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October 25, 2010

Week 7 - PLE/Ns Tools - What Exists, What is Being Built?

This week we are going to need your help.

Though the concept of the personal learning environment has been around for the last five years, there has not been a comprehensive summation of what has been developed in the field. We would like to build that summation this week.


Many of the tools that fit under the PLE/N umbrella have been appropriated by educators from other fields. This isn't necessarily a problem, but it does reflect a sense that educators are not building tools for themselves. The software that we use in this course is a bit of an exception. We rely on various open source tools (Moodle, wordpress), proprietary tools (Elluminate), and tools that have been developed with feedback from facilitators and experiences in other open courses (i.e. Stephen has written the software for the Daily and content aggregation (GRSShopper). To use these tools for teaching and learning requires a certain skill set on the part of end users. Two significant challenges exist for educators and PLE/Ns:

1. Create new tools - what do we need? What functionality is missing in PLEs?
2. Improve end user experience - new tools, new interfaces, and ease of use.

Readings for this week:

Weaving a Personal Web: Using online technologies to create customized, connected, and dynamic learning environments, McElvaney & Berge

Patterns of personal learning environments, Wilson

PLEF: A conceptual Framework for Mashup Personal Learning Environments, Chatti,Jarke & Specht

History of Personal Learning Environments - Wikipedia

Wednesday:

Live Session: Guest Speaker: TBA
Location: Elluminate

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:

Live Session: Facilitator's discussion
Location: Elluminate

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

Activities for this week:

As always, activities are entirely optional.

This week we are compiling a list of all known PLE projects and software. Add examples of PLEs to the Week 7 Discussion or post them in your blog. Later in the week, we will add these to the History of Personal Learning Environments Wikipedia page.

Facilitator Posts

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Discussion Posts

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Delicious Links

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Running Yahoo! Pipes on Google App Engine » Wordloosed
cpjobling, Delicious/tag/plenk
"Yahoo! Pipes is an excellent tool for processing data. It provides a visual way to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. It’s very much like plumbing with data and is a great metaphor." And here, greg shows us how to run a Yahoo! pipe on the Google App [Link] 2010-10-24T18:38:27

Review of Elearning Theories, Frameworks, and Models
cpjobling, Delicious/tag/plenk
"PLE/PLN and learning theories" by Terry [Link] 2010-10-10T13:51:53

Trailmeme « via פλenK
cpjobling, Delicious/tag/plenk
Discussion and example of the use of a new web tool from Xerox PARC discovered by Eva Berger. Trailmeme enables you to blaze a trail through a collection of websites and then share your trails with others who [Link] 2010-10-09T15:53:11

PLENK 2010, Weeks 4-6:
vcrary, Delicious/tag/plenk
Learning Theories, Evaluation and Literacies « Educational Technology and Change [Link] 2010-10-23T23:00:33

Using PLE/Ns effectively: skills, mindsets, and critical literacies | Blue Light District
vcrary, Delicious/tag/plenk
wk 6 [Link] 2010-10-23T22:49:00

Participants' Blogs

Tools for the 21st Century Teacher
gibirger, via פλenK
The excellent compilation of Michael Zimmer  ” Tools for the  21 st  Centur Teacher” saved me hours of time preparing a workshop on web 2.0 . His handbook was published on  issue for the purpose of providing sufficent information to teachers about several tools. It helps us to integrate technology in the classroom. You will [...] [Link] 2010-10-25T07:33:02

New Literacies
Viplav Baxi, Viplav Baxi's Meanderings
Listening to Will Richardson’s session on PLENK2010 this past Wednesday. He brought up NCTE‘s definition of critical literacies: Develop proficiency with the tools of technology Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple [...] [Link] 2010-10-24T19:10:36

