Personal learning environments 3 years on I’m enrolled on PLENK 2010 and look forward to seeing how the debate on personal learning environments has developed over the last 3 years. In 2007 I was interested in the relationship between the emerging PLE and the traditional LMS / VLE (that is, if a technology only 15 years old can be called ‘traditional’) and gave a presentation at the NZ Moodle Moot on the topic ‘Can MOODLE become more SUPPLE ?’ Since then I’ve had to explore the limitations of Blackboard in relation to the same question – to what extent is it possible to develop a PLE space for learners in an institutional context dominated by the lecture as the default mode of on-campus teaching, with the corresponding mirroring of transmission-pedagogy in the default use of the LMS ? I think that while the PLE debates (and diagrams !
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The Best Tools for Visualization Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. I get it, it's about the P, it's personal. I don't really think in terms of personal learning environments and personal learning networks but more in terms of personal knowledge management plan, which I see as more action oriented and focused. To implement my personal knowledge management plan, I use a number of tools and techniques (my Personal Learning Environment) and I draw upon the people within my network (Personal Learning Network). I'm still trying to figure this out but I don't want to spend too much time on terminology. It's personal in the sense that it is uniquely my creation and my responsibility. It's what works for me and what works for me is continually changing so I'd rather go with the flow rather than spent too much time defining what it is right now or what it has been in the past. The problem is with this approach is that it's difficult to have a conversation with other people - especially a conversation with 1000+ people- if we're all using similar terms to mean completely different things.
Sharable Content Object Reference Model SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative from the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense. SCORM versions SCORM 1.1 SCORM 1.1 is the first production version. It used a Course Structure Format XML file based on the AICC specifications to describe content structure, but lacked a robust packaging manifest and support for metadata. 5 points about PLEs PLNs for PLENK10 The concept of the Personal Learning Environment in all of its wondrous forms has been one that I’ve struggled with over the last four or five years that I’ve been familiar with it. I’m very excited to be taking part in the PLENK10 course in order to take the time to focus on these ideas and get a clearer sense of what I mean by the word. I would add, that I think this is one of the central values of an open course… it provides the opportunity to bring clarity to a subject in a field… even if we end up with different clarities The PLE related to the LMS (LCMS, VLE etc…) I came to the idea of the PLE as an alternative to the LMS (learning management system, blackboard, moodle, desire2learn etc).
The Rapid eLearning Blog Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. Bridge to Learning - Educational Research Before Christmas I did an interview over Skype with Janine Schmidt, Dennis Brüntje, Franz Büchl, Oliver Härtel from the University of Ilmenau in Germany. the title of the interview was ‘Identität 2.0 durch E-Portfolios’ – Indentity 2.0 through e-Portfolios. They have very kindly sent be a transcriot of the interview. A slighly edited versiona appears below. You can also see n more of teh project work on the students’ web site . JS: Okay.
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Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) by Jane Bozarth “Simply showing up is not enough. As with most things in life, you get back what you put in. If you want to build a Personal Learning Network, then you must be an active part of that network; it’s not a spectator sport.” Since Social Media for Trainers was published I’ve fielded lots of questions about incorporating social media tools into workplace learning endeavors. Another question that comes up relates to the developmental needs of trainers and instructional designers: What are some strategies for building or extending your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) via social media tools? Book_about_E-learning_Quality_in_SMEs NKI Nettstudier offers flexible online education within a wide range of disciplines in partnership with recognized colleges and universities. NKI’s courses are available 24/7, 365 days a year; so that you can start whenever you want, from anywhere you are, with the help of teachers, study counselors, and learning partners. Last year, NKI registered approximately 20,000 students. NKI Nettstudier offers a wide range of studies NKI students can choose from a pool of over 300 individual courses and studies.