Intro to Personal Learning Environments

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This was a quick 15 minute overview of the concept of personal learning environments. The audience was comprised of learning technologists from across the University of Wisconsin. Feb 2009

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<ul><li> 1. Personal Learning Environments ComETS Emerging Trends Feb. 19, 2009 Jeff Bohrer DoIT Academic Technology</li></ul> <p> 2. Whats the Problem? Email Newsletters Magazines Headlines Meetings Conversations 3. Learning is not exclusively formal </p> <ul><li>Experiences </li></ul> <ul><li>Professional development </li></ul> <ul><li>Conversation/Process </li></ul> <p> 4. What is a Personal Learning Environment? </p> <ul><li>Part application </li></ul> <ul><li>Part philosophy </li></ul> <p> 5. What is a Personal Learning Environment? </p> <ul><li> PLE is a tool that allows a learner toengagein a network of people, services, and resources. </li></ul> <ul><li>- Stephen Downes </li></ul> <p> 6. Key Components of a PLE </p> <ul><li>Content aggregation </li></ul> <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul> <ul><li>RSS </li></ul> <ul><li>Mini-apps </li></ul> <ul><li>Production tools* </li></ul> <ul><li>Links to our community networks* </li></ul> <p> 7. UW System eLearning task force, 2008 Todays LMS 8. PLE UW System eLearning task force, 2008 9. What is todays PLE? </p> <ul><li>RSS reader? </li></ul> <ul><li>Personal portal? </li></ul> <ul><li>Web browser? </li></ul> <ul><li>Laptop? </li></ul> <p> 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. ...enabling you to scan, organise, remix, and republish entries from your feeds to everything from Twitter to bibliographic databases getfeedforward.org 17. elgg.org 18. Challenges for Campus IT </p> <ul><li>Ensure flexible learning systems </li></ul> <ul><li>Advance web services </li></ul> <ul><li>Promote community networks </li></ul> <ul><li>Model engaged participation </li></ul> <p> 19. Learn@UW and Moodle 20. Participate! 21. For further exploration </p> <ul><li> Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems ECAR Bulletin June 2008 </li></ul> <ul><li>Stephen Downes </li></ul> <ul><li>downs.ca (search PLE) </li></ul> <ul><li>Google: Personal Learning Environments </li></ul>