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

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. all of which can be encompassed within a PLE, with computers used as a medium to connect ideas and produce quality presentations for assessment. Tags: VLE PLE Web 2.0 Three of my third year B.Ed

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Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

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. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories. If you have your own theory-informed design tips, I’d love you to share them with me!

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE. In many ways, heutagogy is aligned to other digital age theories, in that it places an importance on ‘learning to learn’, and the sharing rather than hoarding of that knowledge. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming publication entitled: Personal Technologies in Education: Issues, Theories and Debates] References Beishuizen, J.

Too Hot for eLearning

eLearning Weekly

So, I imagine the ideal Personal Learning Environment (PLE) — a utopic arrangement of computer, desk, mouse, beverage, snack, window, lamp, and whatever else at whatever temperature at whatever time, wherever suits the learner best. eLearning Theory eLearning Environment PLE Summer User Experience WeatherBy the time school let out each summer, I was already done learning.

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.

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? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? So maybe the PLE that were all talking about here is really a Personal Hard Drive. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:08 AM Labels: ple 1 comments: Dave Ferguson said.

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

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. If you subscribe to constructivist theories of learning, you will understand why the creation of content is important in any context. video Personal Learning Environment blog PLE tagging content creation wiki podcast digital literacy

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. Im a practical person at heart; not a theory-based one). Maybe it was even "personal learning" before the term PLE came along. I dont see a traditional corporation every truly embracing the theme of PLE -- at least in the pure sense of the term "personal". So, you have a PLE if : If youre interested in personal growth and development.

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Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with 'e's

In Learning in a Digital Age: The Myth and the Reality, I present a number of widespread beliefs about elearning, and challenge the provenance, reasoning and application of these theories. Learning styles, digital natives and immigrants theory, and the arguments that you cannot personalise learning in large organisations; or that SMS txting is dumbing down language; are all scrutinised and challenged. I recently gave a keynote at the eLearning 2.0

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

Personalised learning

Learning with e's

It was entitled: Personalised Learning: Ambiguities in Theory and Practice. et al (2007) Personalised Learning: Ambiguities in Theory and Practice. Tags: Plymouth Education Society PLE personalised learning Assessing Pupil Progress I have been thinking a lot about personalised learning lately.

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. The psychologist Leon Festinger developed social comparison theory - a theory that attempted to explain how people relate to each other psychologically. Mark Curtis self disclosure George Mead Grainne Conole reciprocity learning #pleconf Charles Cooley PLE VLE learning PLN social comparison Leon Festinger

Lost in translation

Learning with e's

This belief is based upon Linguistic Relativity theory (or the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis ) which suggests that language and thought are intertwined, and that spoken or written classification of objects affects the way we behave toward them. At the VLE is Dead symposium , there was an issue over the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). or the PLE and rename will be a little more difficult, I predict. Tags: VLE Tim O'Reilly PLE naming pidgin concept Web 2.0

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.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

Downes, Theory of Learning Networks, 2004) PLE functions: aggregate remix repurpose feed forward It's interesting to see this perspective on the PLE where it is part of the Connectivism course and students are naturally motivated (or required) to share. There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning.

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. 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. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me.

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? Or neither, just influenced by many theories? Is your PLE Deliberate? PLE (14).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

So the PLE conversation has been, for me, framed in terms of the LMS and tools. How do you make an LMS into a PLE? And it started dawning on me that the PLE was about a revolution in learning -- about teaching people to learn -- about empowering individuals to take control of their own learning environments, their futures. PLE is a concept. Tom Haskins wrote, "Life is my PLE." The PLE is not a corporate responsibility, but a societal one.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Deeper Instructional Design Creating a Learning Ecosystem - Why Blended Learning is Now Inadequate E-induction Twitter for Learning eLearning Authoring Tools Paul's E-Learning Resources PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE) The ladder of participation in social media Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction E-Learning Queen: The Best Way to Learn in an Online Course Learning 2.0

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

TalentLMS

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. According to Siemens’ Theory of Connectivism, continuous learning in the workplace can most effectively happen when employees personally reach out, beyond the formal classroom setting, and create informal structures within their environment to support their ongoing learning needs.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010. Anatomy of a PLE - Learning with e’s , July 11, 2010. Nuts and Bolts: Brain Bandwidth - Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , August 2, 2010. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - PLE’s need Teachers - Learnadoodledastic , September 23, 2010. Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Innovate: Moving from Theory to Real-World Experiences in an e-Learning Community 15. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26. Theories and models of and for online learning 85. Color Theory for web designers - Colors on the Web - color combination, color wheel, color schemes 96. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc.

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

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development theory has long been revered by the education community as a model for describing what happens when we learn in social contexts. Reading through the recent blog post by Graham Attwell on Vygotsky's theory , I find myself agreeing with a lot of what has been discussed. Perhaps this is one reason why his work was suppressed for so long and only began to emerge as a major theory of learning long after his premature demise.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Please PLEs Me

Learning Visions

I just listened to Stephen Downes PLE presentation , so the topic is fresh on the brain). Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:58 PM Labels: google , ple 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

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Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

Anatomy Of A PLE (>29,000 views) 9. Learning Theories For The Digital Age (>22,000 views) Reference Lessig, L. Photo by Florian Klauer on unsplash I have been privileged over the past few years to have garnered a good audience for my writing. As this blog approaches 8.5 million views, I though it would be interesting to reflect back the posts that have attracted the most interest from readers, and why they might have been so successful.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0 eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Hope you enjoy.

A digital heretic?

Learning with e's

I'm opposed to respectable and long accepted theories such as learning styles (Honey & Mumford should hang their heads in shame) and digital natives theory ( Marc Prensky has retracted much of what he said about cognitive change, but people still keep trotting out the theory as if it's a fact, hoping it makes them sound knowledgeable), because these models try to categorise students and thereby constrain creativity and individuality. PLE will triumph over VLE.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

What is the theory that underpins our moocs? version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC , which isan instantiation of that process. PLE: connectivist or constructivist GEORGE SIEMENS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012.

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Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0 Transfer of Learning - Theories and Implications - Designed for Learning , October 31, 2009. It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. And I’m having a good time on this post as I’m seeing some really great stuff that I hadn’t seen before. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&# On principle, practice, experimentation, and theory - Learnlets , July 28, 2010 On twitter today a brief conversation ensued about best practices versus best principles. PLE Architecture - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , July 24, 2010 personal profiler that would collect and store personal information. What does a PLE look like? Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010.

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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

She is in a graduate school program and is a great self-directed learner: I’m learning about things like instructional theories, learning theories, how to tie learning to performance, how to tie learning to business requirements, and ways to measure all these things. Model learning , April 8, 2009 On Monday, a hearty Twitter exchange emerged when Jane Bozarth quoted Roger Schank “ Why do we assume that theories of things must be taught to practitioners of those things?”

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. Nuts and Bolts: Brain Bandwidth - Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , August 2, 2010 Designers often overload learners with information, hurting learning and learner motivation, and thereby undercutting the very thing we say we want to accomplish.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

A PLE can be messy. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, September 27, 2007 Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.