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September 20, 2010

Week 2 - PLEs and LMSs

The discussion in Moodle forums this past week as already entered into week two's topic: PLEs and LMSs. Key questions arise as to the role that PLEs play in relation to structured enterprise-controlled systems (VLEs and LMS). Can PLEs be seen as institutional level software? Do PLEs require dramatic reform of the education system? Must PLEs and LMS be seen as antagonistic to each other? Why can't they just get along?

The readings and discussions this week will explore the relationship between PLE/LMS and potential impact on education and organizational learning.

Readings for this week:

Terry Anderson, PLE's versus LMS: Are PLEs Ready for Prime Time?

Panel Discussion, Open complementing closed - PLE and LMS - why, what for and how?

Wendy Drexler, The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy

Dave Cormier, PLE vs. LMS – disaggregate power, not people

George Siemens, Learning or Management Systems?

Oskar Casquero et al, "Towards an eLearning 2.0 provisioning strategy for universities"

Martin Weller, The Centralization Dilemma (free copy is available by following the link toward the end of the post).

Live Sessions this week:

Elluminate sessions (access the site here: Elluminate session) with course facilitators.

Wednesday

Martin Weller of the Open University, UK (and author of the Centralization Dilemma paper listed above) will be our guest speaker.

Time: 8:00 p.m. Moscow, 5:00 p.m. London, 12 noon New York, 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles, midnight Thursday Beijing.Conversions to different time zones

Friday

Time: 8:00 p.m. Moscow, 5:00 p.m. London, 12 noon New York, 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles, midnight Thursday Beijing. Conversions to different time zones

Sessions information can be found here.


Activities this week:

Continue reflecting on the tools and processes that you utilize in learning online. Download CMAP and begin to detail the tools you use in managing your learning. In particular, focus on the concepts that influence your learning process. How important is personal control over your data? How important is a particular set of tools? How would you adjust if one or more of the tools listed disappeared due to acquisition of the company? Later in thecourse we'll discuss the tools needed for effective PLE/N implementation, so this activity is a foreshadowing of that discussion.

All course participants are asked to consider making a final video/presentation/animation of PLE/N role in education today. Being planning what your presentation might look like - how will you communicate your message? Explore examples of educational videos or presentations that you have found to be particularly effective at communicating online (RSA or Common Craft, for example).

Information is available for learners who wish to pursue self/peer evaluation in the course.


Week 2 Discussions:

Discussion has already started in the Week 2 Discussion area

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Facilitator Posts

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Weaving a Personal Web: Using online technologies to create customized, connected, and dynamic learning environments
George Siemens (gsiemens) , September 19, 2010.
This paper is from 2009 and, like any good paper on technology, adds yet another acronym to the PLE/PLN/LMS mix: Personal web technologies (PWT). "To navigate the Internet more efficiently, individuals can assemble a virtual toolbox from an ever-growing list of free, and often open-source, technologies to aid in aggregating, organizing, and publishing information online. When personal web technologies are used for educational or training purposes, they offer learners the flexibility to choose from a variety of tools and methods to accomplish their goals. Each individual has the opportunity to choose how they manage online resources according to their own preferences." [Link] [Comment]

Challenging the dominant design of educational systems
George Siemens (gsiemens) , September 19, 2010.
Scott Wilson picked up on our use of his paper (Challenging the dominant design of educational systems) in week one and has started a discussion thread in Moodle. From the discussion: "I''m actually very supportive of institutions - after all I do work for one, and work closely with its central IT department! I am, however, critical of many institutional technology policies and strategies. Challenging these is I believe necessary to enable HE institutions to survive the pressures they are now beginning to face.
This paper was my attempt to tease out the properties that have emerged from years of using central IT systems, and to compare that with posited properties of an alternative design, and the barriers it would have to overcome to become mainstream." [Link] [Comment]

Discussion Posts

Today we introduce the fourth and final type of link to be included in the Daily, discussion list posts. Each week, PLENK moves to a new weekly discussion forum. You can see them all here. All course participants can log in and post their own thoughts. Each day's posts will be listed in this Discussion session of the newsletter.

PEL vs EPL
, Week One General Discussion
by Alan Cooper.  Much of the discussion this week has addressed the (often quite subtle) distinctions between the Personal Learning Environment and the Personal Learning Network which it supports (and which is itself part of the personal environment). But there is also some (deliberate?) ambiguity within each of the PLE(orN) concepts which I think may be more significant. By a PLE we may mean that part of the personal (digital) environment which supports learning, ie the Personal .... [Link] 2010-09-18T19:53:03

PLE vs infromation fluency
, Week One General Discussion
by Alfredo Calderon.  Is it possible that an individual that does not possess organization skills can develop them as a result of creating a PLE? In Educause 7 Things you should know about PLE it states that "many students lack the information fluency necessary to recognize when a writer speaks from authority, for example, or when a narrative is opinion." Isn't this one of the outcomes of the [Link] 2010-09-18T17:04:28

PLE Aplications list
, Week One General Discussion
by João Paz.   Ooopss!Have just seen that in Week Seven of the course we are going to deal with this 24 October - 30 October:Week Seven: PLE/N Tools - What Exists, What is Being Built? Hope the anticipation with our initiative is not a problem.(Feeling like those students we all have met...) [Link] 2010-09-18T17:23:06

