PLE bargaining

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Those attending the PLE Conference found themselves quickly immersed in discussion, dialogue and debate over the nature and ethos of the personal learning environment. The Twitter stream alone went wild, and by midday on the second day there had been over 5000 messages inserted into the #PLE-BCN hashtag stream. Every session, including the breakout sessions, was streamed live over the web, and many people participated from outside the event.

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Physiology of a PLE

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Yesterday I posted my views on what I think are the essential components of a Personal Learning Environment - the Anatomy of the PLE. You will note that the functionality is exclusive to the personal web tools (PWTs) I outlined in yesterday's post. Such key functions of the PLE (Personal Web Tools component) can be managed through a number of tools, and learners each have their individual preferences, all of which ensures that each PLE will be unique to that individual learner.

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Anatomy of a PLE

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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. Web 2.0

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PLE vs VLE

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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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LMS, PLE, VLE, ILS & SCORM – Navigate the Acronym Minefield

Adobe Captivate

The inevitable explosion of web technologies has led to a mangled pile of nearly incomprehensible acronyms swimming around in many of today's trendiest headlines and articles. eLearning #PLE #VLE #ILS #Virtual Worlds #SCORM #LMS. We've always been a little acronym happy in the world of online learning. So what is all this stuff about, and why all the hype / excitement etc. around the latest wave of acronyms? Whats new

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TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: Web 2.0 In this presentation, Sue Waters will guide you on a tour of how educators, from different educational sectors, utilize web technologies with their learners to collaborate on global projects. With Web 2.0 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.

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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. The report goes on to define personal webs as self created, and consisting of online tools that suit each individual's unique preferences, styles and needs. Sound like a PLE?

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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Web 3.0: The Way Forward?

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Dan Roberts (@ChickenSaltash) reported on how his School, Saltash.Net in Cornwall is using a number of Web 2.0 The team from Welsh Connection, including St James' own Stephen Farmer (@StephenFarmer) spoke on how they were using a number of open source web tools to connect schools across the South of Wales and the West Country of England. Web 3.0: My own presentation was entitled Web 3.0: Web 3.0: elgg Vital Meet Web 3.0 Moodle Mahara Web 2.0

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An Autodidact Learns From the Web

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I used to learn from books, even sometimes from tv, but now we have the web. I love the web. Recently I gave myself a task that requires me to learn more about how to create web pages. I used tools like the old Netscape Composer and currently its grandchild, Nvu, both of which are WYSIWYG web page creators. I was a text person initially, and not technically inclined, but I want to communicate on the web so I have to learn how to do so wholistically.)

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The Web is a Creativity Generator generating a Culture of Creativity

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And it’s because of the web and because the web is social. On the web, much is possible. Whether you are finding the right beautiful photo (with the right Creative Commons license) to illustrate metaphorically the connectivity and the beauty of the internet for a blog post, or whether you are playing with a web app (Skitch - [link] ) to draw. The web is a space where people want to make, to create. And the web is our creativity playground.

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LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

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Web Tools for Critical Thinking (Dave Pollard). 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 These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

It is this aspect (potential applications of the Experience API) that we intend to mainly focus upon in this brief article, by triggering thoughts and ideas on the topic, along with curated pointers to some of the resources available on the web. The Experience API, with its wonderful capabilities, promises to offer solutions for all of these requirements by helping capture learning experiences: Outside the LMS, and outside the web browser.

Learning with 'e's: It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs

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It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. My slides for the upcoming PLE/PLN Online Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba are now available for viewing above. Tags: PLE formal learning self learning PLN personal web informal learning

TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

It is this aspect (potential applications of the Experience API) that we intend to mainly focus upon in this brief article, by triggering thoughts and ideas on the topic, along with curated pointers to some of the resources available on the web. The Experience API, with its wonderful capabilities, promises to offer solutions for all of these requirements by helping capture learning experiences: Outside the LMS, and outside the web browser.

When worlds collide

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

This is reminiscent of the discussions held at the recent PLE conference in Barcelona, where some theorists attempted to defuse the tensions between didactic institutional provision and individualised PLEs by proposing a compromise. To reconcile the two seemingly polemic positions of learner control vs institutional provision, the authors of this paper propose that the PLE requires an elaboration, which 'integrates important instructional functions for learner control'.

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

This time it's personal

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These tools, services and technologies become a part of your personal learning environment or PLE. The PLE is an approach rather than a technology. You can trawl the Web (using your PLE tools) and discover many videos, websites and blogs that focus largely on PLEs and their place in education. education learning Personal Learning Environment PLE Technology Personal. Idiosyncratic. Individual. Separate. Different. Unique. Singular. Distinct. Yes, you.

