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paul lowe

Personal Learning Environments - 1 views

    "A PLE (personal learning environment) is:

    a system that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to set their own learning goals, manage their learning, manage both content and process, and communicate with others in the process of learning.

    In contrast, a virtual learning environment (VLE) or learning management system (LMS), such as Blackboard or Moodle, is:

    a software system designed to help teachers by facilitating the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. The system can often track the learners' progress, which can be monitored by both teachers and learners.

    Notice the difference? A VLE/LMS is all about controlling how you learn. A PLE is about giving you control over how you learn."
paul lowe

#PLENK2010 Curation and Balance « Jenny Connected - 0 views

    "There has been lots of discussion this week about whether Personal Learning Environment (PLE) and/or Personal Learning Network (PLN) are the right terms to describe what this is all about and some recognition that this a semantics issue. According to Rita Kop PLE is a UK term and PLN an American term. Dave Cormier questions whether the term personal should be used at all. Stephen Downes points out that personal is an OK term if you think about [Personal Learning] Network as opposed to [Personal] Learning Network - and similarly for PLE. I like that - but for me, the words are not as important as the process - although I can see that the process needs nominalising for ease of reference. If I am going to think about introducing the idea of PLEs/PLNs to my colleagues or students then I will be talking about the process and the implications of this process for learning rather than what we should call it, i.e. why it might be preferable for students to learn in environments/spaces of their own choice rather than be confined to an institutions VLE/LMS."
paul lowe

PLEs are an Operating System for Learning « Viplav Baxi's Meanderings - 0 views

    "I think of PLEs as Operating Systems just like regular operating systems are for computer users. In fact, I call the PLE a LearnOS.

    Thinking of a PLE as a LearnOS helps me also get by the initial comprehension of what it can contain, such as tools, resources and connections, as also how it is deployed - PC, mobile and cloud. I can then move on to think about how learning will occur in this LearnOS by asking not only how the LearnOS can be organized to support my learning (feed aggregation, twitter tags and the like) in a given context, or how my LearnOS is connected to other LearnOS-es out there (PLNs), but also to thinking how my LearnOS can adapt to my learning contexts and my learning needs."
paul lowe

#PLENK2010 Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC | Suifaijohnmak's Weblog - 1 views

    "My suggested assumptions in MOOC include:

    * people would learn in a self-directed manner
    * Knowledge is distributed
    * Knowledge is negotiated
    * Knowledge is emergent
    * Knowledge is rhizomatic (thanks to Dave's video posted - refer to How to be successful in MOOC?)
    * Learning is capacity to construct, navigate and traverse across networks
    * personal learning networks would be a far better way for people to learn
    * people like to learn via social networks
    * people know how to connect (people have the communication, literacy and critical literacy skills)
    * people know how to use the technology to connect
    * people are self motivated (intrinsic motivation)
    * people like to accept challenges, chaos and complexity is just part of the learning process
    * people don't need to follow a course or qualification for learning to be effective
    * Learning is emergent, and is based on connections, engagement and interactions
    * Learning is open
    * Identity in networked learning is based on individual's "participation, interaction" in the networks, and is reflective of ones involvement in the media, it's dynamic, adaptive
    * Individual and social learning is emphasised - cooperation
    * Sensemaking and wayfinding are important"
paul lowe

edtechpost - PLE Diagrams - 0 views


    Details last edit by sleslie sleslie Sep 1, 2010 8:54 am - 138 revisions hide details

    * clwe
    * loosely coupled
    * ple
    * plwe
    * small pieces
    * web 2.0

    A Collection of PLE diagrams
    As preparation for a workshop I am giving this fall I thought it would be interesting to collect together all the diagrams of PLEs I could find, as a compare and contrast sort of exercise. If you have others, I'd love to know about them. You can log in with the guest account (edtechpost_guest, same password) or email them to me at"
paul lowe

User:Davecormier/Books/Educational Technology and the Adult Learner - WikiEducator - 0 views

    "The term 'educational technology' is a difficult one to pin down. There are some who would argue that every tool we use, from a ballpoint pen to an electronic whiteboard, is an educational technology. Others strive to pin down best practices with choice technologies and advocate for this or that brand of technology enhanced pedagogy as scientifically proven to better the learning process in some way. Some people think that social networking is faddish, or, worse, a sign of the decline of our civilization. Others will argue that if we do not bring it into our classrooms we are doing our students a disservice and becoming increasingly out of date.

    As an educator working on such slippery foundations, I have taken the position that all these things are true. Social networking is both faddish and dangerous as well as critical to moving forward. Our tools are both simply a reflection of the same tools and methods of millennia and complex mechanisms fraught with implicit pedagogy. This course takes all opinions on education and technology as valid and mixes them together, to be interpreted by our own class as well as being validated by a wider network of educators. "
paul lowe

#PLENK2010: Five points about PLNs « Collaborative Understandings - 0 views

    "Dave's five points about PLEs PLNs for PLENK2010

    Here is my adaptation…

    * Point #1: I use the term personal learning network (PLN) to refer to all of the following: professional learning network, personal learning environment, learning management system, course management system, etc. A node that makes up a PLN can be a person, group, institution, online community, software program, etc. And it's personal if the learner (and not a teacher, trainer, expert, etc.) has control over which nodes to connect with and what type of interaction the learner prefers to have with each node."
paul lowe

Twitter as a Personal Learning Network (PLN) | What's New in the World? - 0 views

    "Personal Learning Networks are all the rage at the moment. As with a lot of "modern" things, they're existed for a long time but have now got a snappy new name. It used to be called "advice from friends and colleagues". But in the era of social media the word friend has taken on a new meaning. Social media has provided me with a lot of friends who I've never met and never spoken to. I've exchanged a few tweets with them, commented on or received comments on a blog article, or maybe read a few forum posts, and as a result these people are, in Web 2.0-speak, friends."
paul lowe

The PLE Growth Model « Mollybob Goes To School - 0 views

    "The Personal Learning Environment concept is relatively new and is often used interchangeably with Personal Learning Network. The earliest reference is attributed to George Siemens in his 2004 paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Downes and Attwell have also popularised the concept with Downes describing the PLE as "a tool that allows for a learner (or anyone) to engage in a distributed environment consisting of a network of people, services and resources" (2006, p23).

