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Intro to Personal Learning Environments

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This was a quick 15 minute overview of the concept of personal learning environments. The audience was comprised of learning technologists from across the University of Wisconsin. Feb 2009

This was a quick 15 minute overview of the concept of personal learning environments. The audience was comprised of learning technologists from across the University of Wisconsin. Feb 2009

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  • 1. Personal Learning Environments ComETS Emerging Trends Feb. 19, 2009 Jeff Bohrer DoIT Academic Technology
  • 2. What’s the Problem? Email Newsletters Magazines Headlines Meetings Conversations
  • 3. Learning is not exclusively formal
    • Experiences
    • Professional development
    • Conversation/Process
  • 4. What is a Personal Learning Environment?
    • Part application
    • Part philosophy
  • 5. What is a Personal Learning Environment?
    • “ PLE is a tool that allows a learner to engage in a network of people, services, and resources.”
    • - Stephen Downes
  • 6. Key Components of a PLE
    • Content aggregation
    • Customizable
    • RSS
    • Mini-apps
    • Production tools*
    • Links to our community networks*
  • 7. UW System eLearning task force, 2008 Today’s LMS
  • 8. PLE UW System eLearning task force, 2008
  • 9. What is today’s PLE?
    • RSS reader?
    • Personal portal?
    • Web browser?
    • Laptop?
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  • 16. “ ...enabling you to scan, organise, remix, and republish entries from your feeds to everything from Twitter to bibliographic databases” getfeedforward.org
  • 17. elgg.org
  • 18. Challenges for Campus IT
    • Ensure flexible learning systems
    • Advance web services
    • Promote community networks
    • Model engaged participation
  • 19. Learn@UW and Moodle
  • 20. Participate!
  • 21. For further exploration
    • “ Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems” ECAR Bulletin June 2008
    • Stephen Downes
    • downs.ca (search “PLE”)
    • Google: Personal Learning Environments