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Anatomy of a PLE

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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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Physiology of a PLE

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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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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PLE vs VLE

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Primary education students, Adam Skill, Danny Houton and James Carhart, have created a most excellent video to accompany their paper for the Plymouth e-Learning Conference next month. The paper is titled: Integrating Personal Learning Environments into the Primary Classroom and goes beyond web tools, and even personal learning networks. and Liber, O.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

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“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.

New and emerging technologies

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The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? and should we be waiting until our learners adopt new technology or should we be leading the way as learning providers? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License.

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. Certainly PLE and PKM would seem to be too limited, right?

PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

Mohamed Amine Chatti (a fellow Eddie eLearning nominee) last two posts The LaaN Perspective , and Requirements of a PLE Framework are both interesting posts and worth reading. His requirements for a PLE Framework include: Personalization Social features Social filtering I ncorporate various Web 2.0 Flexibility and extensibility Web browser platform Aggregation/Mashups Ease of use Several thoughts jumped out at me: The concept of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) exists, but actual PLEs only exist as theoretical combinations of skills, methods and tools.

PLE bargaining

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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.

Reciprocity learning

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I watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal. Self disclosure reveals something personal or subjective about yourself. In the same way, reciprocity learning relies on the willingness of both parties to give freely. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Personal Learning Resources

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Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are made up of more than web tools. My Personal Learning Network is essentially the people I connect with in order to learn what I need when I need it. But as I have tried to articulate in earlier blogposts , my PLE is more than people and tools. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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. I believe that we all have a personal learning environment. Others that have chimed in: Jay Cross - PLEase Tony O'Driscoll - Web 2.0

Selfie number 5

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I first met Alec Couros among that amazing gathering of people at the inaugural PLE (Personal Learning Environment) conference in Barcelona, in 2010. Alec is very influential in the world of learning technology, and has a huge following on Twitter and other social media channels. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License.

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. A little on methods.

6 Emerging Technologies in Education

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It certainly is an exciting time to be involved with learning and technology. Virtual learning environments are one example of cloud computing. Gaming - Using game-based learning scenarios allows for experimentation, the exploration of identities, and even failure in a safe environment. Many Michigan schools are using Google Apps for email and document collaboration.

Content creation

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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 - 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.

Learning with 'e's: It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs

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It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. My slides for the upcoming PLE/PLN Online Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba are now available for viewing above. In 'It's Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs' , I attempt to compare and contrast a number of learning philosophies, and define some of the (un)boundaries of informal and self organised learning - the fertile ground within which personal learning approaches flourish.

Deeply personal

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But is it really that deeply personal? I was reading Jim Campbell's article on personalisation of learning again today. For me this resonates clearly with the tension between the provision of Content Management Systems (what we commonly call institutional VLEs) and personal learning environments (PLEs). The third component is already in place - Web 2.0 But wait.

Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment

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One of the papers I will be presenting in September is entitled: "Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment". It will be presented in the special track on Mashups and Education at this year's Interactive Computer Aided Learning Conference , which as usual, is held in the beautiful Alpine town of Villach, in Austria. and Web 3.0

PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) Learning in the World of Technologies

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Ray Sims has compiled a good list of resources on Personal Learning Environments ( PLE ). A quick view of PLEs as a learning method is presented by Graham Attwell (view his slideshow ). There are many dimensions to PLE and this thought has yet a long way to evolve. It provides us another way to look at how we can learn best with the abundance of Web 2.0 It has always been my belief that learners want to control their learning and this is even more pronounced as a behavior when they have technology to work with. I shall continue my search.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

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What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. A typical requirement statement could sound like this: “We want short capsules of learning or learning nuggets that will run on all devices. I don’t think so.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. The same tool and method can be highly effective for one person and not effective for others.

Inspired learning

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When I first became involved in learning technology research in the early 1980s (it was called 'educational technology' in those days) personal computers were in their infancy, and multi-media was breaking as the next 'big thing' in education. Moving on into the 1990s, I began to get interested in distance education and open learning. Mine certainly have.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards | Main | Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading » June 13, 2007.and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. Tony Karrer has a great compendium of the posts at the heart of evidently a raging debate on the existential nature of personal learning environments. You wanna know what a PLE is? A learning management system never actually managed learning. books futures Web 2.0

PLEs - what are we talking about here?

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Donald Clark left the following comment on my posting about personal learning environments: "The term PLE is, in itself, suspect. Learning - well no, it's more about a two-way, working window - learning is at best a small part of it, a by product, not it's sole purpose. Environment - the PLE isn't the environment, the internet is."

Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

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” Or “Why can’t these teachers spend the time to learn the system? When did learning become a minus for educators?” As a former university educator, I can attest to that – as in the number of folks I knew who really should not be near any level of technology, especially when they have zero desire to learn it. . E-Learning 24/7. ” .

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5. Web 2.0: e-learning 2.0 Web 2.0

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

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Best of eLearning Learning. I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reading in December, so I was glad to be able to use eLearning Learning to catch me up on the good stuff for the month. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like? Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.

When worlds collide

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In yesterday's post I gave the first part of a review of the latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments , which is a special issue entitled: 'Towards eLearning 2.0 There are 7 papers in the issue, each of which focus on social media that are being used to support and enhance learning in higher education. An institutional PLE? University'. Unported License.

PLEs join us online

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I'm an invited speaker for the online PLE/PLN Symposium that has been organised by George Siemens and Stephen Downes for next week. I'm looking forward to talking about my own concept of personal learning environments and personal webs in my talk which is entitled: 'It's Personal'. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. technologies.

Dead personal

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Since I posted the ' Two fingered salute ' earlier this week several people have asked me what I meant by 'personal web'. I was also asked why I didn't use the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). The report goes on to define personal webs as self created and consisting of online tools that suit each individual's unique preferences, styles and needs.

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

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The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 Printing Pizza, Brewing Coffee and Receiving Mail in Your PC Advance Software in Web 2.0

Lost in translation

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Web 2.0 A lot of people don't like the name 'Web 2.0', because of its connotations, and some have tried to rename it. Doing so of course, they fall into exactly the same trap, because the alternative names - such as 'social web' and 'read/write web' - only tend to create certain expectations around those tools which may be unrealistic, and can also limit our imagination too.

Is Instructional Designer the Right Title?

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Via a post I found through Workplace Learning Today , Rob Wilkins asked whether “instructional designer&# is really an accurate title for what we do. He suggests that “information and instruction architect&# might be a better description, especially as we move to more learner control, personal learning environments, and Web 2.0 I agree with at least some of what he’s saying; instructional designer does carry some connotations of formal, instructor-led learning. However, when I’m designing courses with Web 2.0 tools.