    Semantically, a personal learning environment and a personal learning network differ, with a network referring to connections and the interaction between them, and an environment referring to a broader definition that includes more passive tools and settings. The network and its broader socially constructed environment are interdependent, constantly shaping each other and unable to be separated."
paul lowe

How to Create A Facebook Page - 0 views

    "How to Create A Facebook Page
    Facebook pages have been getting lots of search engine respect lately. Learn how to create a Facebook page here, since it's rather difficult to figure out how to do it on your own as a newbie!

    It's 2010, and I've completely updated this tutorial...enjoy :)"
paul lowe

The Wales-Wide Web | Questions and Answers on Peronal Learning Environments - 0 views

    "In January I published an artcile entitled 'Personal Learning Environments - the future of eLearning?' in the second edition of e-Learning Papers, a new journal published by elearningeuropa.

    The online journal subsequently invited readers to ask me questions about the paper. Very fine questions they were too. I have just got round to answering the answers will no doubt appear on the elearningeuropa portal shortly. "
paul lowe

Deliberations - 0 views

    "A definition for the term Personal Learning Environment (PLE), remains elusive. Conception about what should constitute a PLE depends on the perspective of the commentator. For example, the priorities for a PLE are different for a tertiary student, a university administrator, an instructor, a working professional, or an adult who persues an eclectic path of lifelong learning. Metaphorically, an individual may engage in a learning process that is either more acquisitional or participatory (Sfard, 1998). There are inconsistencies across these positions about what a PLE should do. But whether constructively and defensively, interest in PLE appears to be growing.

    At the time of writing this introduction (August 2006), no particular product or service exists that can definitively be categorised as a PLE, although some prototypical work is in progress. An inclusive, authoritative account about PLEs does not yet exist. Only a handful of articles have appeared in the academic and public press about PLEs since the term gained currency in 2004. This article has been compiled after tracking recent conversations in the blogosphere and following social bookmarks. "
paul lowe

Mohamed Amine Chatti's ongoing research on Technology Enhanced Learning: Personal Envir... - 0 views

    "With each new wave of technological innovation, the traditional way to explore the evolution of the educational model is to focus on how to best integrate the new technology into the learning process without influencing the traditional pedagogical principles and policies imposed by formal educational institutions. Recently, with the rise of new Web 2.0 tools and services (e.g. blogs, wikis, RSS, mashups, social tagging), many researchers are going the same way by exploring how to best include these tools into the traditional academic and corporate learning process. I believe however that in doing so, educational Web 2.0 technologies will go the way of previous technologies (e.g. LMS, LCMS, CMS, LO, LOR); i.e. much hype followed by a slow death. "
paul lowe

Definitions of Personal Learning Environment (PLE) - 0 views

    good slideshare presentation on PLE's
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The Project « Plearn Blog - 0 views

    "The National Research Council of Canada's Institute for Information Technology (Learning and Collaborative Group) has started a research and development project exploring the Personal Learning Environment. The project researches how new technologies can be used in a personalized informal learning environment and focuses on two dimensions. The first dimension is the pedagogical: given the new affordances offered by web technologies, how can access to a wide variety of learning opportunities best be managed in an online environment? The second dimension is technical. Given a set of desired types of connections, what technologies can be assembled to best provide seamless access to a large variety of educational resources and services?

    Existing learning management technology (such as the Learning Management System) is centered on the institution that owns and operates it as enterprise software. With the increase of lifelong and student-centered learning, individuals are more frequently enrolling in learning opportunities from multiple institutions and have a need to manage their learning through an entire career. Thus there is a need for a type of application that is centered on the learner and would constitute the person's personal learning record, portfolio, business and educational contacts, communications and creativity tools, library and resource subscription management, and related services.

    Stephen Downes, the project leader:"
paul lowe

[video] Stephen Downes about Personal Learning Environments Video - 0 views

    "Stephen Downes about Personal Learning Environments"
paul lowe

Connectivism: A Theory of Personal Learning - 1 views


    Connectivism: A Theory of Personal Learning
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Harold Jarche » PKM in a nutshell - 0 views

    Personal Knowledge Management:
    A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information.
    Requires an open attitude to learning and finding new things (I Seek).
    Develops processes of filing, classifying and annotating for later retrieval.
    Uses open systems that enable sharing.
    Aids in observing, thinking and using information & knowledge (I Sense).
    Helps to share ideas with others (We Share).
    "You know you're in a community of practice when your practice changes" (We Use).
    PKM prepares the mind to be open to new ideas (enhanced serendipity).
paul lowe

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning... - 0 views

    Many educators in successful schools are involved in their school's professional learning community and perhaps they even collaborate with other schools in the district, city, state, country or beyond, but Innovative Educators also have personal learning networks (PLNs) enabling them to connect with other learners around the globe. If you're new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner's needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe. PLNs provide individuals with learning and access to leaders and experts around the world bringing together communities, resources and information impossible to access solely from within school walls.
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