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Anatomy of a PLE

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Originally a counterpoint to the institutional Managed Learning Environment (iMLE or 'VLE'), PLEs are becoming a much talked about concept, and were the prime focus of the recently held PLE Conference in Cornella, Barcelona. At the Barcelona PLE Conference we unveiled our ideas in a position paper, which we also share here on this blog. What does a PLE look like? Web 2.0

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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. Such key functions of the PLE (Personal Web Tools component) can be managed through a number of tools, and learners each have their individual preferences, all of which ensures that each PLE will be unique to that individual learner.

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Here's the abstract: The Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a concept that describes how learners create and sustain their study through individualised tools and resources. Each PLE by its nature is unique, with each individual choosing their own preferred approaches. Tags: VLE PLE Web 2.0 Three of my third year B.Ed Reference Johnson, M. and Liber, O.

LMS, PLE, VLE, ILS & SCORM – Navigate the Acronym Minefield

Adobe Captivate

eLearning #PLE #VLE #ILS #Virtual Worlds #SCORM #LMS. We've always been a little acronym happy in the world of online learning. The inevitable explosion of web technologies has led to a mangled pile of nearly incomprehensible acronyms swimming around in many of today's trendiest headlines and articles. So what is all this stuff about, and why all the hype / excitement etc. around the latest wave of acronyms? Whats new

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New and emerging technologies

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AR education emerging technology learning media PLE social learning Technology videoI was interviewed recently by the team from Sponge UK in the beautiful gardens of Drake's Place, at Plymouth University. 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? Unported License.

#LearningIs personal

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desire lines education Friedrich Nietzsche learning personal PLE schools standardised education TechnologyWe all learn differently. Each of us has preferences. Everyone of us has individual needs and personal requirements. We are unique individuals. It means that everyone has to try to fit in, even if the methods and environments don't meet their needs. Even assessment can be personalised.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Unlike a PLE, an ILE is communal. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. But you know what?

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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blended distance education flipped classroom learning learning environment mobile MOOCs PLE TechnologyIn recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. What are the challenges of these new learning environments?

#EDENchat Up close and personal

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attended the first ever Personal Learning Environments conference in Barcelona, about 5 years ago, and spent three glorious days in the sun, learning from others about the PLE and how it would revolutionise learning. education learning personal devices PLE social mediaWe were all excited about the potential of PLEs, their subversive nature and their inherent informality.

My Personal Learning Network

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I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week. Flipcam PLE Personal Learning Network Blogger Melbourne Grainne Conole Aviedo TwitterUnported License.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Learning Learning Technologies evolution of elearning evolution of personal learning environments personal learning environments ple The evolution of personal learning environments A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. Image Credit –

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. Many of the photos of the event are already up on Flickr at this site.

Limitless learning

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The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. What is interesting about Ismael's model is the way he incorporates the ZPD into a general model of the PLE, and argues that in fact, both MKOs and ZPD can constitute a PLE. This is all premised on whether we conceive of a PLE as a learning philosophy rather than simply a set of tools as most people see it.

Everyone has one

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Why should we question whether students have the competency to build their own PLEs, when in fact most learners already have their own PLE structure of tools sorted out when they arrive at university. Personal Learning Environment PLE Web 2.0 tools #ple_souEveryone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. Some will be reading books, or Kindles. It's quite simple.

The personal web

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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. Sound like a PLE? My view is that PWTs sit inside a PLE but they are not the whole story. attempted to map these components out in a post entitled Anatomy of a PLE. VLE PLE education learning #ple_sou personal web

Off the rails?

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content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway TechnologyIt so happens that my friend, colleague and fellow Edupunk from two oceans away has set me a little challenge. Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them. I'm not one to shy away from any challenge, so I hereby present a post that incorporates all three.

PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

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ELI_2015 connectivism education learning MOOC PLE Stephen Downes Technology ''Students should be at the centre of learning'', declared Stephen Downes , ''because there is no other place they could possibly be.'' Downes was speaking at the ELI 4th International Conference on e-Learning and Distance Education held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. One size never did fit everyone. Unported License.

Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

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Digital mobile phones personalised learning environments social media barack obama schools FaceBook Twitter university PLE digital natives and immigrants education learning styles Brunel UniversityI recently gave a keynote at the eLearning 2.0 conference held at Brunel University, in West London. The presentation was a reworked version of one I gave earlier in the year in Tallinn, Estonia.

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


The Future of Online Education is Now (Video) MIT & Harvard edX Initiative Anatomy of a PLE Moodle is an Airport Moodle Wish A collection of PLEs The Smart Worker's Guide to Social Media (Jane Hart) MOOC Guide What is a MOOC? Social_Media PLE Facebook web2.0 In this workshop, we will explore how we can use these two tools to facilitate learning and teaching.

