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What does a Personal Learning Environment look like?

October 7th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

I’m doing two presentations on Personal Learning Environments this week – one in Braga in Portugal and one on line at Bar Camp Berlin. Regular readers will know these are not my first presentations on PLEs. And lately I have been concerned that the debate has been stalling a little. We have been very good at saying what a PLE is not – it is not an instititional learning system etc. but rather hazy on just what it is. So that is the theme of the all brand new – new words, new pictures presentation. I will release the slides in Friday and try to get an audio version out in next two weeks. One of the points which I am at pains to make is that a PLE is not just a technical infrastruture – indeed it is possible to imanagine a PLE which involves not computers what so ever. Anyway here is a picture Jenny Hughes drew for me of her PLE>

One Response to “What does a Personal Learning Environment look like?”

  1. John Pallister says:

    Hi Graham – I get concerned when ever anyone talks about PLEs now, they do want to talk about the technology that is available in, or that provides some functionality in the environment.

    I keep getting drawn back to the idea of ‘learning space’ – what learners need to be able to benefit from/function in a learning environment – the thing that we will have the most difficulty providing learners with.

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