Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

Originally a counterpoint to the institutional Managed Learning Environment (iMLE or 'VLE'), PLEs are becoming a much talked about concept, and were the prime focus of the recently held PLE Conference in Cornella, Barcelona. My personal view is that students own and create their PLE but that the iMLE also has something to offer them, even though it is highly problematic in its current form. Firstly, we need to understand the true nature of the PLE - its anatomy.

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LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

What is effective for one person may not be for another. Difference between PKM/PLE/PLN: PKM is more work-focused. Posted in Learning Communities, Lifelong Learning, PLE, Workplace Learning. Tags: Learning Communities Lifelong Learning PLE Workplace Learning Harold Jarche learntrends PKM These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

The story also depicts how employees’ performance and training results are measured beside others’ results, to take more effective decisions about training. The complete list is here: [link]. We are excited at the prospect of this standard leading to Personal Learning Environments (PLE) that lie outside the boundaries of any organizational learning systems, where the learners themselves are in complete control of their learning data!

TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

The story also depicts how employees’ performance and training results are measured beside others’ results, to take more effective decisions about training. We are excited at the prospect of this standard leading to Personal Learning Environments (PLE) that lie outside the boundaries of any organizational learning systems, where the learners themselves are in complete control of their learning data!

Off the rails?

Learning with 'e's

This is the easiest and most cost effective way to manage the delivery of a curriculum, but is it the most helpful for learners? content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway TechnologyIt so happens that my friend, colleague and fellow Edupunk from two oceans away has set me a little challenge. Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them.

Content creation

Learning with e's

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. Artefacts are a material outworking of knowledge creation, and according to Vygotsky , they can be aids to solving problems that could not be solved as effectively in their absence.

Give PLEs a chance

Learning with e's

In his chapter, he concentrates on learning in the workplace, and predicts that PLEs will have: a profound effect in systems for teaching and learning, on pedagogic approaches to learning, and on knowledge development and sharing (p 120). Graham Attwell shows how industrial models of education and training fail to address the needs of contemporary society, and argues that it is the PLE concept, with all its associated content generation and sharing tools, that will provide solutions.

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by George Siemens discussing evolution of PLE concept and pointed me to two posts by Chris Lott based on his initial question - "What does your PLE look like?" - Tired of PLE Flak and I'm not interested in the PLE which then pointed me to a bunch of other posts as well - on the PLE and An audit on where stand with PLEs.

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

I spent my time developing software packages for 'computer assisted learning' which were text heavy but interactive, and then assessing how effective they were as tools to engage learners. My subsequent degree in psychology then led me on into doing a research degree specifically studying these effects in distance education. multimedia PLE personal technology Distance Education Engaging learning Psychology Web 2.0

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective. 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.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

Downes, Theory of Learning Networks, 2004) PLE functions: aggregate remix repurpose feed forward It's interesting to see this perspective on the PLE where it is part of the Connectivism course and students are naturally motivated (or required) to share. And certainly the effect of the network of PLEs is similar to the search for individuals that I describe. There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. The same tool and method can be highly effective for one person and not effective for others. For example, Personal Learning , PLE , PWLE , PKM are all pretty closely related. But when I go to PLE and then look at the related Tools, I'm not seeing clear winners.

Top 10 virtual classroom platforms

Ed App

This is a great choice for corporate environments in which you need to quickly roll out training that is effective, interactive, and allows you to monitor the progress of your workers. Using Virtual Classroom Platforms.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. The author originally used the phrase, “Personal Learning Environment (PLE),” based on the theory of connectivism conceptualized by George Siemens and Stephen Downes. 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.

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. If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate? Is your PLE Deliberate? What is the Purpose of your PLE? PLE (14).

A Fixed Gaze Toward the Future

CLO Magazine

It’s a highly effective way of keeping everybody aligned around our strategies and our priorities and keeping folks engaged.”. The PLE is a single place where employees can go to plan, access, view, manage and track their learning,” Hull said. The PLE is entirely competency based. It took a little time to get going, but by being transparent with employees and by providing them the tools like I talked about with the PLE, they really are engaging in this.”.

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How To Stay In Touch With Online Learners When Traveling

Vignettes Learning

We can learn some effective techniques from some "globe trotters": Set a regular time for participants to contact the mentor by phone, emails and instant messaging. Topics this issue: 1. How to stay in touch with online learners while traveling 2. Featured presentation: "Directing e-Learning" 3. Long-distance management of your learners 1. How to stay in touch with online learners even when traveling Doctors aren't the only ones who need to be "on-call".

Learning with 'e's: The VLE sucks

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

Graham Attwell will probably talk the most sense, providing a real alternative - the PLE. Disenchanted staff who pay lip service to a lumbering system that very few people really want to use, because either it is too time consuming to use effectively, too difficult to navigate or simply unfit for purpose. Tags: VLE PLE Wolverhampton ALT-C 2009 VLE is dead #VLEundead The ALT-C 'VLE is dead' symposium attracted a huge audience.

