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 - 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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Why It's Time to Dump Your LMS for a PLE [Infographic]

Lemonade

The Problem With Your LMS: A Brief Recap of All the Things You Hate Now that you’ve got your LMS loathing off your chest, let’s take a look at why it all went downhill. Introducing Your New Best Friend: The PLE The solution to the LMS problem is a move towards leaner, more agile training delivery systems, like Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs). A PLE also opens the door for big data analytics, letting you measure progress, participation, knowledge gaps, etc.

Why It's Time to Dump Your LMS for a PLE [Infographic]

Lemonade

The Problem With Your LMS: A Brief Recap of All the Things You Hate Now that you’ve got your LMS loathing off your chest, let’s take a look at why it all went downhill. Introducing Your New Best Friend: The PLE The solution to the LMS problem is a move towards leaner, more agile training delivery systems, like Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs). A PLE also opens the door for big data analytics, letting you measure progress, participation, knowledge gaps, etc.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). We look for solutions on YouTube, Wikipedia, blogs and such online resources when we encounter a problem. 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.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

PKM is a set of problem-solving skills for work, focused on getting things done but not necessarily task focused. 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.

The personal web

Learning with 'e's

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

Deep Problems with Our Tools - e-Learning, Social Learning, etc.

Vignettes Learning

PLE - Personal Learning Environment , the new idea that people must now master their own learning as a consequence or as enabled by abundance of open learning technologies. I am often skeptical about the many types of learning tools, e.g. social networking, e-learning, LMS, rapid e-learning, even PowerPoint, etc. Matthew Crawford wrote an interesting article on "The Limits of Neuro-Talk", The New Atlantis.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Unlike a PLE, an ILE is communal. Conversely, if someone passes the assessment because they already have the knowledge, what’s the problem? A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Limitless learning

Learning with 'e's

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.

Content creation

Learning with e's

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. Artefacts are a material outworking of knowledge creation, and according to Vygotsky , they can be aids to solving problems that could not be solved as effectively in their absence.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

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

Off the rails?

Learning with 'e's

Each had to solve their own idiosyncratic problems, and each had to think critically and creatively to successfully complete their task (the success criteria were also decided by them). content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway TechnologyIt so happens that my friend, colleague and fellow Edupunk from two oceans away has set me a little challenge. Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them.

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

Deeply personal

Learning with e's

The problem is, learners are a little like patients in many ways - they are the consumers of the product, and transforming them into the co-producers of the service they will also consume requires that a) they view themselves as being capable of doing so b) the professionals who have so far provided the service actually trust them and c) there is an infrastructure in place to support the process. Tags: PLE computer based education Web 2.0

Lost in translation

Learning with e's

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. James Clay summed up the problem quite well by saying that if we find a new species of animal, do we let the animal name itself, or do we try to describe it by giving it a name?

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. The problem is that the question is somewhat complex to answer for any individual and so not something to be done lightly.

An Autodidact is Social

Web Tools for Learners

Tags: PLE Uncategorized howto learning learning 2.0

The boy done good

Learning with e's

It explores what they are, as well as the benefits and potential problems arising from their use. 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?

Learning with e's

I called my tech guys, who did a stirling job trying to find out what the problem was. Proxy error or firewall problem. 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 To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

They are there forever, and burying the past may prove to be a problem for many. 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.

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

is not a pain killer for all types of learning problems. (1) 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 environments. I call it "Learner TechnoProfile."

The iPod Video & e-Learning Looking Glass

Vignettes Learning

And do we take advantage of this if the tool has the potential to solve a training or performance problem? The holidays are coming and I must find a justification for buying (as a gift to myself) the iPod Video. Currently, I am enjoying my 40 Gig iPod for music and have downloaded hundreds of my favorite songs. The cool thing about iPod is the way I can organize, listen, and purchase music anytime I want. I can personalize my iPod.

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

The deliverables may remain yours, but you have a potentially global sounding board for ideas and problem solving. The author originally used the phrase, “Personal Learning Environment (PLE),” based on the theory of connectivism conceptualized by George Siemens and Stephen Downes. 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.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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? Here’s how to recognize the problem, and what to do about it. Is your PLE Deliberate?

Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking

Web Tools for Learners

For me, there was no problem choosing - I went to the visual simplicity of Google. Dave Tosh's PLE. I was inspired by Michele Martin ’s PLE mindmap. Michele Martin's PLE Mindmap. Michele’s inspiration and the stumbling onto a new web app to play with led me to create my own current PLE mindmap -. Joan Vinall-Cox's PLE. And, when I had some problems with this beta app, they responded quickly and sorted out the bugs.