#PLENK (X): Todavía con teorías sobre el aprendizaje y la evaluación
evacisma@gmail.com (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
    Esta sexta semana de curso me he quedado bastante rezagada. No he tenido tiempo para abordar el tema de discusión propuesto. Todavía me veo inmersa en el discurso de las teorías y la evaluación.    Aquí os dejo una pequeña muestra de mi estudio en modo 0.0 durante estos días de silencio online. Se trata de una serie de esquemas (en spanglish) que he ido elaborando a partir de una de las lecturas de la cuarta semana (¡!): Review of e-learning theories, .... [Link] 2010-10-24T19:02:00

Digital literacy, passion and changing educational paradigms
Chris Jobling, Fresh and Crispy
On Sunday, I finally found the time to listen to the recording of guest Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, from Wednesday's #PLENK2010 live Elluminate session. In this session, Will gave a short presentation Using PLE's Successfully and a couple of things came up. First was a summary of the recommendations on 21st Century Literacies  [Link] 2010-10-24T15:54:00

PLENK 2010, Weeks 4-6:
vcrary, Delicious/tag/plenk
Learning Theories, Evaluation and Literacies « Educational Technology and Change [Link] 2010-10-23T23:00:33

Learning Theories
alan, alQpr
. . . are something about which I have no expertise – but that’s never stopped me from sounding off about anything else, so here goes: One of the topics of discussion in today’s #PLENK2010 Elluminate session was the distinction between Constructivist and Connectivist theories of learning. At first Stephen and George almost had me [...] [Link] 2010-09-24T21:24:47

Network Environments for Personal Learning
alan, alQpr
In week 2, the focus of #PLENK2010 shifted from the basic terminology, and emphasis on user “client-side” tools to the “server-side” area of support tools - such as might be provided by an educational institution for example. (These are what I, in a fit of foolish pedantry, identified earlier as the EPL aspect as opposed [...] [Link] 2010-09-24T20:26:34

PLENK10: PEL vs EPL
alan, alQpr
Much of the discussion in the first week of the #PLENK2010 course was devoted to 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 [...] [Link] 2010-09-24T06:46:40

PLENK Feeds
alan, alQpr
My Sept 13 post on PLEvsPLN does show up in the link from the #PLENK2010  Feeds List, but never seems to have been captured by the aggregator for the Daily.  So I’m giving it another go here just to see if I’ve set things up [Link] 2010-09-16T23:46:38

PLENK Week 1
alan, alQpr
Week 1 of the #PLENK2010 course on Personal Learning Environments,  Networks and Knowledge is devoted mainly to getting used to the terminology. Among the responses to Dave Cormier’s post in the readings is a post by Viplav Baxi which notes among other things that Cormier’s view of the PLE as a container for the PLN [...] [Link] 2010-09-14T06:55:01

#PLENK2010 Research on MOOC & PLENK
suifaijohnmak, Suifaijohnmak's Weblog
Based on blog posted so far:including this one by Nicola Some of the emerging themes include: Time and information management:  Some participants found it ok in managing their time in the course whilst others often found it hard, due to … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-10-24T04:19:06

Reflection of PLENK2010
Plenk2010, Plenk2010's blog
After a rest of one week based on a time lack I am back again. Unfortunately so I missed the discussion about evaluation and assessment - for me an important and exciting topic - but I will try to catch up the readings and discussions in the next days.The topic for this week is reflection. As activities we got the following questions to answer: "How has your understanding of PLE/Ns changed throughout this course? What role can they play in your teaching and learning? What new .... [Link] 2010-10-23T15:25:34

PLENK2010 Being Original
noreply@blogger.com (Skupik), Skupiktalk
#PLENK2010 When I was about 12, through many arguments and discussions with an immigrant neighbour and classmate, I realized that many of my opinions were hand-me-downs from my mother. From observing the paintings of another friend, I realized that our first model of 'people' is ourselves. When I was 25, I had been studying origami. I had made all the easy figures. Now I was making the dog. That night before I fell asleep, I thought that if I did this and that I could make a .... [Link] 2010-10-23T17:45:00

