OUTLINEDEFINITION OF PLNTHE AIM OF PLNTHE DIFFERENT TOOLSTHE CHALLENGECONCLUSION
AimTo study the organization of PersonalLearning Networks (PLN) and to supportthe optimization of teachers’ efficacy andproductivity
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.
“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
The promise of PersonalLearning Environments couldbe to extend access toeducational technology toeveryone who wishes toorganise their own learning.
Personal Learning network - a conceptbased on Web 2 .0 and social software
people learn through legitimateperipheral participation
Web 2.0 allowsyoung people to beactive co-creators ofknowledge
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
Learning 2.0ToolsCollaboratingSharingVotingNetworkingUsergeneratedcontentArchitecture of ParticipationTaggingSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
http://www.eastone.co.uk/The ‘Architecture of Participation’SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011From ‘sticky’ to participativeWeb 2.0
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
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
Eric LanghorstLiberty Public SchoolsSTART BUILDING UPYOUR PLN PERSONALLEARNING NETWORK
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
Twittertool which allows you to communicatewith those you select in less than 140characters
FlickrOnline application for posting, sharingand commenting on picturesAs of September2010 Flickr had 5Billion photosloaded
SkypeAudio and video conferencing tool
YouTubeOnline application for sharing, viewingand commenting on videos
PodcastsAudio and/or video content which youcan subscribe to through the web
GoogleGoogle has a variety of tools helpful toeducators – Docs, Mail, Video, Phone
Learners enjoy learning when it’sengaging and fun!SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
Engaging and fun!SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011Serious gamesInteractive narrativesRole play simulationsMassively Online Role Playing Games
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
http://www.uksmallbusinesswebsites.co.ukSocial Media gives everyonea voice in the communitySteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
Using whatever tools and deviceswhich the learners choose
It also recognizes the role of the individual inorganizing their own learning
We can usecomputers to extendthe capabilities ofour own minds. Theycan become therepositories of ourknowledge.http://www.phillwebb.netSocial LearningComputers as mind toolsSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
Learning is nowseen as multiepisodic, withindividualsspending occasionalperiods of formaleducation andtraining throughouttheir working life.
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
TEACHER’S ROLETEACHERS 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
Google is the most used e-learning application
Learners will need new ‘literacies’Social networkingPrivacy maintenanceIdentity managementCreating contentOrganising contentReusing and repurposingFiltering and selectingSelf broadcastinghttp://www.mopocket.com/SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011The new web environments are gamechangers. learners now need new(digital) literacies
http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.ukLearning to learnCritical thinkingCollaborationCreativityReflectionEvaluationSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
the PLE will challenge the existingeducation systems and institution
It is not the developmentof technology per sewhich poses such achallenge to educationsystems and educationalinstitutions
PLNs can develop on the potential ofservices oriented architectures for dispersedand networked forms of learning andknowledge development.
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.
ReferencesAbbey, E. (2009), Personal Learning Networks,United StatesGraham, A. (2007), Lifelong CompetenceDevelopment, United KingdomIVANOVA, M. (2012), Analysis of Personal LearningNetworks, United statesLang horst, E. (2010), MSTA 2010 Building a PersonalLearning Network, United StatesWheeler, S. (2011), the Future of Learning, UnitedKingdom