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From VLE to PLE, social networks enhance the possibilites of learning.

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  1. 1. From personal to social <ul><li>Learning Environments that work </li></ul><ul><li>#PLE_BCN 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. unlocking the class
  3. 3. harnessing networks
  4. 4. talent diversity
  5. 5. problem 1: the tools
  6. 6. tools shape us viewfinder
  7. 7. VLE <ul><li>Structured tool dictates interactions </li></ul><ul><li>(Siemens,2004): </li></ul><ul><li>teacher-student </li></ul><ul><li>student-student </li></ul><ul><li>student-content </li></ul>
  8. 8. PLE <ul><li>spaces in which to interact and communicate, with the ultimate goal of learning and creating a collective know-how (Atwell, 2010) </li></ul>
  9. 9. experimenting ONLY
  10. 10. problem 2: attitudes
  11. 11. stakeholders <ul><li>resistance to change </li></ul><ul><li>no previous models </li></ul><ul><li>mixed ICT abilities </li></ul><ul><li>fast-paced tech </li></ul>
  12. 12. some solutions...
  13. 13. strategies Premise: If you build it, they won’t come Teachers’ modeling how to network Be flexible and creative Students’ modeling other students Create & share in networks Reflecting on the experience
  14. 14. strategies How to start What’s the most important thing you may learn from your PLE? Which tools will address this objective? How are you going to share your learning?
  15. 15. tips start microblogging ...
  16. 16. Higher Education Text
  17. 17. FL English learner
  18. 18. 1 learner: 1 PLE
  19. 19. The complex process of teaching and learning requires complex, multi-faceted models (...) One tool will not meet all needs in all contexts. (Siemens, 2006)
  20. 20. What we ask students to do, is what we ask them to be (K.Yancey)
  21. 21. <ul><li>“ A call not for passengers, but crew” </li></ul><ul><li>(McLuhan, 1963) </li></ul>
  22. 22. challenge ahead
  23. 23. challenges ahead Tech empowerment of individuals to (continue) developing PLEs for a grass root change (Alec Couros, #PLE_BCN 2010)
  24. 24. Images CC barbed wire networks (badges) mattimattila/2455641489/in/faves-engli s hteacher/ lock 5 150118/ viewfinder set http:/ / scaffolding http://www.f l walking on rope 65960/in/set-72157594534566022/ lock stakeholders 2262054247/in/photostream/ road ahead challenges 1_rowing_sunset465.jpg