Personal Learning                               Environments                          Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Ap...
PLEs are proposed as a way of allowing learners                           to take control of their own learning,          ...
PLEs are a response to crisis                                      (2005-2009)                          Virtual Learning E...
Scott Wilson: http://zope.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20050125170206Tuesday, January 29, 13
http://elearningstuff.net/2009/09/09/the-vle-is-dead-the-movie/Tuesday, January 29, 13
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https://sites.google.com/site/muppleworkshop/Tuesday, January 29, 13
http://www.role-project.eu/Tuesday, January 29, 13
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Personal Learning Environments                          http://www.slideshare.net/ibuchem/definitions-of-personal-learning-...
Tuesday, January 29, 13
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What are PLEs?                          http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/PLE+DiagramsTuesday, January 29, 13
VLE as part of PLE                          http://cmlampeh800.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/my-ple-17-july-20111.pngTuesday,...
PLE is more than                                                                                                          ...
PLE is about control                          http://thand.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/mind-map-3.jpgTuesday, January 29, 13
PLE and PLN                          http://landmark-project.com/workshops/personallearningnetwork.htmTuesday, January 29,...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gretchensfrage/3379888408/                                                                    ...
Do-It-Yourself                          Levi-Strauss: re-using available materials to solve new problems              Seym...
http://journal.webscience.org/658/   http://plep.pbworks.com/Tuesday, January 29, 13
What characterises PLE, i.e. what are                     the core categories and their                 properties as addr...
activity theory                                              mediate an activity                      source of an activit...
social basisTuesday, January 29, 13
PLE attributesTuesday, January 29, 13
“Contradictions are historically accumulating structural tensions                     within and between activity systems....
Tensions between the systemsTuesday, January 29, 13
Boundary crossing                          The object of one activity system                          moves into the spher...
Possible tensions                          •   emancipation vs. regulation                          •   private vs. public...
Discussion        •       PLE movement towards greater learning autonomy requires                knowledge and capabilitie...
Ilona Buchem                 Professor for Digital Media & Diversity                        Beuth University Berllin      ...
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Personal Learning Environments: Diversity and Divide

  1. 1. Personal Learning Environments Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Germany) Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu (UK) http://www.postkiwi.com/images/2009/5/dave-andrews-in-alps.jpg Alpine Rendez-Vous 2013,Villard-de-Lans,Vercors, French AlpsTuesday, January 29, 13
  2. 2. PLEs are proposed as a way of allowing learners to take control of their own learning, regardless of the different contexts in which it takes place. PLEs challenge existing power relations within education and training systems. PLEs can foster diversity through boundary-crossing, responding to diverse needs, building Personal Learning Networks.Tuesday, January 29, 13
  3. 3. PLEs are a response to crisis (2005-2009) Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) walled gardens (closed) institution-owned monolithic commercial top-downTuesday, January 29, 13
  4. 4. Scott Wilson: http://zope.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20050125170206Tuesday, January 29, 13
  5. 5. http://elearningstuff.net/2009/09/09/the-vle-is-dead-the-movie/Tuesday, January 29, 13
  6. 6. Tuesday, January 29, 13
  7. 7. https://sites.google.com/site/muppleworkshop/Tuesday, January 29, 13
  8. 8. http://www.role-project.eu/Tuesday, January 29, 13
  9. 9. Tuesday, January 29, 13
  10. 10. Personal Learning Environments http://www.slideshare.net/ibuchem/definitions-of-personal-learning-environment-ple-4029277Tuesday, January 29, 13
  11. 11. Tuesday, January 29, 13
  12. 12. Tuesday, January 29, 13
  13. 13. What are PLEs? http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/PLE+DiagramsTuesday, January 29, 13
  14. 14. VLE as part of PLE http://cmlampeh800.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/my-ple-17-july-20111.pngTuesday, January 29, 13
  15. 15. PLE is more than technological tools http://nwinton.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/the-networked-teacher.png?w=530&h=496Tuesday, January 29, 13
  16. 16. PLE is about control http://thand.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/mind-map-3.jpgTuesday, January 29, 13
  17. 17. PLE and PLN http://landmark-project.com/workshops/personallearningnetwork.htmTuesday, January 29, 13
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gretchensfrage/3379888408/ PLE includes new learning tools and formTuesday, January 29, 13
  19. 19. Do-It-Yourself Levi-Strauss: re-using available materials to solve new problems Seymour Papert: Learning and solving problems by trying, testing, playing around Sherry Turkle: alternative to conventional structured "planner" approach, creating without an exhaustive preliminary specification,Tuesday, January 29, 13
  20. 20. http://journal.webscience.org/658/ http://plep.pbworks.com/Tuesday, January 29, 13
  21. 21. What characterises PLE, i.e. what are the core categories and their properties as addressed in literature?Tuesday, January 29, 13
  22. 22. activity theory mediate an activity source of an activity direct an activity govern an activity situate an activity organise an activityTuesday, January 29, 13
  23. 23. social basisTuesday, January 29, 13
  24. 24. PLE attributesTuesday, January 29, 13
  25. 25. “Contradictions are historically accumulating structural tensions within and between activity systems. (...) When an activity system adopts a new element from the outside, it often leads to an aggravated secondary contradiction where some old element collides with the new one. Such contradictions generate disturbance and conflicts, but also innovative attempts to change the activity” (Engström 2001)Tuesday, January 29, 13
  26. 26. Tensions between the systemsTuesday, January 29, 13
  27. 27. Boundary crossing The object of one activity system moves into the sphere of another, potentially generating between- system contradiction.Tuesday, January 29, 13
  28. 28. Possible tensions • emancipation vs. regulation • private vs. public • individual vs. collective • members vs. non-members • formal vs. informal • expert vs. novice • assessment vs. reflectionTuesday, January 29, 13
  29. 29. Discussion • PLE movement towards greater learning autonomy requires knowledge and capabilities which learners do not possess. This could disadvantage those already disadvantaged within the education system. What dispositions are necessary in the pursuit of equity? • To what extent can openness, decentralisation, connectivity and permeability support diversity flourishing? What strategic and political actions may be necessary if the potential of personal learning environments is to be realised for everyone? • To what extent can a learning environment remain personal when learning depends on interactions with others, often in fluid, contested spaces? • Are there any ways in which open, informal participation can amplify inequalities - between communities as well as between individuals?Tuesday, January 29, 13
  30. 30. Ilona Buchem Professor for Digital Media & Diversity Beuth University Berllin Department I Economic and Social Sciences @mediendidaktik https://ibuchem.wordpress.comTuesday, January 29, 13

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