What is a PLN/PLE? Personal Learning Network (environment)
“ A person’s customized e-learning system that provides access to a variety of learning resources, and that may provide access to learners and teachers who use other PLEs and/or virtual learning environments (VLEs)”. Mark van Harmelen
“ All educational software, implicitly or otherwise, either enhances or restrains certain pedagogic approaches to learning. There is no such thing as pedagogically neutral software. A Personal Learning Environment could allow a leaner to configure and develop a learning environment to suit and enable their own style of learning”.( Graham Attwell on Learning, Knowledge and Technology )
“ Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community”.
“ PLNs increase our opportunities to ask questions and receive help compared to our normal daily face-to-face interactions”. Sue Waters http:// suewaters.wikispaces.com /
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How Do You Start?
How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself?
What should be in your tool set?
What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools?