Personal Knowledge Network (PKN) and Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Would you want to build up your personal knowledge network (PKN)?

PKN & PLN - Are they the same or different? To me PKN is relating to PERSONAL knowledge network – Knowledge – able network for individuals, an outcome of PLN.  PKN is also the driver of PLN & vice versa.  How about a cycle of PKN & PLN for knowledge and learning?

In some cultures like Chinese, the meaning of learning is different from knowledge. Learning means to learn and practise. Knowledge means to know, recognise & differentiate (the pattern, the facts etc.). One may know, and recognise the pattern (procedure, process, facts etc.) first, before one “learns” how to put it into practice, or one would just practise first, and reflect on the knowledge “gained” through such experience. This depends on the context, tasks, skills and experience of the “learner”. The theorist versus the pragmatist, or the activist versus the reflectors, or a combination of them throughout the learning process etc. Throughout the process, one could be aiming for knowledge – able and learning to be (ontology). Will differences in cultural understanding of such terms be significant in creating & developing the theory of knowledge (epistemology) and learning (ontology)?

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5 thoughts on “Personal Knowledge Network (PKN) and Personal Learning Network (PLN)

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  2. want to join in order to share opinions worldwide. iam a student in ghana knust pursing chemistry.

  3. knowledge-is basically what we already have. there is no need anymore to learn to have knowledge since it is already entrenched in us. whereas learning is somewhat we still need to study or to find out what is we need or want to learn. it is by due process of experiencing, practicing and acquiring in order to learn what is supposed to be learned.

  4. Hi Reaste,
    Thanks for your comments.
    That sounds interesting. I like the way you describe learning – experiencing, practising and acquiring in order to learn.
    I am not sure if I have understood what you mean by knowledge – by what we already have.
    What sort of knowledge is already entrenched in us? You state: “There is no need anymore to learn” – so why learning anymore? This seems to be different from your definition of learning.
    There may be information and knowledge that we have in our mind, would it be the “personal” knowledge that you are referring to, at a cognitive level?

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