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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.

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

The eLearning Coach

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. In adult learning, I think of it as a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a […] Post from: The eLearning Coach Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience. But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn. So what can we do?

#LearningIs personal

Learning with e's

We all learn differently. Everyone of us has individual needs and personal requirements. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. It means that everyone has to try to fit in, even if the methods and environments don't meet their needs. Unported License.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. Introducing the Axonify Continuous Learning Model.8 Over the past decade, most organizations have invested in Learning Management Systems. Employees aren’t learning more. effectively applying what they’ve learned to their jobs. Learning is still an “event.” learning process.

Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM!


EMPOWERING PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM! It will be presented at the ’Enhancing Teaching and Learning’ Seminar at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on the 13th Feb, 2012. USING FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING During the seminar, I will be conducting two 1-hour learning sessions.

Empowering Personal Learning Environments


Empowering Personal Learning Environments View more presentations from Zaid Alsagoff This presentation was presented during IMU's seminar entitled ' Transformative E-Learning in Higher Education ' last week. Do we really need them if we have a decent mobile learning device with Internet access in our hands? Social_Media PLE learning tools Curation PowerPoint

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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.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

These people, who I’ve built my Personal Learning Network (PLN) around, have made me laugh, cry, think, reflect, criticise, critique, avoid, seek out, and generally strive to know more about myself. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

What is Microlearning? 4 Why is Microlearning essential in today’s modern business environment? 5 Why you should adopt Microlearning.7 8 Components of an ideal Microlearning Platform.7 corporate Learning & Development inside out. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. corporate Learning & Development. business environment?

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Amen to that.

Developing your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development

Ignatia Webs

This in term reminded my of a talk given by Stephen Downes on the MOOC of one, which in a small (but to me relevant way) links OER to personal learning environments. And that made the circle full from my perspective: global, local / personal and institutional / higher ed and corporate. you cannot deny that OER has taken up speed, and has grown in importance.

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#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.

CIDER free webinar: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research

Ignatia Webs

After speculation in the literature about the nature of possible Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of a PLE is now in progress. The researchers speaking in this session will report on the educational research involved in the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology’s Personal Learning Environment project. The learner experience and the minimum set of components required to facilitate quality learning will be placed at the forefront. When: Wed., PLE education CIDER eLearning

2 Worthwhile courses: Personal Learning & Designing OER using practical instructional design

Ignatia Webs

Instructional Design Service Course: designing OER while using practical instructional design Personal Learning (course built by Stephen Downes) using LPSS Instructional Design Service Course My colleague Johan Thys just sent me a link to a wonderful self-guided, instructor-driven online course on designing courses via a project-based approach. This open service-learning course is facilitated by Designers for Learning (Links to an external site.) , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. quick overview of the themes per week can be seen here.

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” It wasn’t very useful.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. This is mainly because of the relevance it carries in today’s world of ‘Learning Transformation’. INTRODUCTION.

Design of Complex Learning Environments

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

This year I will focus my efforts on the design of learning environments that are complex – adaptive, emergent, self-organizing, chaotic and personal. Instead, order and regularity emerge from widely distributed bottom-up interactions of subsystems, some with centralized control and others fully distributed. I am particularly interested in complex adaptive systems in the context of learning because I think that is how learning really is. Filed under: 3.0 , Complexity , Connectivism , Education Policy Tagged: complex learning environments.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning


Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling. Online environments are dynamic.

