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. My personal view is that students own and create their PLE but that the iMLE also has something to offer them, even though it is highly problematic in its current form. Firstly, we need to understand the true nature of the PLE - its anatomy.

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PLE vs VLE

Learning with e's

The paper is titled: Integrating Personal Learning Environments into the Primary Classroom and goes beyond web tools, and even personal learning networks. Here's the abstract: The Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a concept that describes how learners create and sustain their study through individualised tools and resources. Each PLE by its nature is unique, with each individual choosing their own preferred approaches. Tags: VLE PLE Web 2.0

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment? How do social networks relate to personal learning?

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 There will be Social Network Operating Systems that will allow us to pull together our highly personal environment.

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. ” By the time I heard the phrase, “Personal Learning Network,” or PLN, I’d already begun developing and maintaining professional relationships through social media. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic. A network, by definition, is quite different.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). While the ILE is designed to bridge the gap between the LMS and the PLE, it purposefully keeps them apart.

PLE - Personal Learning Environment - supporting learning as a lifestytle

Vignettes Learning

This is a slideshow of Graham Attwell which I thought covers some of the essentials what PLE (Personal Learning Environment) will continue to present opportunities for a new way of learning. View Upload your own Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

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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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PLEs, Networks and Knowledge - FREE Course!

E-Learning Acupuncture

PLENK stands for: Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge. Tags: PLE course learning Building on the successes of the massive Connectivism course that Stephen Downes and George Seimens mounted in 2008 and 2009, PLENK2010 will be launching on Sept 15th. Find out more here. If you want to learn more about the current trends and the bleeding edge of PLEs / PLNs / group-based learning then this will be the place to be in Fall 2010.

Why and how to create successful Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) in the Workplace

TalentLMS

By leveraging your personal learning network to get the information you need, you can become instantly productive. What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? The idea behind a Personal Learning Network has its roots in a learning theory, called the Theory of Connectivism, advanced by George Siemens back in 2005. Network: What starts off as a small group of personal contacts can evolve into a broad personal learning network of peers and colleagues.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

Don’t worry about missing something interesting; somebody else will pick it up or you can ask someone in your network about it later. In the network, good things come back around. Difference between PKM/PLE/PLN: PKM is more work-focused. Posted in Learning Communities, Lifelong Learning, PLE, Workplace Learning. Tags: Learning Communities Lifelong Learning PLE Workplace Learning Harold Jarche learntrends PKM

Podcast Discussing Learning and Networking with a Blog

Tony Karrer

It was interesting to listen to beginning portion of the podcast Straight Talk with Bob Phillips where they discuss my article in T&D Learning and Networking with a Blog. From their post: In the opening segment, Aaron and I talk about Tony Karrer's article in T&D magazine, Learning and Networking with a blog. We also talked about how his blog has some interesting posts on personal learning environments (PLE's).

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Welcome to the Session. The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Download the 25-Page Special Report and Framework Graphics. Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics.

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 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

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Off the rails?

Learning with 'e's

The state education system can easily be compared to a railway network. There is no deviation from the track (unless there is a disaster and there is a derailment - trains run on the rails), and generally there is a prescribed timetable that dictates the schedule of arrivals and departures of all trains in the network. In other words, they need technologies that are networked. content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway Technology

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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Personal and personalised learning

Learning with 'e's

I explored some of the older concepts such as personal learning environments, networked learning and desire lines, before moving on to discuss some of the latest thinking around personal learning. Alan Tait Albert Sangra education guide Jeronimos Monastery learning Lisbon personal personalised PLE PLN Portugal Scaffolding Terry Anderson

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. VLE PLE education learning #ple_sou personal web

Everyone has one

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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. As they gain more knowledge of their subject, broaden their personal learning networks and gain access to more content, so they modify their PLE to accommodate all the necessary storage, tagging and co-creation of content that ensues. Personal Learning Environment PLE Web 2.0

Grand tour

Learning with e's

On Sunday it's down to Frankfurt and a meeting with my old friend Sigi Jakob-Kuhn (follow her as @Networking_Lady on Twitter) in Wienheim, before moving onwards to Heidelburg to attend the International Networking Conference and chair their sessions on e-learning. We have been told we need to make our own personalised badges too, in keeping with the PLE flavour of the event. The full programme for the @PLE_BCN event is here at this link.

