I'll be honest with you. This assignment put me through the ringer. I kept thinking of how I could represent these three things without typing a paper to describe it. So, while I was at work it hit me--"We're talking about networking, you deal with networking, why not relate them all to how an enterprise network operates?!!"
So that is what I've done. In a network, all things are interrelated somehow. But there are groups of things that perform certain functions. Together they make up a domain that is connected!
So, in this diagram, our PLNs are the groups of things that perform specific functions--servers, phones, printers, wireless APs, and PCs. Each of these group of things all perform the same, or very similar, tasks. Like PLNs, you group together based off of experience and what your knowledge is.
The Communities of Practice, in our network here, would be the schools, or the physical location. This is where all these groups perform together to make the network work! Each school has the group of specific items and they all work together, performing what they know to perform, and together they complete tasks.
Lastly, this whole diagram, with the boss, or domain controller, makes up a whole connected community. All of this working together through switching and controllers makes up our domain. All of these groups are connected and together make things happen!
I hope that, in a way, this very rough sketch of a network diagram correlates all three of the practices--PLNs, CoPs, and Connectivism, in a nice, non-linguistic approach!
Siemens, George. "Connectivism: A Leaning Theory of the Digital Age." N.p., n.d. Web. 2 July 2015.
"Understanding and Creating Professional Learning Networks (Video Abstract)." Understanding and Creating Professional Learning Networks (Video Abstract). YouTube, n.d. Web. 4 July 2015.
Wenger, Etienne. "Communities of Practice: A Brief Introduction." N.p., n.d. Web. 3 July 2015.
Diagram created using Microsoft Visio with Network Diagram Tools