Establishing networking activities

This page offers a list of resources and activities to help students build and participate in professional online networks to enhance their workplace learning (WPL) using mobile technology:

  1. Networking guiding questions
  2. Networking platforms to enhance learning
  3. How to build a networked community
  4. GPS for WPL resources

Read more about how to build and participate in professional online networks…

downloadDownload these sample tasks and activities as a ‘doc’ file.

1/ Networking guiding questions

To help students identify networking opportunities to help them make the best use of mobile technology for workplace learning (WPL), as well as whether to create new or access existing online networks, consider the questions in the following table:

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2/ Networking platforms to enhance learning

The table below should be seen as a prompt to help students start building networks to enhance their workplace learning (WPL) experience while on placement using mobile technology. It highlights a range of tools to build an online network to share experiences, ask questions, learn from others and share links or other information. Of course, there will be more issues, different foci and more up to date network types than listed here. The examples in the table below are provided as triggers to help you adapt and complete it.

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3/ How to build a networked community

If an online network or community does not exist, consider creating your own community or initiating a network.

For tips on how to build an online community go to https://www.feverbee.com/how-to-build-an-online-community/

To use Online Community Builder’s Purpose Checklist go to http://www.fullcirc.com/community/purposecheck.htm.

If you do not know about online communities, you can read about them at https://gps4wpl.wordpress.com/networking/.

4/ GPS for WPL resources

For more relevant bite size information, tasks and further reading, refer students to the following links in the GPS for WPL, an online resource for students to navigate the WPL landscape with mobile technology:

downloadDownload these sample tasks and activities as a ‘doc’ file.

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