What digital platforms are students currently using to develop their professional network?
For professional networking, I believe LinkedIn, Zoom Meeting, Microsoft Office 365, and Google Platform are the most popular digital platforms. Thus, these digital platforms really help students to develop school assignments and job portfolios.
What could the student consider in expanding their professional learning network?
As a student, the first thing we need to consider in an expanding professional learning network is both privacy and function. Therefore, finding the proper digital platforms can increase the efficiency of the workflow and save a lot of time. Moreover, I think the privacy part of a professional learning network is the most important compared to the function of tools, so when I decide to expand my professional learning network, I will choose a well-known brand over an unknown platform.
How does data privacy and security limit and/or promote a PLN?
Data privacy and security can both limit and promote a professional learning network because well-known professional learning networks are paying very close attention to users’ data privacy and security. Thus, corporations spend a lot of time and money investing in data security to protect all users’ data. Furthermore, leaking data privacy and security for a PLN can have a serious impact on a PLN’s trust and lead to bankruptcy.