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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

PLENK2020 Week 5: Evaluation
kristibroom, Learning About Learning
I am behind and catching up. Also, for the record, I tried to follow the suggestion of using a new technology. I recorded a video, got over the need for perfection, but became timid when I realized I would be posting to the web and be searchable. It’s that eXtended Web from week 3 that made [...] [Link] 2010-10-21T19:24:31

PLENK Week 4: Learning Theory
kristibroom, Learning About Learning
Week 4: Learning Theories. The Daily on 10/4/10 said this: “At first glance, learning theory discussions have all the excitement of watching rocks break down into soil: the process is long and tedious and often seems to produce little value.” I was prepared to be overwhelmed with content and underwhelmed with interest. And, I was surprised, [...] [Link] 2010-10-11T21:56:33

PLENK2010 Week 3: Smarter Data, Smarter People?
kristibroom, Learning About Learning
It’s been an interesting week in PLENK2010. While I’ve researched Web 3.0 a bit in the past, the implications for data connections, and smarter data are always intriguing. Someone in the Elluminate session chat said (paraphrased), when I need the data to find my child, I see the benefit. But, I want to control who [...] [Link] 2010-10-04T00:12:53

PLENK2010 Week 2: Contrasting personal learning with institutional learning, PLEs with LMSs
kristibroom, Learning About Learning
Last week’s conversation around PLEs vs. LMSs is one that is still a bit perplexing to me. I very much look forward to this week’s topic: Understanding the neXt/eXtended Web, but will continue to revisit the PLE and LMS discussion. One of the challenges in fully rationalizing the concepts comes from my background in corporate learning. It feels [...] [Link] 2010-09-27T21:45:48

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