PLN / PLE
Marcel Van Amelsvoort
Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Language and
Culture Studies

A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) (sometimes called a Personal
Learning Network (PLN)) is a collection of connected resources (
people, blogs, journals, etc.) through which a person manages his or
her own learning online. In other words, it is a set of online
connections to help a person learn whatever they are interested in.
Recently, most people seem to be connected via some social
networking services (SNS), usually including Twitter, along with
blogs, webzines (such as http://paper.li/), or curating sites (such
as http://www.scoop.it/). This has created a level of connectivity
and quick transfer of information that is surprising compared to
even five years ago.

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