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Nov 13, 2018

Who do you turn to when you need to learn something new? The person sitting next to you? Your manager? A former colleague? By developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN), you can expand this list as wide as you like.

On this week's GoodPractice Podcast, L&D consultant Fiona McBride joins Owen and Ross G to share her advice and experiences with her PLN.

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, you can find us on Twitter @RossGarnerGP@OwenFerguson and @FionaMcBride.

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Fiona's website is

The book Ross referenced was Bowling Alone, by Robert Putnam, available at: 

The Brene Brown 'marble jar' story is online at: 

If you want to talk to a random Swede, dial +46 771 793 336. Details are here: 

The paper Owen discussed was: Whiten, A., Allan, G., Devlin, S., Kseib, N., Raw, N., & McGuigan, N. (2016). Social learning in the real-world:‘over-imitation’occurs in both children and adults unaware of participation in an experiment and independently of social interaction. PloS one11(7), e0159920. Available online at:  

And the autobiography of David Scott and Alexei Leonov was Two Sides of the Moon, available from: