Personal Learning in Virtual Environments

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Personal Learning in the WorkplacePersonal Learning in Virtual EnvironmentsStephen DownesGuayaquil, EcuadorNovember 13, 20151. What Ive Learned About EcuadorCares about the environment and ecologyValues the health of its citizensValues art and cultureFootball team 2The Ecuador Project2. Learning Through PracticeMedical Simulations Flight Simulators MINT - Mobile INteractive Trainer NeuroTouch SimulatorSim-WeldingLPSS-Sim Project OverviewSimulation Learning Space (SLS)Combining ExperiencesOne place for all simulation experienceAll performance results no matter where and when they were carried out1. Content Knowledge vs PracticeCriticisms of a Focus on Contentresearch should move beyond a narrow focus on the knowdo gap to cover a richer agendasituation-specific practical wisdom (phronesis)tacit knowledge shared among practitioners (mindlines) complex links between power and knowledge; and macro-level knowledge partnershipsGreenhalgh and Weiringa, Immersive EnvironmentsTwo ApproachesContentPracticeContentPracticeTwo ApproachesContentPracticeContentPracticeDefines an ideal stateDefines a desired statePerson tests youPerson helps youTESTTRYTwo ApproachesContentPracticeContentPracticeDefines an ideal stateDefines a desired statePerson tests youPerson helps youCorrectionIterationTESTTRYGAPOpport-unityLibrary EnvironmentContentPracticeContentPracticeDefines an ideal stateDefines a desired statePerson tests youPerson helps youCorrectionIterationTESTTRYRequirementsAffordancesGAPOpport-unityPersonalized Personal We do for you You do for yourselfContentPracticeContentPracticeDefines an ideal stateDefines a desired statePerson tests youPerson helps youCorrectionIterationTESTTRYRequirementsAffordancesGAPOpport-unity3. The Case of the cMOOCHow to Create a cMOOCIts like creating a networkDont centralizeConcentrate on the creation of linksWe use social networks... to create personal knowledgePrimary Course ComponentsWiki to assist in planning, topics, guests, etcEmail list for announcements and mass communicationsCourse Blog for daily postsSynchronous Communications + VideoMOOC DesignCourse structure a series of topicsThe instructors will not teach the topics, they investigate or work through the topics (model and demonstrate)Additional Course ComponentsFor Students any online communications system, includingBlogs Blogger, WordPress, TumblrSocial Network Facebook, Twitter, Google+Content site Google Docs, Flickr, InstragramAggregator Feedly, OldReader, (new) Bli RSSProcessEach WeekConversation or activity with guestDiscussion and reflectionEach DayAggregate student contentShare via web site & newslettergRSShopper How to Learn in a cMOOC Learning is a process of immersion into a knowing communityLearning is a process of recognizing and growing into or becoming an instantiation of those valuesHow to Evaluate LearningLearning is not possession of a collection of facts, its the expression of a capacityLearning is recognized by a community of experts in a networkWe recognize our understandingsby the way we use them in our social networkLearning analyticsxLearning vs cLearningcontentsnetworksengagement Personalized Personal We do for you You do for yourselfContentPracticeContentPracticeDefines an ideal stateDefines a desired statePerson tests youPerson helps youCorrectionIterationTESTTRYRequirementsAffordancesGAPOpport-unity314. Personal Learning EnvironmentsPersonal Learning Environments Rheingold searches for the new in Anya Kamenetz's Edupunk's Guide, suggesting that what has been added is the idea of the personal learning plan to the personal learning network. "Making a public commitment to something is going to increase your accountability," says Kamenetz. Rheingold writes, "Her work serves as a bridge between blended learning and peeragogy. I previously wrote about Shelly Terrell and personal learning networks" and asks here what it takes for a group to self-organize. Kamanetz responds that there needs to be a common understanding of the goal - of course, this would be theoutcome of self-organization, not what makes it possible.33Course Provider PerspectiveSiteStudentcontentCoursecontentSubscribedstudentsLive online eventsEvent recordingsThe Students PerspectiveSiteA range of different resources and servicesThe design is based on putting the learner at the centreScott Wilson (left), Tim Hand (right) Learning and Performance Support SystemsLPSS is Built Around the Personal Learning RecordMeThis is a new type of data we call it the personal graph.Each person has their own private personal graph.The PLR contains all a persons learning records, including:certificates, badges and credentialsactivity records, test results, scoresAssignments, papers, drawings, things they createLPSS is Built Around the Personal Learning RecordMePersonal LibraryPicturesBooksMovies Stuff Goes OutStuff Comes InLearning ActivitiesI read and watch stuffI play with toysI make stuffLearning Analytics ServicesThings, Properties, RelationsBig stuff goes hereQuestionsAnswersThings I didStuff I makeThe Personal Learning Record data owned by the individual, shared only with permissions Personal Learning RecordPersonal Learning RecordActivity Record - LRSPortfolio, artifacts and evidenceBadges, certificates, credentials, competenciesOERsPLRManage and discover list of sources and resourcesMaintain authentication and credentials Support APIs and metadata standardsGather, analyze and sort resources and/or metadata Resource Repository NetworkRRN Aggregation and StorageEmailRSSOAISharepointFacebookTwitterMonsterGovernmentRepositoriesDesire2LearnCourseraEdXetcParsingScrapingAnalyticsetcArticlePhotographVideoPersonAuthorPublisherOrganizationJob OpportunityCompetencyCetrificateEventLocation / PlaceTime / DateStorageRELATIONSPersonalContextProjection of learning services into multiple platformsPersonal Learning AssistantCollect contextual information for systemDisplay resources of various formats, including SCORM, LTI, etc.Support (scaffolded) authoring environmentsProject LPSS capacity into external software and devices Personal Learning AssistantPLA: Collecting xAPI from Med Sims Personal AnalyticsAutomated Competency Recognition and DevelopmentImport or create competency definitionsAnalyze interactions for skills and learning gapsSupport development of learning plansProvide resource and service recommendationsAnalytics and Big DataFacebookTwitterEdXCourseraYouTubeBlackboardEmailetcDeepShallowTells us about the personTells us about the platform6. Expanding LPSSImplementation ProjectsUltimately, the objective is to support individual learning in a network Plearn Importance of the Graph OIF MOOC-REL PCO Badges for Learning ONGARDE ALECSO Capacity Building Concierge OMS Expanding LPSSNRCFunderPartner$20 Million InvestmentNRC TechnologiesDevelopment EnvironmentUniversityGovernmentDevelopment AgencyFoundationUNESCO / UNCorporate Partner$x + $y$x$yProjectPossible ProjectsOERs, Repositories, MarketplacesBadges, Credentials, RecognitionSimulations & Workplace SupportMatching People to Opportunitieshttp://LPSS.MEStephen Downes


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