The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning.

Expert Advice from Catherine Lombardozzi: Learning Environment Design

InSync Training

Creating the right learning environment constitutes an important step in the modern instructional design process. What do we need to consider when incorporating learning environment design into our approach? To get started, Catherine Lombardozzi, author of Learning Environments by Design , encourages us to ask, “How do I make a comprehensive learning strategy out of all the ways we can help people to learn, out of all the resources we can give them?”.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience. I would discuss.

5 Steps to Using Learning Environment Modeling Language

InSync Training

All instructional designers have a toolkit: a set of processes, applications, and approaches they use to create modern learning programs. Every element discussed and revisited. Virtually There Modern Learning Instructional DesignHigh-tech , low-tech, paid, or free, they rely on a myriad of sources to design training that sticks. While toolkits may vary, many instructional designers face a common obstacle: communication.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with e's

In 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. What are the challenges of these new learning environments?

8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments

eFront

Social learning promotes collaboration and peer-based eLearning feedback. In this article, we’ll share 8 tips on how to make the social learning environment most effective. Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment.

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.

Next-Generation Learning Environment: The Future Of LMSs

eLearning Industry

Great user experience, social interaction, content delivered in pathways, and a way to measure outcomes: Let’s discuss a new, evolved way of delivering L&D opportunities. eLearning Trends Corporate eLearning Trends Corporate Learning And Development Corporate Learning Management Systems Free eLearning eBooksThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student. Advantages of a Virtual Learning Environment.

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. And points us back to Stephen Downes and the skills that we need to learn to be successful in this new world.

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How to Create an Impactful Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

When training moves from a purely in-person format to an online or blended learning model, there is always a concern that learning will become less “sticky” as the human element is removed from the training experience. For organizations that have trained their workforce using an instructor-led or mentor-based format for decades, it might seem impossible for the same concepts to be presented and retained by learners in a virtual learning environment.

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

The effectiveness and impact of technology-aided learning in the corporate sector is unquestionable. With the aid of technology, training and learning has become more accessible to a wider spread of corporate learners, no matter where they are located across the globe.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course

TalentLMS

We are talking about action plans derived from the learning resources presented in the course. When your learners talk about 101 ways to apply a learning resource, that’s when the course is successful. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each.

"Getting" The 3D Synchronous Learning Environment

Kapp Notes

Lately, I've been working with Tony O'Driscoll and the folks at the eLearning Guild on some research and thought leadership around the idea of using 3D environments to teach in a synchronous environment. I showed the drill and learning spaces we developed to my 13 year old son.

Personal Learning and Personal Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning and Personal Learning Environments As part of the recent discussion on personal learning and personal learning environments, I went back to find my posts on these topics and on personal knowledge management and related. Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments The future of learning is personal learning PKM and Personal Learning Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment Version 2: BaseCamp 2011

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In an earlier post, I described an ad-hoc social learning environment where a blog was set up to drive learning for a group of 40 executives in a company, spread over multiple locations. Recently, this environment was put to use again to conduct a program titled BaseCamp 2011, where nearly fifty managers got together to learn select topics in strategy, finance and leadership. The online social learning program was conducted over a duration of six weeks.

Invite to a Discussion

Kapp Notes

Join Tony O’Driscoll and I as we up to share our ideas and thoughts about immersive e-learning environments. The goal behind the event is that we want the audience to fully experience how engagement and learning can thrive in an immersive Internet environment so the event is limited to the first 40 people who sign up. By boosting user engagement, these environments make it possible to improve learning outcomes online.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. In this post, I summarize what we learned about the ad-hoc social learning environments. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! That would be the starting point for a discussion on leadership. As another example, a New York Times story on a new innovative idea would serve as a springboard for a discussion.

Book on 3D Learning Environments: What Do You Want From It?

Kapp Notes

Standing in a virtual book store requesting input on "Learning in 3D" book.

BLOG: Can Micro-Learning Environments Lead To More Relevant Training?

Unicorn Training

In his latest blog on last month's NextGenLMS Conference, Unicorn's Stuart Jones, is intrigued by MillerCoors' top down approach to learning. The MillerCoors focus here was clearly on learning rather than technology, though technology is at the heart of much of how the learning is delivered.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Training is the front end of an employee’s learning & development.

