Unlike your classroom, your Personal LearningNetwork (PLN) is available to you seven days aweek, 24 hours a day. It consists of all of theeducational sites that you join to have discussionswith other educators and find classroom resources.
Personal Learning Environments (PLE) aresystems that help learners take control of andmanage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners toset their own learning goals, manage theirlearning; managing both content and process communicate with others in the process oflearning and thereby achieve learning goals.LearnTEC, Karlsruhe, Germany
A PLE is NOT: A specific software application A method for creating e-learning applications
A PLE is :• A concept (based on Web 2.0 and socialnetwork) rather than specific software• A group of techniques and a variety of tools:– to gather information– explore/develop relationships betweenpieces of information– browser-based (potentially)Source: Sabin-Corneliu Buraga
An environment where you access learningfrom a variety of sources. A place where you do your own work. It’s notdependent on the university/school. A collection of tools and systems, not a singlemonolithic system.Source: Sabin-Corneliu Buraga
View the subject as a landscape aswell as individual pieces ofinformation Create a personal repository ofmaterials and relationships clusteredaround a unifying topic or concept Document, reflect, communicate, collaborate
PLEs building laid the foundations ofsome main ideas: learning is an on-going process and tools tosupport this learning are needed the role of the individual in self-organizinglearning is important learning can take place in different contextsand situations and cannot be provided by asingle learning provider.Attwell Graham
PLEs are systems that help learners takecontrol of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learnersto set their own learning goals, managetheir learning; managing both content and process; communicate with others in the process oflearning and thereby achieve learning goals.Wikipedia
SocialLearningWe can usecomputers toextend thecapabilities ofour ownminds. Theycan become therepositories ofourknowledge.
The purpose of the Personal LearningNetwork (PLN) was to create aneducational tool . that opens new paths of communicationwith educators globally. also sharing evidence of my on-goingknowledge, passion and commitment toteaching.Picture by Helen Keegan
Unlike your classroom, your (PLN) isavailable to you seven days a week, 24hours a day. It consists of all of the educational sitesthat you join to have discussions withother educators and find classroomresources. You can participate in scheduled chats onTwitter, write and comment oneducational blogs
Not only will you gain valuable pedagogicalknowledge. You will be able to bounce your own teachingideas off of peers and administrators.
Self organisedlearningWe cannot ‘manage’self-organisedlearning for ourstudents.We can onlycreate conduciveenvironmentswithin whichstudents willorganise their ownlearning.
Rather than integrating different services into acentralized system, the idea is to provide thelearner with a plethora of different services andhand over control to her to select, use, and mashup the services the way she deems fit. A PLE driven approach does not only providepersonal spaces, which belong to and arecontrolled by the user, but also requires a socialcontext by offering means to connect with otherpersonal spaces for effective knowledge sharingand collaborative knowledge creation.Murphy, K etl.
PLEs are not another substantiation of educationaltechnology but a new approach to learning. A response to pedagogic approaches which require thatlearner’s e-learning systems need to be under the control ofthe learners themselves. PLE are based on the idea that learning will take place indifferent contexts and situations and will not be provided bya single learning provider The idea of a Personal Learning Environment recognisesthat learning is continuing and seeks to provide tools tosupport that learningSource: Graham Attwell
The ‘pedagogy’ behind the PLE is that it offersa portal to the world, through which learnerscan explore and create, according to their owninterests and directions, interacting at all timeswith their friends and community New forms of learning are based on tryingthings and action, rather than on more abstractknowledge.Source: Graham Attwell
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