Personal Learning Environments NAIS 2012

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PLEs include the capacities, skills, contacts, tools, and resources that Learners use to direct learning and pursue personal and professional goals. Placing students at the center of their learning environments encourages students to take charge of their learning. PLEs provide a unifying concept that can address a number of promising educational practices.

Text of Personal Learning Environments NAIS 2012

  • 1. Personal Learning EnvironmentsSustainable Learning
  • 2. Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Personal Learning Environments
  • 3. Independent School Fall 2011Spotlight on ResearchEmpowering Students withPersonal LearningEnvironmentsBy Wendy Drexler
  • 4. a PLE is the method students use to organize theirself-directed online learning including the tools theyemploy to gather information, conduct research, andpresent their findings. As its name implies, PLEs givelearners a high degree of control over their work byallowing them to customize the learning experience andconnect to others, including experts in the field. - Wendy Drexler p. 20, Independent School, Fall 2011
  • 5. As a master learner,where is the edgeof your learning?
  • 6. Students at the mercy of the entire InternetStudents build their own information spaces to control the Internet
  • 7. Fragmentation is a[Picture of a skier, skiing down new reality. Ouran avalanche in progress.] learning modelsPermission to use picture wasgiven only for the live need to embrace it.presentation however a copy ofthe picture can be seen on the -- George Siemenscover of this book:Staying Alive in AvalancheTerrain by Bruce Tremper (Sept2008) October, 2011 Athabasca University siemens/open -access-week- athabasca- university
  • 8. Confusion about the term PLE PLEs are not exclusively digital: include taking in experiences and realia, and learning through TV, music, paper-based materials, radio and more formal contexts. Content not as important now as knowing where (or who) to connect to, to find it. Tools used to support lifelong learning.FROM
  • 9. Key: Personal = Capacities/Literacies = Skills Learning = Categories of Tools Evaluating Environment Dealing with Technology Resources Searching and viewing text audio and video Practicing Digital Literacy Avoiding Inappropriate Tagging Content Communicating Practicing Digital Organizing Note Respectfully Responsibility Content Taking Managing Using Multiple Technology Accounts Properly Collaborating Synthesizing and and Creating Socializing Reflecting Producing Debating Communicating Content QuestioningSource:
  • 10. Don Tapscott
  • 11. The Rise of the Age of Networked Intelligence Agrarian Age Industrial Age of Networked Age Intelligence Printing Press Internet Don Tapscott - Aspen Ideas Festival July 18, 2011
  • 12. Why are networks so powerful?The value of a network increases by the square of eachmember who joins.
  • 13. As a node in the network you can potentiallyconnect with any other node and that actiondistributes your intelligence.
  • 14. There is no such thing as informationoverload. There is only filter failure. - Clay Shirkey
  • 15. Activity: Key: = Capacities/Literacies identify the = Skillsareas you are Evaluating Searching = Categories of Tools Dealing with Resources and viewingfamiliar with. Technology text audio and video Practicing Digital Literacy Avoiding Inappropriate Tagging Content Communicating Practicing Digital Organizing Note Respectfully Respon