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Developing your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) #edtech

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One of the best examples I’ve come across, when looking at how you can utilise social media to form and develop a personal learning network is from my friends Sue Beckingham ( @suebecks ) and David Walker ( @drdjwalker ). Time to put that right – here it is: Using social media to develop your own personal learning network from Sue Beckingham. References.

Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) do exactly what they say on the can - they are personal to each individual, created by them, owned by them, used by them within their lifelong learning. Some argued strongly for sole student ownership, vehemently opposed to any institutional meddling in a personal learning environment. What does a PLE look like?

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The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. that a person uses at the individual level to build on his knowledge base. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning.

Physiology of a PLE

Learning with e's

Yesterday I posted my views on what I think are the essential components of a Personal Learning Environment - the Anatomy of the PLE. The slide to the left represents the three main functionalities I believe are the most important functions learners need for lifelong learning in a digital age. There is plenty more I could say but I will leave that for another blog post.

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This time it's personal

Learning with e's

Personal. That means that when you learn, you do it differently to everyone else. It follows that the tools and technologies you use for learning are those you have selected to use because you are (or should be) comfortable with them, personally. These tools, services and technologies become a part of your personal learning environment or PLE.

Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

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Simple … when someone questions your activity on blogs, Twitter, Google+, etc., “Building your personal learning network doesn’t happen overnight. eLearning Social Network Active Learner Facebook Google Learning Technology Personal Learning PLE PLN Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter how do you respond?

A new PLN?

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I’ve been fascinated by the ideas of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) for ages now, pretty much ever since I first heard about it. But that’s another story) latest blog post made me think long and hard about it again. here is my PLN that I ‘devised’ back in December 2009: Related posts: Learning Tools: what do you use?

Off the rails?

Learning with e's

Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them. Some prefer to travel in a taxi, or even by using their own personal transport. This is a metaphor for personalised learning, with the personal learning environment supporting an individual's learning. Anyone else want to set me an image/blog challenge?

3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with e's

Those who are involved in the ''do it yourself'' approach to learning will tell you that there is quite a struggle going on right now between institutions and individuals over what tools to use for the serious business of lifelong learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s. Although it''s treated in a fun way, Edupunk has a serious underpinning. Unported License.

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Personal Learning Environments (PLE)

Learn and Lead

I first read about PLE in Viplav Baxi’s blog. Then I came across it again in a blog that I am currently following with great interest – Michele Martin’s The Bamboo Project. Michele’s blog has many posts about PLE and her blog and the Bamboo project make an interesting case study for using Web 2.0 tools for collaborative learning. And of course my much revered blogger Tony Karrer has many posts on PLE. guess my top 10 learning tools are basically my personal learning environment.

Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment

Tony Karrer

I've been reading a lot over the past few months around Personal Learning Environments and a lot of related material. world that included a post by Bill Ives - Managing Personal Knowledge: Setting a Foundation for Transformation? adoption is getting folks to manage their personal knowledge and adopt practices like blogging for personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal learning. Learning-Knowledge-Work - they really are the same and I need to do them all at once. As I compose this blog post, which am I doing?

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with e's

I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. Unported License.

A Deliberate and Effective PLE


Thinking about my own PLE in relation to the reading led me to developing my own PLE Model. Is your PLE Deliberate? By this i mean has your PLE just grown organically by adding and experimenting with different services or have you deliberately organised and designed your PLE to suit your learning Purpose. 2. What is the Purpose of your PLE? Planning.

A personal learning journey

Learning and Working on the Web

In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies ( CLT via The Wayback Machine). The Centre for Learning Technologies is an applied research, consulting and resource centre for the use of new media in learning, knowledge management, and workplace performance support. My own area of interest was PKM with web tools, though of course a PKM system can be unplugged. I was also seeing the similarities with personal learning environments: PLE. personal learning environment.

PLE bargaining

Learning with e's

Those attending the PLE Conference found themselves quickly immersed in discussion, dialogue and debate over the nature and ethos of the personal learning environment. The Twitter stream alone went wild, and by midday on the second day there had been over 5000 messages inserted into the #PLE-BCN hashtag stream. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Pedagogical Foundations For Personal Learning

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I like Stephen’s thinking in the presentation he has produced below, and agree that we are indeed experiencing a shift in thinking, as well as approach, to how we view learning; from the VLE to the PLE. Stephen points out: “The central purpose of the VLE is to manage learning (whatever that means).&#. while … “The PLE in an [.] Related posts: PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What's yours like? Trends for Learning, the future? Conference Report: Make it Personal, July 2009.


'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


IMPORTANT NOTICE This post will be continuously updated until after the 2 workshops ( Male and Female ) at the National Center for E-learning and Distance Learning (NCeL ) are completed. In this workshop, we will explore how we can use these two tools to facilitate learning and teaching. Day two will be dedicated to exploring Twitter basics and apps for learning and teaching.

Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments

Tony Karrer

There's been quite a bit of discussion going on around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning environments. Getting back, I've seen quite a few blog posts on the topic: Stephen Downes - Personal Learning I can talk about webs and networks and personal learnings and PLEs but there's a disconnect unless people see themselves as learners rather than teachers. believe that we all have a personal learning environment. and Personal Learning EnvironmentsAnd then over beers.

Reciprocity learning

Learning with e's

I watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal. Grainne and Ricardo had crowdsourced much of their presentation, through a series of video clips, blogs and tweets. Self disclosure reveals something personal or subjective about yourself. It goes farther. Just saying.)

