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Join the dots

  1. 1. Join the dots: paint your own personal learning landscape - a way to make sense of your social capital -
  2. 2. My social capital <ul><li>Activist educator </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge builder </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Mother </li></ul><ul><li>Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter </li></ul><ul><li>Sister </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbour </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen </li></ul>colleague friend Is this the sum of me?
  3. 3. These are the dots … What are the dots in your landscape? Family Calendars Stories, photos and podcasts Virtual Offices Blogs and Wikis ePortfolios Projects Networks My connections
  4. 4. What are Personal Learning Landscapes? <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need them? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I paint one? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools do I need? </li></ul>Blogs, wikis, podcasts, photo spaces, internet telephone, virtual classrooms, chat forums, collaboration spaces and eportfolios.
  5. 5. … polling questions … <ul><li>Do you have your own PLE? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you publish your own blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you created a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you use podcast tools? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why do I need a PLE? Chaos Theory Websites: Macro Dimensions LearnScope Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>personal (Planzo) </li></ul><ul><li>Training (Trumba) </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>TAFE </li></ul>DST Network Blogger Wikispaces Wetpaint <ul><li>Moodle sites </li></ul><ul><li>Study Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Game Talk </li></ul>Moodle forums Elgg pageflakes YouTube Bubbleshare Flickr TAFE VC WebCT Elluminate Skype Upload and store Publish and display Notify and deliver Communicate
  7. 7. Bookmarks no longer efficient? … I need something more …
  8. 9. How do I use PLE’s? <ul><li>Portable bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Shareable schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Links to published artefacts and articles </li></ul><ul><li>Links to reflective practice for projects </li></ul><ul><li>Personalised embedded website </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to everything </li></ul>
  9. 10. Let’s create a Protopage http://www.protopage.com – sending How to Protopage file
  10. 11. What do Personal Learning Landscapes look like? <ul><li>What Web 2.0 tools are available? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we put in them? </li></ul><ul><li>What links do we include? </li></ul>
  11. 12. Let’s create a Wiki http://www.wetpaint.com Sending a How to Wetpaint file.
  12. 13. Let’s create an eportfolio
  13. 14. Let’s add links to your protopage <ul><li>Open your new protopage </li></ul><ul><li>Add a widget for bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Edit the widget </li></ul><ul><li>Add links to your wiki and eportfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Move the widget on page </li></ul><ul><li>Make the page visible </li></ul>
  14. 15. Places about PLE’s you should visit <ul><li>http://stigmergicweb.org/2006/09/12/the-wales-wide-web-personal-learning-environments-live-at-edinburgh/ </li></ul><ul><li>This is Graham Atwell’s screencast from his presentation in Wales in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Well worth a look and listen </li></ul>
  15. 16. References <ul><li>Article: Personal Learning Environments June 1, 2006 by Graham Attwell. http://www.knownet.com/writing/weblogs/Graham_Attwell/entries/6521819364 </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Ali Jafari: Diagram of the “Jafari Model” Next Generation E-Learning Environment http://fm.schmoller.net/2006/09/learning_enviro.html link to article where diagram is used. </li></ul>
  16. 17. … now I am connected … Coach Carole at: http://www.protopage.com/coach_carole

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