Photo Program: Develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network)

 

The LeConte Photographic Society is proud to present a free program on Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville in the Burchfield Room.  Dr. Karen Milligan will present a program showing how to Develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network).  The internet is a great place to learn new skills for any subject, especially photography.  But how can you keep track of all the information that is out there and how can you use the Internet to share your work and review the work of others? What exactly is a blog and how can you create a webpage?  This workshop session will provide an overview of online tools, many that are free, that can be used to develop an individual Personal Learning Network to locate and organize resources, share photographs, communicate with other photographers, and store and back up work.  We will explore social bookmarking tools, easy to use website and blog creation tools, photo sharing sites, photo storing sites, and many other online tools that can help you become a better photographer.

 

Dr. Karen Milligan has been an educator for 35 years in both k-12 schools and higher education.  She developed an interest in technology as a hobby in college when she took her first programming course, just for fun.  As a k-12 teacher she sought ways to harness the power of technology to help students learn.  Currently she teaches preservice teachers how to incorporate technology into their teaching at Carson-Newman University.  Being a mom and lover of technology, she was always the one with the camera and got her first digital point and shoot camera in 1998.  It wasn’t until her son was getting married in 2012 that she purchased her first DSLR so she could take better pictures of family times at the wedding.  Surprisingly this led to an interest in doing more with a camera than taking family snapshots.  Today she enjoys shooting and developing her photographic skills as a member of the LeConte Photographic Society.

 

This program is free and open to the public.  This is not a sponsored program by the King Library.  If you’d like to learn more about our photography club, visit us at our monthly meetings at the library which are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  You may also visit our website:  www.lecontephotographic.com.

 

 

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