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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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My path through PLENK, or, MOOCing around
Dave, Dave's Whiteboard
The third week of PLENK2010 is ending.  When I decided to sign up for this online course (“Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge”) I didn’t have a goal much more solid than “find out more.”  I assumed the “more” would involve PLEs and PLNs. Finding out more about knowledge wasn’t that high on my list.  [...] [Link] 2010-10-01T15:15:57

Informal PLENK poll: who works where?
Dave, Dave's Whiteboard
I started wondering earlier today, in one of the PLENK2010 discussions, how many participants come from backgrounds like mine — training and learning in organization and corporate settings — as opposed to school (primary and secondary ed) or academia (“higher education”). Partly I’m hoping to learn ways that people are trying to encourage or support [...] [Link] 2010-09-22T19:37:27

Can’t spell “persona” without “person”
Dave, Dave's Whiteboard
I had a side conversation just now about some technical glitches related to #PLENK2010 (the online course about personal learning environments).  Well, I think I did — it was via Facebook message, but I don’t see evidence of that in the ad-crammed junk drawer of Facebook’s interface. No matter.  I found myself thinking of this [...] [Link] 2010-09-15T15:36:04

Plunked into PLENK: personal learning DIY
Dave, Dave's Whiteboard
I’ve signed up for PLENK2010, an online course on Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge.  The purpose of the course is to “clarify and substantiate” the concepts of personal learning environments (PLEs) and personal learning networks (PLNs). Main link for course information is, which provides more description as well as links for registration, the [...] [Link] 2010-09-12T19:02:13