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  • Source: http://www.topten.org/content/tt.AT1.htm Leverage: 100,000+ students can learn from a single professor. Cost Savings: Virtual school/program admin/delivery costs are 80% less Quality: Students can learn from the best instructors and experts. Accessibility: Students from over 100 countries can be in the sameConvenience: Students and faculty alike can learn and teach from homeFlexibility: Students can learn in the teaching format that best suitsEfficiency: Students can learn just-in-time, as-they-need-it vsCompetition/Free Market: The best teachers will reign supreme, not theProfessor's Income Increased: Due to volume of students and fees fromSource: http://www.topten.org/content/tt.AT1.htm

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  • 1. PROFESSIONAL LEARNINGENVIRONMENTS
  • 2. Image Source: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/03/31/business/31short.600.jpg
  • 3. THE FUTURE...?www.abebooks.comIt is very difficult topredict the future.It’s difficult to evenpredict what willhappen in the nextyear.SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 4. A Networked Studenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotAHOW DOES A 21ST CENTURY STUDENTLEARN?
  • 5. Here’s a problemfor teachers:“For the first timewe are preparingstudents for afuture we cannotclearly describe.”- David Warlickhttp://communications.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts/
  • 6. www.newmediamusings.comIs learningsimply aboutgainingknowledge...?
  • 7. ... or aboutmakingconnections?SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 8. Ivan IllichOne sizedoes notfit allParticipation,not passivereception ofknowledgeSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 9. “Its not whatyou know thatcounts anymore.Its what you canlearn.”– Don TapscottConnections toyour communityof practice
  • 10. Personalised Learning?SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011http://www3.ntu.edu.sg
  • 11. Personalised Learning?SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 12. PERSONALLEARNINGENVIRONMENTSPersonalLearningEnvironmentPersonalLearningNetworkPersonalWeb ToolsSource: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-ple.htmlPLEs are not only personalweb tools and personallearning networks. PLEsare much wider thanthis, taking in experiencesand realia, as well aslearning throughTV, music, paper basedmaterials, radio & moreformal contexts.Learning content is not asimportant now as where (orwho) to connect to, to findit.PWTs are any webtools, (usually Web 2.0)chosen by learners tosupport their lifelonglearning.SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 13. http://www.eastone.co.uk/SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011Web 2.0
  • 14. Web 2.0:"A perceived second-generation of Web-based services such as social networkingsites, wikis, communication tools, andfolksonomies that emphasize onlinecollaboration and sharing among users"WEB 2.0 ?
  • 15. © A J C 2 0 0 7 .
  • 16. We dont.By embracing a Web 2.0 approach to learningobjects, we can allow academic staff tosupport learners on a much more individualbasis through new communication channels.microbiologybytes.com/AJCHOW DO WE MANAGE THELONG TAIL IN EDUCATION?
  • 17. http://www.uksmallbusinesswebsites.co.ukSocial Media gives everyonea voice in the community
  • 18. Social Media useSource: http://econsultancy.com2 Billion views/day24 hours/minuteSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 19. "Insanity: doing the same thing over andover again and expecting differentresults."- Albert Einstein
  • 20. Elgg empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create theirown fully-featured social learning environments.SOCIAL LEARNINGENVIRONMENTS
  • 21. LecturerStudentStudentsStudenthttp://www.dimdim.com/http://www.wiziq.com/Cost-SavingsAccessibilityConvenienceRecordFlexibilityReal-TimeQualityLeverageWEB CONFERENCING
  • 22. I-LECTURES
  • 23. Blog (short of Weblog):Is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regularentries of commentary, descriptions of events, or othermaterial such as graphics or video.Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order."Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or addcontent to a blog.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlogDEFINITION OF BLOG
  • 24. 1. Post latest Industrial-relatedtrends and news2. Post materials and resources3. Host online discussions4. Build a class newsletter5. Group projects to co-producecontent6. Reflect your teaching andlearning experiencesBLOGGING AS ANEDUCATIONAL TOOL
  • 25. A website created by a group; rather than by an individual.In Hawaiian, Wiki means “quick”What I Know Is… (descriptive of the process of collaborativecontent development.)WIKIDEFINITION:
  • 26. http://www.wikispaces.com/http://www.wetpaint.com/http://pbwiki.com/ http://sites.google.com/WIKI TOOLS?
