My PLE Journey

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  • My PLE Journey

    1. 1. Web Based Personal Learning Environments P L E My Journey
    2. 2. Personal Learning… To teach is to model and to demonstrate To learn is to practice and reflect (Stephen Downes)
    3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>What brought you here? </li></ul><ul><li>Draw your concept of PLE </li></ul>P L E
    4. 4. Where I used to find information? Google's share of all searches was 65% in April 2007, an increase of 7% versus April 2006. (…and still do…)
    5. 5. My Early P L E P L E Conferences Books Email
    6. 6. Del.icio.us http://twoantennas.com/projects/delicious-network-explorer/
    7. 7. Social Networks - Ning http://college2.ning.com/
    8. 8. Then I Discovered RSS <ul><li>RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication </li></ul>
    9. 9. Feeds Into Google Reader <ul><li>News Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious Network </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Ning Forums </li></ul>
    10. 10. “My” Google Reader
    11. 11. The “Social” Kicks In - Blogs
    12. 13. My Blog
    13. 14. Social
    14. 16. Social P L E P L E News Feeds Blogs Conferences Books Email Flickr
    15. 17. Considering a PLE <ul><li>Why do I need a PLE? </li></ul><ul><li>What content do I want to include? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do I want to view my PLE? </li></ul><ul><li>How could my students use one? </li></ul>
    16. 18. Building a PLE in Google <ul><li>Step 1: Open your browser and locate Google www.google.com </li></ul>
    17. 19. iGoogle (Customizable) Twitter delicious Google Reader
    18. 20. Make your Google PLE your home page
    19. 21. Questions ???
    20. 22. Our Website: http://www.vcu.edu/cte

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