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Personal learning network

  1. 1. Personal learningPersonal learningnetworks.networks.Presented by: ZF ShabalalaPresented by: ZF ShabalalaStudent teacher at the UniversityStudent teacher at the UniversityOf Johannesburg.Of Johannesburg.Email: zfshabalala@gmail.comEmail: zfshabalala@gmail.com
  2. 2. What is personal leaningWhat is personal leaningnetworks?networks?►Personal Learning Environments -Personal Learning Environments -a concept based on Web 2 .0 anda concept based on Web 2 .0 andsocial softwaresocial software
  3. 3. What is personal leaningWhat is personal leaningnetworks cont…networks cont…►““Personal Learning EnvironmentsPersonal Learning Environmentsare systems that help learners takeare systems that help learners takecontrol of and manage their owncontrol of and manage their ownlearning. This includes providinglearning. This includes providingsupport for learners to:support for learners to:
  4. 4. ►* set their own learning goals* set their own learning goals► * manage their learning; managing both* manage their learning; managing bothcontent and processcontent and process► * communicate with others in the process* communicate with others in the processof learningof learning►and thereby achieve learning goals.”and thereby achieve learning goals.”
  5. 5. What is personalization ofWhat is personalization oflearning?learning?
  6. 6. Personalisation of learningPersonalisation of learningcontinues….continues….►The idea of a Personal LearningThe idea of a Personal LearningEnvironment recognises thatEnvironment recognises thatlearning is continuing and seekslearning is continuing and seeksto provide tools to support thatto provide tools to support thatlearninglearning
  7. 7. Social-netwprk applications and professionalSocial-netwprk applications and professionalnetworks - new opportunities for learners andnetworks - new opportunities for learners andeducatorseducators
  8. 8. Attributes of personal learningAttributes of personal learningenvironment.environment.►PLEs are systems that help learners take controlPLEs are systems that help learners take controlof and manage their own learning.of and manage their own learning.►This includes providing support for learners toThis includes providing support for learners toset their own learning goals, manage theirset their own learning goals, manage theirlearning;learning;►managing both content and process;managing both content and process;►communicate with others in the process ofcommunicate with others in the process oflearning and thereby achieve learning goals.learning and thereby achieve learning goals.
  9. 9. Using social medias to create PLEs thatUsing social medias to create PLEs thatlearners can personalizelearners can personalize..►Human activities are mediated byHuman activities are mediated byculturally established instruments suchculturally established instruments suchas tools and language.as tools and language.► Vygotsky, L. S. (1978) Mind in Society: TheVygotsky, L. S. (1978) Mind in Society: Thedevelopment of higher psychological processes.development of higher psychological processes.Cambridge, MA: Harvard University PressCambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Why we need PLE?Why we need PLE?►““Why do we need a PLE when we alreadyWhy do we need a PLE when we alreadyhave the Internet? The Internet is my PLE,have the Internet? The Internet is my PLE,ePortfolio, VLE what ever. Thanks toePortfolio, VLE what ever. Thanks toblogger, bloglines, flickr, delicious,blogger, bloglines, flickr, delicious,wikispaces, ourmedia, creative commons,wikispaces, ourmedia, creative commons,and what ever comes next in this newand what ever comes next in this newInternet age, I have a strong online ID andInternet age, I have a strong online ID andvery extensive and personalised learningvery extensive and personalised learningenvironment."environment."
  12. 12. PLE seek to provide tool that learners choosePLE seek to provide tool that learners chooseto use in personalizing their learning.to use in personalizing their learning.►Learners will than have the role ofLearners will than have the role oforganizing their own learning.organizing their own learning.
  13. 13. Advantages of PLEs..Advantages of PLEs..►PLE are based on the idea that learning willPLE are based on the idea that learning willtake place in different contexts andtake place in different contexts andsituations and will not be provided by asituations and will not be provided by asingle learning providersingle learning provider►PLEs can help in the recognition of informalPLEs can help in the recognition of informallearninglearning►PLEs can develop on the potential ofPLEs can develop on the potential ofservices oriented architectures for dispersedservices oriented architectures for dispersedand networked forms of learning andand networked forms of learning andknowledge development.knowledge development.
  14. 14. Advantages of PLEs cont..Advantages of PLEs cont..►PersistencePersistence►““The reflective posting of a blog are a digitalThe reflective posting of a blog are a digitalrecord of the learning process. They can berecord of the learning process. They can bean integral part of the lifelong learningan integral part of the lifelong learningaccomplishment and e-portfolio of theaccomplishment and e-portfolio of thelearner. They should not disappear at thelearner. They should not disappear at theend of a course.”end of a course.”
  15. 15. Advantages of PLEs cont..Advantages of PLEs cont..►IdentityIdentity►““Learners have existences beyond formalLearners have existences beyond formalschool, that can be used to both helpschool, that can be used to both helplearners contextualize their ownlearners contextualize their ownunderstanding and for others to understandunderstanding and for others to understandtheir epistemological legacy. The PLE toolstheir epistemological legacy. The PLE toolsintegrate this outside life with formal study.”integrate this outside life with formal study.”
