PLEs, PLNs, Communities: It’s About the Connections!
following another post I read I would say this and its success depends heavily upon the context in which PLE is to be implemented.
Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) allow learners to direct their own learning and educational goals. Taking advantage of Web 2.0 technologies, PLEs allow learners to be active co-creators of knowledge.
The main idea behind a PLE is that learning is continual and the goal is to provide tools to support that learning. It also recognizes the role of individuals in organizing their own learning. The pedagogy behind the PLE is that it offers a portal to the world, through which learners can explore and create, according to their own interests and directions, interacting at all times with their friends and community.
What About my PLN (Personal Learning Network)? Why Networks?
It is the organization of the network that supports learning, and that if the network is designed appropriately, it will organize itself – just as we see happening in Web 2.0 communities – in order to best support learning…
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