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. However, given that the context of the PLE is much wider than the web tools a student uses, it is possible to apply creation, organisation and sharing of content to a wider range of practices including analogue content, such as newspapers and magazines, realia (visits, real experiences, encounters, conversations) and other non-digital materials.

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Learning with e's

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. Here we will argue that PLEs are not restricted to web based tools, but can include personal experiences, conversations and other resources such as newspapers, television and radio. Three of my third year B.Ed

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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. A PLE that is 'inside the enterprise' is a contradiction in terms.

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The PLE discussion grows larger

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Michele over at the Bamboo project created a fabulous post (a new post) gathering some of the best elements, discussions, etc, of the current PLE conversation. PLEs were a hot topic at the eLearning Guild Conference in Boston, and its no surprise to me that they continue to be a hot topic. The other story: After I posted a quick review of Stephen Downe's presentation at the Guild conference on PLEs, Stephen pointed back to Michele's site.we

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

Learning Visions

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. I dont see a traditional corporation every truly embracing the theme of PLE -- at least in the pure sense of the term "personal". So, you have a PLE if : If youre interested in personal growth and development. To have a PLE, do you need to first be aware that you are learning?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

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. Thanks for the comments and the conversation. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. Conversely, if someone passes the assessment because they already have the knowledge, what’s the problem? 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.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

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? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? So maybe the PLE that were all talking about here is really a Personal Hard Drive. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:08 AM Labels: ple 1 comments: Dave Ferguson said.

Dead personal

Learning with e's

I was also asked why I didn't use the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). Sound like a PLE? I deliberately avoided using the term PLE because I believe the PLE extends beyond personal web tools to encompass other tools and resources, such as paper based resources and broadcast media such as television and radio, as well as conversations with other people and so on. Tags: VLE PLE tagging horizon report personal web

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. There was much food for thought, but the conversation that struck me the most, was between them and one of the delegates in the hall, Ilona Buchem (aka @mediendidaktik). Mark Curtis self disclosure George Mead Grainne Conole reciprocity learning #pleconf Charles Cooley PLE VLE learning PLN social comparison Leon Festinger

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

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. The PLE that would know learners’ interests and gaps in knowledge and skills and proactively suggest new information, courses, social communities and network for consideration. (I

Fun in Madchester

Learning with e's

Everyone I met, old friends and new (and I had too many conversations yesterday to shake a stick at) was positive and energetic and willing to learn new things about their chosen field of expertise - e-learning. This bus doesn't think so (Shelly Gibb) The VLE/PLE debate and medical education (Natalie Lafferty) The VLE is dead - or is it? Tags: e-learning PLE #altc2009 VLE is dead What can I say about Madchester?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World Tony Karrer asked in the comments on my PLE post yesterday , Im curious if you distinguish your learning environment (tools, skills, etc.) Blogging has a positive effect on my work-life expertise -- countless client conversations have gone all the better because of something I read just yesterday or wrote about the day before. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:38 AM Labels: ple 2comments: Lee said.

Inspired learning

Learning with e's

Over this time, I met several leading lights in the field and through a number of conversations and extensive reading, I began to develop an interest in human behaviour, cognitive processes and then human perception in learning environments. 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.

What a Corker

Learning with e's

I did a dry run using the 'It's personal' slides, which I was to use later for the PLE/PLN online symposium. The evening Elluminate session for the PLE/PLN online symposium , organised by Stephen Downes, George Siemens and Rita Kop, was a different affair entirely. Tags: Citta della Scienza Barcelona Rita Kop PLE Ryan Air UCC Open EdTech Summit Frankfurt Atlantis Stephen Downes George Siemens Cork

Buses, blogging and breakfast

Learning with e's

It's n ice to be mentioned in dispatches but it sure makes you think - if a conversation over coffee and croissants can be blogged to all and sundry, I'd better be a little careful what I say in public in future. Tags: blog PLE Utrecht Kristina Hoeppner Bazaar LMS It all started during my visit to Utrecht to speak at the Bazaar conference last month.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

conversations getting smaller. Politics of institutions vs. individuals: LMS vs. PLE. PLE: Individual surrounded by tools, people. These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support.

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 environments. I call it "Learner TechnoProfile." The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context.

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

eLearning 24-7

Auto conversion to the highest quality of HD; don’t expect 4K here because I’m not seeing it happen for 2016. Conversion by the way is on the back end, when the video is uploaded. 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. But for PLE, it is goes to the next tier. Think of it this way, to expand about a PLE.

