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Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment
A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. I think a good definition is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way to accomplish lifetime learning, to create, and to connect with others of similar interests. Because it is personalized, everyone’s PLE will be unique. Because it is collaborative, information may be continually created and shared. In the workplace, designing a personal learning environment has the potential to partially replace conventional courses. Organic Design Versus Planned Design Perhaps your personal learning environment, like mine, emerged organically. But what if you wanted to consciously design and build the most effective personal learning environment that would meet all of your needs? Advantages of Using a Model How To Use a Model A Generic Model The Four C’s Model

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Personal Learning Environments After the advent of web 2.0, (interactive, responsive, and user editable web content) the possibility of conducting academic course work online began to become more feasible. One approach was provided by the rise of Learning Management Systems. These systems provided the online equivalent of managed classrooms in the traditional university setting. At the same time the thriving market place produced a swarm of social media apps, journaling sites, cloud storage and different means to share with others. A great collaboration began. As new apps and technologies appeared they each had champions, people who were first wave users.

The Workscape, a learning platform for corporations Cultivating a results-oriented peer-learning program in a corporate learning ecosystem involves a few tweaks of the approach and tools we discussed in relation to more open, diverse networks. The Workscape, a platform for learning Formal learning takes place in classrooms; informal learning happens in workscapes. A workscape is a learning ecology. As the environment of learning, a workscape includes the workplace. In fact, a workscape has no boundaries.

Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy Alison Hicks* and Caroline Sinkinson Department of Arts & Humanities, University Libraries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA (Received 22 April 2013; final version received 30 October 2014; Published: 14 January 2015) The question is not, “Do you need help?” The question is: “What kind of help do you need?” Personal Learning Networks are the collections of people and information resources (and relationships with them) that people cultivate in order to form their own public or private learning networks — living, growing, responsive sources of information, support, and inspiration that support self-learners. Howard Rheingold: “When I started using social media in the classroom, I looked for and began to learn from more experienced educators. First, I read and then tried to comment usefully on their blog posts and tweets.

Why E-Learning is So Effective E-learning is hot. And for good reason. If done right, it can produce great results by decreasing costs and improving performance. Also, unlike a one time classroom session, the elearning course is available for others. Absorbing complexity with PKM Have you ever heard of the Law of Requisite Variety? Anne Marie McEwan explains its effects, in Why Your Network is Your Life Support System: The concept implies that organisations that fail to distribute responsibility for absorbing complexity will eventually cease to be viable – they will not be resilient against shocks coming at them from their external environment. Anne Marie goes on to explain how important professional learning networks are to each and every one of us. Networked learning is not just good for your organization, but you as a person. I have never met Anne Marie, yet I I learn from her and consider her a professional colleague.

More Than Wordle... Ten Other Word Cloud Generators ... Providing Unique Features - by Michael Gorman (Michael Gorman) Welcome to a post that covers those other ten Word Cloud Generators and some are pretty amazing! While Wordle is the king of Word Cloud Generators here are some other word cloud tools that have some outstanding capabilities that are worth investigation. Each tool provides a unique way that can be used in the classroom to facilitate the creation and study of word clouds. I especially was impressed with a few tools that actually helped students analyze a group of text using more than just the generated cloud, another that allows the user to be creative with the cloud shape, and still another that connects words in the cloud to web pages! Thanks for the visit, and as always please feel free to follow me on Twitter (mjgormans), I will follow back and we can learn from each other. Also, be sure to visit my 21centuryedtech Blog and check out all of the free resources at my 21centuryedtech Wiki!

An ELT Notebook: An ELT Glossary : Lockstep teaching/learning Join us on our courses for the Cambridge English Delta Modules ... If you're interested in doing any of the three Delta modules with us, whether online or face to face, check out our courses for each module on our website The Delta Course. E-mail Us eltnotebook@business-talk.it My daily PKM routine (practices and toolset) Harold Jarche is a leading authority on Personal Knowledge Management, which he describes as a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, and work more effectively. He has developed a popular Seek-Sense-Share framework which identifies the 3 key elements of PKM (see diagram on the right) Harold writes about PKM continuously in his blog, and has also helped thousands of people worldwide use this framework in his very popular online workshops, which he runs privately for organisations or publically. I have talked and written a lot about the use of social media for professional learning, and in particular how social tools have transformed the way I work and learn. I was recently asked how my own use of social media fits onto Harold’s PKM framework.

8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years.

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