Applicative Scenarios of #EduApps within the context of #PLEs


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Applicative Scenarios of #EduApps within the context of #PLEs

  1. 1. *Image by 43894434@N08 via Flickr Thomas Strasser | Vienna University College of Teacher Education @PLE Conference Berlin 2013, Pecha Kucha Session | @thomas_strasser
  2. 2. *Image by 49719028@N00 via Flickr Multiculturalism as an enormous chance but also challenge (cf. Strohmeier & Spiel, 2005)
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  4. 4. *Image by 44124442504@N01 via Flickr • In Vienna: divorce rate ~50%* • Single parents have full-time job • Computers/smartphones act as “substitutes“** • Supports insight that 85 % is informal learning (Cross 2006) Sources: *Statistik Austria ( **LBS Kinderbarometer 2009:
  5. 5. *Image by 42185833@N00 via Flickr PLEs: a chance for informal learning within the socio-demographic context of urban schools.
  6. 6. *Image by 85397137@N00 via Flickr Credits: Ilona Buchem via Slideshare Anatomy of a PLE by Steve Wheeler (2011)
  7. 7. Learner‘s Choice in informal context (grassroots approach)
  8. 8. Personal Learning Networks (Mahara, Moodle, etc.)
  9. 9. ‘[…], here the concept of Educational Applications will be used in a more general sense with a particular focus on the pedagogical use of browser-based applications for computers and tablets.’ (Strasser & Pachler, 2013, London: Routledge, forthc.)
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  11. 11. „Create, consume, remix and share“ (BBC 2005 in: Attwell 2008)
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  21. 21. • Constructivist addendum/part to/of PLE • Consider zeitgeist of young urban learner (life domains) • Challenge urban school problems & help develop digital literacy within informal context (future jobs, smart citizen) • Can be seen as indirect digital inclusion (since tools are accessible to everbody) • Not about the tool, but about the ped./did. use • Won’t transform educational system, support change social practice of education (cf. Attwell 2008 referring to PLEs)
  22. 22. @thomas_strasser *Image by 70267096@N00 via Flickr
  23. 23. • Attwell, G. (2008): Personal Learning Environments – a new learning concept or a new learning system? In: Hornung- Prähauser, V., Luckmann, M. & Kalz, M. Selbstorganisiertes Lernen im Internet – Einblick in die Landschaft der webbasierten Bildungsinnovationen. Innsbruck, Wien, Bozen: StudienVerlag. • Buchem, I. PLEs – a collection of definitions (written in English). Available at: of-personal-learning-environment-ple-4029277, last access: July 8th, 2013. • Churchill, Daniel (2007): Web 2.0 and Possibilities for Educational Applications. In: Educational Technology Publications (Ed.): Educational Technology (47/2), pp. 24–29. • Cross J. (2006). What is informal learning? Available at:, last access: July 8th, 2013. • Feindschaften in multikulturellen Schulklassen. Ein Projektbericht. Available at:, last access: July 8th, 2013. • Heckmann, Verena; Strasser, Thomas (2012): Von der technischen Komplexität hin zur didaktischen Vielseitigkeit - “3- Clicks-Edu-Apps” zur Steigerung der Sprechkompetenz im fremdsprachlichen Unterricht. Preprint. In zeitschrift für e- learning, lernkultur und bildungstechnologie 2. Quartal (2), pp. 1–16. • LBS Kinderbarometer (2009). Available at: • Statistik Austria (2012). Ehescheidungen in Österreich. Langfristiger Trend. Available at:, last access: July 8th, 2013 • Strasser, T. & Pachler, N. (2013, in press). Digital technologies in modern foreign language teaching and learning. In: Pachler, Norbert; Evans, M., Redondo, A. and Fisher, L.: Learning to teach modern foreign languages in the secondary school. A companion to school experience. 4th edition. London ; New York: Routledge. • Strasser, T. (2012a). A change of paradigm with Web 2.0? Why educational apps might be worth a try. In: Etxeberria, A. L. (ed.) Global e-learning, Udima. Madrid: Open University. pp. 135-144. • Strasser, T. (2012b). Mind the App – Inspiring internet tools and activities to engage your students. Rum: Helbling International. • Strohmeier, D. & Spiel, C. (2005). Interkulturelle Beziehungen an Wiener Schulen (IBW): Freundschaften und • Wheeler, S. (2010). Anatomy of PLE. Available at:, last access: July 8th, 2013.