eBased Personal Learning Spaces


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  • I was asked to give this presentation on e-based personal learning spaces and on how blogs and wikis and eportfolios can be use to support reflection and presentation of learning
  • eBased Personal Learning Spaces

    1. 1. e-Based Personal Learning Spaces <ul><li>Supporting Students’ Learning </li></ul>
    2. 2. Age of Connection
    3. 3. <ul><li>Age of onnection </li></ul>We have gone Digital e of
    4. 4. The change changes us too
    5. 5. I connect, therefore I learn
    6. 6. Learning depends on the learner It can happen in multiple places.
    7. 7. Learning is social
    8. 8. Learning without borders
    9. 9. Social Software bridging between formal and informal learning
    10. 10. Blog & wikis to power the Learning Journey
    11. 11. What’s a Blog? <ul><li>A weblog is an online journal on the Web which allows people to automatically publish content in the form of posts (texts) and thus share it with a wider audience </li></ul>
    12. 12. What’s a wiki? <ul><li>A Wiki is a webpage, or a set of web-pages, that can be easily edited and updated with relevant information by a group of people interested in a given topic. It is a quite useful tool to promote collaboration among peers. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Blogs <ul><li>Generally, developed only by one person and read by many </li></ul><ul><li>Structured in reverse order </li></ul><ul><li>Personal reflection of one’s (learning) experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily limited to one single topic </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to outside resources and audiences;* Allows interaction with its readers </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages free and informal discourse </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes the progressive development of writing skills by the publication of new posts </li></ul><ul><li>Can help develop a reflexive and writing culture </li></ul>Wikis <ul><li>Usually developed by several authors and read by many </li></ul><ul><li>Structured according to the organization of content </li></ul><ul><li>Objective and factual </li></ul><ul><li>Topical </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to external and internal resources and by a topic interested audience </li></ul><ul><li>Allows comments by the learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages structured speech </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes a continuous re vision of the existing resources and addition of new ones </li></ul>
    14. 14. Each Personal Learning Space is different and unique
    15. 15. We need to enter the 21st century
    16. 16. ePortfolios - The new CV
    17. 17. Mentoring might be key
    18. 18. The Basis [What/ WHO determines my e-based Personal Learning Space(s)] My Blog Reflective Me Making sense of my learning journey
    19. 19. Thank You!
    20. 20. Photo References <ul><li>Slide 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pen: http://tinyurl.com/69eqxd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone Booth: http://tinyurl.com/6rq7p9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men at the computer: http://tinyurl.com/5c5eck </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Coimbra’s library: http://tinyurl.com/5sktxz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids with a laptop: http://tinyurl.com/6ojfaq </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Photo References (cont.) <ul><li>Slide 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students around a laptop: http://tinyurl.com/4pg7a6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Coimbra campus: http://tinyurl.com/5sktxz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Donkey cart: http://tinyurl.com/5dr4pq </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisbon Tram: http://tinyurl.com/46px9o </li></ul></ul>