THE PLE CONFERENCE 2011 Workshop ‘Challenges of Designing and Evaluating Usability and User Experience for PLEs (U2X-4-PLE)’ A design of a postgraduate course on Google Apps based on an Institutional Personal Learning Environment (iPLE) Victoria Marín and Bárbara de Benito Grupo de Tecnología Educativa Universitat de les Illes Balears
Introduction Experience in a postgraduate course in educational technology Environment on Research project One of its lines of research: relevance of PLEs in lifelong learning
Background PLE: collection of tools, data sources, connections and experiences of activities iPLE: institutional scope MeMeTEKA (University of Basque Country) Picture by David Hopkins: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/web-2-0/ple-personal-learning-environment-whats-yours-like/
Theexperience (I) Researchquestions How does an iPLEinteract with personal knowledge management? Can an iPLEfacilitate the personal organization of the students’ knowledge? Which methodologies are more appropriate for the integrated use of an iPLE in a LMS? How does the use of an iPLEmodify the didactical interactions? What is the teacher's role in the use of an iPLE? What are the pedagogical principles that new open environments might follow?
Theexperience (III) Some words about the initial iPLE
Assessmentprocedures Screenshots of the personal desktop Statistics about the frequency of visits, devices to access, browsers, and time of performance Interviews with students
Outlook This experience is part from a collection of iPLE studies carried out by our group. We expect to obtain valid and relevant data for research in educational technology related to PLE.
Victoria Marín email@example.com GTE home page: http://gte.uib.es
Discussion… Isitpossibletoisolatetheimpact of usabilityfromtheimpact of contentquality(orpotentiallyotherfactors) onlearningefficacy? Why? If yes, how? Picture by Anna Boman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47104507@N07/4357301150/