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Recent Posts to PLENK2010

Architects of Vascularization Building Lattices of Learning - The #PLENK2010 Experience
J.G. Chesney, Sparks & Flashes
Last month concluded the amazing MOOC experience of #PLENK2010.  And yet the course really has only just begun. Many of us continue to share ideas inspired by our PLENK2010 discussions on Facebook, Twitter, and pearltrees which is pretty remarkable if you think about it.  Sure, in university we made friends in classes and some of them went on to become life-long colleagues, but it's inspiring to watch how some of us from PLENK2010 are simply collaborating in our continual ... [Link] 2010-12-20T23:37:00

PLE/Ns of the Future and the Ocean of Maya
J.G. Chesney, Sparks & Flashes
Week 7 of #PLENK2010 has been focused on PLE/Ns tools with the adjective "new" used three times in the questions to we students to answer. While tool talk can be interesting, I am more taken with the need for us to understand what a PLE truly encompasses because I see so much of what is in the PLE simply unchartered, save for a passing remark in Wilson's "Patterns of personal learning environments" where he says; "Connect the metadata and sensors of the object to the network; allow ... [Link] 2010-10-29T04:35:00

Focusing a PLE/PLN with a Personal Intuitive Map
J.G. Chesney, Sparks & Flashes
I have just completed my first week of #PLENK2010, which is the first MOOC (massive open online course) in which I have participated.  I joined the course because I was interested in the concept of PLE/PLNs (personal learning environment or personal learning network), particularly in the work around creating naming conventions and visualizations around the process of personal learning, a process that I wonder if can ever truly be pinned down and mapped? In my case, having worked ... [Link] 2010-09-20T05:03:00