  • 27. http://www.google.com/ighttp://www.netvibes.com/ http://www.pageflakes.com/PERSONALLEARNING SPACES
  • 28. Social bookmarking is a method for Internetusers to store, organize, search, and managebookmarks of web pages on the Internet with thehelp of metadata (tags).Folksonomy (from folk + taxonomy) is thepractice and method of collaboratively creatingand managing tags to annotate and categorizecontent.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarkingSOCIALBOOKMARKING
  • 29. PERSONALLEARNINGENVIRONMENTS - ACONCEPT BASED ONWEB 2 .0 ANDSOCIAL SOFTWARE
  • 30. THE REFORM ANDRESHAPING OF SOCIALSYSTEMS ANDINSTITUTIONS HASTENDED TO LAG BEHINDIN PERIODS OF RAPIDTECHNOLOGICALCHANGE
  • 31. PLES ARE NOT ANOTHERSUBSTANTIATION OFEDUCATIONALTECHNOLOGY BUT A NEWAPPROACH TO LEARNING
  • 32. PLE ARE BASED ON THE IDEATHAT LEARNING WILL TAKEPLACE IN DIFFERENTCONTEXTS AND SITUATIONSAND WILL NOT BE PROVIDEDBY A SINGLE LEARNINGPROVIDER
  • 33. THE ‘PEDAGOGY’ BEHIND THE PLE – IF IT COULDBE STILL CALLED THAT – IS THAT IT OFFERS APORTAL TO THE WORLD, THROUGH WHICHLEARNERS CAN EXPLORE ANDCREATE, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWNINTERESTS AND DIRECTIONS, INTERACTING ATALL TIMES WITH THEIR FRIENDS ANDCOMMUNITY
  • 34. AimTo analyze the experiencegained in using of Web 2.0environment for competencedevelopment and forprofessional networkorganizing
  • 35. Social network sites can be defined as web-basedservices that allow individuals to:(1)construct a public or semi-public profile within abounded system(2)articulate a list of other users with whom theyshare a connection(3)view and traverse their list of connections andthose made by others within the system.Danah Boyd, School of Information, University of California-BerkeleyNicole Ellison, Department of Telecommunication, InformationStudies, and Media, Michigan State UniversitySocial-oriented applications andprofessional networks - newopportunities for learners andeducatorsSocial Networks
  • 36. PLEs building laid the foundations ofsome main ideas:(1)learning is an ongoing processand tools to support this learningare needed(2)the role of the individual in self-organizing learning is important(3)learning can take place indifferent contexts and situationsand cannot be provided by asingle learning provider.Attwell GrahamBuilding PLE on start pagesPersonal Learning Environment
  • 37. PLEs are systems that help learners takecontrol of and manage their own learning.This includes providing support for learnersto set their own learning goals, managetheir learning;managing both content and process;communicate with others in the process oflearning and thereby achieve learninggoals.WikipediaBuilding PLE on start pagesPersonal Learning Environment
  • 38. Web 2.0 applications called “startpages” are designed to provide apersonalized place on the internetwhere users can mashupdata, information and knowledgeavailableanywhere, anytime, includingmobile login.WikipediaBuilding PLE on start pagesStart pages
  • 39. CONCLUSION• The modified Rogers’ model for competence development lifecyclein a learning network is used in order to be examined the mainphases in competence progress of each student• Social networks contribute to the processes by which learners meetand communicate, and pool, share, learn about and reuse theirresources, knowledge and competencies• PLE building is found to be a core for PLN and PfLN deployment• The transition from PLE to PfLN is an important step that supportsstudents to become self-organized and life-long learners
  • 40. “Seek knowledge fromthe cradle to the grave”Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)THE END!
  • 41. • Alsagoff, Z. A. (n.d.). Using E- Learning. International MedicalUniversity. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.• Attwell, G. (n.d.). Personal Learning Environments.• Cann, A. J. (2007). What the heck is a PLE and why would i wantone? University of Leicester. Leicester, United Kingdom.• Ivanova, M. (2009, April 09). From Personal LearningEnvironment Building to Professional Learning Network Forming.The 5th International Scientific Conference. Bucharest.• Wheeler, S. (2011, February 2). The Future of Learning. Universityof Plymouth, UK. Karlsruhe, Germany.BIBLIOGRAPHY