A PLN/PLE is taking the use of your pre-existing learning strategies and expanding them. It would seem that any ordinary person would logically just use their brain to store and retrieve knowledge, but it would also hinder them do to the massive and ever growing world of technology. PLN/PLE’s allow people to learn, work, and increase social experiences far greater than with just the brain alone. Now that there are dozens of social networking websites, tools, and documentation software : the value of one’s PLN/PLE is immeasurable.
I believe my personal learning network is fairly underdeveloped as an aspiring web design artist. I believe, however, that the use of tools such as this wordpress blog will give me the knowledge and skills I need to further myself as both an artist and an individual.