Category Archives: PLE

Social Media Classroom

Colleague Garth Newton alerted me to this, started by Howard Rheingold late 2008- The Social Media Classroom is a free, open source online teaching tool that incorporates blogs, a wiki, forums, microblogging, social bookmarking, video-sharing, chat, RSS,  within a simple, shared … Continue reading

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Pondering PLEs

Scott Leslies post on PLEs is a good collation of the elements he has observed when looking at  other PLEs.  Scott’s PLE Wiki is a handy reference point for some of the best representations and thinking in this area. The mistake made … Continue reading

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Types of learning

Wolfgang Greller describes four categories of learning- two of which non-formal & accidental should make a good addition to any consideration of ePortfolios/PLEs.

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Tools for Learning

Paper from Campus Wide Information Systems, tackles the increasing frustration of  LMS and the widening adoption of Web 2 tools for learning. Briefly put the traditional paradigm of which a LMS represents is being challenged by social networking tools. Already … Continue reading

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Learner in the digital knowledge space

Posting this modified version of the previous PLE representation. I started the modifications as a result of a presentation to the recent LAMS conference in Sydney (which I’ll post shortly).

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PLEs and the Institution

Scott Wilson’s depiction of the relationship between between institution and the students personal learning space is worth visiting. Although oriented more for the ‘mature’ or HE learner, it offers some good considerations: 1. Builds on existing Enterprise Institutional layer- consisting … Continue reading

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Re-form(al) learning

Increasingly I’ve been struck by the need for education systems to recognise and embrace the role of informal learning-but maybe thats an oxymoron. If we define informal learning as that mediated by a teacher/instructor, to a set curriculum- then informal … Continue reading

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