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Personal Learning Environments
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Personal Learning Environments

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Discussion of some of the principles of the personal learning environment with a look at my own gRSShopper software as well as the Connectivism online course.

Discussion of some of the principles of the personal learning environment with a look at my own gRSShopper software as well as the Connectivism online course.

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  • 1. Personal Learning Environments Stephen Downes September 25, 2008
  • 2. What is my personal learning environment?
  • 3. • A place to store (and share) my photos http://www.flickr.com
  • 4. • A place to store (and share) my videos http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4126240905912531540
  • 5. • A place to write an essay with my colleague in Montreal http://docs.google.com
  • 6. • A way to stay up to date - right up to date http://www.google.com/reader
  • 7. • A way to save on phone calls http://www.skype.com
  • 8. • Knowing where I’m staying before I get there http://maps.google.com
  • 9. • An Easy Way To Draw Pictures http://www.gliffy.com
  • 10. What do personal learning environments mean for learners?
  • 11. • A world of free learning resources… http://educationvault.blogspot.com/2008/08/zaidlearn-ocw-oer-lists.html Don’t like the word ‘free’? Deal with it…
  • 12. Three Views of Learning Resources:
  • 13. 1. Learning Resources as a thing –Book, content object, etc
  • 14. 2. Learning Resources as events –Class, lecture, seminar, meeting
  • 15. • The first two models are information-theoretic and medium-based models –They stress content –They stress rules
  • 16. 3. Learning Resources as flow – Stresses experience – Stresses pattern recognition
  • 17. What does this look like?
  • 18. • User generated Content –Personal, opinionated
  • 19. • Network of interactions
  • 20. • Immersive Learning
  • 21. • New Roles – For students - as creators of learning – For teachers - as coaches and mentors – For the rest of us - as teachers
  • 22. • Web of user-generated content (eg. Wikipedia)… http://www.wikipedia.org
  • 23. Learning as a network phenomenon…
  • 24. Issues: • Too much information, filtering info • Too many sources to scan, new sources • Localization, personalization, relevance
  • 25. Response: Network Semantics http://epthinking.blogspot.com/2008/08/on-event-processing-network-and.html
  • 26. • Social networks and communities (entails a genuinely portable (and owned) identity http://www.facebook.com
  • 27. • Networks of interactions (aggregate, remix, repurpose, feed forward) – syndication An ecology…
  • 28. • The personal learning centre Autonomy http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/2006/11/more_on_mles_and_ples.html
  • 29. • The Network is Diverse – multiple views, multiple technologies http://flickr.com/photos/11242012@N07/1363575474
  • 30. • The Network is connected and interactive (not ‘integrated’) – small pieces, loosely joined http://www.biography.org.uk/real.htm
  • 31. • The Network is open http://park.org/Japan/NTT/DM/html_f4/F4_10600_e.html
  • 32. What are the key technologies? http://www.bclir.org/Egypt.htm
  • 33. Web 2.0 - Core Technologies Tools for worldmaking…
  • 34. Social Networking http://staffdev.henrico.k12.va.us/parents/socnetwork.htm
  • 35. Tagging
  • 36. Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) Jesse James Garrett in February 2005. https://bpcatalog.dev.java.net/ajax/textfield-jsf/design.html
  • 37. Representational State Transfer (REST) - principles that outline how resources are defined and addressed - looser sense: domain-specific data over HTTP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_State_Transfer http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/Watcher/20060315/232492/
  • 38. Application Program Interface (API) and Mash-Ups http://scenariothinking.org/wiki/images/b/b6/MashUpSysDiagramV6.0.jpg
  • 39. Javascript Object Notation (JSON)
  • 40. OpenID http://gabinetedeinformatica.net/wp15/2007/03/09/openid-nuestra-identidad-virtual/ http://www.funnymonkey.com/openid-in-education
  • 41. Thanks! http://www.downes.ca

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