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Empowering Personal Learning Environments


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This presentation explores 5 future trends, personal learning environments and challenges that coming along with them.

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Empowering Personal Learning Environments

  1. EmpoweringPersonal LearningEnvironments<br />Zaid Ali Alsagoff<br /><br />
  2. Hi!<br />Learning can be FUN!<br />
  3. Contents<br />5 Future Trends<br />PLE <br />LMS Vs PLE<br />Essential PLE Tools<br />Challenges<br />Conclusion<br />
  4. 5<br />5 Future Trends<br />Future <br />Trends <br />We Cannot Ignore!<br />
  5. Social Media & Web 2.0<br />1<br />Connect<br />Interact<br />Collaborate<br />Share<br />Learn<br />create<br />
  6. Facebook Stats (27/05/2011)<br />1<br />16. Malaysia<br />Source:<br />
  7. Facebook Users in Malaysia?(11/05/2011)<br />1<br />Facebook Users: + 10.85 Million<br />Penetration: 41.47 %<br />Source:<br />
  8. Demographics– Malaysia (11/05/2011)<br />1<br />Male/Female User Ratio <br />User Age Distribution<br />Source:<br />
  9. Social Media Revolution?<br />
  10. Openness in Education<br />2<br />Open Educational Resources (OER) <br />Assessment<br />Online Facilitation<br />Credits<br />Teaching<br />Massive Open Online Courses <br />(MOOC)<br />Open Source Software <br />Accreditation<br />Open Textbooks <br />OER/OCW list: <br /><br />Open Courseware (OCW)<br />MOOC:<br />
  11. Examples<br />Creative Commons:<br />Khan Academy:<br />Academic Earth:<br /> YouTube EDU:<br />Einztein:<br />TED Talks:<br />
  12. Khan Academy<br />
  13. Wolfram Alpha<br />
  14. Quora <br />
  15. Social Curation<br />3<br />“…Today there is a new wave of social bookmarking tools in the name of 'Social Curation', which are empowered with some really innovative collaborative sharing tools to make sense of the overloaded web by organizing discoveries and resources into mind-stimulating topics, stories, collections, etc..” <br />– Zaid Ali Alsagoff<br />Article:<br />
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  17.!<br />Create your topic-centric media by collecting gems among relevant streams.<br />Publish it to your favorite social media or to your blog. <br />
  18. OER Glue<br />
  19. Mobile Learning<br />4<br />Source:<br />
  20. Connectivism<br />5<br />“…knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks...” <br />George Siemens & <br />Stephen Downes<br />More:<br />
  21. Personal Learning Environments<br />
  22. Personal Learning Environments (PLE)<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Source:<br />
  23. But, what about the LMS?<br />PLE<br />LMS<br />“Rather than integrating different tools into a centralized system, the idea is to provide the learner with a myriad of tools and hand over control to her to select, combine and use the tools the way she deems fit.”. - Mohamed Amine Chatti<br />Adapted from:<br />
  24. Alternatives?<br /> ELGG:<br />
  25. PLE<br />Where to Start?<br />Source:<br />
  26. Example of PLEs<br />A collection of PLEs:<br />
  27. EssentialPLE Tools?<br />
  28. My Essential PLE Tools?<br />
  29. With RSS You Can Create Your Own Online Newspaper<br />
  30. Ways RSS is being used:<br />RSS<br />Newsfeeds <br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Podcasts<br />
  31. Google Reader<br />
  32. Twitter for Learning?<br />Don’t just follow… ENGAGE!<br />#edchat - Education##edutech - Educational Technology#web20chat - Web 2.0#DistEd – Distance education and e-learning#innochat – Innovation in education#Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators#ellchat – English Language Learners<br /><br />Article:<br />
  33. Looking for Learning Professionals?<br />Here:<br />
  34. Useful Twitter Tools<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />More Twitter Tools:<br />
  35. Facebook?<br />Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, families and coworkers.<br />
  36. Facebook for Learning?<br />Formal Learning (LMS)<br /><ul><li>Course Notes
  37. Assignments
  38. Quizzes
  39. Grades</li></ul>Social Learning (Facebook)<br />Informal <br />Easy-to-Use<br />Sharing<br />Communication <br />Collaboration<br />Communities<br />Mobile Learning<br />Always Connected!<br />Facebook Legalized for teaching & learning only!<br />
  40. Facebook Groups or Pages<br />Source:<br />Slidecast:<br />
  41. Blogging<br />is an amazing tool for…<br />Lifelong Learning!<br />
  42. Blog is the perfect _______ tool!<br />Web <br />Tools<br />E-Portfolio<br />
  43. Integrating your PLE?<br /><ul><li>iGoogle:
  44. Netvibes:
  45. Pageflakes:</li></li></ul><li>URL:<br />
  46. Challenges<br />Technical<br />Social<br />Pedagogical<br />References:<br /><ul><li>Learning 2.0 - VLE to PLE
  47. Barriers to Personal Learning Environments (Graham Atwell):
  48. PLE Overview:</li></li></ul><li>Technical Challenges <br /> Tools overload<br /> Firewall blocking<br /> Accessibility <br /> Usability & ease-of-use<br />“The Standalone LMS is Dead” <br />- Dan Pontefract<br />
  49. Social Challenges <br />Content ownership <br /> Not all use social media<br /> Digital literacy skills<br /> Child safety<br />“…Many learners may not have the confidence and competence to develop and configure their own tools for learning“ <br />- Graham Attwell<br />
  50. Pedagogical Challenges <br />Out of the comfort zone <br /> Plagiarism &authenticity <br /> Instructional design<br /> Testing &assessment <br />
  51. Explore PLE further? The Experts…<br />Steve Wheeler <br />George Siemens<br />Mohamed <br />Amine Chatti<br /><ul><li>Mohamed Amine Chatti
  52. Graham Attwell
  53. Steve Wheeler
  54. Stephen Downes
  55. George Siemens</li></ul>Stephen Downes<br />Graham Attwell<br />
  56. Conclusion<br />NO centralized system today that meets all our learning needs.<br />A necessity to use a variety of tools to support our learning needs.<br />There is NO perfect PLE model. <br />Perfecting our PLE is a lifelong process.<br />Building PLE will become increasingly important in the future.<br />Empower yourself and students to build PLE!<br />
  57. Have a ZaidLearn!<br /><br />Finally, You Might Want To…<br />
  58. Q&A<br />
  59. Zaid Ali Alsagoff<br />E-Learning Manager<br />E-mail :<br />Blog :    <br />Twitter:<br />IMU :<br />DID : +603-2731 7327<br />Ext. : 3115<br />