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More on Personal Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

When I was a professor, I normally tried to start my lectures by setting up the problem. And since I was teaching techies who are natural problem solvers, it engaged them in something they love. I see the opportunity for Learning Communities to facilitate some common toolsets where the community members have an easy-to-get-started-with PLE that easily integrates with others in the same learning community, while also are connected to others outside the community.

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

ID Reflections

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. Thus, learners can solve problems quickly. The problems encountered as well as the knowledge required are all presented in their natural and authentic forms. This helps learners notice the features of problem situations that make particular actions relevant. What is micro-learning?

Personal Learning - Corporate Environment

Learning Rocks

So far at work I've managed to avoid mentioning the TLA "PLE", mostly to avoid the blank stares and potential ostracism. For me, the most important technological component in all this is RSS, really simple syndication, the bit that makes the blogs work and what feeds my Google homepage - the start of my own PLE. The problem was that to use the LMS to distribute all these different versions of the same thing would be a mess.

Personal Learning - Corporate Environment

Learning Rocks

So far at work I've managed to avoid mentioning the TLA "PLE", mostly to avoid the blank stares and potential ostracism. For me, the most important technological component in all this is RSS, really simple syndication, the bit that makes the blogs work and what feeds my Google homepage - the start of my own PLE. The problem was that to use the LMS to distribute all these different versions of the same thing would be a mess.

Learning with 'e's: The VLE sucks

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

Graham Attwell will probably talk the most sense, providing a real alternative - the PLE. How can we find a more liberating solution to the problems of digital learning? 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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Web 3.0: The Way Forward?

Learning with e's

Peter Yeomans (@ethinking) from my own Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth provoked some interesting discussion around the problems of trying to encourage undergraduate students to collaborate in online learning environments. and Anatomy of a PLE to illustrate what I think may happen in the next year or two, and how the Semantic and Pragmatic aspects of the Web, coupled with smart mobile devices may extend, enhance and transform the learning experience.

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

Is this a problem which happens only here in Brazil or not? I hate to say it, it's a problem everywhere - according to the eLearningGuild's surveys schools block these sites and corporations block access to web 2.0 Conversation included LinkedIn, Ning, MySpace, Orkut, PLE, Plurk, Utterli, Twitter, Elgg, Xing, Edmoto, wow, there are a lot of these things to consider. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up.

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. The problem with E-learning games - Stoatly Different , February 5, 2010. 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).

The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Xyleme

A recent study found that personalizing algebra and contextualizing the problems to the areas the interests of the student had a big impact on engagement and comprehension of the subject matter. For example, simply re-framing algebra questions to use sports references engaged kids that liked sports more than the generic versions of the problems. A new breed of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) is coming to market that designed from the ground up for personalized learning.

Learning with 'e's: You've been framed

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

Graham has a problem with ZPD in that it implies the presence of a teacher or expert. We are constructing this knowledge through a process of exploration, modelling, problem solving and reflecting through interaction with artefacts and social processes. The scaffolding removes the problem of needing a 'knowledgeable other'. Tags: PLE Bruner Digital scaffolding Vygotsky

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Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Two problems: Although this was the same model as my laptop, the owner doesn’t use a mouse, and I do. Which computer we use is important, but knowing how to set up our PLE (Personal Learning Environment) or, the term I prefer, our PLWE (Personal Learning and Working Environment) is foundational. WebTools For Learners. Using the web for communication, education, and business! About. Joan Vinall-Cox’s E-Portfolio. Personalizing Web Access.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

Reserve problem-based learning (PBL) for experts. What specific problem will it solve? • Encourage the learner to integrate the VLE into a broader PLE. In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work.

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A digital heretic?

Learning with e's

It doesn't make me any better or worse than anyone else, but it causes problems for the 'powers that be'. PLE will triumph over VLE. Some people think I'm a bit of a rebel. A non-comformist. You see, I don't take too kindly to unnecessary rules and regulations, and tend to scoff when people try to impose them. I despise bureaucracy and red-tape. Why can't I do this?' I ask. Because it's against the rules!' 'But But what if the rules are wrong?' 'I

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

PLE Architecture - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , July 24, 2010 personal profiler that would collect and store personal information. Anatomy of a PLE - Learning with e’s , July 11, 2010 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. What does a PLE look like? Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month.

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