Personal Learning Network – Part 1

One of the major assignments I’m currently working on as part of my Masters program at O.I.S.E. is a ‘Personal Learning Network’ project for the course Internet, Adult Education and Community Development. The objective of the assignment is to develop my cyber-literacy skills to be able to direct my own professional development and to be an independent learner. I’ll document my learning in this blog.

 My personal learning plan project will attempt to answer the following question:
What types of career advancement opportunities are available to me once I complete my Masters of Education degree?

‘What might I do with my M.Ed?’ is a question I’ve contemplated since before I was accepted into the O.I.S.E. program. For me, career advancement was one of the main reasons for completing a masters. Statistics show that graduates with master’s degrees are more likely to be employed than those with only a bachelor’s degree (the same study showed that a graduate with a master’s degree earned about 25 per cent more than those who had only a bachelor’s). A master degree in Adult Education seemed like a natural progression since I currently work at the Rotman School of Management with adult learners. An M.Ed would make me eligible for more senior managerial roles in the organization. But is that what I really want to do? My diverse background in design, business, and education suggest a different path more inline with my preference for creativity and hands-on application of knowledge. A.Mistry 2015Pursuing a PhD or working at a not-for-profit as many of my M.Ed peers have done could be an interesting new direction for my career but is incongruent with my career path so far. It would benefit me greatly to explore future possibilities even though staying in my current position is an option. As the end of my program inches closer I would like to devote my time and energy to answering this question in a meaningful and actionable way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 5 specific career advancement opportunities available to me upon graduation.
  • Define 5 reasons why I would be well suited to these opportunities (relevant skills, experience, interests) and 3 reasons why these opportunities would be meaningful to me (career advancement, stimulating).
  • Develop a plan to pursue the career advancement opportunities best suited to me.

Research Plan:

  • Research profiles of M.Ed. graduates on LinkedIn (contact and follow up when appropriate)
  • Research common career paths for M.Ed. graduates
  • Research businesses and organizations that hire M.Ed. graduates
  • Join and participate in online adult education networks
    Contact OISE and U of T career services
  • Complete personal and career assessment profiles to determine strengths and preferences
  • Update research plan as needed

87 thoughts on “Personal Learning Network – Part 1

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  2. Hey Alpesh,

    I find this to be a really interesting project. I’m looking forward to see the information you end up gathering as this is a question I’m sure a lot of us have in the back of our minds right now! For your second objective, would you be looking at information to answer that question or is it more of a reflective piece?
    I was wondering- how did you create those venn diagrams? Is there a place online where you can do that?

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