Wendy Drexler , a former independent school educator who is now directing online learning at Brown University, offers advice on facilitating students in shaping their personal learning environments (PLE).
“A PLE is the method students use to organize their self-directed online learning, including the tools they employ to gather information, conduct research, and present their findings. As the name implies, PLEs give learners a high degree of control over their work by allowing them to customize the learning experience and connect to others, including experts in the field.”
Drexler explains the use of Symbaloo to arrange these web aplications for their PLEs and to host their blogs.
“In accepting responsibility for the learning process, students had to subscribe to news feeds and blogs, discern the value of social bookmarks, and set up the aggregator to manage all the Internet resources.
As web technologies evolve and personal learning management becomes easier, students will no doubt gain even greater access to information and opportunities to turn that content into knowledge. The construction of PLEs has great potential in individualizing and thus deepening learning”.
THIS IS MY ATTEMP TO BUILD MY PLE BUT YOUR TASK WOULD BE TO REFLECT ON THIS AND BUILD YOURS, DEPENDING ON THE WAY YOU WANT YOUR TOOLS TO BE ORGANIZED.
CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO SEE THE INTERACTIVE PLE: MCARGOBE´S PLE FOR EOI
THIS IS A GOOD MODEL BY A COLLEAGUE: