Personal learning environments & symbaloo edu

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<ul><li> 1. Personal Learning Environments: using SymbalooEDU<br /></li> <li> 2. What is a PLE?<br />The concept of the PLE is being developed by a loose collection of people, each of whom is informed by the other. Any particular element of that development - such as a definition - has as much of the others' input in it as of the actual author. <br />Stephen Downes, May 18, 2007 <br /></li> <li> 3. Types of Learning<br />Formal<br />Formal learning is planned learning that derives from activities within a structured learning setting. <br />Informal<br />1. learning that derives from activities external to a structured learning context.<br />2. unstructured learning within a structured learning environment.<br /></li> <li> 4. What does a PLE look like?<br /> The PLE is a unique interface in the owners digital environment. It integrates their personal and professional interests (including their formal and informal learning), connecting these via a series of syndicated and distributed feeds. <br />Terry Anderson 2006<br /></li> <li> 5. This means a PLE looks and operates as the user wants it to <br /></li> <li> 6. What does the educator do?<br />PLEs are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to set their own learning goals, manage their learning; managing both content and process, communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals. <br />Mark van Harmelen2007<br /></li> <li> 7. What is SymbalooEDU?<br />It is a software application that enables learners to organize, integrate and share online content in one setting or Personal Learning Environment.<br />It also enables each user to share content and update shared content.<br /></li> <li> 8. How does it do this?<br />By allowing users to create and customize tiles using URLs.<br />With cloud computing almost anything can now have a URL . think Google docs<br /></li> <li> 9. Learning can occur anywhere <br />Social networks, facebook, twitter, MySpace etc.<br />All these learning applications and storage systems can be accessed by the student at anytime using a smartphone, iPad, or notebook as long as they have internet access.<br />IVLEs<br />Collaborative cloud tools, Google docs, Dropbox etc.<br />Integrated curriculum activities blogging, facebook pages etc.<br /></li> <li> 10. Some important distinctions<br />Social learning is a view on how we learn i.e. socially in interaction with each other.<br />Social networks, personal networks and communities of practice are different ways that social learning manifests itself.<br />Social networks (a bunch of PLNs) refer to connections and relationships between people that are used as a resource for solving problems, sharing knowledge and making more connections (1)<br />Communities of practice are a learning partnership between people who use each others practice as a learning resource (1)<br />Bev Trayner 2011<br /></li> <li> 11. <br />Read more here..<br />An Overview of PLEs<br />Web 2.0, PLEs and the future of LMSs<br /></li> </ul>