Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge
During that time, a substantial body of research has been produced by thinkers, technologists and practitioners in the field. Dozens of studies, reviews, conference presentations, concept papers and diagrams are now available.
The purpose of this course will be to clarify and substantiate, from the context of this new research, the concepts of personal learning environments and networks. Course facilitators and participants will analyze the research literature and evaluate it against their own experience with the intent of developing a comprehensive understanding of personal learning environments and networks.
Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge is a course sponsored and organized by the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University. Stephen Downes and Rita Kop from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Learning and Collaborative technologies group, Dave Cormier from University of Prince Edward Island, and George Siemens from TEKRI are course facilitators.
PLENK10 will be offered as a connectivist course, therefore offering participants to acquire the experience of developing and working within a learning network while studying the body of relevant research.
In a connectivist course course materials and course content are defined by participants as the course progresses, rather than prior to the course by instructors. Though the course outline defines a set of selected topics, these function as signposts for an iterative process of search, practice and reflection, as described here: http://ple.elg.ca/course/?p=18
To facilitate this process, course facilitators will maintain the following levels of course support:
- a course wiki, which may be edited by participants, describing the course outline
- a daily newsletter, which will aggregate student blogs, Twitter posts, and discussion posts
- each Sunday readings and resources will be posted to the wiki and (on Monday) to the Daily
- a Moodle discussion forum, read and responded to by course facilitators
- Wednesday Elluminate session, usually featuring a relevant guess speaker
- Friday Elluminate session, as a weekly review with course facilitators
|13-09-2010||A tour of PLEs and PLNs - diagrams, discussions, examples|
|20-09-2010||Contrasting personal learning with institutional learning, PLEs with LMSs|
|27-09-2020||Understanding the neXt/eXtended Web|
|04-10-2010||Using PLEs successfully - skills, mindsets, and critical literacies|
|10-10-2010||PLE/Ns and personal knowledge management|
|17-10-2010||PLE/Ns in the classroom (PLE/Ns and blended learning)|
|24-10-2010||PLE/N Tools - What Exists, What is Being Built?|
Evaluating Learning in PLE/Ns
7th november 2010 PLE/Ns in the classroom (PLE/Ns and blended learning)
14th november 2010 Critical perspectives on PLE/PLN
George Siemens, TEKRI
Stephen Downes, NRC
Dave Cormier, UPEI
Rita Kop, NRC
TEKRI researcher blogs etc
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