Personal Learning
         Environment
               -
      a Conceptual Study
Behnam Taraghi, Martin Ebner, Gerald Till...
Technology enhanced Learning




http://flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273//
uLearning




http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/141381675
What is a PLE ?
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ...




                                    a future learning environment




http://...
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ...



                                  not an institutional or coporate
           ...
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ...




       where content is reused and
       remixed




                       ...
According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ...




according to the
student‘s own
needs and interests
                          ...
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 Diagra...
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  ...
Technological concept
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...
Java FX




     „JavaFX is a rich client platform for building
       cross-device applications and content.
        Desi...
Java FX




          • JavaFX for PLE Widgets
          • Java plus JavaFX User Interface
          • Drag-to-Install
Java FX




          Will PLEs Become Ubiquitous through the Use of Widgets? (Taraghi, Mühlburger, Ebner, Nagler (2009)
First Design Study
Central Ideas of the GUI:




     „Less is more“                                  „the best of two worlds“



           ...
Brainstorming
First conceptual ideas
MockUp




http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3879832565
Main GUI Elements
Workflow




WidgetZone          Widget Zoom




Dashboard              FullScreen
Usability Tests




                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdolishny/2760207306
First Design
PersonalDashboard
Thinking Aloud Test
Remark about Widget Size
First Working Prototype
Prototype
Next Steps




         • Roll Out of the Prototype
         • Programing of Useful Widgets
         • Special focus on le...
Join us in Graz - http://www.iunig.at

             SOCIAL LEARNING
          Computer and Information Services
          ...
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  1. 1. Personal Learning Environment - a Conceptual Study Behnam Taraghi, Martin Ebner, Gerald Till, Herbert Mühlburger
  2. 2. Technology enhanced Learning http://flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273//
  3. 3. uLearning http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/141381675
  4. 4. What is a PLE ?
  5. 5. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... a future learning environment http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/2441359074
  6. 6. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... not an institutional or coporate application but a learning center http://www.flickr.com/photos/skippytpe/256929499
  7. 7. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... where content is reused and remixed http://www.flickr.com/photos/alysser/2011022884
  8. 8. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... according to the student‘s own needs and interests http://www.flickr.com/photos/alysser/2011022884
  9. 9. Why we need a PLE ?
  10. 10. University a closed castle? http://www.flickr.com/photos/toru_okada/1377360600
  11. 11. But how can we integrate the WWW ... http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/file/view/swl_ple2.gif (Scott Leslie, PLE Diagram)
  12. 12. and combine it with university‘s services? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghz/407109888/
  13. 13. The general concept
  14. 14. 7 crucial aspects for the shift (Schaffert&Hilzensauer, 2008) Social Involvement Content Ownership Educational & organisatioal culture Personalisation Technological aspects Role of learner http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2677459596
  15. 15. Technological concept
  16. 16. MashUp Principle - Use of Widgets http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/mashup_2/
  17. 17. Comparable to iGoogle
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Java FX „JavaFX is a rich client platform for building cross-device applications and content. Designed to enable easy creation and deployment of RIAs with immersive media and content, the JavaFX platform ensures that RIAs look and behave consistently across diverse form factors and devices.“ http://javafx.com/docs/gettingstarted/javafx/
  20. 20. Java FX • JavaFX for PLE Widgets • Java plus JavaFX User Interface • Drag-to-Install
  21. 21. Java FX Will PLEs Become Ubiquitous through the Use of Widgets? (Taraghi, Mühlburger, Ebner, Nagler (2009)
  22. 22. First Design Study
  23. 23. Central Ideas of the GUI: „Less is more“ „the best of two worlds“ „tidy not cluttered“ http://www.flickr.com/photos/harmrhebergen/2694630
  24. 24. Brainstorming
  25. 25. First conceptual ideas
  26. 26. MockUp http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3879832565
  27. 27. Main GUI Elements
  28. 28. Workflow WidgetZone Widget Zoom Dashboard FullScreen
  29. 29. Usability Tests http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdolishny/2760207306
  30. 30. First Design
  31. 31. PersonalDashboard
  32. 32. Thinking Aloud Test
  33. 33. Remark about Widget Size
  34. 34. First Working Prototype
  35. 35. Prototype
  36. 36. Next Steps • Roll Out of the Prototype • Programing of Useful Widgets • Special focus on learning objects
  37. 37. Join us in Graz - http://www.iunig.at SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearningblog.tugraz.at http://elearning.tugraz.at

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