Personal learning EnvironmentsPresentation Transcript
PLEs aka. Personal Learning Environments
Agenda 1. Concept of Personalized Learning 2. Virtual Learning Environments (LMS) Past 3. Personal Learning Environments (PLN) Future 4. Mash-ups and aggregators to create and manage PLE/PLNs.
Learners set their own learning goals, manage their own learning (both content and process) and communicate with others in the process of learning. (Mark Van Harmalen) Personal Learning
VLE aka. LMS
Traditional classroom environments and VLEs are typically viewed as:
Manage how learners learn.
VLE (LMS)= Managing Learning
The central purpose of a VLE is to manage learning. (whatever that means)
Technology has changed how, when and where we access information.
Technology necessitates new theories for learning "For the first time in history, we know now how to store virtually all humanity's most important information and make it available, almost instantly, in almost any form, to almost anyone on earth. We also know how to do that in great new ways so that people can interact with it , and learn from it."
-- Gordon Drydon & Jeannette Vos
The New Learning Revolution: How Britain Can Lead the World in Learning, Education, and Schooling. (2005)
What is a PLE?
Is attributed to George Siemens in his 2004 paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Earliest reference to Personal Learning Environment
The PLE is “a tool that allows for a learner (or anyone) to engage in a distributed environment consisting of a network of people, services and resources.” Stephen Downes, E-learning 2.0, in eLearnMagazine (2005)
Immersive Always available Not tied to any particular physical space. Crosses Institutional boundaries. Created by learners around their passions. Learners control how and what they learn. PLEs
From this .... ..... To this Web Funnel Traditional (VLE) vs. PLE
PLE = Web of Connections In connectivism, learning involves creating connections and developing a network . It is dependent on self-organized learning. (It’s not what you know, but who you know or at least what RSS feeds you know)
Role of the Learner
To actively participate and engage in a community.
Participation is guided by personal interest and motivation.
Interactions are not staged. No defined hierarchy of interaction. (like with LMS)
You as your own PLE Services Tools Formats Content Channels Networks Aggregation
Personal Learning Environment Model Blog LMS Social Network External Services Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Personal Learning Environment Aggregator
Personal Learning Environment Model Self organized Personal Learning Environment Blog LMS Social Network External Services Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Aggregator
Aggregators = iGoogle, Netvibes, PageFlake
Popular Personal Web Tools for PLEs Microblogging Twitter, Plurk, Tumblr Blogging Wordpress, Blogger Collaborative writing Wikispaces, Google Docs, PB Task Management tool RTM, Ubiquity, Evernote Search engine Google, Yahoo Social network Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning Social tagging/bookmark Delicious, Diigo, Stumbleupon Social presence Skype, Adobe Connect Image/Video sharing Flickr, Picassa, YouTube E-mail Gmail, other e-mail services E-Portfolio Mahara Other organisational tool Dropbox, Coda, Zotero Aggregators (incl. RSS) Friendfeed, Netvibes, iGoogle