PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ANDNETWORK.• WHAT IS PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK?• WHY DO WE HAVE TO INCORPORATE THIS TO OUR EDUACTIONAL SYSTEM?• HOW CAN P.L.E AND P.L.N HELP TO TRANSFORM KNOWLEDGE?• WHAT ARE THE FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH P.L.E AND P.L.N’S?• THESES ARE ALL QUESTIONS WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES AND ADDITIONALLY WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH ANSWERS THAT ARE INNOVATIVE AND PROMOTE CRITICAL THINKING.• SO THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION WILL DISCUSS AND EXPLAIN ALL THE FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND IT WILL FURTHER DISCUSS HOW PLE LEADS ONE TO DEVELOP HIS/HER OWN PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LEARNIG NETWORK.
WHAT IS A PLE? • A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a facility for an individual to aggregate, manipulate and share digital artefacts of their on going learning experiences. • The PLE follows a learner-centric approach, allowing the use of lightweight services and tools that belong to and are controlled by individual learners. • This allows learners to critically evaluate and construct knowledge. In addition this helps to produce learners which will be innovative in applying the use of technology in the work place.http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanspoldoja/4098840001http://www.flickr.com/photos/petahopkins/2157928982
P.L.E allows Access to…..• One-to-one computing such as the Maine laptop project, now spreading rapidly• One Laptop per Child This means everyone should Have access to basic computer Skills.• Wireless access 3G networks, WLAN… this should be used to Conduct research and search for new information
THIS DIAGRAM SHOWSALL THE STEPS THAT IV - To subject mater - To peers andONE SHOULD ATTAIN IN Actively involved and educators - To anotherDEVELPING A PLE. connected professionals • In individual or collaborative learning III • In social and knowledge network Personal Trying activities engaging • In pro-actively competence contributing own development insights and expertise • In engaging in objectives informal knowledge II exchange • In Interested revising/extending competence development • Of relationship objectives and connections among peers and I knowledge Aware • Of own opportunity for value-created involvement Competence development lifecycle in a learning network (according Rogers)
PLE CHARACTERISTICS• Supporting learners in planning an controlling their learning journey • Setting their own learning goals • Monitoring their progress towards achieving these goals• Managing their learning – both content and process • Enabling learners to aggregate resources and personalise their learning environment • Providing recommendations to learners about resources and other learners (‘study -buddies’)Collaborating with others in the process of learning • Providing support to learners for community building and collaborative activities. Moreover there should be a shared of learning experience instead of a lone study.
The Idea of the PLE… http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/ple/resources/edf.ppt
Open Source Applications• Learning Management Systemssuch as Moodle, Sakai, Bodington, A Tutor• Development and Community Tools such as LAMS, Connexions, ELGG, Drupal, WordPress• Supporting Software such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Open Office, Audacity
Open Educational Resources• MIT’s Open Course Ware project and the Open Course Ware Consortium• Open University’s Open Courses• OER initiatives Hewlett, Welcome, OECD, UNESCO• Creative Commons and CC materials in Flickr, Yahoo, Google, Wikipedia, Wikiversity, etc.
“…a form of knowledge and a pedagogy based on the idea that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections and that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. “Source: http://www.elearnspace.org/media/ProfessionalDevelopment/player.html George Siemens
Building PLE on start pagesPersonal Learning EnvironmentPLEs are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.This includes providing support for learners to set their own learning goals, managetheir learning;managing both content and process;communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals.
Professional Network OrganizingMore of the students who are deeply involved in thesubject matter of the course and think in perspectiveare interested in: more professional information contact to experts and specialists they joint to groups with special interests, professional networks they receive professional network services they can discuss interests stay informed share knowledge
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WHY PLN?• Overcomes isolation of online teachers/learners• Supports knowledge construction through distributed nodes and networks• Empowers learners to become self-led, independent knowledge seekers and creators• Allows customization of learning paths specific to individual interests or needs• It’s fun and you can take it with you!
A Working Definition• A personal or professional learning network (PLN) involves an individual’s topic-oriented goal, a set of practices & techniques aimed at attracting and organizing a variety of relevant content sources, selected for their value, to help the owner accomplish a professional goal or personal interest.
EXAMPLEPLNStarted the wiki Announced it in the A growing and improving blogosphere and collaborative document twitterverse (wiki)
THE COMPONENTS OF A PLN4 COMPONENTS OF A PLN • Professional goal or Personal Interest • Techniques & Practices (networking habits) • Basis for Selection • Infrastructure for attracting & organizing content from network nodes
Professional Network OrganizingPLE as part of Personal Learning Network and ProfessionalLearning Network Self-arrangement of network services Personal Learning Environment Personal Learning Network Receive professional network services Professional Learning Network
Conclusion• A model for PLE building is proposed• Social networks contribute to the processes by which learners meet and communicate, and pool, share, learn about and reuse their resources, knowledge and competencies • PLE building is found to be a core for PLN and PLN deployment • The transition from PLE to PLN is an important step that supports students to become self-organized and life-long learners
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