There are many similarities between Offbeatmusician's PLE and mine. We both include Social Media as major contributors to our personal learning, as well as the Instructional Technology and Digital Media Literacy Program.
The differences between our webs really caused me to pause and reevaluate my design. First, Offbeatmusican details Social Media and the IT&DML program's contributions to her PLE. I believe it bears noting in the webs what the specific methods of collaborations are that each item contributes. It actually helps to organize the PLN better to have more detail this way. The other significant difference I noticed between our PLEs were Offbeatmusician's addition of Blogging (posting, reading, reflecting, responding) and Face to Face interactions. I did not include either, and never even thought to detail non-technological contributors to my PLE! There is so much to be gained by face-to-face meeting, and perhaps it is because 'tech' is on the mind with this course I forgot to include it. In any case, it most definitely should not be overlooked, and I am glad that Offbeatmusician included it in hers!
This comparison of PLEs was extremely valuable to me. I learned that while I communicated a general idea of my Personal Learning Environment, I overlooked some larger 'big picture' ideas like Blogging and Fact to Face interactions. I wrote in my PLE blog post that "The Gliffy I put together looks as all-over-the-place as I feel right now about my Personal Learning Network." Perhaps by including more detail I could omit the use of the two-way arrows and see some more structure in my diagram. Then again, the two-way arrows show inputs and outputs and represent the fluidity of the exchange of ideas and content in my Personal Learning Environment. Thank you to Offbeatmusician for sparking so many ideas!