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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PLEs are what?

Colleague Janet Burstall sent this to me yesterday. Have you seen the discussion of PLE definitions going on in edna group? “I have picked out what I think is the most illuminating, useful post in the whole thing below – … Continue reading

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CoPs

Graham Attwell’s post on a chaired presentation to the Alt C conference in Nottingham on International CoPs, included this excerpt by George Roberts- “Communities of practice are emergent organisations with tacit but clearly identifiable rules and other signs of identity: … Continue reading

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Achieving learning impact

This report from IMS Global Learning Consortium, looks at key trends in the use of technology to support learning. After 10 years of observing, four clear scenarios are identified: Rise of the learning platform [not sure what is defined by … Continue reading

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In search of a PLE

Still in search of what a PLE might look like, I came across this report on the SPLASH project. “The SPLASH project will contribute to the overall JISC e-learning program by addressing the use of portal technology and its integration … Continue reading

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Softly softly on Web 2

Organisations are at last coming to grapple with Web 2. Education.au and MCEETYA in Australia are both pondering over the pedagogical, organisational and policy issues associated with social technologies. JISCs Podcast throws up some good considerations, particularly the aspect of … Continue reading

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ePortfolios

Reviewing some recent ePortfolio tools lately and it occurred to me that many of them are merely extensions of the LMS paradigm. Essentially teacher focused, event driven, assessment oriented and task driven. In other words a part of the existing … Continue reading

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ePortfolios-DNA of PLEs

Graham Attwell’s captured a nice analogy in this paper- claiming that ePortfolios are the building blocks for PLEs (attribute to Serge Ravet). While ePortfolios might have a primary pedagogical purpose, I’d contend that PLEs have a broader purpose: to define … Continue reading

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Social Learning 2.0

Comprehensive overview of Web 2 (social learning 2) in the classroom from Terry Anderson’s presentation at this years Ed-Media in Vancouver.

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Virtual High Schools and Innovation in Public Education

Interesting report on accelerating innovation in the US school sector. 2007 June. Sponsored by Education Sector –(proclaiming itself as ”independent education think tank in Washington, devoted to developing innovative solutions to the nation’s most pressing educational problems”). The report covers … Continue reading

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PLEs social dimension

“For social tools to succeed, they should also be personally useful. Maybe personal learning environment frameworks*, in turn, need to have rich social functionality to really take off?” Tony Hirst  June 1 posting on OUseful info. This sums up one of … Continue reading

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Student in the digital knowledge space

The following is an excerpt from a discussion paper I have written around PLEs, formal /informal learning. The diagram was inspired by Scott Wilson’s work.

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PLE as platform

As per Stephen‘s piece on which application might constitute a PLE platform -where he contends that WordPress is the best candidate. But facebook has relaunched with new features [currently 2nd most popular networking tool/18th most visited site on the web-Hitwise] … Continue reading

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PLE

PLEs (Personal Learning Environments), will be an ongoing theme for this blog. Currently causing increasing fringe interest, as there is a growing discussion around issues such as Web 2 and what constitutes formal and informal learning. Many commentaries are in … Continue reading

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PLE

PLEs (Personal Learning Environments), will be an ongoing theme for this blog. Currently causing increasing fringe interest, as there is a growing discussion around issues such as Web 2 and what constitutes formal and informal learning. Many commentaries are in … Continue reading

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De-Schooling (or re-schooling) society

Posted on Graham Attwells blog April 30/07. referencing some notes he made back last december, but intends to update shortly. Will post more discussionsfromGrahams blog in the PLE pages. Summary points: Schooling is based on an industrial model: ways of … Continue reading

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