PLE bargaining

Learning with e's

Those attending the PLE Conference found themselves quickly immersed in discussion, dialogue and debate over the nature and ethos of the personal learning environment. The Twitter stream alone went wild, and by midday on the second day there had been over 5000 messages inserted into the #PLE-BCN hashtag stream. What we did agree on though, was that the PLE is 'all about me' - it's what each of us personally creates around us as a means to support our lifelong learning.

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The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Image Credit – E-Learning Learning Technologies evolution of elearning evolution of personal learning environments personal learning environments ple The evolution of personal learning environments 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.


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TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

Image: ‘ Atlas, it’s time for your bath ‘ [link]. Posted in Learning Communities, PLE, Read/Write Web. Tags: Learning Communities PLE Read/Write Web Flat Classroom Sue Waters TCC09 Atlas, it's time for your bath. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Sue Waters. Summary: Web 2.0 technologies now provide extraordinary opportunities for enhancing student learning.

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The personal web

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With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. Sound like a PLE? My view is that PWTs sit inside a PLE but they are not the whole story. I attempted to map these components out in a post entitled Anatomy of a PLE. Image source by The personal web by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Limitless learning

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The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. What is interesting about Ismael's model is the way he incorporates the ZPD into a general model of the PLE, and argues that in fact, both MKOs and ZPD can constitute a PLE. This is all premised on whether we conceive of a PLE as a learning philosophy rather than simply a set of tools as most people see it. For me, the PLE is peculiar to the individual who makes it.

When worlds collide

This is reminiscent of the discussions held at the recent PLE conference in Barcelona, where some theorists attempted to defuse the tensions between didactic institutional provision and individualised PLEs by proposing a compromise. To reconcile the two seemingly polemic positions of learner control vs institutional provision, the authors of this paper propose that the PLE requires an elaboration, which 'integrates important instructional functions for learner control'.

New and emerging technologies

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Video and image courtesy of Sponge UK New and emerging technologies by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 AR education emerging technology learning media PLE social learning Technology videoI was interviewed recently by the team from Sponge UK in the beautiful gardens of Drake's Place, at Plymouth University.

Grand tour

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A whole host of well known activists, (reading like a Who's Who PLE researcher list) will be speaking at this event including Graham Attwell, Alec Couros, Ismael Pena-Lopez, Dirk Stieglitz, Paulo Simoes, Ricardo Torres Kompen, Palitha Edirisingha, Cristina Costa, Wolfgang Rheinhart, Carmen Holotescu, Gabriela Groseck, Sebastian Fiedler, Dave White, Jose Mota, Chahira Nouira, Su White, Manish Malik. The full programme for the @PLE_BCN event is here at this link.

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Off the rails?

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Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them. They not only had to create the videos or image sets, but determine what exactly the learning outcomes were. Anyone else want to set me an image/blog challenge? All images by Amy Burvall Off the rails? content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway Technology

Content creation

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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. Sharing of other forms of content such as images and videos can be easily achieved with the use of photo and video sharing services such as Flickr and Youtube. video Personal Learning Environment blog PLE tagging content creation wiki podcast digital literacy

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

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But personally, I have never had a problem about giving away my content, as long as I am acknowledged as the source (note that the image on this page follows that criterion - I have acknowledge the source and provided the link to comply with the licence of the original work). OpenBlog19 copyright creative commons education knowledge learning Personal Learning Environment PLE sharing smartphone social media Technology

In person

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No one seems to be able to agree on what a PLE is. Last year we ran a special issue on PLEs, and to give you a flavour, here are two of the abstracts: The first article, written by the guest editors Mark Johnson and Oleg Liber, examines learner agency: We present the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) as a practical intervention concerning the organization of technology in education. Tags: VLE PLE Interactive Learning Environments

Selfie number 10

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Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. I first met Joyce at the first Personal Learning Environment (PLE) conference in Barcelona in 2009 and we have been friends ever since. I also met George for the first time at the Barcelona PLE event. selfieX education image learning photograph selfies Technology

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Dead personal

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I was also asked why I didn't use the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). Sound like a PLE? I deliberately avoided using the term PLE because I believe the PLE extends beyond personal web tools to encompass other tools and resources, such as paper based resources and broadcast media such as television and radio, as well as conversations with other people and so on. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Personalised learning

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Image source Personalised learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Tags: Plymouth Education Society PLE personalised learning Assessing Pupil Progress I have been thinking a lot about personalised learning lately. Last night, during a panel discussion for the Plymouth Education Society, I made a statement that the current UK National Curriculum doesn't make a lot of room for personalised learning.

Reciprocity learning

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I watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal. Image by Chris Ishikawa (NB: Chris made his cute animal image free for use under a CC licence, so his photo gains a wider audience on this blog. Mark Curtis self disclosure George Mead Grainne Conole reciprocity learning #pleconf Charles Cooley PLE VLE learning PLN social comparison Leon Festinger

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Wisdom of clouds

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Let me explain: PLE. The tools within a PLE are most likely not used for the purpose of formal education of all learners within an educational institution. This is different from a PLE, a VLE and a PTE. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: Manish Malik VLE PLE Cloud Learning Environment This is the first time I've done this, but it's a new year and a new broom.

Deeply personal

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Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: PLE computer based education Web 2.0 When you're on holiday, I guess you must have come across people selling 'personalised' souvenirs. Name plates for doors, T-shirts, mugs, keyrings, even baseball caps - with every name under the sun on them (well almost - the only names I haven't seen on any personalised merchandising are 'Adolf' and 'Jezebel'. I'm not sure why.)