  16. 16. Advantages of PLEs cont..Advantages of PLEs cont..►““Copyright and re-use: Contributions to aCopyright and re-use: Contributions to aPLE are very definitely owned by the learnerPLE are very definitely owned by the learnerand thus can be used and re-used as thatand thus can be used and re-used as thatowner sees fit.” - Terry Anderson.owner sees fit.” - Terry Anderson.►More and more, we will see students – andMore and more, we will see students – andnot instructors or publishers – authoringnot instructors or publishers – authoringlearning resources.learning resources.
  17. 17. Advantages of PLEs cont..Advantages of PLEs cont..► PLEs can develop on the potential of servicesPLEs can develop on the potential of servicesoriented architectures for dispersed andoriented architectures for dispersed andnetworked forms of learning and knowledgenetworked forms of learning and knowledgedevelopment.development.
  18. 18. The promise of PersonalThe promise of PersonalLearning EnvironmentsLearning Environmentscould be to extend accesscould be to extend accessto educational technology toto educational technology toeveryone who wishes toeveryone who wishes toorganise their own learning.organise their own learning.
  19. 19. Tools for PLE allow for theTools for PLE allow for thefollowing:following:
  20. 20. Using blogging for PLE purposes.Using blogging for PLE purposes.
  21. 21. Policies to support developmentPolicies to support developmentand implementation of PLEs:and implementation of PLEs:►Encouraging and supporting theEncouraging and supporting thedevelopment of communities of practice anddevelopment of communities of practice andengagement in those communitiesengagement in those communities►Decisions over funding and support need toDecisions over funding and support need tobe taken as close to practice as possiblebe taken as close to practice as possible► A broader understanding of digital literacyA broader understanding of digital literacyand its integration within the curriculum sand its integration within the curriculum s
  22. 22. Policies to support development andPolicies to support development andimplementation of PLEs contimplementation of PLEs cont....►Recognise different forms and contexts ofRecognise different forms and contexts oflearninglearning►The development and adoption of newThe development and adoption of newpedagogiespedagogies►The co-shaping of technologies bringingThe co-shaping of technologies bringingtogether techies and teachers, enterprisestogether techies and teachers, enterprisesand institution.and institution.
  23. 23. Social learningSocial learning
  24. 24. Connecting and sharingConnecting and sharingknowledge.knowledge.
  25. 25. Since we cannot experience everything, otherpeople’s experiences, and hence other people,become the surrogate for knowledge.http://bradley.chattablogs.com‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is anaxiom for collecting knowledge throughcollecting people. - Karen StephensonSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010
  26. 26. Creating fun learning online.Creating fun learning online.
  27. 27. The new literacy necessary forThe new literacy necessary forfacilitating PLEfacilitating PLE
  28. 28. The use of handheld devices inThe use of handheld devices inthe classroom and outside.the classroom and outside.
  29. 29. Personal LearningPersonal LearningEnvironmentsEnvironmentsPersonalLearningEnvironmentPersonalLearningNetworkPersonalWeb ToolsPLEs are not onlypersonal web tools andpersonal learningnetworks. PLEs aremuch wider than this,taking in experiencesand realia, as well aslearning through TV,music, paper basedmaterials, radio & moreformal contexts.Learning content is notas important now aswhere (or who) toconnect to, to find it.PWTs are any webtools, (usually Web 2.0)chosen by learners tosupport their lifelonglearning.
  30. 30. Reference list.Reference list.►Downes, S. (2006, june 9). E-Learning 2.0 –Downes, S. (2006, june 9). E-Learning 2.0 –Platform, Not Medium. Retrieved fromPlatform, Not Medium. Retrieved fromwww.slideshare.com.www.slideshare.com.►Graham Attwell. (n.d.). Personal . RetrievedGraham Attwell. (n.d.). Personal . Retrievedfrom www.slideshare.com.from www.slideshare.com.►Malinka Ivanova. (2009, April 09- 10). TheMalinka Ivanova. (2009, April 09- 10). The5th internationa scientific conference eLSE-5th internationa scientific conference eLSE-e learning and software for education.e learning and software for education.Retrieved from www.slideshre.com.Retrieved from www.slideshre.com.
  31. 31. Reference list cont.…Reference list cont.…►Robin Teiigland. (n.d.). Levaraging networksRobin Teiigland. (n.d.). Levaraging networksfor tangible results. Retrieved fromfor tangible results. Retrieved fromwww.slideshare.com.www.slideshare.com.►Steve Wheeler. (2011, February 02). TheSteve Wheeler. (2011, February 02). Thefuture of learning: web 2.0 and the smartfuture of learning: web 2.0 and the smartextended web. Retrieved fromextended web. Retrieved fromwww.slideshare.com.www.slideshare.com.

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