#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. PLEs could be created by anyone, using just about any tool or technology, and we expanded the idea to embrace other elements such as real experiences and people (Personal Learning Networks). education learning personal devices PLE social media

PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Generally, this aligns to that held by many educators who subscribe to connectivist theory - that students not only consume content, they now have the capability, through their personal learning environments (PLEs), to mash it up with any other content, to create new content, extend it, remix it and share it across their network of friends and other connections. ELI_2015 connectivism education learning MOOC PLE Stephen Downes Technology

Personal Learning Resources

Learning with e's

My Personal Learning Network is essentially the people I connect with in order to learn what I need when I need it. Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools are simply the means through which I do it. But as I have tried to articulate in earlier blogposts , my PLE is more than people and tools. They make up an important part of my PLE and have given me inspiration and provided clarity to my thinking.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

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Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. OpenBlog19 copyright creative commons education knowledge learning Personal Learning Environment PLE sharing smartphone social media TechnologyPhoto by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. 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.

In person

Learning with e's

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

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites. blended distance education flipped classroom learning learning environment mobile MOOCs PLE TechnologyIn recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space.

Daily Bookmarks 07/10/2008

Experiencing eLearning

This article skims the surface of what might be possible if social networking tools, blogs, wikis, and more were used to construct courses and give students more control. tags: lms , socialnetworking , ple , blog , wiki , web2.0 , learnercontrol Taking the ‘A’ out of Asynchronous. Examples of colleges successfully using synchronous tools for office hours, student collaboration, and administrative work. tags: synchronous , highered , collaboration , education.

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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. Particularly emphasised was the power and capability of the personal learning network (or PLN) which can not only save you time when you are looking for the answer, but can also lock you into a huge network of like-minded individuals, from where you can 'distribute your knowledge'.

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? 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. Tags: VLE PLE tagging horizon report personal web

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context.

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. The PLE that would know learners’ interests and gaps in knowledge and skills and proactively suggest new information, courses, social communities and network for consideration. (I

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by George Siemens discussing evolution of PLE concept and pointed me to two posts by Chris Lott based on his initial question - "What does your PLE look like?" - Tired of PLE Flak and I'm not interested in the PLE which then pointed me to a bunch of other posts as well - on the PLE and An audit on where stand with PLEs.

Boiling It Down to Valuable and Useful Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking, e-Learning, training and education are raising the issue about people's inability to process information overload. Many pundits of Web 2.0, Some solutions may come from having better software and processes. I am skeptical about our over reliance on software to address this challenge. Is there a methodology or thinking process that can help people train themselves to think critically and manage massive information and get to the end results?

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. He argues that most learning takes place informally outside the boundaries of traditional school environment: Learning is taking place through engagement in social networking, both by young people of school age and by older people in work.

PLEs join us online

Learning with e's

I'm an invited speaker for the online PLE/PLN Symposium that has been organised by George Siemens and Stephen Downes for next week. I will post my slides later on slideshare , but in the meantime here's a taste of what's to come taken from the symposium website: A symposium will be held from October 13th till October 16th 2009 on Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Personal Learning Networks (PLNs).

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative and Social Networking Systems. Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). Catalysts grow, nurture, support and cajole networks to yield productive values. Future jobs, now, today!

Can anybody hear me?

Learning with e's

The institutional network locked me out. Eventually, bless 'em, they logged me into a specialised system - known as the access grid - which was open with no networking restrictions. 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

Small, but perfectly formed

Learning with e's

I'm just back this evening from 'The Networks, Communities and Learning: Show that you Share' conference hosted at the University of Utrecht, Holland by the Bazaar Network. Tags: PLE Meta tagging University of Utrecht Bazaar OER inter-operability

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

Social networking sites: Facebook (2006), Myspace (2003), Bebo (2005), LinkedIn (2003) and other sites together have changed the face of social networking for ever. For good or bad, millions of users worldwide flock every day to their favourite social networking sites for their daily fix of pokes, foodfights, online games status updates and live chat. Twitter is one of the best stripped down social networking tools available to humankind.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Politics of institutions vs. individuals: LMS vs. PLE. PLE: Individual surrounded by tools, people. Discussion of Communities of Practice vs. Networks. Is there any difference in microlearning in a CoP vs. network? These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support.