3 things you should know about Edupunk

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Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage Following on in my series of short ''3 things'' videos, I thought I would have a little fun (well, I am on holiday right now), and so I went out and recorded this video on Edupunk. Although it''s treated in a fun way, Edupunk has a serious underpinning.

PLE Architecture

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Rita Kop  mentions Stephen Downes’ charter/vision for a PLE extending on from a discussion of critical literacies and the eXtended Web, building on Steve Wheeler’s Web 3.0 , George Siemens’ xWeb and Stephen’s Web X , to which I would add some of my own thoughts from a couple of years ago on Learning X.0 : The components that were formulated in Stephen Downes’ vision for a PLE at the start of the PLE project of the National Research Council of Canada are the following: 1. personal profiler that would collect and store personal information. 2.

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. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. eLearning 2.0

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. Mark Curtis self disclosure George Mead Grainne Conole reciprocity learning #pleconf Charles Cooley PLE VLE learning PLN social comparison Leon FestingerIt goes farther. It breaks the ice to self disclose. Just saying.)

Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM!


Wiki University Social_Media PLE Learning Series Facebook Seminar web2.0 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. The second one is entitled, "Using Facebook and Twitter for Learning and Teaching".

PLE/N Tools

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

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. Would the PLE look similar to a NBT. Yes, it would resemble a slice of the PLE, a workspace which we organize around a theme that interests us. The PLE would grow unfettered, the whole being greater than the sum of individual slices. And that is perhaps why I would choose to take a radical stand – PLE/N tools do not yet exist. Really nice collection of links for this week’s #PLENK2010 discussions.

The DNA of a 21st Century Educator!


learning PLE Malaysia Learning Series Seminar learning tools Curation learning OER/FREE learning skills21st CENTURY EDUCATOR During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If not, why not?

Too Hot for eLearning

eLearning Weekly

So, I imagine the ideal Personal Learning Environment (PLE) — a utopic  arrangement of computer, desk, mouse, beverage, snack, window, lamp, and whatever else at whatever temperature at whatever time, wherever suits the learner best. eLearning Theory eLearning Environment PLE Summer User Experience WeatherBy the time school let out each summer, I was already done learning.

My Auto-Conversion WISH to Delicious, & Co!


learning Social_Media PLE Learning Series Fun Curation instructional design OER/FREEPROBLEM! Have you seen this great collection (Click the link!!!)? Alright, it is not great, but it is a useful list of links (URLs) to mostly free learning repositories and resources (that needs to be updated!). could add one link at the time to Delicious or STOP ! Isn't happening!!! No, what if.

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

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2.Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Over the years, Personal Learning Environment (PLE) in LMS has seen several additions of features – some which worked well with the end users and some irrelevant ones that have pulled out eventually. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario. 1.Cloud Based LMS.

EDGEX2012 – Nearly There

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Filed under: Chaos , EDGEX , Education Policy , Indian Education , Innovations , Network Analysis , Personalization , PLE , policy , Simulations , Virtual Worlds. Chaos EDGEX Education Policy Indian Education Innovations Network Analysis Personalization PLE policy Simulations Virtual WorldsLess than two weeks to go for EDGEX2012 ! EDGEX is conceived as a platform that would connect people with different passions for education to come together. Most of all, EDGEX aims at breaking the silos that exist and aims to allow discovery of shared passions and goals. Let’s disrupt!

Empowering Personal Learning Environments


Social_Media PLE learning tools Curation PowerPointEmpowering 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. Though, I did manage to explore Poll Everywhere with the crowd, and 50% of them actually managed to vote.

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. and Michelle says. Just do it.

DNA of a 21st Century Educator Simplified!


Assessment University e-learning Social_Media PLE Seminar web2.0 TALK During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If not, why not? This talk was given on the 9 February (2013) at Jazan University (Saudi Arabia). from Zaid Alsagoff What do you think? :).


Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Filed under: 3.0 , Chaos , elearning 2.0 , Innovations , Learning Theory , Network Analysis , PLE Tagged: complex adaptive systems , complexity , connectivism , moocology. Innovations Learning Theory Network Analysis PLE complex adaptive systems complexity connectivism moocologyThe discussion on what is a MOOC or how do we classify MOOCs is gaining momentum. First we had George explaining the difference  by saying that there are xMOOCs and cMOOCs. Now Lisa Lane has come with a different taxonomy (network/task/content based) with some interesting distinctions. video, by Prof.