Week of...
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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Humanism as a theory of learning (Greg Ketcham), Plink, Plunk, PLENK
Interesting...I guess this was under my nose all along, but never really deeply considered. If we consider that a learning theory (Humanism) drives a particular practice of developing and delivering teaching and learning (androgogy), then there's a clear linkage from Maslow and Rogers' self-actualization to Knowles' precepts of adult learning theory. Then again, one recent reconceptualization of Maslow's hierarchy replaces self-actualization with parenting. Seriously. (... [Link] 2010-10-05T18:09:00

Week 4: are we there yet? Is there a "there" there? (Greg Ketcham), Plink, Plunk, PLENK
I realize that as a learning journal this blog falls woefully short, both in terms of content and frequency. I'm finding that trying to wrap my head around a "course" in which there really are no stated learning outcomes, a laundry list of "suggested readings" each week, and really no structured assessment activities sort of gives me the willies, to be frank. Which leads us to: Week 4: Learning Theories Ah, at last! Something I can relate to! Good ol' learning theory. Uhm, ... [Link] 2010-10-05T17:38:00

Adventures in Massively Online Learning (Greg Ketcham), Plink, Plunk, PLENK
This blog will serve as my learning journal, and collection du jour of resources related to PLENK2010, which is an open education online course that serves as an entry point into examining and using PLEs (personal learning environments )and PLKs (personal knowledge networks). But first, a few confessions about me: an instructional designer by profession, I believe I'm a pretty lousy online learner. Why? I tend to wander off the path fairly easy, particularly if there isn't a well ... [Link] 2010-09-15T16:54:00