Yes, I am Frustrated

Jennifer Wagner, Thoughts by Jen, Mar 07, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Jennifer Wagner is frustrated with personal learning networks (PLNs).
- the honeymoon is over
- I am right, therefore you must be wrong mentality
- we have stopped listening
- we are forgetting who the true experts are
- we have built ourselves into an educational silo
Yes, if your network is (what I have been calling) a group, it will fail. What would I recommend? The same thing I have always recommended: Diversity - start talking to new people; Autonomy - step away from the group and forge your own path; Openness - start listening to new ideas, going to different conferences; Interactivity - focus on the connections and the communities, not the individual messages from individual people.
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