We are currently working on a few papers to showcase our findings from a study about PreK-12 teachers’ conceptualizations of PLNs:

Krutka, D.G., Carpenter, J.P., & Trust, T. (2017). Enriching professional learning networks: A framework for identification, reflection, and intentionTechTrends.

Trust, T, Krutka, D.G., & Carpenter, J.P. (2016). ‘Together we are better’: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education. 102, 15-34. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2016.06.007.

You can listen to us discuss the findings from ‘Together we are better’ on the Visions of Education podcast (shownotes):


Krutka, D.G., Carpenter, J.P., & Trust, T. (2016). Elements of engagement: A model of teacher interactions via professional learning networksJournal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(4), 150-158.

Carpenter, J. P., Trust, T., & Krutka, D. G. (2016). The virtual workroom: Using social media, teachers reach beyond school walls to learn and grow. Journal of Staff Development, 37(4), 24-28.

Carpenter, J.P., Krutka, D.G., & Trust, T. (2016). PK-12 teachers’ conceptualizations of professional learning networks. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA, March 21-25.

Related Articles

Trust, T. (2016). The new model of teacher learning in an online network. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 48(4), 290-305.

Krutka, D. G., & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Why Social Media Must Have a Place in Schools. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 52(1), 6-10.

Carpenter, J. P., & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Engagement through microblogging: educator professional development via Twitter. Professional Development in Education, 41(4), 707-728.

Trust, T. (2015). Deconstructing an online community of practice: Teachers’ actions in the Edmodo math subject community. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(2), 73-81.

Carpenter, J. (2015). Preservice Teachers’ Microblogging: Professional Development via Twitter. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 15(2), 209-234.

Carpenter, J. P., & Krutka, D. G. (2014). Chat It Up. Learning & Leading With Technology, 41(5), 10-15.

Carpenter, J. P., & Krutka, D. G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A survey of the field. Journal of research on technology in education, 46(4), 414-434.

Trust, T. (2014). Online communities need local support. ASCD Express. 9(16). Retrieved from

Trust, T. (2013). Beyond school walls: Teachers’ use of professional learning networks to receive help on a global scale. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 1(3), 270-286.

Trust, T. (2013). Building professional learning networks and avoiding information overload. ASCD Express, 8(9). Retrieved from 

Trust, T. (2012). Professional learning networks designed for teacher learning. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 28(4), 133-138.