A right punch-up

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The second member of the panel, Graham Attwell , believes that the VLE is dead and that the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is the solution to the needs of diverse learners. just watch the video Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: MLE James Clay blog VLE PLE Nick Sharratt Steve Wheeler ALT-C 2009 Graham Attwell #altc2009 CMS There are only a few days left until we all migrate toward the University of Manchester for the ALT-C annual bash.

Lost in translation

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At the VLE is Dead symposium , there was an issue over the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). Some people objected to it being named as such, because they argue, the PLE is not a 'thing', but a concept or more accurately a counterpoint in the discourse of the VLE. or the PLE and rename will be a little more difficult, I predict. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: VLE Tim O'Reilly PLE naming pidgin concept Web 2.0

Give PLEs a chance

Learning with e's

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. For him, the PLE is the weapon of choice for those who want to survive and thrive in the shifting sands of a challenging and volatile world of work. Tags: PLE Emerging Cultures Graham Attwell Connected Minds

Inspired learning

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Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. multimedia PLE personal technology Distance Education Engaging learning Psychology Web 2.0Anyone who has been involved in academic life for a while will tell you that research interests change over time. Mine certainly have.

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The boy done good

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Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: University of Plymouth VLE PLE Plymouth Student Educator dan kennedy One of my third year students, Dan Kennedy, has had his first article published in a new journal. The Plymouth Student Educator , a peer-reviewed online journal has been created to showcase the best of University of Plymouth students' work.

Can anybody hear me?

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3) An exemplification of Edupunk philosophy is the rise of the personal learning environment (PLE) in which the learner selects his/her own tools and technologies to apply in formal and informal learning. Image Source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: VLE PLE Martin Ebner Edupunk Educamp rhizome To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.

Noughties. but nice

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Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: Nintendo DS MySpace YouTube iPod Touch PLE Nintendo Wii Twitter Ringtones podcast Google FaceBook Bebo The first decade of the 21st Century was highly significant for personal learning. Such a vast array of new personal devices and web applications was introduced that have become so deeply ingrained in our everyday lives, many of us would probably feel at a loss if we were suddenly transported back to 1999.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

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files, images, etc.) Oh, I should add that this capability from the learner side would include images, photos and files. Mobile app with ability to record video, capture images, photos. Personalized Learning Experience (PLE). You may know more of it as personalization or localization, but if you take a real deep dive you will see more vendors going PLE. But for PLE, it is goes to the next tier. Think of it this way, to expand about a PLE.

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Is Instructional Designer the Right Title?

Experiencing eLearning

Image credit: Saturday-June 16 from sscornelius ’s photostream Via a post I found through Workplace Learning Today , Rob Wilkins asked whether “instructional designer&# is really an accurate title for what we do. He suggests that “information and instruction architect&# might be a better description, especially as we move to more learner control, personal learning environments, and Web 2.0 tools.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Challenge #1: I don’t know how to get my image to fill the entire screen. 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. Connectivist and Constructivist PLEs - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , September 21, 2010 Is the PLE a connectivist construct or a constructivist construct? PLE (14).

Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking

Web Tools for Learners

I assume, I hope with some degree of accuracy, that visual literacy means, in parallel with textual literacy , knowing the history and current usage of images and colours so you can interpret them within a community of knowledgeable users. Dave Tosh's PLE. Even text-based people now add images to their written pieces, use PowerPoint, and sometimes venture into short videos. I was inspired by Michele Martin ’s PLE mindmap. Michele Martin's PLE Mindmap.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Deeper Instructional Design Creating a Learning Ecosystem - Why Blended Learning is Now Inadequate E-induction Twitter for Learning eLearning Authoring Tools Paul's E-Learning Resources PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE) The ladder of participation in social media Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction E-Learning Queen: The Best Way to Learn in an Online Course Learning 2.0

Learning with 'e's: The VLE sucks

Graham Attwell will probably talk the most sense, providing a real alternative - the PLE. vs VLEs (Donna Hay) Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: VLE PLE Wolverhampton ALT-C 2009 VLE is dead #VLEundead The ALT-C 'VLE is dead' symposium attracted a huge audience. It was like the Black Hole of Calcutta in that room, as anyone who was there will tell you.

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A few of my favorite things

Web Tools for Learners

Facebook - could be the next thing in learning management and PLE (personal learning environment). Picnik -online image editing. Like most people who develop and manage training for a living, especially at small to medium sized companies and non profits, I have learned to do a lot of work using free and open source software tools. I will explain how I use these tools in a series of posts but for now I just want to list some of them in case you want to check them out for yourself.

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

ID Reflections

Pinterest with its rich repository of images and infographic is another example of how micro-learning exists in various forms without being recognized as such. 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.

The Melbourne set

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It was great talking again with Colin Warren (@colwar) whom I first met face to face in Barcelona at last year's PLE conference, and to feel intuitively that we are kindred spirits. Image by Joyce Seitzinger The Melbourne set by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 We all thoroughly enjoyed our Big Fat Tweetup last night down on the riverside in Melbourne.

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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. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - PLE’s need Teachers - Learnadoodledastic , September 23, 2010. Images (786). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list!

Blogging: Five of the best

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As an added measure of my invective, I found an image of fire and published it at the head of my post. Interestingly, the post went viral not so much because of the subject matter, but more likely because the image I had inadvertently chosen was the top Google image search hit for 'fire'. It helps that the image used to illustrate the post shows ancient Greeks, one of whom appears to be using a laptop computer and stylus! Anatomy Of A PLE (>29,000 views) 9.

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

Learning with e's

Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: microblogging VLE PLE Twitter mashup icl 2009 One of the papers I will be presenting in September is entitled: "Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment". It will be presented in the special track on Mashups and Education at this year's Interactive Computer Aided Learning Conference , which as usual, is held in the beautiful Alpine town of Villach, in Austria.