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  • 1. OUTLINEDEFINITION OF PLNTHE AIM OF PLNTHE DIFFERENT TOOLSTHE CHALLENGECONCLUSION
  • 2. AimTo study the organization of PersonalLearning Networks (PLN) and to supportthe optimization of teachers’ efficacy andproductivity
  • 3. A personal or professionallearning network (PLN) involvesan individual’s topic-orientedgoal, a set of practices &techniques aimed at attractingand organizing a variety ofrelevant content sources,selected for their value, to helpthe owner accomplish aprofessional goal or personalinterest.
  • 4. “the heart of the concept of the PLE isthat it is a tool that allows a learner (oranyone) to engage in a distributedenvironment consisting of a network ofpeople, services and resources. It is notjust Web 2.0, but it is certainly Web 2.0 inthe sense that it is (in the broadest sensepossible) a read-write application.”Stephen Downes, 2006
  • 5. The promise of PersonalLearning Environments couldbe to extend access toeducational technology toeveryone who wishes toorganise their own learning.
  • 6. Personal Learning network - a conceptbased on Web 2 .0 and social software
  • 7. people learn through legitimateperipheral participation
  • 8. Web 2.0 allowsyoung people to beactive co-creators ofknowledge
  • 9. Web 3.0Semantic WebWeb 1.0The WebWeb x.0Meta WebWeb 2.0Social WebDegree of Social ConnectivityDegreeofInformationConnectivityConnects information Connects peopleConnects knowledge Connects intelligenceThe eXtended WebSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 10. Learning 2.0ToolsCollaboratingSharingVotingNetworkingUsergeneratedcontentArchitecture of ParticipationTaggingSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 11. http://www.eastone.co.uk/The ‘Architecture of Participation’SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011From ‘sticky’ to participativeWeb 2.0
  • 12. Here’s a problemfor teachers:“For the first timewe are preparingstudents for afuture we cannotclearly describe.”- David Warlickhttp://communications.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts/SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 13. www.newmediamusings.comIs learningsimply aboutgainingknowledge...?SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 14. New forms oflearning are basedon trying things andaction, rather thanon more abstractknowledge.
  • 15. Funnelsand WebsIvan Illichhttp://zumu.comOne sizedoes notfit allParticipation,not passivereception ofknowledgeSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 16. Formal and Informal learningFormal Learning Informal Learning20%80%Source: Cofer, D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning.Shouldn’t we now start to blend formaland informal learning?SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 17. Eric LanghorstLiberty Public SchoolsSTART BUILDING UPYOUR PLN PERSONALLEARNING NETWORK
  • 18. Social Media use>500 Million>100 Million >50 Million>125 Million>14 millionarticles>4 Billion imagesSource: http://econsultancy.com2 Billion views/day24 hours/minuteSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 19. Twittertool which allows you to communicatewith those you select in less than 140characters
  • 20. FlickrOnline application for posting, sharingand commenting on picturesAs of September2010 Flickr had 5Billion photosloaded
  • 21. SkypeAudio and video conferencing tool
  • 22. YouTubeOnline application for sharing, viewingand commenting on videos
  • 23. PodcastsAudio and/or video content which youcan subscribe to through the web
  • 24. GoogleGoogle has a variety of tools helpful toeducators – Docs, Mail, Video, Phone
  • 25. Learners enjoy learning when it’sengaging and fun!SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 26. Engaging and fun!SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011Serious gamesInteractive narrativesRole play simulationsMassively Online Role Playing Games
  • 27. SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011http://www.csmonitor.com
  • 28. Source: George Siemens www.connectivism.ca/http://www.sciencedaily.comConnectivismWe live in a techno-social worldLearning occurs inside and outside ofpeople – we store our knowledge incomputers and in other people –George SiemensSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010
  • 29. http://www.uksmallbusinesswebsites.co.ukSocial Media gives everyonea voice in the communitySteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 30. Using whatever tools and deviceswhich the learners choose
  • 31. It also recognizes the role of the individual inorganizing their own learning
  • 32. We can usecomputers to extendthe capabilities ofour own minds. Theycan become therepositories of ourknowledge.http://www.phillwebb.netSocial LearningComputers as mind toolsSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/Personalised Learning?SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 34. Learning is nowseen as multiepisodic, withindividualsspending occasionalperiods of formaleducation andtraining throughouttheir working life.
  • 35. Personal Learning EnvironmentsPersonalLearningEnvironmentPersonalLearningNetworkPersonalWeb ToolsSource: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-ple.htmlPLEs are not only personalweb tools and personallearning networks. PLEsare much wider than this,taking in experiences andrealia, as well as learningthrough TV, music, paperbased materials, radio &more formal contexts.Learning content is not asimportant now as where(or who) to connect to, tofind it.PWTs are any web tools,(usually Web 2.0) chosenby learners to supporttheir lifelong learning.SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 36. TEACHER’S ROLETEACHERS SHOULD INTRODUCE THISCONTEPT OF PLN AS THEIR TEACHINGSTRATEGY IN ORDER TO ENGAGE THEIRSTUDENTS IN DEEP LEARNING AND CREATEMORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL IN TERMS OFUSING WEB 2.0 TOOLS
  • 37. Google is the most used e-learning application
  • 38. Learners will need new ‘literacies’Social networkingPrivacy maintenanceIdentity managementCreating contentOrganising contentReusing and repurposingFiltering and selectingSelf broadcastinghttp://www.mopocket.com/SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011The new web environments are gamechangers. learners now need new(digital) literacies
  • 39. http://media1.break.com/Collaborative toolsSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 40. http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.ukLearning to learnCritical thinkingCollaborationCreativityReflectionEvaluationSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
  • 41. The challenge
  • 42. the PLE will challenge the existingeducation systems and institution
  • 43. It is not the developmentof technology per sewhich poses such achallenge to educationsystems and educationalinstitutions
  • 44. PLNs can develop on the potential ofservices oriented architectures for dispersedand networked forms of learning andknowledge development.
  • 45. Personal learning networks can transformones life and assist one in terms ofacquiring knowledge from a deeper level oflearning furthermore using different toolsin the classroom with an aim of engagingpupils in the content.
  • 46. ReferencesAbbey, E. (2009), Personal Learning Networks,United StatesGraham, A. (2007), Lifelong CompetenceDevelopment, United KingdomIVANOVA, M. (2012), Analysis of Personal LearningNetworks, United statesLang horst, E. (2010), MSTA 2010 Building a PersonalLearning Network, United StatesWheeler, S. (2011), the Future of Learning, UnitedKingdom