Coming up against the institution
, Week One General Discussion
by Ken Masters.  Hi AllAn issue raised in this course is the need for institutional support - not merely money (although that would be nice) - when trying innovative things in education. Too frequently, at the whims of who knows, institutions have rules and policies that interfere with this kind of innovation, and it's sad when teachers and students have to find work-arounds in order to engage in education. Tip: when you don't know the work-around, ask the students. If they don&.... [Link] 2010-09-18T05:03:06

Term "Learning" appropriate in PLE?
, Week One General Discussion
by Marian Casey.  I'm struggling to keep up with the amount of information and discussion generated in this forum and wonder when the actual learning will begin for me. Although we've been provided with extensive visual examples of PLE's in the course materials, I find little information on how to manage the PLE as a learning experience or if learning will even occur. My experience with learning experiences involves a clear description of learning objectives or personal .... [Link] 2010-09-17T21:18:16

Personal Learning Environments: Challenging the dominant design of educational systems
, Week One General Discussion
by Scott Wilson.  Hi everyone, I'm the author of this paper (see http://ple.elg.ca/course/moodle/mod/wiki/view.php?id=60&page=Week+1). Feel free to ask any questions about it here... Cheers, [Link] 2010-09-17T20:31:55

Learning About New Technologies!
, Week One General Discussion
by Sheila slbacon.  Week One.....A lot of the language and acronyms used in this course and most of the Internet tools are new to me. I am taking this course to learn about the tools by using them to support my own learning. I now have a google account, have an i-google page, have read about and plan to use google docs for a project, will use Eluminate for the same project (need to train to be moderator), found the Plenk 2010 symbaloo last night and thought it was cool ( want to figure .... [Link] 2010-09-17T19:19:17

Resources list (asking everyone to help)
, Week One General Discussion
by Patricia Fidalgo.  Me, Fernando Luis Santos and João Paz (all from Portugal) had the idea to creat a resources list of tools used to build a PLE/N. We are asking everyone on PLENK to help us create and share the list (perhaps George Siemens or Downes could open a wiki for this purpose).Patricia FidalgoFernando Luis SantosJoão [Link] 2010-09-17T15:15:59

Knowledge and Learning
, Week One General Discussion
by Kai Peters.  I’ve been following the various discussions with interest and thought I’d pipe in with a short piece about knowledge and learning. As one so nicely says, there are many ways to skin a cat. Two models of learning may be useful here. Pedler (1974) distinguishes between neuromotor knowledge (manual labour); cognition (I know facts); behaviour (I know about feelings); interpersonal (I can get along) and self knowledge. Huczynski (1983) classifies into memory (got the facts).... [Link] 2010-09-17T13:20:02

Knowing about vs Knowing how
, Week One General Discussion
by Chris Saeger.  I enjoy the discussions about ple, pln and epistemology. However, when I came to the course I was hoping to get more of how to do a PLE/N. I know bit about rss feeds google search feeds etc. I don't know how to use yahoo pipes to filter feeds etc. To quote E. O. Wilson, the biologist "We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, .... [Link] 2010-09-17T03:09:58

PLE Set Up By Institution
, Week One General Discussion
by Heather Ross.  Perhaps we're going to get to this later in the course, or maybe someone has already talked about it on this discussion board, but here's my question.If an institution sets up PLEs for students using something like Elgg is that really that much better than an LMS? The students are still at the whim of whatever the institution chose to use. Does the institution maintain the set-up even after students have graduated (or dropped out)? Just [Link] 2010-09-16T17:51:31

Some PLE questions
, Week One General Discussion
by Vilimaka Foliaki.  Based on what I've read thus far on PLE, this idea is basically about shifting the design of education from focusing on the 'course of study' to the learner through the use of more liberal values and non-restrictive tools (such as Web 2.0 tools). PLE is a beautiful idea. In the formal classroom, every responsible teacher's dream is for her/his students to be able to understand the core concepts and principles in the course of study and be able to apply .... [Link] 2010-09-16T09:50:27

Discussion session on PLENK2010: ¿What is a PLE?
, Week One General Discussion
by Leonardo Montenegro.  Quiero compartir el enlace a uno de los blogs de la red social RedPE X.0. en la que participo. En esta oportunidad he escrito sobre las definiciones y reflexiones que hemos compartido en la sesión de hoy miércoles en PLENK2010. I want to share the link to my blog at REDPES X.0. (my social network).I have written on the definitions and ideas that we all were sharing at the PLENK2010 Elluminate session on 15th Wednesday morning. The post is written in .... [Link] 2010-09-16T00:53:31

Ecología del conocimiento y del aprendizaje
, Week One General Discussion
by jordi jordiguim.  Hay una serie de paralelismos importantes entre La Ecología y el Conocimiento que creo se deben desarrollar.Creo que es necesario tener en cuenta los siguientes términos cuando hablamos de ecología:Al igual que en los Ecosistemas con la materia viva el conocimiento se produce y circula (por la sociedad)De la misma manera hay unos productores y unos consumidores.También el conocimiento se puede consumir y degradar, aumentando el desorden y la Entropía del sistema, o .... [Link] 2010-09-15T22:53:53

