Follow Susan and Dan on this very loose conversation about filtering the overwhelming amount of information coming at us. Sometimes it is hard to manage everything in our inboxes.
The paradox is that we need to focus and maybe turn off a few channels while still knowing what's new on the big picture of learning.
Personal learning networks can help manage incoming ideas. Through PLNs we can find respected sources.
Social networks often fuel PLNs. Needs change over time.
Shift: From pre-Internet era to now. We have to be more nimble in letting go of sources that served us well at one point but not currently.
It is OK to unsubscribe!
Since technology allows us to publish information easier, there is more to follow and a higher need to use discretion. The production of information is speedier and more collaborative.
Kind of fun but overwhelming.
Listeners, how do you keep up with the amount of information sent to you? How do you filter?
The LT Green Room is a podcast for Renewal, Retooling and Conversations about Learning. It is co-hosted by Susan Manning and Dan Balzer and its show topics are often drawn from members of LearningTimes.org, a free online community of education and training professionals from across the globe. The LT Green Room gives listeners (and ourselves) an opportunity to reflect on what they're doing behind the scene that results in an effective learning experience.