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12th September 2010
A tour of PLEs and PLNs

19th September 2010
Contrasting PLEs with LMSs

26th September 2010
The neXt/eXtended Web

3rd October 2010
PLE/PLN and learning theories

10th October 2010
Evaluating Learning in PLE/Ns

17th October 2010
Using PLEs successfully

24th October 2010
PLE/N Tools

31st October 2010
Personal knowledge management

7th November 2010
PLE/Ns in the classroom

14th November 2010
Critical perspectives on PLE/PLN


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Recent Posts to PLENK2010

Massive Open Online Course (snips), Trains of Thought
Just signed into #PLENK2010, ( the newest MOOC offering from George Siemens, Stephen Downes, et al. The course is just getting underway but already an interesting group of folks introducing themselves in the intro forum. Lots of assorted interests and points of view; still hoping to catch some folks who may have a bent towards eportfolio and the aggregation of personal learning environments/networks into a "central portal" for assessment, career planning, showcase, etc. in ... [Link] 2010-09-13T16:03:00

Re-connected (snips), Trains of Thought
Rather than making excuses and apologies for a ten-month absence, I think I'll dive right in and get back to this. Much has been happening with me over this span...but it has circled back to this blog as my opportunity to reflect, read, write, reflect some more, etc. Just before my recent vacation, I attended ( NSCC's Introduction to Portfolio Learning course, and in that experience re-affirmed the importance of deep reflective thinking and writing as a critical ... [Link] 2010-08-23T11:50:00