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Personal Learning Environments – the slidecast

January 28th, 2009 by Graham Attwell

Last week I made a presentation at an Evolve Open on-line seminar about Personal Learning Environments. The seminar was very well attended, with a great presentation on e-Portfolios by Sigi Jacob and a lively debate.

As ever I promised I would post my slides on Slideshare. Trouble is I promise and don’t always do. There are two main reasons. The first is the struggle to make sure I acknowledge all sources – especially the photos. And the second is that my slides do not really make sense without audio. They are designed as an extra and complementary channel of communication. I see little reason to write on a slide and then read it out verbatim. Rather they illustrate what I am talking about. And thus on their own they make little sense. Of course I could record my presentation live and add that soundtrack to the slides. But I find that live presentations do not necessarily work as a recording. In general I think recordings – or slidecasts should be short and preferably under ten minutes. This mean re-recording the sound track and then syncing with the slides. It is not difficult but it takes time.

Anyway I have kept my promise and I hope you find it worthwhile.

7 Responses to “Personal Learning Environments – the slidecast”

  1. Like it! This clarifies, without over-simplifying. Starting from processes rather than systems is spot-on. Thanks, Graham.

  2. Simon says:

    I have seen the term PLE cropping up all over the Internet lately but have never been quite sure exactly what’s being referred to. What I like about this presentation is that it brings up the issues that have led to identifying the need for personal learning environments and stimulated thinking about exactly what they might contain, so it was a good introduction. However, I am still not much further along in understandig what a PLE might look like in concrete terms, or whether perhaps I already have one and am not aware of it yet! Perhaps it’s because there is still so much work to be done in this area, but in any case, thanks for setting the ball rolling. Any more where that came from?

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