#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

I attended the first ever Personal Learning Environments conference in Barcelona, about 5 years ago, and spent three glorious days in the sun, learning from others about the PLE and how it would revolutionise learning. Personal devices and the free and widespread access to social media have amplified the concept of PLEs to the point that they have become ubiquitous, and therefore run of the mill. education learning personal devices PLE social media

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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. OpenBlog19 copyright creative commons education knowledge learning Personal Learning Environment PLE sharing smartphone social media TechnologyPhoto by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19.

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Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with 'e's

Digital mobile phones personalised learning environments social media barack obama schools FaceBook Twitter university PLE digital natives and immigrants education learning styles Brunel UniversityI recently gave a keynote at the eLearning 2.0 conference held at Brunel University, in West London. The presentation was a reworked version of one I gave earlier in the year in Tallinn, Estonia.

3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with 'e's

Should we use centralised services and endure all the constraints that accompany them, or should we instead use our own patchwork collection of tools, loosely aggregated social media and handheld personal devices that give us freedom, but at a price? Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage

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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. I made my mind up around about this time that I needed to do a lot more research into this emerging field of openness, and decided that social media were the ideal tools to promote this concept.

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites. blended distance education flipped classroom learning learning environment mobile MOOCs PLE Technology

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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. In this series of short posts, I'm writing about my top ten selfies with people who have inspired me or have influenced my thinking. Previous selfie posts can also be viewed on this blog.

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Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

It's important to realise that the posts listed below have been amplified through social media, reposted and shared on various platforms, and also translated into other languages. Anatomy Of A PLE (>29,000 views) 9. Photo by Florian Klauer on unsplash I have been privileged over the past few years to have garnered a good audience for my writing. As this blog approaches 8.5

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I run what is arguably the largest social network for educators, Classroom 2.0 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

PROJECT: Student Visits-Exchanges-Collaborations PROJECT: MOOCs PROJECT: Google Helpouts PROJECT: Uniting Around One Social Cause PROJECT: International Co-Teaching A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Self regulation of learning is thought to be a characteristic of individual students (Beishuizen, 2008) but increasingly can be contextualised within social learning environments. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE. It is not difficult to see that such sharing of knowledge can be easily achieved through social media and the use of personal digital technologies.

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