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Part 3: Creating Trust in Your Social Learning Environment

OpenSesame

A few #lrnchats ago we discussed how learning professionals themselves learn. lrnchat eLearning Solutions Social Learning

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How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

Raptivity

Community interactive learning PowerPoint Active classrooms conventional methods of teaching discussions and activities learning environments learning with games school experience understanding and retention of the concepts using interactive contentIt is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to education.

TCC09: Digital Learning Environments: Context Sensitive and Imaginative Classes in Second Life

Experiencing eLearning

Come prepared to have fun as we explore how to design learning activities for use in Second Life. Tips on how to streamline your virtual world classes and help your students learn how to use Second Life are featured in this session.&#. Class Environment. Her “classroom&# is a castle but most learning happens in the area outside where they can be messy. Uses reflection questions to get students to think about their learning and identity.

4 Pain-Free Methods for Using LinkedIn for Learning

InSync Training

LinkedIn is a powerful tool in our personal learning toolkit. It not only connects us with our peers, but enables us to network with thought-leaders and contribute meaningfully to discussion subjects about which we're passionate. The LinkedIn Groups feature is becoming an increasingly popular option for sharing top tips, giving and receiving feedback, and engaging in online discussions. Here’s how you can use groups in your learning strategy.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful. They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role.

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning.

Complexity Continuum – A Tool for Discussing Interactivity and Effort – Part 4 of MindMeld

Web Courseworks

In Part 2 of my series of blog posts on MindMeld , I had mentioned the Complexity Continuum that I like to use to illustrate how interactive learning objects (ILOs) can be thought of in terms of complexity of design and complexity of implementation.

Personal Learning Environments - Stephen Downes

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've been following Stephen for a couple years and so it was a pleasure and honor to not only hear him speak, but to sit on a panel discussion with him (I'll cover more on the panel discussion in another post). Michele's post My Personal Learning Environment is GREAT! I was able to sit in on a session this year and I so listened to Stephen Downes talk about PLEs.

Why Artificial Intelligence Classroom Activity Is Gaining Ground

eLearning Industry

In this article, we discuss how new subfields of computer science align with the upgrading of administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses and training programs. Educational Technology Educational Technology Trends Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning Environment Virtual RealityTraditional LMS have popularized since their first introduction in the late 90’s.

Podcast Discussing Learning and Networking with a Blog

Tony Karrer

It was interesting to listen to beginning portion of the podcast Straight Talk with Bob Phillips where they discuss my article in T&D Learning and Networking with a Blog. From their post: In the opening segment, Aaron and I talk about Tony Karrer's article in T&D magazine, Learning and Networking with a blog. We also talked about how his blog has some interesting posts on personal learning environments (PLE's).

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When teaching an online class having a discussion room and areas to ask questions will enhance the online learning environment for the student. Just like you would have a conversation in the face to face class an online classroom needs this discussion atmosphere as well.

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. 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. I'm on the same page as Cammy Bean about Personal Learning Environments: So all the talk about tools and maps has struck me as odd.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“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.

The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning

Learning Cafe

The online discussion on the Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning was attended by over 50 Learning professionals. One of the interesting components of webinar was discussion this scenario: Lauren, the head of a business unit, is a recent enthusiast for MOOCs having completed one on construction engineering. What do you think of this situation as a Learning Professional ? What will achieve this change to the learning offerings in your organisation LOSE YOU?

The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning –

Learning Cafe

Geoff shared some data about the engagement score for a learning program which had a MOOC like flavor. Michelle led the panel discussion which included Preetha Ram. What will achieve this change to the learning offerings in your organisation LOSE YOU? • L&D team sizes may shrink. The Mechanics – MOOCs for Employee Learning – Online Forum from Learning Cafe. Blended & Learning Tech Learning Cafe Webinar

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). My updated premise is that an organisation – be it a corporation, university or otherwise – should facilitate two discrete but related virtual environments on behalf of its learning community: An Informal Learning Environment (ILE) which supports the learning process; and. A Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning.

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