YouTube as a PLE

Connecting 2 the World

Now, you're probably wondering how YouTube could possibly be used to capture your learning in a Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Imagine using it for work performance at different times of a person's career, to demonstrate skills as an auxiliary to a resume, to make a person aware of their strengths and weaknesses in performing a task, and keeping a record for them to reflect on their progress in learning. PLE elearning learning Youtube

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Personal and personalised learning

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Marshall Henrie on Wikimedia Commons My keynote speech at the nextEd2019 conference in Lisbon was titled 'Personalising learning in the digital age'. I explored some of the older concepts such as personal learning environments, networked learning and desire lines, before moving on to discuss some of the latest thinking around personal learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Limitless learning

Learning with 'e's

The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. Over at the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Ismael Peña-López has been doing some stirling work on theories surrounding Vygotsky's learning model and PLEs. What is interesting about Ismael's model is the way he incorporates the ZPD into a general model of the PLE, and argues that in fact, both MKOs and ZPD can constitute a PLE. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week. Well, here it is, as a short 3 minute video on YouTube: My Personal Learning Network by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

This time it's personal

Learning with 'e's

That means that when you learn, you do it differently to everyone else. It follows that the tools and technologies you use for learning are those you have selected to use because you are (or should be) comfortable with them, personally. These tools, services and technologies become a part of your personal learning environment or PLE. The PLE is an approach rather than a technology. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s. Personal. Idiosyncratic.

The most important lessons we learned this year

eSchool News

One of the biggest challenges we face, as educators, is learning how to put our health and happiness first. We created a Positive Learning Environment (PLE) committee consisting of one person from each grade level to focus on one mindset a month and decide how were going to roll that out to the whole school. For example, during spring break this year, the PLE team had all of the teachers write inspirational messages for the students.

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Reciprocity learning

Learning with 'e's

I watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal. In it, they represented a number of perspectives on personal learning environments, including a discussion on the differential between institutionally managed Virtual Learning Environments (or VLEs) and the free tools that learners are now using on the web. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom. What are the challenges of these new learning environments? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Everyone has one

Learning with 'e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Personal learning environments or PLEs, are the collection of tools (not just online) that enable us to connect, create and share content with our own communities of interest and practice. Mine will be different to yours, because my choices and preferences about what and how I learn are different to yours. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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New and emerging technologies

Learning with 'e's

The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? and should we be waiting until our learners adopt new technology or should we be leading the way as learning providers? As you might expect, smart mobile technologies, personal learning environments and social learning feature prominently. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with 'e's

In Learning in a Digital Age: The Myth and the Reality, I present a number of widespread beliefs about elearning, and challenge the provenance, reasoning and application of these theories. Learning styles, digital natives and immigrants theory, and the arguments that you cannot personalise learning in large organisations; or that SMS txting is dumbing down language; are all scrutinised and challenged. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

Learning with 'e's

''Students should be at the centre of learning'', declared Stephen Downes , ''because there is no other place they could possibly be.'' Downes was speaking at the ELI 4th International Conference on e-Learning and Distance Education held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This was one of several sound bites that exemplified the theme of his speech, Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment. The learning comes not by memorising it, said Downes, but by using it, applying it.

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#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. What is your experience of using PLEs in your own learning? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with 'e's

Those who are involved in the ''do it yourself'' approach to learning will tell you that there is quite a struggle going on right now between institutions and individuals over what tools to use for the serious business of lifelong learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s. Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. The event was called 'Show that you Share' and focused on tools such as Creative Commons , personal learning environments and mobile phones as a means of creating, sharing and repurposing content, knowledge and artefacts for education.

Off the rails?

Learning with 'e's

This is a metaphor for personalised learning, with the personal learning environment supporting an individual's learning. To learn at this level of individualisation, the learner requires several things. They not only had to create the videos or image sets, but determine what exactly the learning outcomes were. It goes without saying that each decided their own learning outcomes, and each got something different from their participation.

Connected Educator Game

Teacher Tech

For my class I am taking I was asked to visually represent Connectivism, Communities of Practice (CoP), and Personal Learning Environments (PLE). For this activity I created a board game prototype to allow you to move around the board as you engage with the images. To play the game, make a copy of the game […]. Draw Google Sheets gamification google script sheets spreadsheets

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#LearningIs personal

Learning with 'e's

We all learn differently. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence. An body of literature, books and videos has emerged in recent years explaining the benefits of the personalised curriculum, espousing individualised assessment and championing student centred learning.

How to start the school year on a happy note

eSchool News

We intentionally connect them to Curriculum Leadership, Grade-Level Leadership, and Positive Learning Environment (PLE) Leadership teams. Our PLE Leadership team began the year by using the 7 Mindsets portal to help us choose what aspects of social-emotional learning (SEL) we’re going to focus on each month. I have a hot pink sign that’s right beside my computer that says, “If you want people to embrace your vision, you must continue your pursuit of them.”

