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. 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. Tags: PLE personal web tools personal learning realia #ple_bcn

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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.

Online courses must die!

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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?

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The ILE and the FLE in harmony

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Since then, Steve Wheeler’s thought-provoking article Anatomy of a PLE has prompted me to extend my argument a little further. In my previous article Online courses must die! I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs).

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. PLE - “My PLE is where I store all my “keys” to the network. 2010). Is your PLE Deliberate?

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010.

Web 3.0: The Way Forward?

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and Anatomy of a PLE to illustrate what I think may happen in the next year or two, and how the Semantic and Pragmatic aspects of the Web, coupled with smart mobile devices may extend, enhance and transform the learning experience.

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Personalised learning

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Tags: Plymouth Education Society PLE personalised learning Assessing Pupil Progress

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.

Deeply personal

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Tags: PLE computer based education Web 2.0

Blurring the boundaries

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I have previously outlined my views on what a personal learning environment should contain - it's functional components, or the anatomy and physiology of a PLE. I'm increasingly conscious of the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning contexts.


Theory-informed design tips

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• Encourage the learner to integrate the VLE into a broader PLE. In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work.

Personal Learning Environment 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

More information on the course: In the last five years, the twin concepts of the personal learning environment (PLE) and personal learning network (PLN) have been offered as alternatives to more traditional environments such as the learning management system (LMS) and institutionally-based courses.

Inspired learning

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multimedia PLE personal technology Distance Education Engaging learning Psychology Web 2.0Anyone who has been involved in academic life for a while will tell you that research interests change over time. Mine certainly have.

A digital heretic?

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PLE will triumph over VLE. Some people think I'm a bit of a rebel. A non-comformist. You see, I don't take too kindly to unnecessary rules and regulations, and tend to scoff when people try to impose them. I despise bureaucracy and red-tape. Why can't I do this?' I ask.


Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

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July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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. In this series of short posts, I'm writing about my top ten selfies with people who have inspired me or have influenced my thinking.

When worlds collide

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This is reminiscent of the discussions held at the recent PLE conference in Barcelona, where some theorists attempted to defuse the tensions between didactic institutional provision and individualised PLEs by proposing a compromise. An institutional PLE?

Is it about learning or performance?

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The PKM/PLN/PLE stuff is all over the blogo/twittersphere, why divorce it from performance? I care about learning. I spend most of my time helping clients develop great learning strategies. In a perfect world, I could ignore the messy world of performance.


Grand tour

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We have been told we need to make our own personalised badges too, in keeping with the PLE flavour of the event. The full programme for the @PLE_BCN event is here at this link. Tags: INC2010 Barcelona PLE Finnish Research Academy Helsinki Frankfurt Atlantis Heidelburg

Personal Learning Resources

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But as I have tried to articulate in earlier blogposts , my PLE is more than people and tools. They make up an important part of my PLE and have given me inspiration and provided clarity to my thinking. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are made up of more than web tools.

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Wisdom of clouds

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Let me explain: PLE. The tools within a PLE are most likely not used for the purpose of formal education of all learners within an educational institution. This is different from a PLE, a VLE and a PTE. Tags: Manish Malik VLE PLE Cloud Learning Environment

Games for girls

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Check out this little gem from Dan Kennedy on the VLE/PLE debate. Many schools are exploring ways in which games can be embedded into the curriculum, to enhance learning through deeper engagement and higher levels of motivation (Miller and Robertson, 2010).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 Personal Hard Drive Mark Oehlert made some very sparky comments as he enters into the "raging PLE debate." (I Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? So maybe the PLE that were all talking about here is really a Personal Hard Drive.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

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Monday, June 11, 2007 Personalization does not equal Personal Ive been catching up this morning on all the recent PLE posts, particularly Tom Haskins recent entries. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:48 AM Labels: ple 4comments: Tom Haskins said. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning


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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

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March 15, 2010 to March 31, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. PKM in a nutshell , March 22, 2010. Sense-making , March 17, 2010.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

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So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). 10 Social Media Rebuttals , August 8, 2010.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

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PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like? How to conduct a SWOT analysis as you prepare for 2010. Some more (social media) predictions for 2010 - Social Media in Learning , December 9, 2009. 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. A couple of real gems in here. December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

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First off, I have to say that this entire PLE conversation hasnt really sparked much for me. Maybe it was even "personal learning" before the term PLE came along. So, you have a PLE if : If youre interested in personal growth and development.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

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PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like? Ten Technlogies to watch in 2010 - ThirdForce Blog , December 22, 2009. Five Words To Describe Corporate Learning in 2010 - eLearning Weekly , December 18, 2009. Some more (social media) predictions for 2010 , December 9, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. I fell a bit behind on my reading in December. Luckily eLearning Learning was able to point me at the top 63 posts for the month!

5 Things I love about my Android

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I have turned my phone in to a mobile PLE - that's a real powerful tool, right? Last October I signed up for an HTC Magic with Vodafone. It's been one of the best tech decisions of my life. There are still many folks out there who doubt the case for mobile learning, simply not sure how it can be done. These are probably folks who don't have a smartphone, because once you do it's instantly apparent how it can be done. I know this process because it's what happened to me.