Discussion Membership in a Learning Community wk4


1. https://www.fractuslearning.com/education-twitter-profiles/  (5 Education Twitter Profiles You Really Can Learn From)
2. https://www.fractuslearning.com/pln-twitter/  (5 Tips To Building A Healthy PLN With Twitter) 

3. https://technologyembedded.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/twitter-101/ (Personal Learning Networks (PLN) 101: Twitter)

4. https://technologyembedded.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/deepen-your-digital-footprint-a-beginner-to-intermediate-guide-to-increasing-online-traffic-and-web-presence/ (Deepen Your Digital Footprint: A Beginner to Intermediate Guide To Increasing Online Traffic and Web Presence)
5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80uOaIw1e4U (Walden University DBA Residency 2 Group E- Atlanta -May 2015)
6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb0FRIRHAAQ (Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Residency 2 Paris July 2015)
7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM9quIr0HRE (Walden University New Orleans DBA Residency August 2014)
8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_ffowtWtEc (DBA Group A – Walden University Residency – March 2014)

Communities are, in essence, places where members are bonded to one another by mutual commitments and special relationships, where they share a set of ideas and values that they feel compelled to follow.
Thomas Sergiovanni, Small Schools, Great Expectations

From the time they are born, people learn from otherslong before they are aware of it. In many cultures, small family units gradually widen into larger communities, including communities of formal education that include teachers and independent scholars. In addition, within these larger communities, people often join smaller communities, such as sports teams, organizations, and informal friendship groups. As people progress through higher education, they make additional conscious choices about the communities of which they become a part, including those specifically geared toward learning and growth.

As a DBA independent scholar at Walden, you are not alone. You have made a conscious, self-directed decision to become part of the Walden learning community. Of course, at times it may be tempting, as you sit at your computer, to think of your pursuit of your degree as a solitary effort. It will take conscious commitment to engage as an active member who both learns from and contributes to a learning community.

As you watch and listen to others talk about the experience of being part of the Walden learning community and attending residency, reflect on the opportunities and responsibilities that exist for you. Consider your support strategy as you prepare your analysis.

To prepare for this Discussion, review this weeks readings and view the media Being Part of a Learning Community and Attending Residency. Also, listen to the insights offered by Walden DBA independent scholars in the interactive media piece Voices of DBA Students. Focus on the students explanations of what it means to be a part of the Walden learning community and their descriptions of their residency experience. Consider the weeks literature, along with your SWOT analysis, and assess your support needs.

By Day 3
Post an analysis of your role in your new learning community, including the support you require to complete your doctoral degree. In your analysis, be sure to do the following:

Detail the steps you will take to establish your role in your new learning community.
Categorize by your goals the individuals that are or will become members of your learning community.
Assess how these individuals will support you in achieving your goals.
Evaluate when and how you will reach out to your learning community to share your goals and needs.
Identify challenges to building your learning community.
Analyze your goals for residencyin particular, what you hope to contribute and what you hope to gain from spending time with others in your learning community.
Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this weeks Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

Refer to the Week 4 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.

Read a selection of your colleagues postings.

By Day 5
Respond to at least two of your colleagues postings in one of the following ways:

Propose how you might support your colleague in meeting his or her goals for being part of the learning community and residency.
Provide an analysis of how your colleagues views of his or her role in the learning community resonate with your own.
Offer suggestions to minimize challenges when building a learning community.
Please note that, for each response, you must include a minimum of one appropriately cited scholarly reference.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what insights you gained as a result of reading the comments your colleagues made.


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