Personal Learning Environments - a concept based on Web 2 .0and social software. Web 2.0: "A perceived second-generation of Web-based servicessuch as social networking sites, wikis, communicationtools, and folksonomies that emphasize onlinecollaboration and sharing among users"
learning network is a group of persons who create,share, support and study learning resources (“units oflearning”) in a specific knowledge domain.
“Personal Learning Environments are systems that helplearners take control of and manage their own learning.This includes providing support for learners to: * set their own learning goals * manage their learning; managing both content andprocess * communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals.”http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/jitt/index.php/Personal_Learning_Environments
To communicate To collaborate To contribute
Stage 1 ImmersionCreate any and all networks you can find where there arepeople and ideas to connect to. Stage 2 EvaluationEvaluate your networks and start to focus in on whichnetworks you really want to focus your time on. Stage 3 Know it allRealize there is much you do not know and feel like you can’tdisconnect.
Stage 4 PerspectiveUsually comes when you are forced to leave the networkfor awhile and spend time with family and friends whoare not connected. Stage 5 BalanceUnderstanding that you can not know it all, and beginto understand that you can rely on your network tolearn and store knowledge for you.
Persistence “The reflective posting of a blog are a digital record ofthe learning process. They can be an integral part ofthe lifelong learning accomplishment and e-portfolioof the learner. They should not disappear at the end ofa course.”
Identity “Learners have existences beyond formal school, that canbe used to both help learners contextualize their ownunderstanding and for others to understand theirepistemological legacy. The PLE tools integrate this outsidelife with formal study.” “Copyright and re-use: Contributions to a PLE are verydefinitely owned by the learner and thus can be used andre-used as that owner sees fit.” - Terry Anderson. More and more, we will see students – and not instructorsor publishers – authoring learning resources.
Generally refers to a professional network service, avirtual community that it is focused on professionalinteractions instead of social interactions.
We dont. By embracing a Web 2.0 approach to learning objects,we can allow academic staff to support learners on amuch more individual basis through newcommunication channels.
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