Introduce myself and the talk: Presenting on behalf of Colin Milligan Paper considers PLEs in a variety of educational contexts ranging from formal undergraduate Higher Education to the continual informal learning exhibited by knowledge workers in the workplace. We outlined a couple of scenarios demonstrating how learners in these contexts interact with each other and how the cohesiveness and interdependence learners influences the form of the Personal Learning Environment adopted. In this short presentation I will leave the scenarios aside and will talk about some underlying questions and factors that I think are important if the PLE vision is to become more broadly taken up within the education.
Who is in charge? “ Now, WE own the means of production--it's in our heads. It's what we know and can do. Do we really want to turn that over to the organization to decide? Or do we want to be the people who say "I'm going to take charge of my own learning. I'm going to be curious and pay attention to what's changing and where things are going and I'm going to pro-actively prepare myself for those things, regardless of whether or not the organization tells me I need to learn this. We shouldn't be waiting to receive permission or be empowered. We should be seizing that power and doing everything with it that we can.“ Michelle Martin, The Bamboo Project
Do all learners have the skills and mindset to be in charge?
PLE or SLE? flexibility and utility learning literacies
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