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

That might be a shared professional interest, a single interesting conversation, or consistent contributions as a leader in a field of interest, among others. The author originally used the phrase, “Personal Learning Environment (PLE),” based on the theory of connectivism conceptualized by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - PLE’s need Teachers - Learnadoodledastic , September 23, 2010 Call it a PLE if you like, to me it is connectivist learning. PLE - “My PLE is where I store all my “keys” to the network. Connectivist and Constructivist PLEs - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , September 21, 2010 Is the PLE a connectivist construct or a constructivist construct? Is your PLE Deliberate? What is the Purpose of your PLE? PLE (14).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

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? And it started dawning on me that the PLE was about a revolution in learning -- about teaching people to learn -- about empowering individuals to take control of their own learning environments, their futures. PLE is a concept. Tom Haskins wrote, "Life is my PLE." The PLE is not a corporate responsibility, but a societal one.

Learn How to Engage Traffic and Convert Prospects into Customers


Nurturing is essentially a catch-all term that refers to everything you’ll do to successfully move every prospect through your conversion funnel. Engage the right peo ple. Tran. “We We know what’s up with marketing in London.

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Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Learning Conversations , December 30, 2008 Open Source LMS Comparison - The Learned Man , April 27, 2007 Open Source vs Commercial LMS - Learning Next , April 18, 2007 ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

It sort of feels like a classroom with too much noise and side conversations. Maybe this is partly design, but it's also how conversation, content spread across social networks. Certainly, the conversations and the finding of expertise via social networks such as LinkedIn is a big part of their use. I really expected more conversation about Social Learning. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

Michelle also expresses concern around the focus on tools: What I've noticed in the conversation about PLEs is that there's a lot going on around trying to get a handle on the tools for personal learning and how we use them. There's a great deal of discussion about whether or not a PLE should be a single tool or a collection of tools loosely joined.

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

ID Reflections

Or a 10 minute conversation at the water-cooler. The other way to look at such micro-learning artifacts could be to see them as social objects (a concept popularized by Hugh Macleod) that give people a reason to create, converse and collaborate. What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well? 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.

The Melbourne set

Learning with 'e's

Many have remarked on this, but it's true - when you eventually meet face to face the people you have been conversing with for years on Twitter, you feel you actually know them. It was great talking again with Colin Warren (@colwar) whom I first met face to face in Barcelona at last year's PLE conference, and to feel intuitively that we are kindred spirits. The weather remained warm and muggy, in spite of the heavy shower, and rich and varied conversations went on into the night.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Anatomy of a PLE - Learning with e’s , July 11, 2010. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - PLE’s need Teachers - Learnadoodledastic , September 23, 2010. The state of corporate learning and development - Learning Conversations , March 25, 2010. Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more).

Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

2 Conversation Topics Maybe while I'm out you could take me up on this and start a dialog on one of these. It's a PLE, but emphasis is on concept work. Since I'm out, I'm thinking this is a good time to point you to some past posts. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading. Today, I want to point you to some posts that you may have missed along the way and a bit about why it might be worth reading. #1

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Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. I've had conversations with several of these folks in more detail and with a few others. But it was clear from the conversations that we've not quite made the shift to thinking about personal work and learning environments (PWLE) - see: PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning , Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Please PLEs Me

Learning Visions

I just listened to Stephen Downes PLE presentation , so the topic is fresh on the brain). Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:58 PM Labels: google , ple 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

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Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

In the same way I had a "Road to Damascus" conversion to blogging last year, I can now see that the idea of so-net software could have huge benefits in the corporate environment - the idea of being able to gently broadcast ideas (instead of forcing the point in email, or hiding them away in forums) , share apps (I'm thinking how you could set training courses up) or simply get to know colleagues in different places. I've been out of the loop for a while.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

In the same way I had a "Road to Damascus" conversion to blogging last year, I can now see that the idea of so-net software could have huge benefits in the corporate environment - the idea of being able to gently broadcast ideas (instead of forcing the point in email, or hiding them away in forums) , share apps (I'm thinking how you could set training courses up) or simply get to know colleagues in different places. I've been out of the loop for a while.

Learning with 'e's: You've been framed

It can be a TV programme or a newspaper, a conversation with a friend or even a chance remark that is overheard. Tags: PLE Bruner Digital scaffolding Vygotsky Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development theory has long been revered by the education community as a model for describing what happens when we learn in social contexts.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

I dont want to spend an hour in a talk that is just a recap of the conversations Im taking part in out here, when it turns out that this Great New Thing is happening in the conference room two doors down. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

Consider a regular “community of practice&# meeting if the conversation does not naturally emerge. • 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.

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 Lots of really interesting conversations. I likely can create very interesting conversations and can help advertise these.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

On principle, practice, experimentation, and theory - Learnlets , July 28, 2010 On twitter today a brief conversation ensued about best practices versus best principles. PLE Architecture - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , July 24, 2010 personal profiler that would collect and store personal information. What does a PLE look like? It's odd - didn't people have coffee table conversations before the age of social media? Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010.

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