The potential for Twitter in a Personal Learning Network (PLN) or with staff development is that we can ask and receive coaching from others. Learning doesn't occur in a vacuum . It is through the interactions with others that we can get help and also provide help within our PLN. I recently joined a Linkedin group that discusses e-learning and instructional design. I follow this group and through the ongoing discussions gain valuable insight as to what is happening in the business world through the experience of others.
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The Internet Cloud. Resources are provided, much like electricity, on demand. I was asked to review a Web 2.0 application that we have not used before in our classes or lectures. There are quite a few programs out there but I settled on one called PandaForm. It is a very easy to use program which not only builds forms but provides the ability to track contacts, share the database and collect payments via Paypal. What I like about PandaForm is that one can sync it with Google Docs Spreadsheets. I like Google Docs but the form designer is harder to use than what is found in PandaForm. Pretty neat that now the Web 2.0 applications are talking to one another. Soon, unless you need the heavy desktop computing horsepower, a portable netbook should do the trick for most everyone.