Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

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Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. 10th (which for folks attending LearningTech, a perfect assist when you looking for an LMS or LXP or Learning Platform). LRS, classroom management, compliance mgt and mobile are wins. 38 Kallidus Learn. Certificate management is quite good, learning environment is strong.

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.

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See-through learning

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One of the things I dislike greatly about many online learning environments is poor design. They have to spend time thinking about how to get to a discussion group, or how to save content, when their energy and time should be spent learning. Some platforms are better than others of course, but generally many institutional managed learning environments suffer from the same problem - opacity. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

The future of learning

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The Future of Learning View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. With the upsurge in ownership of smart mobile devices such as iPhones, Androids and Blackberries, the rapid social penetration of touchscreen computers such as iPads, and an increase in the purchase of Kindles and other e-reader devices, the future of learning is definitely smart mobile. 80 per cent or so of the learning that most of us engage in is of an informal nature.

Punk learning

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Punk learning (some would call it Edupunk ) reflects that seventies music ethos. For some time, educators have been subverting established methods and turning their backs on institutional tools and technologies such as the managed learning environment (also known as LMS or VLE). Some go as far as to argue that autodidacticism - or self-teaching - is an important part of contemporary learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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#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.

The personal web

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Personal Web Tools (PWTs) are thought by some to be synonymous with PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) but the two should not be confused. The authors of the Horizon Report (I cannot recommend the Horizon Report series 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".

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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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". Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Opening plenary at Online Educa

Jay Cross

How many like learning? teaching has not changed; learning has changed. From knowledge management to identity management. Identity management. Attention management. Operating system for learning. store and manage files. 03 MLE = managed learning environment, 05 Personal Learning Environment, 08 CWE Collaborative Working Environment. Online Educa 2008. Keynote, December 4, 2008. Harold Elletson.

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7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

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Interactions can be managed around a specific hashtag related to the course, or can be private between the tutor and students using the Direct Message (DM) option. I have managed many meaningful conversations with students about their work through this method, both during lessons and also post-lecture, but it''s clearly not for everyone. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’.

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Thinking around corners

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I am against the sterile, meaningless Managed Learning Environments (read BlackBoard, SharePoint and yes, even Moodle) that universities and colleges push which are purpose built to maintain strict control. Trouble is, the university managers don't know it's dead, but they know it cost a lot of money, so there it remains, quietly rotting away. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.