PLENK2010 Temple Grandin
noreply@blogger.com (Skupik), Skupiktalk
#PLENK2010 I watched Temple Grandin last night. I had read a lot about her and heard her speak, but the movie is stunning because it puts the whole story together for you. This is worth buying. No matter how we do it, the best way that people remember is through stories. This is how we remember our own histories, and by telling our story we can distance ourselves from the trauma. Temple sees words as pictures. As with Medieval church art or the best children's books, her mental .... [Link] 2010-10-23T17:30:00

Would I pay for a MOOC like PLENK2010? Part two
Linn, Jakten på den perfekta lektionen
This is a 30 seconds Prezi presentation illustrating how I would like a MOOC to be built for me to pay money for it. Note, this is my very first try with Prezi :-) [Link] 2010-10-23T12:23:00

Would I pay for a MOOC like PLENK2010? Part One
Linn, Jakten på den perfekta lektionen
What would make me pay for a MOOC in the future? I think not suggested readings or texts (books, papers). This I can find myself for free. For the same reasons I don´t want to pay much for music and videos nowadays..Instead, what I want isbelonging (a potential PLN)structure and frames ( but still open) like weekly workshops, highlights from the past week, The Daily(sort of a center) and a suggested course goal, (clear as crystal)formative assessment (coaching)teambuilding events for a .... [Link] 2010-10-23T12:21:00

Pre verbal thinking and the web
noreply@blogger.com (Larry Cuffe), Thoughts in Transit
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE .... [Link] 2010-10-22T23:27:00

A conflict? #PLENK2010
, PLENK2010
G. Siemens says: “Being literate requires technical skills, conceptual mindsets, as well as... [Link] 2010-10-22T18:52:00

Writer, connector or... What am I?
Niklas Karlsson, Learning, research - thoughts & reflections
Stephen Downes just said in the live session in #plenk2010 start to wright -  thats exactly what I need to hear today. I have had alot of other stuff to do the last two weeks and it´s realy heavy to pick up what I think I missed and to come back in the course.In the following discussion I listen extra to: If you keep on with writing it will be easier and with higher quality after som months. Thats exactly what I used to say to my students but it is very valuble to hear it sometimes from .... [Link] 2010-10-22T17:12:00

#PLENK2010 - The Daily - October 22, 2010
Paulo Simões, PLENK2010
[Home] [Discussion] [Wiki] [The Daily Archives] [Blog] [Live Sessions] [Recordings] [About] The Daily October 22, 2010 Friday Live Online Session Live Session: Facilitator’s discussion Using PLE/Ns effectively: skills, mindsets, and critical literacies Location: Elluminate Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Saturday BeijingConversions to different time zones Facilitator Posts To view the [...] [Link] 2010-10-22T14:11:23

Twitter Posts

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Great visualization of a PLE as a rubber duck in the #PLENK2010 group on Flickr. Thanks to iwood for sharing. http://flic.kr/p/8MyBU1. 2010-10-25T09:16:13

@hrealities (Julia Pichler) tweeted: RT @cpjobling: Stephen Downes: A World to Change http://huff.to/a57Avn via @huffingtonpost. < Could courses like #PLENK2010 be the future of education? 2010-10-25T09:10:31

@sleveo (Steve LeBlanc) tweeted: New Post: What I consider the primary PLN Competencies by @sleveo « Ponderances of Steve http://is.gd/ghcLL #PLENK2010 #edchat 2010-10-25T07:45:12

@busynessgirl (busynessgirl) tweeted: I think I'm going to open Pandora's box on Wednesday ... telling #plenk2010 about #socrait. We'll see what happens next. 2010-10-25T02:59:43

@SIMKathy (Kathleen Johnson) tweeted: Rethinking not only the meaning of reading, writing, publishing, literacies that beg redefinition #PLENK2010 http://bit.ly/a4tfPO 2010-10-25T02:36:42

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: Agreed @zaidlearn that it's all about "opening up," evolving the classroom #PLENK2010 More than time away from students' virtual lives. 2010-10-24T23:31:31

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @Cris2B Why goodbye classroom? The problem is how it is used...right? Future? The classroom will BE luxury & value added :) #plenk2010 2010-10-24T22:16:13

