Exploring PLNs: Optional Resources

This is a list of optional resources for participants who wish to learn more about these related topics:

Theory and Research about Online Learning Design

Huang, H. (2002). Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments. British Journal of Educational Technology, 33(1), 27–37. [Link .pdf]

Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(1). [Link]

Self-Directed Learning

Brockett, R. G. & Hiemstra, R. (1992). A conceptual framework for understanding self-direction in adult learning. Self-Direction in Adult Learning. Accessed from the Encyclopedia of Informal Education. [Link]

Jennings, S. F. (2007). Personal development plans and self‐directed learning for healthcare professionals: are they evidence based? Postgraduate Medical Journal, 83(982), 518–524. [Link]


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