FRONTLINE: digital nation: watch the full program I wanted to wait a bit because it seemed like it'd be more interesting to listen to all of you. There used to be a name for what I was doing, "lurking" -- it dates back to a very different time in the net's history, when usenet and mailing lists were the main forms of communication. It was hard to talk about lurkers then, for the obvious reason that no one knew much about them; it hasn't gotten much easier since.
LMS, PLE, VLE, ILS & SCORM – Navigate the Acronym Minefield inShare15 We’ve always been a little acronym happy in the world of online learning. The inevitable explosion of web technologies has led to a mangled pile of nearly incomprehensible acronyms swimming around in many of today’s trendiest headlines and articles. So what is all this stuff about, and why all the hype / excitement etc. around the latest wave of acronyms? Below is a simple summary, along with a little context. Constructing Personal Learning Environments open online course: Level of Use Study [note: This is Wendy Drexler and my proposal for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2011). It was accepted with additional final results.] Abstract An open online course provided the platform for facilitation of student construction of personal learning environments (PLEs). Hall’s (2010) Level of Use instrument was used to evaluate how a PLE was used by participants, how effectively it was used, the factors that affected its use/nonuse, and the outcomes experienced by users/non-users. Course designers further compared the Level of Use of for-credit participants with those who were accessing the course free of charge. The overall increase in the Level of Use suggests that by engaging with others, participants who participated actively found benefit from constructing the PLE and sharing their experience.
Where I'm From, a poem by George Ella Lyon, writer and teacher “Where I'm From” grew out of my response to a poem from Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet (Orchard Books, 1989; Theater Communications Group, 1991) by my friend, Tennessee writer Jo Carson. All of the People Pieces, as Jo calls them, are based on things folks actually said, and number 22 begins, “I want to know when you get to be from a place. ” Jo's speaker, one of those people “that doesn't have roots like trees, ” tells us “I am from Interstate 40” and “I am from the work my father did. ” In the summer of 1993, I decided to see what would happen if I made my own where-I'm-from lists, which I did, in a black and white speckled composition book. I edited them into a poem — not my usual way of working — but even when that was done I kept on making the lists. The process was too rich and too much fun to give up after only one poem. Realizing this, I decided to try it as an exercise with other writers, and it immediately took off.
Is the LMS Dead? Web-based learning and collaboration tools are driving a new breed of learning management. Web-based learning and collaboration tools are driving a new breed of learning management. Social networking, Web 2.0 tools, online collaboration — these are all concepts that have forever changed the technology world and the way we interact with each other online. These solutions also represent a significant milestone in the evolution of learning management. As a result, the learning management system (LMS) has been reborn to include social networking and collaboration tools that capture informal learning and foster internal collaboration.
Create a personal learning environment with Symbaloo Symbaloo is a visual, social bookmarking tool that makes it easy to access your personal knowledge management tools. The technology (or what are my powers) The Symbaloo interface When you register to use Symbaloo, you gain access to a slick user interface that allows you to create webmixes of your favorite Web sites. The Symbaloo interface looks a bit like a high-tech Scrabble board with movable “tiles” on it. PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Competencies Return to the EVO Call for Participation PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning Competencies In recent years there has been a new array of learning management systems (LMS). Tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and social bookmarking have created a significant shift in the educational experience. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) enable learners to have greater control over their own learning experience.
Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2011 Sharebar Artificial as the year’s end might be, I can’t help but look back in amazement at the technology trends and changes we’ve seen and speculate about how we will learn and enable learning experiences in 2011. Some of this year’s technology trends are based on disruptive innovation while others are based on changes in outlook and awareness. Here are my observations. Please add yours in the Comments section below.