What a PLE means to me ? ( a short video )
, Week One General Discussion
by Patricio Bustamante.   Hi :I made this video and there's some people who like it. I try to explain with simple words what a PLE means for me. Greetings Patricio Bustamante [Link] 2010-09-15T19:13:57

Definitions PLE
, Week One General Discussion
by Stefanie Panke.   From this week's reading list, I have compiled a collection of definitions for the concept PLE that others may find useful. "The term personal learning environment (PLE) describes the tools, communities, and services that constitute the individual educational platforms learners use to direct their own learning and pursue educational goals. [...] the term encompasses the entire set of resources that a learner uses to answer questions, provide context, and illustrate .... [Link] 2010-09-15T13:20:25

RSS and PLE
, Week One General Discussion
by Dolors Capdet.  This post reflects the death of the RSS. They are part of your [Link] 2010-09-15T10:18:14

Can't take survey
, Week One General Discussion
by Ken Masters.  Hi AllI tried taking the survey, but received an Error: "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (link) isn't associated with any program."Any tips [Link] 2010-09-15T08:30:04

Is this MOOC a PLE?
, Week One General Discussion
by Steven Greene.  Of course it is, isn't it? It could even be the most valuble part of my PLE. The language is hard for me to get around. I think my learning environment must be something that I create, but there must also be other larger entities that are accessed, this MOOC being only one of several possibilities. I am the nucleus of my own PLE with dendrites reaching out into other larger and more organized learning environments, thus if I use this branch, rather than another .... [Link] 2010-09-15T04:24:58

Participants' Blogs

Focusing a PLE/PLN with a Personal Intuitive Map
J.G. Chesney, Sparks & Flashes
I have just completed my first week of #PLENK2010, which is the first MOOC (massive open online course) in which I have participated.  I joined the course because I was interested in the concept of PLE/PLNs (personal learning environment or personal learning network), particularly in the work around creating naming conventions and visualizations around the process of personal learning, a process that I wonder if can ever truly be pinned down and mapped? In my case, having worked online .... [Link] 2010-09-20T05:03:00

PLENK2010 Week 1 - bits and pieces of reflection
, Työn ja oppimisen murroksen ihmettelyä.
Week 2 is about to begin in PLENK2010, but I haven’t got time (or effort) to reflect my thoughts enough. But when I skimmed the Week 1 discussions of the fellow students - currently about 1500 registered! - I got some interesting new views for my thinking, especially the role of PLE/PLN’s and their “positions”, “roles” and “responsibilities” in learning. My friend Heli threw an interesting another three letter acronym PLP, meaning Personal .... [Link] 2010-09-20T02:05:00

Second Life cohort will augment online seminars with virtual spaces at #PLENK2010
rolandlegrand, MixedRealities
This is the virtual reading and meeting room for the connectivism courses in the virtual town Chilbo in Second Life. As pointed out in a comment on my previous post, there is a Second Life cohort (group PLENK2010) getting ready to experiment and a wiki has been launched. One of the problems is that [Link] 2010-09-19T22:01:13

Time for our personal learning environments #PLENK2010
rolandlegrand, MixedRealities
It’s that time of the year again I start asking myself whether to register for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” again. I did so previous years, and even though I never managed to follow-up on the activities till the end, I always learned stuff and enjoyed the discussion with [Link] 2010-09-19T17:27:19

Thoughts on PLENK2010 Week 1
kristibroom, Learning About Learning
In Friday’s Elluminate session, George (or was it Dave?) said that creation is a critical component of the learning process. I’m not a natural note-taker, preferring to let ideas swim around in my head. So blogging does not come naturally either. I’m willing to give it a shot though, and see how it improves my [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T22:51:56

PLNs versus PLEs and Goals of Participating
akh003, Haas | Learning
Reviewing the resources from the first week of PLENK10 has been an interesting and more formal introduction to the concepts of what are the similarities and distinction between the personal learning network (PLN) and personal learning environment (PLE). Prior to this course, the only real distinction I had seen regarding personal learning was differentiating the [...] [Link] 2010-09-18T20:00:36

A Path to PLENK10
akh003, Haas | Learning
Over the last couple of years, I have tried to follow and participate in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, that George Siemens and Stephen Downes lead on the learning theory Connectivism. Yet, ultimately, as my own teaching responsibilities got rolling, I inevitably fell off the pace and ultimately had to abandon my [...] [Link] 2010-09-18T16:00:51

My Playlist for PLENK
avernalucia, Delicious/avernalucia
Video [Link] 2010-09-16T18:10:05

Blog for #PLENK2010
avernalucia, Delicious/avernalucia
[Link] 2010-09-16T17:44:13

PLENK 2010
avernalucia, Delicious/avernalucia
Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge [Link] 2010-08-27T09:24:11

Risorse PLENK2010
avernalucia, Delicious/avernalucia
Raccolta di [Link] 2010-09-19T17:22:10

