Anatomy of a PLE

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Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) do exactly what they say on the can - they are personal to each individual, created by them, owned by them, used by them within their lifelong learning. 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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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. Personal Web Tools (PWTs) are thought by some to be synonymous with PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) but the two should not be confused. 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.

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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). The authors of the 2009 Horizon Report (I cannot recommend this document highly enough) succinctly define the personal web as "a term coined to represent a collection of technologies that confer the ability to reorganize, configure and manage online content rather than just viewing it". Sound like a PLE? Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

#LearningIs personal

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We all learn differently. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. It means that everyone has to try to fit in, even if the methods and environments don't meet their needs. It would be too expensive to manage a personalised education system that suited everyone's needs and preferences. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence.

City of the dead

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I think that Managed Learning Environments are like Pompeii. Secondly, the new generation of social networking students don't want or need to be managed. The Personalised Learning Environment (PLE) will take their place. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. City of the dead. That was my impression of Pompeii.

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