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. What does a PLE look like?

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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

Mohamed Amine Chatti (a fellow Eddie eLearning nominee) last two posts The LaaN Perspective , and Requirements of a PLE Framework are both interesting posts and worth reading. His requirements for a PLE Framework include: Personalization Social features Social filtering I ncorporate various Web 2.0 To me, it does not make sense to look at using one environment (an LMS or PLE) as part of learning and another environment as part of knowledge work.

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PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. Tom Haskins has a series of interesting posts - on the topic: Enterprises that love PLE's Traits for creating PLE's at work The P in PLE First, I have to jump on the comments in these posts by Stephen Downes and Michelle Martin. A PLE that is 'inside the enterprise' is a contradiction in terms.

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Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). It formalises the informal.

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

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Much of our learning is informal and happens online. Instead of learners going to information, the situation is now the opposite.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


In this information age, learning professionals face several challenges with respect to organizational learning, since SCORM doesn’t have solutions to capture and track experiences such as these: A major part of organizational learning is informal.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 14, 2007 Personal Hard Drive Mark Oehlert made some very sparky comments as he enters into the "raging PLE debate." (I Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? So maybe the PLE that were all talking about here is really a Personal Hard Drive.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Monday, June 11, 2007 Personalization does not equal Personal Ive been catching up this morning on all the recent PLE posts, particularly Tom Haskins recent entries. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:48 AM Labels: ple 4comments: Tom Haskins said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Why should we question whether students have the competency to build their own PLEs, when in fact most learners already have their own PLE structure of tools sorted out when they arrive at university. Personal Learning Environment PLE Web 2.0 tools #ple_sou

Hanging in there

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One of our Atlantis University team, Tillman Swinke, recently published a blog post called 'This time it's personal' where he deals with the subject of motivation in relation to informal learning. Tags: Tillman Swinke PLE formal learning motivation informal learning

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with e's

I attended the first ever Personal Learning Environments conference in Barcelona, about 5 years ago, and spent three glorious days in the sun, learning from others about the PLE and how it would revolutionise learning. education learning personal devices PLE social media

Personal Learning Resources

Learning with e's

But as I have tried to articulate in earlier blogposts , my PLE is more than people and tools. They are a sample of the text books I have chosen to study because they are the ones that inform me the best within my own community of interest.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

Learning Visions

First off, I have to say that this entire PLE conversation hasnt really sparked much for me. Maybe it was even "personal learning" before the term PLE came along. So, you have a PLE if : If youre interested in personal growth and development.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards | Main | Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading » June 13, 2007.and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. You wanna know what a PLE is? This is why I think my life is my PLE.

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TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

What was face-to-face, formal with limited interaction - Social networking has made instant, on-demand, informal, global and constant. Posted in Learning Communities, PLE, Read/Write Web. Tags: Learning Communities PLE Read/Write Web Flat Classroom Sue Waters TCC09

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

The author originally used the phrase, “Personal Learning Environment (PLE),” based on the theory of connectivism conceptualized by George Siemens and Stephen Downes. Community I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

Too much information. More important advances in the future will be our advances in dealing with information & problem solving, not in computer technology ( he was quoting someone–didn’t catch who, and this is only a paraphrase ). Difference between PKM/PLE/PLN: PKM is more work-focused. Posted in Learning Communities, Lifelong Learning, PLE, Workplace Learning.

Is Instructional Designer the Right Title?

Experiencing eLearning

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 Via a post I found through Workplace Learning Today , Rob Wilkins asked whether “instructional designer&# is really an accurate title for what we do.

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). Since then, Steve Wheeler’s thought-provoking article Anatomy of a PLE has prompted me to extend my argument a little further. Tags: informal learning learning management e-learning development instructional design blended learning LMS informal learning environment ILE VLE FLE MLE formal learning environment learning administration In my previous article Online courses must die!

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Reciprocity learning

Learning with e's

I watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal.

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.

Dead personal

Learning with e's

I was also asked why I didn't use the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). Sound like a PLE? There should also be plenty of opportunity during the Fringe (F-ALT) sessions - see the F-ALT website for more details on these informal discussions.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning


Today, we keep hearing that formal presentations are out, that it’s all about informal learning, social learning and user-generated content. So, while structured informal learning sounds like an oxymoron, here are four reasons why structure still matters: 1.

Wisdom of clouds

Learning with e's

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. Each learner may use a different set of tools to support/enhance their informal learning.

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.) Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:38 AM Labels: ple 2comments: Lee said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Can anybody hear me?

Learning with e's

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. Tags: VLE PLE Martin Ebner Edupunk Educamp rhizome

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

If we time jumped from then to 2009, the way we now communicate, learn, search for information, share content and consume entertainment would be unrecognisable. Where else would most of us go though, for quick information.

Buses, blogging and breakfast

Learning with e's

It'sh two shtops back" he informed me. Tags: blog PLE Utrecht Kristina Hoeppner Bazaar LMS It all started during my visit to Utrecht to speak at the Bazaar conference last month.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation. Politics of institutions vs. individuals: LMS vs. PLE. PLE: Individual surrounded by tools, people.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.


Origin Learning

Information gathering has become cross-platform, and the realm of education is no exception. The importance of relationships cannot be undermined in a personal learning environment, because it is them which makes it seamless- blurring the lines between formal and informal learning.

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eLearning Weekly » Understanding Personal Learning Environments

eLearning Weekly

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

2.Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Over the years, Personal Learning Environment (PLE) in LMS has seen several additions of features – some which worked well with the end users and some irrelevant ones that have pulled out eventually.

Blurring the boundaries

Learning with e's

I'm increasingly conscious of the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning contexts. The remaining 80 per cent of lifelong learning occurs as a result of informal, and often random kinds of learning experiences (Cofer, 2000). 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

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Learning with 'e's: It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs

Learning with e's

My slides for the upcoming PLE/PLN Online Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba are now available for viewing above. In 'It's Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs' , I attempt to compare and contrast a number of learning philosophies, and define some of the (un)boundaries of informal and self organised learning - the fertile ground within which personal learning approaches flourish.

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? The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. 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.