PLE thoughts: #PLENK2010
Graham Glass, Graham Glass, etc.
I recently signed up to participate in Stephen Downe's PLENK 2010 (Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge) online course. The main reason for this is because I'm working on EDU20.NET, the EDU 2.0 personalized social learning network, and wanted to... [Link] 2010-09-17T05:51:21

CSS
gibirger, via פλenK
How to improve human well being? Who are the  As and Bs in #PLENK2010? Watch out for the friendship paradox! Computational Scocial Science via netzpiloten. [Link] 2010-09-20T07:31:02

Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge 2010
Michael Paskevicius, Blue Light District
I have been doing a lot of thinking about the personal learning environment (PLE) as a concept for teaching and learning this week as a result of my ‘enrollment’ in the Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge (PLENK) 2010 online course.  The PLENK course is a joint venture between the National Research Council of Canada [...] [Link] 2010-09-17T13:38:57

Creative Chaos
criscrissman, Virtually Foolproof ;-)
I borrowed my mantra, “working at the edge of my incompetence” from Elliot Eisner and PLENK 2010 has given it a whole new meaning.  Exploring creativity and connectivism is one of my goals for the course so that’s a good … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-09-20T00:56:39

PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth!
Zaid Ali Alsagoff, ZaidLearn
Click here to watch the video (It looks good in IE and Chrome, but Firefox messes it up for now!)CLICK HERE to register for PLENK 2010.Any personal reflections? Over the next nine (9) weeks this post will be continuously littered with my reflections as I learn week-by-week (One mega post, instead of 9-10 small ones! Between 4000-6000 words for sure!), but for now I am too busy engrossed learning and making noise beyond this blog.I used xtranormal to create the above animated video above, by .... [Link] 2010-09-20T01:52:00

Where a PLN and an LMS Become One (#PLENK2010)
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
I’m wondering if a blog post from nearly six years ago holds a similar perspective in today’s terms which is central to topics being covered in PLENK2010. Anderson lists some Advantages of an LMS which to me actually seem like disadvantages or at the very least, have no advantage at all. Purposefully designed: Is this [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T22:27:49

#PLENK2010 (IV): Mapa conceptual de mi PLE/N
evacisma@gmail.com (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
      Aquí el primer mapa conceptual de mi PLE/N para el #PLENK2010:           A este mapa conceptual le falta, entre otras muchas cosas, el I share (yo comparto), pero lo pospongo. Me ha llevado bastante tiempo elegir la herramienta (que si no es free; que si es free, pero demasiado complicada para mí; que si no me gusta, que si...).     Entre tantos que-si, en Twitter @gsiemens nos ha facilitado el enlace a las .... [Link] 2010-09-19T21:51:00

A few more links
noreply@blogger.com (Jim Stauffer), connectJim
I was delighted to find this 12 year old quote, since my impression was that PLN was a recent concept.Copyright ©1998 Daniel R. TobinHow can your learning network help you?By helping you to sift through all the data to identify the information that will be most useful to you. By helping you to identify learning resources and opportunities. By coaching you and answering your questions as you try to apply your learning to your work.By sharing their wisdom with you through dialogue.There's .... [Link] 2010-09-19T20:42:00

So, What Have I Learned This Week?
noreply@blogger.com (Jim Stauffer), connectJim
At one point I thought I could understand PLE vs. PLN as a clear (if somewhat arbitrary) distinction between tools and sources. That was premature. I partially understand the "ecology v.s. environment" exchange in the "PLEs and PLNs" discussion. The term "ecology" is suggested as an alternative to distinguishing between the environment and the network. I've used this as my starting point on my diagram (detailed view here)To me there is a distinction between the environment and the network, .... [Link] 2010-09-18T07:26:00

PLE vs. LMS – disaggregate power, not people.
admin, Dave's Educational Blog » PLENK2010
As PLENK2010 moves into week two we are taking on the debate between Personal Learning Environments and Learning management systems. My next post will address the differences between the two, but there is a major point that I’d like to address that digs into my distaste for the use of the word ‘personal’ in education. [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T16:41:31

Immersive language teaching in elementary schools
Tony Ratcliffe, Tony Ratcliffe
Something just clicked! I'm reading blog posts relating to our PLENK2010 course, and I landed on Skupiktalk. There is a picture of children apparently outside a school, with the caption, "Here is Acwsalcta (Place of Learning) outside." It caused me to reflect on my child's education in grade 1 to 5 French immersion where many [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T15:12:01

What did I learn during the first week?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
I have been scanning PLENK introductions and  discussions and tweets and wondering how should I follow and participate. This is not my first MOOC and at the beginning I was sure that I can do only what I really want. But now I use my time looking around and wondering. Perhaps this is a necessary [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T13:53:39

The Curation Debate PLENK2010 MOOC and other musings
1mydiabetes@gmail.com (David Caton Roberts), A different view
Curation Viplav Baxi also blogged about the curation debate and Alison (my long suffering wife) was not as delighted as I was to learn from me that Viplav had been good enough to transcribe some of the conversation.  Thanks Viplav.I'm still not entirely sure about what curataon is or means in relation to PLENK2010, PLN's, PLE,s or my own disorganised collection of artefacts , yet I know that it is that important it is probably the kernel&.... [Link] 2010-09-19T11:01:00

