Activity: Research the definition of personal learning

Resources:


  • http://tesl-ej.org/ej34/m1pix/graphic1.jpg
    http://tesl-ej.org/ej34/m1pix/graphic1.jpg
http://eiche.informatik.rwth-aachen.de:3333/PLEF/index.jsp (Personal Learning Environment Framework)
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  • PLEF_Abstract
    PLEF_Abstract
http://www.microbiologybytes.com/tutorials/ple/index.html (good, clear, succinct definitions)


My PLE, according to Google and TouchGraph.com by D'Arcy Norman.
My PLE, according to Google and TouchGraph.com by D'Arcy Norman.

http://www.darcynorman.net/2008/03/05/on-the-ple/ (Interesting blog on PLEs)

A **PLE** (personal learning environment) is:

a system that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to set their own learning goals, manage their learning, manage both content and process, and communicate with others in the process of learning.
In contrast, a virtual learning environment (VLE) or learning management system (LMS), such as Blackboard or Moodle, is:
a software system designed to help teachers by facilitating the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. The system can often track the learners' progress, which can be monitored by both teachers and learners.
Notice the difference? A VLE/LMS is all about controlling how you learn. A PLE is about giving you control over how you learn.

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