The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. that a person uses at the individual level to build on his knowledge base. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Image Credit – Freepik.com. The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning. Much of our learning is informal and happens online.

Personal learning environments

Learning with 'e's

I jumped at the chance, especially in this current crisis, to create some additional online resources that might be helpful in supporting educators in the mad scramble to create online, remote learning environments for their students. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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6 Ways to Help Universities Create a Virtual Learning Environment

Hurix Digital

In today’s pandemic-hit world, virtual learning environments (VLEs) are irreversibly shaping the way of learning and teaching at universities. What is a virtual learning environment? A completely flexible approach to timings and access to learning.

How to Create Personalized Learning Paths for Higher Education Students

Hurix Digital

When it comes to higher education, a one-size-fits-all approach is no longer acceptable to students, who are used to a more personalized approach for everything, including the clothes they wear or the music they listen to. What is a Personalized Learning Path?

Gamification, Rapid Search, Scalability, Personalized Learning & More: Key Features Supported by Video-based Learning Management Systems

G-Cube

In today’s age of visual information, where the majority of people learn better by accessing visual content; images and videos have gained immense popularity in online courses, enabling the modern learners to engage more and retain for long. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) which support video-enabled content is very powerful, like emails, video-based courses can be delivered across all departments of the company. Learn at your own pace. Tailored learning paths.

Thoughts on Personalized Learning

Learning Wire

Personalization of learning is what it sounds like, programs adapted to the needs, the learning methods, and the desires, of learners. Personalization seeks what the learner wants to learn, and how he or she wants to learn. Personalization focuses on the basic desire of people to enjoy what they are doing. Personalized learning includes elements of blended learning. Personalization presents the reality of user control.

#Blimage Challenge! Game On!

Learning Rebels

A mix “blog” and “image” The challenge, for his purpose, and inspired by Amy Burvall (USA @amyburvall) and Simon Ensor (France @sensor63) is to take a picture, send it to friend and they in turn create an L&D inspired blog post based on said picture and so on. I had to use that image to kick off our challenge. There are so many traditional images that conjure up the thought of learning, training, development etc.,

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Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. The event was called 'Show that you Share' and focused on tools such as Creative Commons , personal learning environments and mobile phones as a means of creating, sharing and repurposing content, knowledge and artefacts for education.

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. If you subscribe to constructivist theories of learning, you will understand why the creation of content is important in any context. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Don't miss the train!

Learning with e's

The book is simply and concisely entitled: Web 2.0-Based e-Learning and is aimed at those working in further and higher education. and its implications for e-Learning by veteran researcher Tony Bates for example, proposes new design models for education and training to better prepare workers in a knowledge based economy. The chapter traces how students represent the structure of their personal learning environments, and their distributed potential.

Everyone has one

Learning with 'e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Personal learning environments or PLEs, are the collection of tools (not just online) that enable us to connect, create and share content with our own communities of interest and practice. Mine will be different to yours, because my choices and preferences about what and how I learn are different to yours.

Distraction

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

My last post was all about the ways in which familiarity can bring a sense of consistency to not only delivering online learning content, but also designing and developing it. This time I want to look at the way in which distraction can prevent the well designed and impeccably delivered learning materials. Whether you work in an office or, like me at the moment, at home, we all look to manage our working environment. How do you work or learn in a distracted environment?

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Off the rails?

Learning with 'e's

Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them. 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. Furthermore, unlike traditional formalised education, the personal learner determines his or her own destination.

When worlds collide

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

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 There are 7 papers in the issue, each of which focus on social media that are being used to support and enhance learning in higher education. The first, by Valjataga and Laanpere, focuses on learner control of the environment, and how it poses a challenge for instructional design.

In person

Learning with e's

There has been a lot of talk recently about PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) and everyone it seems, wants to know what they are, what they contain, or if they will replace current institutional VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or LMS (Learning Management System) provision. I simply point them in the direction of the journal I edit: Interactive Learning Environments. Interactive Learning Environments, 16 (1), 3-15.

Tools of the trade

Learning with 'e's

I was quite impressed by Joyce Seitzinger's Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model that she presented at Deakin University in Melbourne this week. The question still open to me is whether this model would change from it's current form to represent Personal Learning Networks. Or is there any real difference between these and Professional Learning Networks? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Outrageous alternatives

Learning with e's

Children not attending school, but instead learning from home? Teachers stepping back out of the way, so that the child takes centre stage and learning is focused on their personal development? We don't all need to know the same stuff, therefore why should we all sit together in the same room, at great public expense, for so many thousand hours of our young lives, to be forced to learn it all? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Selfie number 10

Learning with 'e's

Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. 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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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A thousand conversations

Learning with 'e's

site called Radical Education which is crammed full of great blog posts written to get us all thinking about how we can transform education and create more effective learning environments. Our days are made up of personal narratives of good and evil, joy and conflict, magic potions and angry gnomes." That is how tacit learning happens. Digital storytelling can take our personal narratives up to a new plane of experience.

Personalization: The Secret Ingredient of eLearning Success

ProProfs

Ask any eLearning expert about the ingredients of achieving success with online learning and their answer is likely to include – ‘choice of platform, ‘features offered’, ‘learner’s ability’, ‘trainer’s knowledge’ and may be even ‘luck’. . But there is another important ingredient that many forget to focus on – i.e. personalization. . Personalization gives an edge which off-the-shelf course fails to deliver. What is Personalized eLearning?