#PLENK2010 PLE/PLN
suifaijohnmak, Suifaijohnmak's Weblog
Here is my PLE/PLN in MOOC PLENK2010 [Link] 2010-09-19T09:50:52

#PLENK2010 in SL and UStream
noreply@blogger.com (Glen Gatin), Conviviality Corners
More complicated fun! Things are coming together for the cohort of people who use Second Life as an important part of their personal learning environments. Sean Fitzgerald has started a new wiki to coordinate things a bit. http://plenk2010insl.wikispaces.com/We met for a while tonight in Conviviality Corners and tried imagining a few things. One proposal was to incorporate a in-world RSS feed aggregator for the feeds of the PLENK SL cohort or anyone blogging about virtual environments in a .... [Link] 2010-09-19T05:07:00

FATE2010 meets PLENK2010
tonyloughland, Tony Loughland
As a teacher, you like to hope that your teaching has an impact on your students. Being a student of PLENK2010, I was able to immediately apply my new understandings to a presentation I gave at the FATE2010 conference on … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-09-19T01:54:19

What Contingencies are Motivating my Learning at Present?
noreply@blogger.com (Mike McNett), A Contingent Learner
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE .... [Link] 2010-09-18T21:05:00

#plenk2010 paradigm shifting
noreply@blogger.com (Skupik), Skupiktalk
#plenk2010 This is really exciting.  We are like those first university professors who gathered around Homer either congratulating him for writing the first book or excoriating him for ruining people's ability to memorize (and ruining their careers).  It's like the moment when Chaucer brought out his stories in the new-fangled language he was calling English.  It will take about a generation to get to the point where everyone says "Of course!" about it.   .... [Link] 2010-09-18T18:59:00

A Passionate Plea for Change in Learning
noreply@blogger.com (Kimberley), Adventurous Learning
Before launching in here, I must identify myself as not only a corporate learning and communication strategist, but also the mom of three children in different stages of institutional learning in the United States. I come to this discussion with considerable investment in all kinds of learning. I also want to say that, while this post might be inspired by a single comment in a topic thread in the #PLENK2010 course I am taking, the fire in my argument is fueled by hearing and seeing the results .... [Link] 2010-09-18T20:57:00

Cada cabeza un mundo, cada PLE una forma diferente de aprender
claudia.guerrero@lag.uia.mx (Claudia Guerrero), PLENK2010
Cada persona en su historia particular tiene circunstancias, herencias, competencias, habilidades y necesidades diferentes.En cada PLE se observan los sellos personales y las herramientas de las que ha hechado mano para elaborarlo y mostrarlo.En este sentido lo importante es comenzar y confiar en que se aprende en estos ambientes "líquidos" alternos a las formas tradicionales de cursos, libros, profesores etc...así como las huellas digitales, así serán los PLEs únicos y singulares, aunque .... [Link] 2010-09-18T16:48:00

PLENK 2010 MOOC Curation
1mydiabetes@gmail.com (David Caton Roberts), A different view
"Curation. Curation. Curation.  Are we all all curators now? We need to discuss curation! Curation of the forums. Curation curation and more curation"'David' said my wife 'I am interested in this MOOC thing, I'm interested that you want to learn, and I'm O.K. with the fact that you are sat in bed, with your laptop in front of you listening to a repeat of an on-line learning session. But if that man (Dave Cormier) mentions curation again, I promise I'.... [Link] 2010-09-18T15:46:00

PLENK - This is not a Revolution.
noreply@blogger.com (Art Appreciation ALB), Art Appreciation ALB
I have been engaging in an online, collectivist learning experience called PLENK 2010.  A PLE is a Personal Learning Environment.  A PLN is a Personal Learning Network.  Part of the philosophy is that we search around in various formats and sites, reading papers, blogs, threads, etc., and we take information and "repurpose it" or synthesis it.  So here are some of my thoughts after the first week.I remember reading some of the far-fetched notions of the Romantic period .... [Link] 2010-09-18T15:47:00

Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge (PLENK 2010)
Jose Regueiro, Edufuture 21
Siemens, Downes y Cormier inician en estas fechas un nuevo MOOC (Masive Open Online Course), en esta ocasión bajo el título Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge (PLENK 2010) que trata sobre los conceptos de Personal Learning Environment (PLE – Entorno Personal de Aprendizaje) y Personal Learning Network (PLN – Red Personal de Aprendizaje) y sirve de elemento motivador para el inicio de este blog, que pretendo se convierta en portafolio del curso y de otros muchos .... [Link] 2010-09-16T22:31:00

When We Think We Know
Barbara Fillip, Que sais-je?
Here's the context:  A work-related group I participate in (committee type) is planning to organize a World Cafe.  I'm a participant with a limited role, no decisional power, advisory power at best.  I'm sensing from the conversation that few people in the room have direct, first hand experience with a World Cafe.  I have very limited first hand experience myself, perhaps just enough to know we (as a group) don't know enough.  I've attended one .... [Link] 2010-09-18T11:50:00

Enlaces PLENK2010
josem.zamarron@gmail.com (josezamarron), Tormenta perfecta
Estos son los enlaces del curso PLENK2010 Personal Learning Environment Networks and Knowledge 2010 que voy a intentar seguir durante las próximas semanas: Página principal del cursoThe [Link] 2010-09-17T21:43:00

