Informal Learning Technology
MAY 11, 2009
When I look at this from more the PWLE ( Personal WORK and learning environment ) perspective, I find that there are similar functions, but possibly a different mind set. And certainly the effect of the network of PLEs is similar to the search for individuals that I describe. Whereas when you look at LinkedIn (leaving aside Answers and Groups), it's a people-centric network. There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning.