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Networked Learner’s Bill of Rights 2


Stephen Abram notes:

I think that this list from the Blue Skunk Blog is worth reading:

Personal Network Member Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

1. I have the right not to be social 24/7 – either online or in person.
2. I have the right to time for reflection and responsibility for doing so.
3. I have the right to use only the tools that suit my learning style.
4. I have the right to stop using a tool when it is no longer useful.
5. I have the right to not be on the cutting edge all the time or feel I need to always know all there is to know.
6. I have the right to choose those with whom I learn in my personal learning network and responsibility to learn from those with whom I don’t always agree.
7. I have the right and responsibility to disagree and the responsibility to do it professionally.
8. I have the responsibility to become familiar with a tool before sharing it with others.
9, I have the responsibility to share my knowledge with others in my network.
10. I have the right and responsibility to not let online activities keep me from my friends, my family, my workplace, or my community.”

I’d add a list of responsibilties too:

1. I have a responsibility to keep up.
2. I have a responsibilty to learn new things.
3. I am responsible for my own learning, I am not a child of my employer.
4. I am responsible to learn when I need to and not to wit until it’s an emergency.
5. I have a responsibility to understand that technology evolves and evolves with my feedback.

I appreciate the original lists and  Stephen’s additions. I’d add these:

  1. I have a responsibility to respect all members of my network.
  2. I have the responsibility to never stop learning.
  3. I have the responsibility to understand and consider  everyone’s POV.
  4. I have the responsibility to interact, disagree and debate without making it personal.
  5. I have the responsibility to present myself to my learning network – online and in the physical world – in a genuine, professional manner. 

What would you add?


2 thoughts on “Networked Learner’s Bill of Rights

  • Amy Vecchione

    This is a great list! I agree with these, and am going to share it with the Idaho library community.

    I would add …. maybe two things:

    Instead of the responsibility to keep up I would say that I have the responsibility to evaluate new tools and know why I’m not going to use them if I choose not to use them.

    Also, even if I have the right not be online 24/7 I would say, I still have the responsibility to respond and acknowledge if a question or tweet or email or who knows was is directed my way.

  • Graham Lavender

    These are some great ideas to think about. Here are my suggestions (which pretty much all the amazing people I’ve interacted with online or at school have respected):

    1. I have the right to ask for help from more experienced people without feeling stupid.

    2. I have the responsibility to be patient with less experienced people and to help them to the best of my abilities and resources.

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