Testing the water with a Massive Open Online Course
Scott B. Johnson, ION_Today
I'm half-ways busy testing the water with a MOOC being offered by George Siemens, TEKRI, Stephen Downes, NRC, Dave Cormier, UPEI, Rita Kop, NRC. It's called PLENK2010 and it's got a bunch of different [Link] 2010-09-17T16:50:00

PLE thoughts: #PLENK2010
Graham Glass, Graham Glass, etc.
I recently signed up to participate in Stephen Downe's PLENK 2010 (Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge) online course. The main reason for this is because I'm working on EDU20.NET, the EDU 2.0 personalized social learning network, and wanted to... [Link] 2010-09-17T05:51:21

PLENK Open Course – PLE’s / PLN’s
jrandersoniii, James Anderson III
Finally getting a chance to emerge myself in the PLENK open-course of Personal Learning Environments (PLE's) or Personal Learning Networks (PLN's).  With the start of the semester a lot of things have fallen to the side, including my dissertation, migrating my personal website, and a couple work projects. But as I have started reviewing some [...] [Link] 2010-09-17T21:37:12

Summary - my first week in #PLENK2010
Linn, Jakten på den perfekta lektionen
So far in PLENK2010, I have learned thatPLE means Personal Learning Environment.PLN means Personal Learning Network.To me, right now, my iGoogle works as my PLE, including both my Google Reader, a few bookmarks (this blog, the Daily from the course, etc) and some tools like calender and Google [Link] 2010-09-18T08:44:00

#PLENK2010 Coffee Break - Distance Learning
Linn, Jakten på den perfekta lektionen
I love distance learning. What I miss is coffee breaks. To sit down in a cosy place, with other people and a cup of coffee for a 15 minutes break. Chat about nonsens... Very important part of everything (studying, working) here in Sweden :-)So, how can the coffee breaks be a part of a distance course? (The distance educators in Sweden struggle to help the students complete the course). Can virtual coffeebreaks help? Skype videocalls now work for ten persons..But then, of course, everybody .... [Link] 2010-09-18T07:06:00

Participating in a MOOC is like dining at a banquet
Sean FitzGerald, Sean's Emerging...
So I was checking the #plenk2010 Twitter stream on Hootsuite the day after our first PLENK2010 Elluminate session (recording available here) and I saw a lot of re-tweets for this blog post – PLENK 2010: Just Like ‘Watching Football’ – … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-09-18T09:03:41

The Curation Debate – Plenk2010
Viplav Baxi, Viplav Baxi's Meanderings
Yesterday’s session seemed to be interesting. I missed it but was catching up on the recording. One part of it, around Curation (at least where it initially started), was especially interesting, not only from the point of view of what was being discussed, but also as an interesting example of the anatomy of the “narrative [...] [Link] 2010-09-18T06:42:02

Diverging thoughts started by Institutions vs. PLNs debate
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
Warning: this post got started on one thing, and then went all over the place. It might take some forbearance to go through it all. Alternatively, pick a paragraph or two and then go on doing something else, before you pick your next paragraphs. It's been a long day.As i am moving forward in my reading of the suggested documents and discussions on the forum, i am struck with the idea that PLE/Ns proponents can go pretty far in their demands: It would seem that through PLNs (i&.... [Link] 2010-09-18T04:43:00

Building a PLN in my PLE
Kim Mc, Learning Journal for #PLENK2010
I have been digesting the reading/information that I have done over the past few days to gain a perspective on my PLE and PLN.I have been thinking, and comparing my newly developing Personal Learning Network with my existing networks eg.my role as a mum required the development of various networks such as school, soccer, playgroup, mothers group and my existing friends.These networks took time & effort to build but I used the social tools that I was very used to...face to face skills like .... [Link] 2010-09-18T00:42:00

A Deliberate and Effective PLE
Steve Mackenzie, Learnadoodledastic
Initial reading that has help me to formulate my opinion on this topic is the excellent Developing Personal learning networks for open and social learning article by Alec Courous who explains the rationale for choosing a primary free and open learning environment and describing the course facilitation model to promote an open an social personal learning network, John Mak's Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC blog post which contains a number of prompts in relation to open and .... [Link] 2010-09-17T19:35:00

making progress
noreply@blogger.com (Skupik), Skupiktalk
#plenk2010 I was able to make a little movie today using the online program that Patricio recommended.  It was just a little reminder about an up-coming meeting, but I hope it proves effective.  I am very interested to learn about wikis because they seem to be useful when you want group input.   I may not be following the program in discussing PLEs, but I feel I am in one.  [Link] 2010-09-18T03:36:00

PLENK2010 First Week
, PLE's, networks, knowledge & me
Like a sword that cuts, but cannot cut itself; Like an eye that sees, but cannot see itself. #PLENK2010 is much like the hundred acre woods  here are many things to see but it is hard to find the way. The week has two major themes for me: The underlying philosophy of learning both for a massive open online course and PLEs. I sum it up as enacting an ecology for increasing possibilities for action. all knowing is doing (Maturana & Varela, .... [Link] 2010-09-17T21:22:00