Create Autonomy in Gamification and Other Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a gamification experience (or any learning experience), allow and encourage the learner to make meaningful and consequential choices. Fake choices = fake interest in the learning event. When a learner makes a choice in a gamification environment, the system, teacher or environment responds in some way. Clark & Mayer, 2011; Reeve et al.,

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with e's

The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. Photo by Steve Wheeler Mobile learning and personal metrics by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

A learning environment’s ideal state

Learning Journal

I’ve been creating some documentation on learning environment design for a workshop I’m doing in a couple of weeks at Learning 2011. Today, I was noodling over the criteria for a rich learning environment. Whether you are designing an environment for other learners, or paying attention to enriching your own learning environment, here are some test points to determine if it’s a thing of beauty. If any of those factors are weak, than learning will be severely limited. Learning Environment Design quality

Future schools, future visions

Learning with e's

Richard was also kind enough to write the foreword of my latest book Learning with 'e's , in which he swears blind that we met on a camel in the Saudi desert - during a social event for the ELI conference. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Change digital literacies education learning personal learning Personal Learning Environment Richard Gerver schools Technology

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. believe in the power of informal learning. Informal Learning Environment. Figure 1.

#mlearn12 learning analytics in #mobile and pervasive learning environments by Naif Aljohani

Ignatia Webs

Liveblogging from mLearn12: learning analytics in mobile and pervasive learning environments Naif Aljohani Clean nice suit, glasses and linking to other researchers to anchor it into existing research and adding his ideas. Mobile learning analytics interaction between learners interaction between learners and learning materials Both interactions are immediate interactions.

Student voices unheard?

Learning with e's

Students should be at the centre of the learning process - where else could they legitimately be? However, if they don't have a voice in their own learning, they are peripheral to the process, and education fails them. If we ignore student voices, we will miss some valuable insights into the way they learn. What methods of learning do they prefer? Are these supported?

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Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Live online learning – a free download - Clive on Learning , October 13, 2009. Rhizomatic Learning: What is it? Whose learning are you responsible for? How a piece of 166 year old graffiti was (partly) responsible for e-learning - The E-Learning Curve , October 16, 2009.

The personal web

Learning with e's

With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. Personal Web Tools (PWTs) are thought by some to be synonymous with PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) but the two should not be confused. Where do you go it you want to learn something new? Sound like a PLE?

PLN or CoP?

Learning with e's

But it is about making connections for learning through the ''free'' tools we have at our disposal - social media. In the context of this post, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network , and CoP stands for Communities of Practice. PLNs have been described as informal networks of people one specifically interacts with within their personal learning environments.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?

Thoughts on Personalized Learning

Learning Wire

Personalization of learning is what it sounds like, programs adapted to the needs, the learning methods, and the desires, of learners. Personalization seeks what the learner wants to learn, and how he or she wants to learn. Personalization focuses on the basic desire of people to enjoy what they are doing. So how do we personalize learning?

Rethinking Learning Environments and Class

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Do you go to the football field to learn music? Or to the art gallery to learn fencing? Or to a library to learn oratory? What should a modern day learning environment look like? Should it extend the notion of the classroom (and the class) in the belief that this notion is capable of handling the new digital and social learning environment? The Flipped Classroom has caught the imagination of the world as a way to use digital technology to invert/optimize the use of learning events/activities inside and outside class. You don’t.

The #MOOC of One, massive is not important ONE is

Ignatia Webs

In this 28 slide presentation Stephen examine the transition from the idea of the Massive in MOOC to the idea of the personal learning environment. like this idea, as the more I delve into research on self-directed and self-regulated learning in MOOCs, the more I feel it is about the individual and how they manage (or are willing to manage) their learning that makes MOOCs important. connectivism constructivism mooc personal learning environment PLE presentation self-directed learning self-regulated learning

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course


We are talking about action plans derived from the learning resources presented in the course. When your learners talk about 101 ways to apply a learning resource, that’s when the course is successful. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. Passive and collaborative learning. Active and alone learning. This is it.

Empowering Personal Learning Environments


Empowering Personal Learning Environments View more presentations from Zaid Alsagoff This presentation was presented during IMU's seminar entitled ' Transformative E-Learning in Higher Education ' last week. Do we really need them if we have a decent mobile learning device with Internet access in our hands? Social_Media PLE learning tools Curation PowerPoint