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Creating a Personalized Learning Environment  Using Pageflakes William F Perry, MA, RN Kettering Health Network
What’s this presentation about? <ul><li>Explore the concept of Personal Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Create a P...
The Challenge <ul><li>How can I find information when it’s stored in a dozen different places? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I...
And by the way…. <ul><li>I want to get to it from  any computer  </li></ul><ul><li>At work  </li></ul><ul><li>At home </li...
Learning has changed <ul><li>Old way = linear, classroom based </li></ul><ul><li>New way = networks of people and online r...
Where do you find answers? <ul><li>No single repository  </li></ul><ul><li>No single best medium  </li></ul><ul><li>Reside...
Learners have changed as well <ul><li>Meet Charlene by Janet Clarey  http://www.slideshare.net/jclarey/meetcharlene </li><...
Workplace learning characteristics <ul><li>More electronic resources and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Searching can be a blessi...
Connectivism  <ul><li>Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. A learner can exponent...
New critical skills <ul><li>Because information is changing rapidly and located in so many places, the ability to find, co...
Technology - cause and cure? <ul><li>Technology is a reason for information proliferation  AND  an information management ...
A PLE  is not <ul><li>A specific software application  </li></ul><ul><li>A substitute for institutional or regulatory agen...
A PLE  is <ul><li>A  concept  rather than specific software </li></ul><ul><li>A  group of techniques   and a variety of to...
A PLE  helps to <ul><li>View  the subject as a landscape as well as individual pieces of information  </li></ul><ul><li>Cr...
A PLE  supports adult learning <ul><li>Autonomy  </li></ul><ul><li>Practicality  </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy  </li></ul><u...
Where does  your  information live?
Non-electronic sources <ul><li>Books & journals  </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom based courses  </li></ul><ul><li>Professional...
Electronic sources <ul><li>Locally produced files & notes  </li></ul><ul><li>Internet/Intranet  </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learni...
What’s RSS? <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>A way of “subscribing” to information and having it automa...
More electronic sources using RSS <ul><li>Discussion boards and email lists  </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites  </...
And how about… <ul><li>Literature searches from PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Table of contents from my favorite journals </li>...
Personal Start Pages <ul><li>Pageflakes  http://www.pageflakes.com </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle  http://www.google.com/ig </l...
Key attribute  <ul><li>Key attribute of all these applications is a central container or map  (whether defined or conceptu...
http://www.pageflakes.com
Adding preconfigured “flakes”
Adding a RSS feed
Tools to consider <ul><li>Blogs Tumblr - microblog  http://www.tumblr.com Blogger  http://www.blogger.com/   </li></ul><ul...
More tools! <ul><li>Mind Maps Mindmeister  http://www.mindmeister.com Mindomo  http://www.mindomo.com   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Still more tools! <ul><li>Social bookmarking -  http://del.icio.us   </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking -  http://faceboo...
Authors to search and sites to visit <ul><li>Graham Atwell  http://www.slideshare.net/GrahamAttwell/personal-learning-envi...