¿Qué es un PLE?
noreply@blogger.com (Ramón Aragón), PLENK2010
En el curso, en los foros y en los comentarios de compañer@s del curso se pueden ver, analizar y comentar las definiciones de los que es un PLE, pero me quisiera agregar algunas dudas y reflexiones sobre el tema.1. Los PLE son como aprendemos de la vida real; esto es sin escuela; cada uno de nosotros escogemos con quien, que, cuando y donde aprendemos; utilizando tecnología o sin ella. Recordemos ¿cómo aprendimos a andar en bicicleta?, con un amig@, con sus herman@s, con los padres, etc. ¿.... [Link] 2010-09-18T00:37:00

#PLENK2010 Pictures of PLN vs. PLE
x28, x28's new Blog » PLENK2010
I am not content with my understanding of PLN vs. PLE unless I see in in a picture. Here is my attempt: [Link] 2010-09-17T23:07:36

Twitter Posts

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @Cris2B Robot Stinky mixed-up George Clooney with George Siemens http://bit.ly/daMi0M Even robots do mistakes (stage fright) :) #PLENK2010 2010-09-20T05:58:51

@Cris2B (Cris2B) tweeted: Is rumor true that George Clooney is in #PLENK2010 ?????? ;-) Thanks, Zaid, for fun video and new tool heads-up. 2010-09-20T05:45:13

@JGChesney (Jennifer G. Chesney) tweeted: My first thoughts after week one of #PLENK2010: Focusing a PLE/PLN with a Personal Intuitive Map http://t.co/qN9lWWk 2010-09-20T05:09:40

@2ndLifeFanatic (Blane Yordstorm) tweeted: Second Life cohort will augment online seminars with virtual ...: This is the virtual reading and meeting room for... http://bit.ly/9kzNhA 2010-09-20T04:51:15

@tonyloughland (Tony Loughland) tweeted: FATE2010 meets PLENK2010: http://t.co/BBVbvbf 2010-09-20T04:36:06

@temperedradical (Joanne Munroe) tweeted: RT @BarbaraFillip: Social Learning Never Ends http://bit.ly/dcvZeU #PLENK 2010 2010-09-20T04:00:29

@temperedradical (Joanne Munroe) tweeted: RT @seanfitz: Brilliant & funny animation from @zaidlearn: PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth! http://bit.ly/daMi0M #plenk2010 2010-09-20T04:00:03

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: RT @seanfitz: Brilliant & funny animation from @zaidlearn: PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth! http://bit.ly/daMi0M #plenk2010 2010-09-20T03:22:52

@aeratcliffe (AE (Tony) Ratcliffe) tweeted: "My own PLE (if i were to call it that) is very much about the aggregation of people..." wrote @davecormier http://bit.ly/dpxVeb @PLENK2010 2010-09-20T03:00:53

@patrapp (Pat Rapp) tweeted: RT @Mixed_Realities: Second Life cohort will augment online seminars with virtual spaces at #PLENK2010: This is the virtual reading and... http://bit.ly/9aRRSh 2010-09-20T02:54:13

@seanfitz (Sean FitzGerald) tweeted: Brilliant & funny animation from @zaidlearn: PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth! http://bit.ly/daMi0M #plenk2010 2010-09-20T02:29:03

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth! http://bit.ly/daMi0M Animated trailer here http://bit.ly/aZaTqv #plenk2010 2010-09-20T02:17:25

@aeratcliffe (AE (Tony) Ratcliffe) tweeted: Good read for #PLENK2010 RT @ConnectIrmeli: Next phase of #PLE research to include human factors http://scr.bi/a5LAd5 /via @suifaijohnmak 2010-09-20T01:34:24

@jordi_a (Jordi Adell) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted: http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T23:51:17

@gsemblat (gsemblat) tweeted: @gsiemens is it possible to register to this course plenk2010 or it is to late 2010-09-19T23:42:52

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Week 2 readings have been posted but it's late, I'm up to date with the forums and can't be bothered with #PLENK2010 tweets now. Goodnight! 2010-09-19T23:25:11

@aeratcliffe (AE (Tony) Ratcliffe) tweeted: A wiki started for the #secondlife cohort of the #PLENK2010 MOOC. Open to join! http://bit.ly/aAP3j9 #sl #elearning #edtech 2010-09-19T23:23:03

@EvaCisma (Eva Cisma) tweeted: RT@rvr001 Perdón, no te leí! ¿Por qué sobra la P? ¿por lo complejo que resulta atender tanta P? ;) #PLENK2010 2010-09-19T23:11:03

@ala_island (ALA Island) tweeted: RT @Mixed_Realities: Second Life cohort will augment online seminars with virtual spaces at #PLENK2010: This is the virtual reading and... http://bit.ly/9aRRSh 2010-09-19T23:02:19

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: Where a PLN and an LMS Become One (#PLENK2010): http://t.co/iMzbqBC 2010-09-19T23:01:34

@ryantracey (Ryan Tracey) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily http://paper.li/tag/plenk2010 2010-09-19T23:00:24

