Mentor: Sandra Rogers Moderators: Daniela Cuccurullo – Susan Burg – Letizia Cinganotto PLE and PNE for Lifelong Learning
PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT EVOLUTION PROCESS
A Personal Learning Environment is more of a concept than a particular toolset - it doesn't require the use of any particular tool and is defined by general concepts like: distributed, personal, open, learner autonomy. These conceptual attributes influence the types of tools individuals select to engage in learning. A Personal Learning Network (or Personal Network Environment)is a structure that reflects relatedness to other people. A PNE is grown by adding new people or connections. A PNE is a reflection of social and information networks . -> towards a definition
“ The amount of content available on the web is staggering. Sifting through the sheer volume of material — good or bad, useful or otherwise — is a daunting task. It is even difficult to keep track of the media posted by a single person, or by oneself. On the other hand, adding to the mix is easier than ever before, thanks to easy-to-use publishing tools for every type and size of media.” (Horizon Report, 2009)
To cope with the problem, computer users are assembling collections of tools, widgets, and services that make it easy to develop and organize dynamic online content.
Armed with tools for tagging, aggregating, updating, and keeping track of content, today’s learners create and navigate a web that is increasingly tailored to their own needs and interests: this is the personal web.”
It is easy to create customized, personal web-based environments — a personal web — that explicitly supports one’s social, professional, learning and other activities via highly personalized windows to the networked world.