What I look for in a Professional Leaning Network (PLN)/ Tribe
I work in adult education. My goals, mission and vision all focus on delivering transformative learning opportunities to adults who want to improve their quality of life through learning. With that in mind, the PLN I am building is to help me to better serve the adult learning community.
ATD - The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).
AAACE - The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives.
eLearning Guild - The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.
Education Week, Teacher - An international education blog site, featuring curated content submitted by education professionals. The stories focus on everything teachers are facing in the world today. It is a place for teachers to share their take on what's going on in a very open and highly visible forum.
eLearning Industry - eLearning Industry's Network is supported by the largest online group of professionals involved in the eLearning industry at LinkedIn. eLearning Industry is designed to: 1)help instructional designers and (or) eLearning professionals to find a project or a temporary basis job, 2) share the knowledge via post, tweets, ppp, etc, 3) to build a safe online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry.
Training Magazine - Training magazine is a 50-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. The magazine delves into management issues such as leadership and succession planning, HR issues such as recruitment and retention, and training issues such as learning theory, on-the-job skills assessments and aligning core workforce competencies to enhance the bottom line impact of training and development programs. Written for training, human resources and business management professionals in all industries, Training combines a paid circulation with qualified, controlled recipients to deliver the strongest circulation in the market.