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by George Siemens discussing evolution of PLE concept and pointed me to two posts by Chris Lott based on his initial question - "What does your PLE look like?" - Tired of PLE Flak and I'm not interested in the PLE which then pointed me to a bunch of other posts as well - on the PLE and An audit on where stand with PLEs. Jane Hart has done a great job collecting individual answers to what learning tools and technologies that people use. And I also sympathize with the "no its personal" beat down he took. little on methods.

Poll – What is the most ‘important’ or ‘useful’ tool in your PLE?

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Continuing from my last post – “PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?&# I decided to ask you, the reader, what is the most important / useful tool in your PLE? Tags: Technology Blogging Collaboration PLE PLN Social Media VLE Web 2.0 Wiki WordPress

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Today, after the rapid evolution of the LMS – hastened by several factors, right from the inclusion of social learning tools, to an ever increasing need for usability – many things have changed, and still continue to change, in the LMS. This trend will benefit not only large companies but even the smallest of the learning organizations. 2.Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

A quick intro video from Graham Attwell about Personal Learning Environments

Ignatia Webs

Graham Attwell and Andryan Puscuta have published a great video on Personal Learning Environments. It hits the mark with quickly talking about history of recent communication, informal formal learning and what PLE's are. Graham Attwell has an eLearning blog Pontydysgu with lots of links to other audio and video material. And here is the movie I mentioned.

Content creation

Learning with e's

Content creation is an important feature in many personal learning environment (PLE) models, and together with organising and sharing, makes up the cardinal triumvirate of skills that provides learners with a clear advantage. If you subscribe to constructivist theories of learning, you will understand why the creation of content is important in any context.

PLE/N Tools

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

especially liked Patterns of personal learning environments, Wilson. Wilson looks at patterns of use of and activity in personal learning tools and learning networks, revising a previous approach which was very functional and tool-specific. One of the ongoing challenges I have is with the constant comparison between LMS and PLE, which I happen to think, is an apples to oranges comparison. They serve different needs and are differently located on the spectrum between self-learning and managed-learning (if there is such a phrase).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Personal Learning Earthquake Sometimes tectonic plates shift and earthquakes form cracks in the crust. My personal view of e-Learning is from the corporate side of the aisle. So the PLE conversation has been, for me, framed in terms of the LMS and tools. How do you make an LMS into a PLE? Not the type of group with which I have had a lot of personal interaction, and certainly no professional contact. PLE is a concept.

The writings of Lee Kraus: PLE: not personal and not learning

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media June 14, 2007 PLE: not personal and not learning tags: PLE Stephen made a case that personal learning environments are personal, and I didnt like that he insinuated that corporations try to own people (or something similar) and they arent personal. Now, Mark says that we (the blogeSphere ) are using the term "learning" a little too liberally. Please stop using the word "learning" like its something that we can package and sell or even give away. You wanna know what a PLE is?

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

eLearning 24-7

Then, the administrator could include the video as part of the training/learning in the course catalog or assigned courses to individual or multiple learners.  The learner then clicks on the video text and goes right to where that person mentions that text, i.e. keyword or keywords.  Personally, everyone should do it – makes so much sense.  Personalized Learning Experience (PLE). You  may know more of it as personalization or localization, but if you take a real deep dive you will see more vendors going PLE.  Deep learning. . b.

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Distance Learning / Distance Education

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Steve Wheeler (aka Twitter timbuckteeth ) has been writing a series of articles on how distance education has “developed and the influences it has had on our current education provision&#. I am not going to repeat what he says, but I would strongly recommend you read the articles, and the comments, and join in the discussion on his blog – [link]. Well done.

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. Tom Haskins has a series of interesting posts - on the topic: Enterprises that love PLE's Traits for creating PLE's at work The P in PLE First, I have to jump on the comments in these posts by Stephen Downes and Michelle Martin. Clearly this is a different use of PLE's than those outside the firewall, for free rangers, and for learning from everything of personal interest. Stephen tells us.

Selfie number 10

Learning with e's

Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. So I thought - perhaps I should write a blog series about the top ten photos and selfies of people I admire, and who have contributed significantly to my own learning. also met George for the first time at the Barcelona PLE event. Far right is George Couros.

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Personal Learning - Corporate Environment

Learning Rocks

So far at work I've managed to avoid mentioning the TLA "PLE", mostly to avoid the blank stares and potential ostracism. However, the blogs often come back to the subject and this description , by Michelle at Bamboo Project is about the best description of how it works I've found. For me, the most important technological component in all this is RSS, really simple syndication, the bit that makes the blogs work and what feeds my Google homepage - the start of my own PLE. LMSs PLEs appeals

Personal Learning - Corporate Environment

Learning Rocks

So far at work I've managed to avoid mentioning the TLA "PLE", mostly to avoid the blank stares and potential ostracism. However, the blogs often come back to the subject and this description , by Michelle at Bamboo Project is about the best description of how it works I've found. For me, the most important technological component in all this is RSS, really simple syndication, the bit that makes the blogs work and what feeds my Google homepage - the start of my own PLE.

The 5-Day Learning Adventure at Jazan University!


from Zaid Alsagoff DNA of a 21st Century Educator This talk explores some of the ingredients top educators in the 21st century have, and how we can learn from them, and reinvent ourselves to reach our true potential as an educator. Learning Outcomes Discuss the attributes of a 21st Century Educator. Explore the latest trends and methods in e-learning. Social_Media web2.0

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