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Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

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. I'm not quite happy yet with PWLE (p-Whale) as a unifying term - but I prefer it to either PLE or PKM because both of those seem to be taken; somewhat limited in their scope and also seem to imply separation from day-to-day work

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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. Top ten tips for using video effectively in e-learning - Spicy Learning , January 20, 2010. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - PLE’s need Teachers - Learnadoodledastic , September 23, 2010. Learner Centered Methodology – A New Approach to Effective Learning - Learnability Matters , March 18, 2010. Effectiveness (1464). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010.

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

ID Reflections

Micro-learning is effective when the nature of the learning required has some or all of the characteristics: When the learning required are bytes of facts, episodes, etc., 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. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities.

Why and how to create successful Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) in the Workplace

TalentLMS

According to Siemens’ Theory of Connectivism, continuous learning in the workplace can most effectively happen when employees personally reach out, beyond the formal classroom setting, and create informal structures within their environment to support their ongoing learning needs. By virtue of this definition, PLNs are an extension to a professional’s personal learning environment (PLE).

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26. The Technology Source Archives - Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for Evaluating Online Courses 30. CREST+ Model: Writing Effective Online Discussion Questions 90. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2.

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

My view was no, because there is no scientific or empirical evidence to show that learning styles actually exist, let alone have any effect. Anatomy Of A PLE (>29,000 views) 9. Photo by Florian Klauer on unsplash I have been privileged over the past few years to have garnered a good audience for my writing. As this blog approaches 8.5

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Which computer we use is important, but knowing how to set up our PLE (Personal Learning Environment) or, the term I prefer, our PLWE (Personal Learning and Working Environment) is foundational. To work efficiently and effectively, you need to streamline your access to the different software and applications you are going to use. WebTools For Learners. Using the web for communication, education, and business! About. Joan Vinall-Cox’s E-Portfolio. Personalizing Web Access.

The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Xyleme

This ensures that every student is engaged in the lecture, and the results of post-lecture comprehension questions provide the instructor with an understanding the effectiveness of the lecture for each student. A new breed of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) is coming to market that designed from the ground up for personalized learning. Over the next weeks, I will be writing about personalized learning and how that applies to different learning populations.

[from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute

Learning with e's

1) The French had no effective leadership, but the English and Welsh had a strong and determined leader in King Henry V. It is cheap, and not very attractive (at least in corporate terms) when compared to the institutional VLE, but it is a damned sight more effective when it comes to supporting learning. They stood facing each other across a muddy ploughed field. It had rained heavily the night before.

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A digital heretic?

Learning with e's

I strongly support user generated content as an effective means of supporting learning. PLE will triumph over VLE. Some people think I'm a bit of a rebel. A non-comformist. You see, I don't take too kindly to unnecessary rules and regulations, and tend to scoff when people try to impose them. I despise bureaucracy and red-tape. Why can't I do this?' I ask. Because it's against the rules!' 'But But what if the rules are wrong?' 'I

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

• Would a wiki be a more effective (self-directed) mode of delivery? • 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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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Formal Learning All the Way…Baby - Kapp Notes , July 8, 2010 There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. PLE Architecture - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , July 24, 2010 personal profiler that would collect and store personal information. What does a PLE look like? The lightbox effect is a Javascript feature adopted from Dynamic Drive.

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Creating a Learning Platform for Boyd's OODA Loop

Big Dog, Little Dog

Organizations can help their workers by setting up master portals of relevant links and feeds for each of their various workgroups, and then using a learning platform to help the workers to select the ones that pertain to them the most so they can build their own personal learning environment (PLE) for scanning their environment.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). Using Graphics To Improve Learning - The eLearning Coach , August 4, 2010 What are you doing about the picture superiority effect? Related posts: PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?

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 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

The “ah-ha” factor came quickly from the following survey question: “What constructive changes would you suggest to make the webinar more effective next time?” I think a series of presentation/discussions would be more effective. Informal learning shouldn’t mean we disregard what works effectively in a formal setting. I recently participated in the #PLENK2010 MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course to study PLE’s PLN’s and PLM.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. PLE vs VLE - Learning with e’s , March 22, 2010 Excellent video to associated with the paper: Integrating Personal Learning Environments into the Primary Classroom and goes beyond web tools, and even personal learning networks. Best of eLearning Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

A PLE can be messy. Sure experience is a great teacher but organizations are about efficiency and effectiveness. Sure experience is a great teacher but organizations are about efficiency and effectiveness. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, September 27, 2007 Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK. Ive been thinking about messes a lot the past few days. Ive got small kids and my house is pretty messy.