New and emerging technologies

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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? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology? 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.

This time it's personal

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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. You can trawl the Web (using your PLE tools) and discover many videos, websites and blogs that focus largely on PLEs and their place in education.


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The personal web

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With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. The authors of the Horizon Report (I cannot recommend the Horizon Report series highly enough) succinctly define the personal web as "a term coined to represent a collection of technologies that confer the ability to reorganize, configure and manage online content rather than just viewing it". Sound like a PLE?

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Limitless learning

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The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. 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. This is all premised on whether we conceive of a PLE as a learning philosophy rather than simply a set of tools as most people see it. For me, the PLE is peculiar to the individual who makes it.

PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

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He argued that in the new learning ecology, where technology can connect students to any others, and any content, any where in the world, is one in which content must change. ELI_2015 connectivism education learning MOOC PLE Stephen Downes Technology ''Students should be at the centre of learning'', declared Stephen Downes , ''because there is no other place they could possibly be.''


#EDENchat Up close and personal

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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. PLEs could be created by anyone, using just about any tool or technology, and we expanded the idea to embrace other elements such as real experiences and people (Personal Learning Networks). education learning personal devices PLE social media


Off the rails?

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In other words, they need technologies that are networked. content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway TechnologyIt so happens that my friend, colleague and fellow Edupunk from two oceans away has set me a little challenge. Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them. I'm not one to shy away from any challenge, so I hereby present a post that incorporates all three.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. Although distance education has been in existence for more than a century, the various technological means by which it can now be conducted have advanced quickly. 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.

#LearningIs personal

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Personal learning environments reach beyond the technologies institutions provide - especially virtual learning environments/managed learning environments. desire lines education Friedrich Nietzsche learning personal PLE schools standardised education TechnologyWe all learn differently. Each of us has preferences. Everyone of us has individual needs and personal requirements. We are unique individuals.

Learner Voice and Choice Leads to Engagement

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Before we jump into engagement, it is important to frame the culture shift that happens in a personalized learning environment (PLE). The best way to do that is a summary of the Stages of PLE. What does voice and choice look like through the Stages of PLE? In the following chart, there are specific activities that address what voice and choice mean in each of the stages of PLE. Stage One PLE. Stage Two PLE. Stage Three PLE.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


For example: outdoor technology-enhanced playful learning environments (PLEs) were designed and implemented in some schoolyards in Finland, where Finnish scholars advanced a number of learning-by-play theories, from dedicated institutes such as the University of Helsinki’s Playful Learning Center.

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Selfie number 10

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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. I first met Joyce at the first Personal Learning Environment (PLE) conference in Barcelona in 2009 and we have been friends ever since. I quickly realised that Joyce and I had a lot in common, including our passion for great learning, technology integration and creative applications in higher education.

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Selfie number 5

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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 Professor of educational technology at the University of Regina in Canada. 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.

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Selfie number 4

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Among his many projects, Graham was instrumental in launching the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Conference, a global event that showcases research and practice in student centred pedagogy, and Sounds of the Bazaar - a live, internet radio programme that promoted open learning in all its forms. education Graham Attwell learning opennness Pontydysgu selfie social media Technology

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The Melbourne set

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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. learning technology Melbourne Tweetup TwitterWe all thoroughly enjoyed our Big Fat Tweetup last night down on the riverside in Melbourne. Even the sudden early summer downpour couldn't dampen our enthusiasm for RL (Real Life) encounters with people we have all know for some years.

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Games for girls

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Check out this little gem from Dan Kennedy on the VLE/PLE debate. Over time game consoles and video games have been portrayed as a male oriented technology. Technology student games education dan kennedy school publication blogging Lucy Kitching I''m a big advocate of student publications. Many have some great ideas to share, and we encourage student blogging very strongly in Plymouth.

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Blogging: Five of the best

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Anatomy Of A PLE (>29,000 views) 9. blog education learning pedagogy schools teachers TechnologyPhoto 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 million views, I though it would be interesting to reflect back the posts that have attracted the most interest from readers, and why they might have been so successful.

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Innovation In Teaching Follow-Up

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Ideally, being a thought ahead of learners (anticipating the question or the problem) is related, but what you do to address these is the critical point.While we can "solve any problem" with technology (just go with it), identifying the problems is more of the issue than using the tools.In Are we edu technology innovators? Another thing I read was about moving away from technology as a focus to more of technology as just another tool to use.

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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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. Those who do support BYOD for students and staff will need to invest significant time and resources into ensuring cross platform operability and seamless delivery to students’ personal technologies. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE.

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GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

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and Macedonian University Students - Carine Ullom, Director Office of Academic Technology Ottawa University Ottawa, Kansas 12:00pm KEYNOTE: Jaime Casap - The Transformation of Education 1:00pm A Semester of Service - Shayne A. 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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GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

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Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end! 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.

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OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

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Friday, February 21 4:00pm KEYNOTE - Steve Hargadon on The Learning Revolution 5:00pm Recipe to flatten your classroom - simple steps to go global - Julie Lindsay Using mobile devices to support teaching and learning - Tara Fagan, Facilitator 6:00pm KEYNOTE - Nancy White: Engage and Ignite with Liberating Structures 7:00pm Open For Learning: Exploring How To Find, Use and Publish Open Educational Resources - Penny Bentley PLN, PLE or CoP - what’s in a name?

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Week of February 14, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

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Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? No homework, no assignments, no cost—just an hour online, once a month to listen, share and discuss technology tools for your classroom, websites and more. link] DISEÑO DE ENTORNOS PERSONALES DE APRENDIZAJE (PLE), REDES PERSONALES DE APRENDIZAJE (PLN) Y ENTORNOS ( Aula 2.0 ) Tue 15 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 16 Feb 01:00PM Sydney Tomas Chaskel.

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