Thank You! Any Questions? [email_address]
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  1. 1. Creating a Personalized Learning Environment Using Pageflakes William F Perry, MA, RN Kettering Health Network
  2. 2. What’s this presentation about? <ul><li>Explore the concept of Personal Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Create a PLE using Pageflakes </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Challenge <ul><li>How can I find information when it’s stored in a dozen different places? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I share it? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I add to it? </li></ul>
  4. 4. And by the way…. <ul><li>I want to get to it from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>At work </li></ul><ul><li>At home </li></ul><ul><li>At school </li></ul><ul><li>And it has to be easy to use </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning has changed <ul><li>Old way = linear, classroom based </li></ul><ul><li>New way = networks of people and online resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information R/evolution by Michael Wesch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where do you find answers? <ul><li>No single repository </li></ul><ul><li>No single best medium </li></ul><ul><li>Resides in multiple human and electronic networks </li></ul><ul><li>Expert is becoming blurred individual vs consensus </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learners have changed as well <ul><li>Meet Charlene by Janet Clarey http://www.slideshare.net/jclarey/meetcharlene </li></ul>
  8. 8. Workplace learning characteristics <ul><li>More electronic resources and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Searching can be a blessing or a curse </li></ul><ul><li>Changing methods of communication/collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing process to recognize, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate patterns from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>How can we facilitate this learning style ?? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Connectivism <ul><li>Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. A learner can exponentially improve their own learning by plugging into an existing network. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing where to find information is more important than knowing information. </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate impacting the decision. </li></ul>George Siemens, Connectivism: A learning theory for today’s learner http://connectivism.ca/about.html
  10. 10. New critical skills <ul><li>Because information is changing rapidly and located in so many places, the ability to find, collect, connect and sort information among a multitude of human and computer networks is a critical skill . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Technology - cause and cure? <ul><li>Technology is a reason for information proliferation AND an information management tool. </li></ul>
  12. 12. A PLE is not <ul><li>A specific software application </li></ul><ul><li>A substitute for institutional or regulatory agency required documentation of education/training compliance </li></ul><ul><li>A method for creating e-learning applications </li></ul>
  13. 13. A PLE is <ul><li>A concept rather than specific software </li></ul><ul><li>A group of techniques and a variety of tools. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to gather information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explore/develop relationships between pieces of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>browser based (potentially) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. A PLE helps to <ul><li>View the subject as a landscape as well as individual pieces of information </li></ul><ul><li>Create a personal repository of materials and relationships clustered around a unifying topic or concept </li></ul><ul><li>Document , reflect, communicate, collaborate </li></ul>
  15. 15. A PLE supports adult learning <ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Practicality </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Building on prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Goal directed </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where does your information live?
  17. 17. Non-electronic sources <ul><li>Books & journals </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom based courses </li></ul><ul><li>Professional meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Live interaction with colleagues </li></ul>
  18. 18. Electronic sources <ul><li>Locally produced files & notes </li></ul><ul><li>Internet/Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning courses </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reference” sites </li></ul><ul><li>Text, audio, video, graphics files </li></ul><ul><li>Shared presentations </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul>
  19. 19. What’s RSS? <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>A way of “subscribing” to information and having it automatically delivered to you </li></ul><ul><li>RSS in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english </li></ul>
  20. 20. More electronic sources using RSS <ul><li>Discussion boards and email lists </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
  21. 21. And how about… <ul><li>Literature searches from PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Table of contents from my favorite journals </li></ul>
  22. 22. Personal Start Pages <ul><li>Pageflakes http://www.pageflakes.com </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes http://www.netvibes.com </li></ul>
  23. 23. Key attribute <ul><li>Key attribute of all these applications is a central container or map (whether defined or conceptual) </li></ul><ul><li>Filled with YOUR files, links, notes, documents, and connections. </li></ul>
  24. 24. http://www.pageflakes.com
  25. 25. Adding preconfigured “flakes”
  26. 26. Adding a RSS feed
  27. 27. Tools to consider <ul><li>Blogs Tumblr - microblog http://www.tumblr.com Blogger http://www.blogger.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ecto Learning - http://www.ectolearning.com/ecto2/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams - Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com </li></ul>
  28. 28. More tools! <ul><li>Mind Maps Mindmeister http://www.mindmeister.com Mindomo http://www.mindomo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple tool sites Zoho http://www.zoho.com Google Docs http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>RSS readers Google Reader http://reader.google.com Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/ </li></ul>
  29. 29. Still more tools! <ul><li>Social bookmarking - http://del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking - http://facebook.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Shared presentations - http://slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis WetPaint http://www.wetpaint.com Wikispaces http://www.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  30. 30. Authors to search and sites to visit <ul><li>Graham Atwell http://www.slideshare.net/GrahamAttwell/personal-learning-environments-46423/ </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Downes http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/813 </li></ul><ul><li>Robin Good http://www.masternewmedia.org/learning_educational_technologies/learning-environments/PLE-personal-learning-environments-present-future-20070615.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Martin http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog/exploring-personal-learni.html </li></ul><ul><li>George Siemens http://www.connectivism.ca/ </li></ul>
  31. 31. Thank You! Any Questions? [email_address]

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