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Professional Learning in the Digital Age
The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning

ISBN 9781596672284
Published November 2, 2012 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Discover how to transform your professional development and become a truly connected educator with user-generated learning! This book shows educators how to enhance their professional learning using practical tools, strategies, and online resources. With beginner-friendly, real-world examples and simple steps to get started, the author shows how to harness information from physical and virtual communities and become a lifelong learner in the digital age.

Professional Learning in the Digital Age features:

• In-depth explanations of curation, reflection, and contribution
• Guest appearances from digitally connected educators
• Simple to-do lists to help you get started
• Handy appendices with resources for further learning, and so much more!

Table of Contents

1. Defining User-Generated Learning
2. Curation
3. Healthy Digital Footprints: A Vehicle for Curation
4. Reflection
5. Contribution
Tool Repository A: Aggregation Tools
Tool Repository B: Kristen’s Top Ten Twitter Follows
Tool Repository C: Kristen’s Top Ten Educational Blogs to Follow
Tool Repository D: Organizing (Tagging) Inside Online Services
Tool Repository E: Kristen’s Top Five Blogging Tips

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"If you're looking for a book to give to faculty members that need to get connected, Professional Learning in the Digital Age is the perfect book for them. Kristen has written it in a style that makes the importance of user-generated learning clear while at the same time she avoids preaching "the gospel of social media." Professional Learning in the Digital Age will give readers the feeling that user-generated learning is important and that they can do the things Kristen recommends."-- Richard Byrne, Editor,

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"Dr. Swanson does a great job of making all of the information accessible to all educators and even provides a handy checklist at the end of each chapter for readers to follow to help them get started. Little things like this are so important for busy educators looking for the best way to get started doing something that is foreign to them. If you are looking for a great book, filled with great tips and real life examples from educators talking about the value of User-Generated Learning, Professional Learning in the Digital Age is the book for you."--Nicholas Provenzano,, @TheNerdyTeacher

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