In today's educational sector and digital society, the 2 worlds are equally important. Take the concept of one's self and the digital realm to create your digital profile. The goal of this course is to provide teachers and students with a foundation on how to build a digital presence and personal learning network in the platform LinkedIn.
Course requirements include access to a connected device and access to LinkedIn (updated browser support maybe needed). Participation is subject to your willingness. Access to class content is free provided you submit an assessment at the end. Each participant is required to post this link on their LinkedIn profile page to socialize the course.
The objectives of this course is to build a personal learning network on LinkedIn, establish a network, and a digital presence.
Lessons included are:
- Introduction to Personal Learning Networks
- About LinkedIn
- Outline a LinkedIn Profile, Step 1
- Create a LinkedIn Profile, Step 2
- Publisher a LinkedIn Profile, Step 3
- Create a Network
- Write a post
Lesson 1: What is a personal learning network?
Read: Article: What is a PLN?
Watch: Top Overlooked Personal Learning Networks
Action: Define your personal learning network today and how technology may change how it looks in the future. Review other definitions and add insights for discussion. Submit Here.
Lesson 2: About LinkedIn
- About LinkedIn
- Does/Don't about LinkedIn and Your responsibility: User Agreement
- Learning about ISTE standards
Watch: Why students should have a LinkedIn profile
Lesson 3: Outline a LinkedIn profile
Read: 5 Things you should be doing on LinkedIn
Watch: Personal Branding Basics & How to rock your profile
- Search for people you know in Google Search and identify LinkedIn profiles.
- Draft your digital profile
Lesson 4: Create a LinkedIn profile
Read: How to create a LinkedIn profile
Watch: Top 5 LinkedIn Tips for Beginners
Action: Go to LinkedIn and begin the registration page.
Lesson 5: Publish a LinkedIn profile
Watch: LinkedIn 2016
Action: Log into your LinkedIn profile and submit it for public review. Add "Joy Cavanagh Ross" to your network.
Lesson 6: Create a learning network
Watch: Growing your network
Action: Log into your LinkedIn profile and add 3-5 groups. Message 1-5 people and add people to your network.
Lesson 7: Write a post
Watch: Writing on LinkedIn
Action: Log into your LinkedIn profile, write a post, spell check and publish. Start the discussion.
Lesson 8: Self & course assessments
- Self Review
- Course Feedback
- Write a 50-100 word "Reflection about this course" post/publish to your LinkedIn network.
- Post this page to your LinkedIn profile to socialize