Using technology tools to build intentional connections with others, to pose and solve problems collaboratively, and to strengthen independent thought is key to building digital capacity for teaching and learning. This module explores tools for online collaborations. It offers ways to create and extend personal and professional learning networks (PLNs) through collaborations within, across, and between disciplines.


Build personal learning networks to collaborate and share knowledge with colleagues within, across, and between disciplines.


  • Assess how your educational approach is currently enhanced by your collaborations.
  • Explore ways to build or augment professional learning networks (PLNs).
  • Identify strategies to extend professional connections beyond your institution or peers.
  • Experiment with digital tools that may be used to build PLNs.