According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... a future learning environmenthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/2441359074
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... not an institutional or coporate application but a learning centerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/skippytpe/256929499
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... where content is reused and remixed http://www.flickr.com/photos/alysser/2011022884
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ...according to thestudent‘s ownneeds and interests http://www.flickr.com/photos/alysser/2011022884
Why we need a PLE ?
University a closed castle?http://www.flickr.com/photos/toru_okada/1377360600
But how can we integrate the WWW ...http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/file/view/swl_ple2.gif (Scott Leslie, PLE Diagram)
and combine it with university‘s services?http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghz/407109888/
The general concept
7 crucial aspects for the shift (Schaffert&Hilzensauer, 2008) Social Involvement Content Ownership Educational & organisatioal culture Personalisation Technological aspects Role of learnerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2677459596
MashUp Principle - Use of Widgets http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/mashup_2/
Comparable to iGoogle
Widget „Widgets are full-fledged client-side applications that are authored using Web standards. They are typically downloaded and installed on a client machine or device where they typically run as stand-alone applications outside a Web browser“ Defintion of W3C • Follow a W3C Widget Specification • IST Palette Project allows exchange - furthermore also the communicaton between widgets
First Design Study
Central Ideas of the GUI: „Less is more“ „the best of two worlds“ „tidy not cluttered“http://www.flickr.com/photos/harmrhebergen/2694630
Heuristic Evaluation, Thinking Aloud Test,Interviews and Questionnaries carriedout .... • - ... Personlization in foreground (style, look & feel) • - ... Flexibility and Creativity should be fostered (free arrangment on UI, ...) • - ... Ubiquitous PLE (mobile and desktop views)
PLE at TU Graz since October 2010
General View - overall concept http://ple.tugraz.at
Weather Widget Customzation Screen !
Scribd Widget Slideshare Widget
Blog Widget Google Maps !
Summary after the launch - PLE • - ... has more than 1000 registered users • - ... has about 30% of highly active users • - ... uses a tracking module in the background • - ... `s Widgets are developed by students
Future Recommendation Learning Scenarios Integration of Learning Objects (LO) Converter for Desktop and Mobilehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/supersonic_look/1307679752
http://twitter.tugraz.atSlides available at: http://elearningblog.tugraz.at SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearningblog.tugraz.at mebner http://elearning.tugraz.at