@seanfitz (Sean FitzGerald) tweeted: "Second Life cohort will augment online seminars with virtual spaces at #PLENK2010" http://ow.ly/2GAi4 2010-09-19T22:50:00

@Mixed_Realities (Roland Legrand) tweeted: Second Life cohort will augment online seminars with virtual spaces at #PLENK2010: This is the virtual reading and... http://bit.ly/9aRRSh 2010-09-19T22:49:16

@bnleez (bnleez) tweeted: #PLENK2010: Anyone know how to install CMAP in Ubuntu 10.04? Or where I can find the download? 2010-09-19T22:37:22

@bnleez (bnleez) tweeted: Where a PLN and an LMS Become One (#PLENK2010): I’m wondering if a blog post from nearly six years ago holds a sim... http://bit.ly/cNk2Th 2010-09-19T22:28:06

@bnleez (bnleez) tweeted: Where a PLN and an LMS Become One (#PLENK2010): http://wp.me/p5NtB-4G 2010-09-19T22:27:58

@EvaCisma (Eva Cisma) tweeted: Nueva entrada en mi blog: Mapa conceptual de mi PLE/N http://bit.ly/9kmtln #PLENK2010 2010-09-19T22:07:15

@fredondop (Francesc) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted: http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T22:00:34

@jswann (jswann) tweeted: #PLENK2010 A lesson from India: Primary pupils given maths tuition... by teachers 4,000 miles away http://bit.ly/9Zi4Of 2010-09-19T21:58:25

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: #plenk2010 Conversations from Week1 - A tour of PLEs and PLNs - http://bit.ly/arHyDH 2010-09-19T21:42:06

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: #Plenk2010 Week 2 - Contrasting personal learning with institutional learning http://bit.ly/aC0BtD 2010-09-19T21:35:00

@etcjournal (ETC Journal) tweeted: Comment on PLENK2010 – How Can PLEs Benefit My Students? by admin: For me, a PLE is a step toward greater integrat... http://bit.ly/b6IH7X 2010-09-19T21:28:41

@lernys (Fernando Santamaría) tweeted: RT @DolorsCapdet: Mapa de los participantes en #PLENK2010 http://bit.ly/cMzy0y 2010-09-19T21:17:37

@carinavr (Carina van Rooyen) tweeted: RT @gsiemens Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted. http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T21:11:13

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: Hmm Paper.li for #plenk2010 http://paper.li/tag/plenk2010 2010-09-19T21:02:43

@soarky (Sonia Arranz) tweeted: Ánimo a los que faltais! Pulsad Edit y agregaros ¿seremos vecinos? RT @DolorsCapdet Mapa de participantes en #PLENK2010 http://bit.ly/cMzy0y 2010-09-19T20:46:06

@DolorsCapdet (DolorsCapdet) tweeted: Mapa de los participantes en #PLENK2010 http://bit.ly/cMzy0y 2010-09-19T20:37:04

@bdieu (Bee Kerouac) tweeted: #eadsunday @btrautwein : meu primeiro post para o #plenk2010:http://beespace.net/courses/plenk10/items/view/22 Tb ñ tive tempo de escrever 2010-09-19T20:19:39

@aeratcliffe (AE (Tony) Ratcliffe) tweeted: Thanks, Patricia. Correct URL is http://bit.ly/ces8h3 @pfidalgo1: @aeratcliffe survey about reference management databases for #PLENK2010 2010-09-19T20:17:16

@nancyrubin (nancyrubin) tweeted: RT @davecormier: #PLENK2010 post http://bit.ly/c6M0Em PLEs - disaggregate power, not people. 2010-09-19T20:13:45

@pfidalgo1 (Patricia Fidalgo) tweeted: @aeratcliffe survey about reference management databases for #PLENK2010 here http://bit.ly/9QRWX3 2010-09-19T19:58:40

@kukharenko (Vladimir Kukharenko) tweeted: RT @pgsimoes: RT @gsiemens: Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted: http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T18:23:22

@fredondop (Francesc) tweeted: Ajudeu-nos amb l'experiment. http://ves.cat/aj9g #PLENK2010 2010-09-19T18:19:21

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education - Brilliant! #ple #plenk2010 http://icio.us/n44uqz 2010-09-19T18:14:33

@bdieu (Bee Kerouac) tweeted: #eadsunday alguém aqui participando do #plenk2010? http://connect.downes.ca/ 2010-09-19T18:02:05

@davidcroberts (David C Roberts) tweeted: RT @DolorsCapdet: RT @gsiemens: Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted: http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T17:57:05

@DolorsCapdet (DolorsCapdet) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted: http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T17:55:50

@Mixed_Realities (Roland Legrand) tweeted: Time for our personal learning environments #PLENK2010: It’s that time of the year again I start asking myself whe... http://bit.ly/aWtNgC 2010-09-19T17:45:07

@siavogel (Sia Vogel) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Week 2 readings/activities for #plenk2010 now posted: http://bit.ly/bgVKzz 2010-09-19T17:29:03

@mediendidaktik (Ilona Buchem) tweeted: RT @davecormier: #PLENK2010 post http://bit.ly/c6M0Em #PLE - disaggregate power, not people. 2010-09-19T17:27:21


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