Top 24 LMS Features: The Complete List (2020 Update)

Docebo

A learning management system (LMS) is a powerhouse of knowledge for your organization to store, unpack, and facilitate training (basically, they’re awesome). Social learning tools. Personalized learning paths. Mobile learning capability. Blended learning capability.

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Learning Management System Vs. Training Management System: What’s Right For Your Organization?

Cloudshare

Thanks to advancements in Internet-based software delivery, two new technologies known as learning management systems (LMSs) and training management systems (TMSs) have made getting the training you need easier and more efficient than ever.

4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning

TOPYX LMS

When you think of the word “trend,” what images come to mind? Because eLearning and corporate learning are often so interwoven, online learning trends shape the arena of corporate learning in particular. Some eLearning trends may be negatively affecting corporate learning, but many are making a positive impact on the way corporations train their employees. 4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning.

Paradiso vs LearnUpon – Who’s the winner?

PSB

A learning management system (LMS) is designed specifically to create, manage and deliver online learning programs. This learning technology automates all your learning activities: course creation, assignments, tracking of performance, reporting, and whatnot.

Paradiso vs LearnUpon – Who’s the winner?

PSB

A learning management system (LMS) is designed specifically to create, manage and deliver online learning programs. This learning technology automates all your learning activities: course creation, assignments, tracking of performance, reporting, and whatnot.

Top 24 LMS Features: The Complete List (2020 Update)

Docebo

A learning management system (LMS) is a powerhouse of knowledge for your organization to store, unpack, and facilitate training (basically, they’re awesome). Social learning tools. Personalized learning paths. Mobile learning capability. Blended learning capability.

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Creating Custom Learning Programs for Online Learners

Hurix Digital

At present, wisdom is considered to be the ability to perceive and learn. . And do you know what has facilitated this unique form of learning? . Here’s a set of tips to create learning programs for online learners- Determine Different Learning Preferences. Mobile learning.

TalentLMS vs LearnUpon – Which one is better?

PSB

You can make learning more engaging and exciting using new technologies like learning management systems (LMS). TalentLMS and LearnUpon are well-known names in the industry and offer incredible learning platforms with advanced solutions and features. Introduction.

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TalentLMS vs LearnUpon – Which one is better?

PSB

You can make learning more engaging and exciting using new technologies like learning management systems (LMS). TalentLMS and LearnUpon are well-known names in the industry and offer incredible learning platforms with advanced solutions and features. Introduction.

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TalentLMS vs LearnUpon – Which one is better?

PSB

You can make learning more engaging and exciting using new technologies like learning management systems (LMS). TalentLMS and LearnUpon are well-known names in the industry and offer incredible learning platforms with advanced solutions and features. Introduction.

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Integrating technology

Learning with 'e's

Image from pxfuel I'm pleased to announce the launch of module number 4 in my Digital Learning series on the new ZilLearn platform. But there are plenty of ways to adapt, and plenty of choices in how to translate your practice across to a digital environment.

How to Add Videos to KITABOO eBook Platform

Kitaboo

Videos are one of the most diverse virtual learning mediums that help capture and present content/information and offer a sensory learning experience. Top 6 benefits of using video content in the learning curriculum. Using Video in the Learning Curriculum Promotes Engagement.

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How Mobile Learning is Changing the Educational Landscape

Hurix Digital

Technology today is turning the old learning techniques on their head, unearthing several new dimensions of learning for students. Smart devices and mobile phones have completely taken over our lives, right from entertainment and communication, to the way we learn.

Revolutionizing Online Learning with a Learning Experience Platform (LXP)

Kea

Which learning do you want to pursue today?”. Learning Management System Versus Learning Experience Platform. The first scenario is common when dealing with a learning management system (LMS)—a static, closed education hub used by many corporations and educational institutions. The second scenario is driven by a learning experience platform (LXP) —a dynamic, personalized, learning environment in which the user decides what content to engage with.

The Year in Learning: 2019 Edition

The Learning Dispatch

Learning and development is a constantly evolving field, and every month Microassist’s Senior Learning Architect, Kevin Gumienny , highlights a few articles that provide insight into the field. Ever wanted to know everything you needed to know about alternative text for images?

Blended Learning: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Apply

learnWorlds

Blended learning is an educational approach that combines both traditional ways of teaching (e.g., If you are an educator interested in getting to know more about blended learning, you have come to the right place. What is Blended Learning in the Classroom?

The Role of Digital Learning Platforms in the Academic Growth of Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

What are digital learning platforms? Gone are the days when learning was restricted to the classroom, with the instructor being the primary source of knowledge. A digital learning platform can be a learning management system (LMS) or learning content management systems (LCMS).

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New and emerging technologies

Learning with 'e's

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? As you might expect, smart mobile technologies, personal learning environments and social learning feature prominently. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

By leveraging automated processes and data science, they have enabled multidisciplinary and student-centric learning. Experts believe that delivering tailor-made and relevant educational content can significantly impact learning outcomes and increase learner engagement. Digital learning tools also let students take a more self-directed approach to learn and sharpen their analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Apple Classroom App (Image Source : [link] ).

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5 Non-Financial ROIs of MOOCs

Your Training Edge

But as flexible, collaborative digital learning environments, MOOCs have the potential to provide even more intangible assets to an organization. Learn more about MOOCs as relationship builders. Fostering a culture of learning. The single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of the organization’s learning culture.”. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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