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.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

She authors the blog Wishful thinking in medical education , which she uses to advance thinking about the training of student doctors. In fact they spend too long waiting around for someone else to turn up to teach them, and on activities that have little educational value.

The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments

Gyrus

Elearning continues to rapidly evolve as technologies such as gamification, immersive learning environments ( ILEs ), MOOCS, mobile learning and other modern training delivery methods penetrate the marketplace. What are immersive learning environments? They relearn even the simplest of tasks, like turning a wrench, underwater, to simulate the harsh low-gravity and airless environment of space. E-learning LMS eLL

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

Personal learning environments

Clive on Learning

From his posting , Stephen Downes sounds like he didn't really enjoy giving his talk on personal learning environments here in Boston yesterday, what with all that having to connect with "corporate e-learning industry types". In fact, I'd go so far as to say that some corporations are a lot less conservative in their educational practice than universities. Is their primary function really personal learning?

Create Autonomy in Gamification and Other Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a gamification experience (or any learning experience), allow and encourage the learner to make meaningful and consequential choices. Fake choices = fake interest in the learning event. Does it reflect a clear area to click on in an online environment?

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.

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.

Interactive Learning Environments

Learning with e's

The current special issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments focuses on 'Social Networks Research', and here's a heads up for the next issue, due out in December, which has just gone to press. Interactive Learning Environments Computers in Education

Getting Started with Virtual Learning Environments

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the biggest of getting into virtual world and simulation learning is the huge gap – both real and perceived – that separates the minds of the gamer and the non-gamer. Game or virtual world designers attempt to focus on experiences, and figure that their players will learn as they experience. Learning designers attempt to break experience down into content first, present the content and then hope the learners will be able to translate that information back into experience.

Future learning environments: professional, powerful, personal

Learning with e's

Once again, thanks to Don H Taylor and his crew, this year's Learning Technologies conference was a highly successful event. My own presentation in the main arena at Olympia is entitled Future Learning Environments: Professional, Powerful, Personal.

"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.

Learnlets » MMORPGs as Learning Environments

Clark Quinn

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. These are products the learner earns continuing education credits for taking.

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment

TalentLMS

If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. This loss of knowledge defeats the purpose of online education! By providing options, you are encouraging non-native English speakers to learn a concept in their own language and boost their productivity. As a result, motivation and interest levels were higher and so were learning achievements.

Rethink Executive Education

CLO Magazine

Executive education is one of the big-ticket items for every CLO but, as Mintzberg’s words demonstrate, it needs a major overhaul. What follows is an outline for a practical framework offering a new and different way to think about how you commission, design and deliver executive education.

Learnlets » MMORPGs as Learning Environments

Clark Quinn

Next Gen Education – eLearning Schools

ScholarLMS

Most schools have embraced some degree of digital learning already – whether it’s tablets or homework on a computer. But this dependence on apps of all kinds does signal a change in the school environment – a need and desire for connectivity and socialization.

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

Learnkit

Technology has not only made innovations in the way that we perform daily tasks, it’s also had a huge impact on education and has started to completely transform the way we learn. What does the future for technology and education look like? We are living in the digital age.

6 Emerging Technologies in Education

LearnDash

It certainly is an exciting time to be involved with learning and technology. Because of the great advances we are making in educational technology, new doors of opportunity are opening in classrooms. Virtual learning environments are one example of cloud computing.

Continuing Education Providers: What’s Your Recipe for LMS Success?

Talented Learning

If you’re a continuing education provider, I bet you know just how sweet the market is. By some estimates , continuing education (CE) represents a whopping $47 billion of formal training spending in the U.S. Continuing Education 101. 4) Social Learning.

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? Mass Distribution - Transforming content to digital outlets streamlines the distribution and enables learning to happen from anywhere – which people prefer.

Education Industry Experts build interactivity into eLearning - Their Experience

Raptivity

Recently, four leading experts from education industry came together to share their experience of working with Raptivity for creating learning interactions. They shared how Raptivity has helped them deliver interactive learning content for their learners.

E-Learning and the Future of Education

ICDTranslation

Online courses are an integral part of the educational development for both children and adults, but what significance will e-learning hold in the future of education? So, how do we see e-learning shaping the future of education? The concept of blended learning.

LMS - Learning Environment - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. The Classroom as a Learning Technology. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Rapid Learning Management Systems - eLearning Technology , October 20, 2009. compliant - The E-Learning Curve , October 23, 2009. Power of informal learning in developing managers - Informal Learning , October 20, 2009. A first look at Sakai 3 - Clive on Learning , October 16, 2009.

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.

Google Books now has Discovering Adult Learning with technology

Adult Learning with Technology

Discovering Adult Learning With Technology The Seven Year Education Itch. It’s taken a little while, but my books are finally up on Google Books! Free as always, follow the links below to add them to your library, rate them or share – thank you!

Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment

Learning with e's

One of the papers I will be presenting in September is entitled: "Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment". Firstly, I will be arguing that Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) will be the way forward for future distributed/blended learning.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

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.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

However, its use is rapidly expanding into the educational sector. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

This sentence from Stephen Downes post AWorld to Change best exemplifies one of the key drivers behind a conferencelike EDGEX2012: We need to move beyondthe idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. If youbelieve that the current education system is failing us, is no longersustainable, is neither fair nor equitable, then this is the conference foryou.

Keynote Resources from Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

Kapp Notes

Remember to have an indepth debrief to solidify the learning. Create a “Learning Documentary.” – Demonstrate to the learners how others have solved similar problems.a. Gamification Myths Debunked: How To Sidestep Failure And Boost Employee Learning.

4 Modern-Day Learning Trends in Education

LearnDash

Learning trends are starting to take on a whole new shape as schools and businesses leverage modern technologies and strategies to creatively deliver content in various ways. When looking at the 21st century learning, some of the more common trends include: 1. elearning online learnin

Trends 185