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @Cris2B Why goodbye classroom? The problem is how it is used...right? Future? The classroom will luxury & value added :) #plenk2010 2010-10-24T22:14:13

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @cpjobling @huffingtonpost Yes, for one course per semester only... Why? No time to answer :) #plenk2010 2010-10-24T22:08:41

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Stephen Downes: A World to Change http://huff.to/a57Avn via @huffingtonpost. < Could courses like #PLENK2010 be the future of education? 2010-10-24T21:59:55

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: So is Canada leapfrogging into the 21st Century? -- Marshall McLuhan Interview 1967 http://t.co/ymgWEbo #PLENK2010 2010-10-24T20:51:55

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: Good-bye to the class room? http://t.co/iHq8sl9 Inspired by McLuhan and the lingering dominance of print culture --in schools #PLENK2010 2010-10-24T20:08:13

@tonyratcliffe (Tony Ratcliffe) tweeted: Wow, small world! Talked to USA delegate at @terramadre. Later rec'd skype message from Cdn course colleague in #PLENK2010. Was his BIL. 2010-10-24T19:56:44

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: Unstuck, Focused, Organized: Using Mind Mapping; review of Dykeman's book on creative power of mindmapping http://bit.ly/9y602l #PLENK2010 2010-10-24T19:31:16

@EvaCisma (Eva Cisma) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Nueva entrada en mi blog: Todavía con teorías sobre el aprendizaje y la evaluación http://bit.ly/b6S4gG 2010-10-24T19:09:45

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Working backwards through the forums, recordings, the dailies, twitter, etc: I've just gotten to the readings for Week 6 of #plenk2010. ;-) 2010-10-24T19:06:17

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Whoooo! paper.li now has archives! Check it out - example #plenk2010 paper.li for October 20: http://paper.li/tag/plenk2010/2010/10/20. 2010-10-24T19:02:09

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: @swanlearninglab - digital literacy cropping up all over the place including #plenk2010 (http://bit.ly/acSZYN) should we discuss? 2010-10-24T18:32:31

@patriciab (Patrícia S. Bassani) tweeted: Interessante! CFP in portuguese! Conferência Online de Informática Educacional http://ow.ly/2XsJF (via @joaomattar) #eadsunday #plenk2010 2010-10-24T18:27:25

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Digital literacy, passion and changing educational paradigms: reflecting on #PLENK2010 live from weds http://bit.ly/acSZYN 2010-10-24T16:16:56

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Fresh and Crispy: Digital literacy, passion and changing educational paradigms: reflecting on #PLENK2010 live from weds http://bit.ly/acSZYN 2010-10-24T16:16:24

@swanlearninglab (SwanseaLearningLab) tweeted: RT @cpjobling: YouTube - Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Paradigms http://bit.ly/dabZKp #PLENK2010. 2010-10-24T16:09:57

@miguel_lara_p (Miguel Lara) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (5 contributions today) 2010-10-24T15:03:20

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (5 contributions today) 2010-10-24T15:03:17

@kiwicito (Kiwicito Daxter) tweeted: RT @antoesp: A great summary of research themes on MOOC & PLENK, by @suifaijohnmak http://wp.me/pkZnI-1P9 #PLENK2010 #opened 2010-10-24T13:39:03

@Ignatia (Ignatia Webs) tweeted: RT @antoesp: A great summary of research themes on MOOC & PLENK, by @suifaijohnmak http://wp.me/pkZnI-1P9 #PLENK2010 #opened 2010-10-24T13:28:11

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: RT @AJCann: Social networks offer free access to the beating pulse of the nation http://bit.ly/aNK7cH. Of interest #PLENK2010, #lrnchat? 2010-10-24T11:25:50

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: RT @NicolaAvery: To all #PLENK2010ers - I have set up a PLENK2010 group http://tinyurl.com/349yar3 on a playground Elgg site I am (cont) http://tl.gd/6k8t89 2010-10-24T11:20:44

@tivadari (Korodi Tivadar) tweeted: Check out this MindMeister mind map: #PLENK 2010 http://www.mindmeister.com/66105604 2010-10-24T10:53:01

