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. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me.

This time it's personal

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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. Idiosyncratic. Individual.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Personal Learning Earthquake Sometimes tectonic plates shift and earthquakes form cracks in the crust. My personal view of e-Learning is from the corporate side of the aisle. 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? The care of a whole person.

Off the rails?

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The state education system can easily be compared to a railway network. Some prefer to travel in a taxi, or even by using their own personal transport. This is a metaphor for personalised learning, with the personal learning environment supporting an individual's learning.

3 things you should know about Edupunk

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Those who are involved in the ''do it yourself'' approach to learning will tell you that there is quite a struggle going on right now between institutions and individuals over what tools to use for the serious business of lifelong learning.

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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?

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

#EDENchat Up close and personal

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I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. What is your experience of using PLEs in your own learning? How can the concept be applied to wider issues in education?

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.

Limitless learning

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The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. Over at the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Ismael Peña-López has been doing some stirling work on theories surrounding Vygotsky's learning model and PLEs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, June 02, 2007 Be the Node To Michele Martins most excellent post on the Psychology and Skills of Personal Learning Environments. Its a Personal Learning Evolution.

#LearningIs personal

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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.

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 An institutional PLE? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Personalised learning

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I have been thinking a lot about personalised learning lately. Last night, during a panel discussion for the Plymouth Education Society, I made a statement that the current UK National Curriculum doesn't make a lot of room for personalised learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. This got me thinking more about the words "personal" and "personalization". But that does not equal a Personal Learning Environment. And then my real life and learning begins.

Selfie number 10

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So I thought - perhaps I should write a blog series about the top ten photos and selfies of people I admire, and who have contributed significantly to my own learning. On the left of the picture is Harold Jarche , who is chair of the Internet Time Alliance and a champion of social learning.

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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 Professor of educational technology at the University of Regina in Canada.

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Selfie number 4

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I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. He has some radical things to say about education, and he isn't always popular.

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

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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.) One that Ill have to consider for awhile here.the slow learning of blogging.thoughts trickle down and excited ideas bubble up.

Blurring the boundaries

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I'm increasingly conscious of the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning contexts. And yet, this generally accounts for only around 20 per cent of our lifelong learning time. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Using the web for communication, education, and business! Personalizing Web Access. That has been my experience in my own learning. Most importantly, I have a personal toolbar , right under the address bar, where I keep all the links I regularly use. education.