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. books futures Web 2.0

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WebTools For Learners » Web 2.0 and Responsible Educators

Web Tools for Learners

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Personal Learning Resources

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Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are made up of more than web tools. But as I have tried to articulate in earlier blogposts , my PLE is more than people and tools. Tapscott and Williams' Wikinomics , first published in 2007, shows how mass collaboration through Web 2.0 They make up an important part of my PLE and have given me inspiration and provided clarity to my thinking. People and non-digital resources are also important components.

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

Vignettes Learning

CLAs are focused on studying and reporting human behavior in relation to learning and productivity technologies, specifically, Web 2.0 Gaps consultant - a snapshot analyst for gaps in information, data or process that are missing in networks (project leads, instructional designers, writers, editors, researchers - example is tracking micro -learning impacts by using Web 2.0 Toolkit Guru - has specialized in one Web 2.0 Learning coaches can help their clients by using Web 2.0

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Using the web for communication, education, and business! Personalizing Web Access. Later in the day I was working with some people who were not that efficient at using the web and wanted to show them what I regard as an essential web tool, del.icio.us , the social bookmarking application. Both of these reminded me of Virginia’s comment, and an often overlooked factor in encouraging people to expand their web efficiency. Social bookmarking Post #4 Web 2.0

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. Exploit Web 2.0. 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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Dead personal

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Since I posted the ' Two fingered salute ' earlier this week several people have asked me what I meant by 'personal web'. I was also asked why I didn't use the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). The report goes on to define personal webs as self created and consisting of online tools that suit each individual's unique preferences, styles and needs. Sound like a PLE? For those who don't, the institutional VLE (or perhaps no web based use at all) is an option.

WebTools For Learners » Autodidacts and Web 2.0: Are Universities Still Needed, Part 2

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

Vignettes Learning

The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 Printing Pizza, Brewing Coffee and Receiving Mail in Your PC Advance Software in Web 2.0 Welcome to the Session. The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session.

New and emerging technologies

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I also take a gaze into the near future of technology supported learning with some comments on augmented reality , the semantic web and the rise in bring your own device strategies in the workplace. AR education emerging technology learning media PLE social learning Technology videoI was interviewed recently by the team from Sponge UK in the beautiful gardens of Drake's Place, at Plymouth University.

Deeply personal

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The third component is already in place - Web 2.0 Tags: PLE computer based education Web 2.0 When you're on holiday, I guess you must have come across people selling 'personalised' souvenirs. Name plates for doors, T-shirts, mugs, keyrings, even baseball caps - with every name under the sun on them (well almost - the only names I haven't seen on any personalised merchandising are 'Adolf' and 'Jezebel'. I'm not sure why.)

Always Beta, Never Done

Web Tools for Learners

The most fascinating thing about the web is that there is no end; there is always more and new. The most frustrating thing about the web is that there is no end; there is always more and new. So I love the web, and I learn so much from what often feels like frittering my time away, but there is no end to what you can learn to do and learn and do on it. And here we are in the same early stage with the web, where everything is alway beta, never done!

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Lost in translation

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Web 2.0 A lot of people don't like the name 'Web 2.0', because of its connotations, and some have tried to rename it. Doing so of course, they fall into exactly the same trap, because the alternative names - such as 'social web' and 'read/write web' - only tend to create certain expectations around those tools which may be unrealistic, and can also limit our imagination too. Trying to take something like Web 2.0,

Content creation

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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. In my next blog post in this series on digital literacies, I will explore this facet of the social web in more detail. video Personal Learning Environment blog PLE tagging content creation wiki podcast digital literacy

Inspired learning

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With the advent of the Internet, I began to develop an interest in how people learn in environments where they draw on a number of different sources, such as the Web, television, video, and audio. Press the fast forward button to the early days of Web 2.0, multimedia PLE personal technology Distance Education Engaging learning Psychology Web 2.0Anyone who has been involved in academic life for a while will tell you that research interests change over time.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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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.

PLEs join us online

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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'm looking forward to talking about my own concept of personal learning environments and personal webs in my talk which is entitled: 'It's Personal'. Tags: PLE Steve Wheeler PLN Stephen Downes personal web George Siemens

Reciprocity learning

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I watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal. In it, they represented a number of perspectives on personal learning environments, including a discussion on the differential between institutionally managed Virtual Learning Environments (or VLEs) and the free tools that learners are now using on the web.

Wisdom of clouds

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Let me explain: PLE. The tools within a PLE are most likely not used for the purpose of formal education of all learners within an educational institution. to quote Scott, "courses taught using contemporary social software/web 2.0 This is different from a PLE, a VLE and a PTE. Tags: Manish Malik VLE PLE Cloud Learning Environment This is the first time I've done this, but it's a new year and a new broom.