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#1: 10 ways we made our school happier

eSchool News

As educators, one of the biggest challenges we face is learning how to put our health and happiness first. We created a Positive Learning Environment (PLE) committee consisting of one person from each grade level to focus on one mindset a month and decide how were going to roll that out to the whole school. District Management eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning

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Learner Voice and Choice Leads to Engagement

Leadership Lounge

The current education system was built around teachers being held accountable for their students' learning instead of the students themselves. This is how most of us learned in school and in teacher education programs, but the approach tends to create a sense of compliancy and “learned helplessness” for both students -- the learners -- and teachers. It puts the responsibility for what is learned in the teachers’ hands versus the learners' hands.

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10 ways we made our school happier

eSchool News

As educators, one of the biggest challenges we face is learning how to put our health and happiness first. We created a Positive Learning Environment (PLE) committee consisting of one person from each grade level to focus on one mindset a month and decide how were going to roll that out to the whole school. After the recession hit in 2013, it was evident that something was off at Mashburn Elementary School (part of Forsyth County Schools in Georgia).

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Of particular interest, I thought, was Finland’s focus on early childhood learning — what they call ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care). According to the Finnish Ministry of Education , “Learning in kindergarten should be based on playing, exploration, and concrete activities (taking into account children’s need for learning through imagination and playing), and on intertwining creativity, knowledge, and experiences with stories or actual occasions.”.

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

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Selfie number 10

Learning with 'e's

So I thought - perhaps I should write a blog series about the top ten photos and selfies of people I admire, and who have contributed significantly to my own learning. On the left of the picture is Harold Jarche , who is chair of the Internet Time Alliance and a champion of social learning. I have followed his work for some time, but the first time I met Harold was at the Learning Technologies event in London in 2013. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Selfie number 5

Learning with 'e's

I first met Alec Couros among that amazing gathering of people at the inaugural PLE (Personal Learning Environment) conference in Barcelona, in 2010. Alec is very influential in the world of learning technology, and has a huge following on Twitter and other social media channels. I don't know anyone else in the field of learning technology who can pack so many fresh ideas into a keynote speech. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Selfie number 4

Learning with 'e's

I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. With Josie Fraser, Helen Keegan and Cristina Costa in Utrecht, 2007 Graham invited me to speak in Utrecht the following year at an event called 'Show that you Share', which in retrospect became a pivotal point in my involvement in the open learning movement.

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The Melbourne set

Learning with 'e's

It was a gathering for learning technologists and educators from all around. It was great talking again with Colin Warren (@colwar) whom I first met face to face in Barcelona at last year's PLE conference, and to feel intuitively that we are kindred spirits. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. learning technology Melbourne Tweetup TwitterWe all thoroughly enjoyed our Big Fat Tweetup last night down on the riverside in Melbourne.

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Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

That is one of the key reasons I believe blogging is a powerful method of professional engagement, and as Lawrence Lessig argues: "Blogging, a bit like forums, are spaces where people can congregate to share ideas, engage in dialogue over particular issues, and learn a great deal. So here they are - the top five posts in the history of Learning With 'E's: 1. The questions related to learning styles, and whether they could be useful in higher education.

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Innovation In Teaching Follow-Up

The Web20Classroom

a commercial application, innovation is about opportunity, but the same holds true in the teaching and learning environment. chrisbath1 I believe once an educator moves from type 1 instruction (learning from technology) to type 2 (learning with technology) to create PLE''s--for herself and her students--it''s the first step towards innovative methodology. Sometimes I am the one who learns the most.

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Games for girls

Learning with 'e's

Check out this little gem from Dan Kennedy on the VLE/PLE debate. A 3rd year research assignment by one of my students Lucy Kitching (which I subsequently collaborated on and helped her re-write for publication) has appeared in the current issue of the prestigious and highly accessed online open access journal European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s. I''m a big advocate of student publications.

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GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Swift, International Baccalaureate Coordinator ED4ALL - Learning English Grammar by Writing - Mr. Paul Hartman From the USA to Africa: A Unique Primary STEM Global Partnership Emerges - Your Name and Title: Maria D. Gadsden, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Improve learning and teaching – Finnish it? Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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Ugh. Classic Politics Now Extends to Social Networking in Education.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If someone had called, I would have said that this is project has at it''s core a mistaken idea: that social media and personal learning networks can be directed from the top down. There is a reason that so many acronyms in this arena start with P for "personal:" PLN (Personal Learning Network), (PLC) Personal Learning Communities, and PLE (Personal Learning Environments).

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GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now. Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m going to talk about the "Learning Revolution:" why I think this is such an important time historically for learning, tying that back to what I''ve learned in the last seven years of building online communities for education, and then sharing my newest project: LearningRevolution.com. Long Teacher Environmental Education, Biology and General Science 6:00pm Increase your modern language students'' speaking fluency through mobile learning - Harry G.

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