Before and After Twitter: Personal Learning Environments

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Before and After Twitter: Personal Learning Environments

  1. 1. Before and After Twitter Personal Learning Environments British Council Teacher Conference http://britishcouncilteachersconference2010.wikispaces.com 25 th September 2010 [email_address] http://eltple.wikispaces.com/
  2. 2. Outline of Presentation Before & After Twitter - How is it being used? Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) - PLE vs PLN - PLE vs VLE - Helping Teachers Twitter & English Learners - Introducing learners Questions
  3. 3. <ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/grahamstanley </li></ul>
  4. 10. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter </li></ul>
  5. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iateflonline
  6. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iateflonline
  7. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/s3a/m/
  8. 14. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/aye_shamus </li></ul>
  9. 15. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/roboppy/ </li></ul>
  10. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheepses before twitter...
  11. 19. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries </li></ul>
  12. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jliba/
  13. 21. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathtogutenberg </li></ul>
  14. 22. Before and After Twitter Personal Learning Environments British Council Teacher Conference 25 th September 2010 [email_address] http://eltple.wikispaces.com/
  15. 23. <ul><li>image: Joyce Seitzinger, e-learning instructional designer : http://www.flickr.com/photos/catspyjamasnz/ </li></ul>PLE vs PLN More PLE Diagrams here: http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/PLE+Diagrams
  16. 24. <ul><li>image: Francesc Esteve, educational analyst, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid http://www.francescesteve.es/ </li></ul>PLE vs VLE PLE - open learning - informal learning - student/teacher owned - small pieces loosely joined
  17. 25. Some Benefits <ul><li>&quot;As people communicate online, that conversation becomes part of a </li></ul><ul><li>lively, significant, public digital knowledge - rather than chatting for one </li></ul><ul><li>moment with a small group of friends and colleagues, every person </li></ul><ul><li>potentially has access to a global audience. Taken together, that </li></ul><ul><li>conversation also creates a mode of knowing we've never had </li></ul><ul><li>before...these diverse viewpoints help us get past the biases of </li></ul><ul><li>individuals...&quot; (Weinberger, 2007:146) </li></ul>
  18. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pipeapple/3280609082/ Social software Spoilt for choice
  19. 27. “ Social software offers the opportunity to narrow the divide between producers and consumers. Consumers themselves become producers, through creating and sharing. One implication is the potential for a new ecology of ‘open’ content, books, learning materials and multimedia, through learners themselves becoming producers of learning materials.” (Attwell, 2007) New approach to using technologies for learning.
  20. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hubspot/3111238226/ Barriers against Teacher take-up - “ twittiquete ” - impression of Twitter cliques
  21. 29. http://twitter.com/barbsaka/starter-pln
  22. 30. Autonomous 'Personal Learning Networks’ for Language Teachers APLaNeT Seven Partners: ISTEK, Turkey University West Scotland, UK – Sofia University, Bulgaria British Council, Spain – EuroEd Foundation, Romania CELT Athens, Greece – Pelikan, Czech Republic Associate Partners – 140 institutions from 33 countries
  23. 31. not 'build and they will come' but go to where the people are
  24. 32. <ul><li>http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/ </li></ul>guide people to existing professional resources / networks
  25. 33. inform about and support teachers in a wide variety of social networks http://www.slanguages.net/
  26. 34. http://www.facebook.com/LearnEnglish.BritishCouncil
  27. 35. <ul><li>http://twitter.com/learnenglish_BC </li></ul>bringing learners together
  28. 36. introducing learners to Twitter
  29. 37. introducing learners to Twitter
  30. 38. introducing learners to Twitter
  31. 39. introducing learners to Twitter
  32. 40. learners use of Twitter
  33. 41. learners use of Twitter
  34. 42. learners use of Twitter
  35. 43. learners use of Twitter
  36. 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/ Twitter as a student self-help line the mobile factor
  37. 45. References http://eltple.wikispaces.com/ - Attwell (2007) Personal Learning Environments – the future of e-learning ? www.elearningeuropa.info/files/media/media11561.pdf - Downes (2010) Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Project http://ple.elg.ca/ - Various (2010) Personal Learning Environments http://edutechwiki.unige.ch - Weinberger (2007) The Power of the New Digital Disorder (New York:Holt)
  38. 46. Before and After Twitter Personal Learning Environments British Council Teacher Conference http://britishcouncilteachersconference2010.wikispaces.com 25 th September 2010 [email_address] http://eltple.wikispaces.com/

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