@antoesp (antonella esposito) tweeted: A great summary of research themes on MOOC & PLENK, by @suifaijohnmak http://wp.me/pkZnI-1P9 #PLENK2010 #opened 2010-10-24T09:10:31

@davidcroberts (David C Roberts) tweeted: eReviews: General Reference Sources and Short Takes http://t.co/Eeeht0S via @AddThis #plenk2010 2010-10-24T08:06:29

@kzenovka (Kavon Zenovka) tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: #PLENK2010 Research on MOOC & PLENK: http://wp.me/pkZnI-1P9 2010-10-24T06:47:56

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @NicolaAvery: To all #PLENK2010ers - I have set up a PLENK2010 group on a playground Elgg site I am (cont) http://tl.gd/6k8t89 2010-10-24T05:22:56

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Research on MOOC & PLENK: http://wp.me/pkZnI-1P9 2010-10-24T04:19:12

@laurapasquini (Laura Pasquini) tweeted: Network Learning: Working Smarter by@hjarche #network #learning #ple #pln #plenk10 http://icio.us/dyur3n 2010-10-23T20:22:54

@web20education (Web 2.0 eSafety) tweeted: Now @web20education it is in the clouds #edtech20 #edchat #lrnchat #plenk2010 #edreform #liveclass20... http://fb.me/MuVahd51 2010-10-23T19:12:01

@twoflower29 (Nicole Engelhardt) tweeted: Reflection of #PLENK2010 http://tinyurl.com/23sbcna 2010-10-23T15:27:48

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: To all #PLENK2010ers - I have set up a PLENK2010 group http://tinyurl.com/349yar3 on a playground Elgg site I am (cont) http://tl.gd/6k8t89 2010-10-23T15:07:13

@miguel_lara_p (Miguel Lara) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (12 contributions today) 2010-10-23T15:03:13

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (12 contributions today) 2010-10-23T15:03:11

@gere (Anders Gerestrand) tweeted: RT @niklas_karlsson: Education's focus is shifting from instruction to discovery. Oblinger http://bit.ly/aeEO45 #PLENK2010 / via @suifaijohnmak, @SIMKathy 2010-10-23T12:24:42

@SaveGWave (Save Google Wave) tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: @SaveGWave #PLENK2010 Have got Google Wave, only that not everyone is in GWave, as many prefer OPENNESS… #savegooglewave 2010-10-23T11:55:17

@haikalis (Stathis Haikalis) tweeted: RT @webtechman: Personal Learning Environments, Networks & Knowledge http://huff.to/buTg04 via @frogpond #PLENK 2010-10-23T11:35:58

@webtechman (Daniel Hudson) tweeted: Personal Learning Environments, Networks & Knowledge http://huff.to/buTg04 via @frogpond #PLENK 2010-10-23T11:27:45

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: Check this video out -- A Portal to Media Literacy http://t.co/Tm9dXNj via @youtube #PLENK2010 Interest? Beware it is a long one 2010-10-23T11:07:57

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @SaveGWave #PLENK2010 Have got Google Wave, only that not everyone is in GWave, as many prefer OPENNESS. What do you think? 2010-10-23T09:53:39

@niklas_karlsson (Niklas Karlsson) tweeted: Education's focus is shifting from instruction to discovery. Oblinger http://bit.ly/aeEO45 #PLENK2010 / via @suifaijohnmak, @SIMKathy 2010-10-23T07:34:29

@SaveGWave (Save Google Wave) tweeted: RT @vahidm: @suifaijohnmak #PLENK2010 Maybe we can discuss over a google wave? Twitter is just not the right format for… #savegooglewave 2010-10-23T06:04:28

@vahidm (Vahid Masrour) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak #PLENK2010 Maybe we can discuss over a google wave? Twitter is just not the right format for this type of discussion. 2010-10-23T05:49:06

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @SIMKathy #PLENK2010 Challenge: lots of adult learners still used to f2f traditional teaching. Moving online sounds too diff? How to change? 2010-10-23T05:30:14


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