Powered by Elgg

Blog :: All

February 07, 2009

In pursuit of a light-bulb moment

February 07, 2009

  On a recent learning journey, I explored personal learning environments; recognised the need for space to allow learning to happen and the importance of the skills set that would enable learners to function. I had decided that it would be best to allow learner to work and learn in the ‘real world’ without excessive fencing and that ...

From: John Pallister - Read more

January 25, 2009

A Personal Learning Environment, about to be born?

January 25, 2009

 My learning was being affected by my deteriorating eyesight. The optician wanted me to play a game where I watched the little green dot jumping around the screen while I focussed on the red dot in the middle; I had to press the button whenever I could see the green light flash on and off. At the same time ...

From: John Pallister - Read more

October 19, 2008

It is what the learner does in their Personal Learning Environment that is important.

October 19, 2008

I feel the need, prompted by Cristina’s Post, www.tinyurl.com/5flo7d to over-cook the PLE thinking a bit more!   I distilled, from an earlier attempt at summarising the PLE discussions that I had followed , www.tinyurl.com/57eugd that it is what the learner ‘does’ in their Personal Learning Environment that really determines what they will learn.  What they do in the ...

From: John Pallister - Read more

October 17, 2008

Are we over-cooking the Personal Learning Environment

October 17, 2008

I started to think about how I will often write something up, then edit, re-edit and re-edit it until I have word processed the meaning out of the message that I set off to present. By overcooking, I often loose the message.   I listened to a radio programme that discussed the problem created by all of the space ...

From: John Pallister - Read more

October 08, 2008

Engineering the Space for learning

October 08, 2008

The more I think about learning the more I get drawn to the idea that there is a need for space; space to allow the learner to focus and concentrate; space that allows them to develop their independent learning skills; space and freedom to be creative;  space and time to collaborate and work with others. Simply the space to ...

From: John Pallister - Read more

June 30, 2007

1,000,000 users

June 30, 2007

At the University of Manchester we are prototyping a social software system / PLE aimed at a user population of 1,000,000 users. We also want it to become Emerge's base social software system, capable of being used by anyone in the Emerge community who wants to build specialist social software. That is really a matter of individual choice, but ...

From: Personal Learning Environments - Read more

PLEs and me 2

June 30, 2007

Nicola considers what a PLE is in a recent post. There are a few replies I might give, but first I'll note that I'll avoid disappearing into a philosophical quagmire on the three levels of description that the concept provides. Perhaps more on that in another post for those consumed by fervor along the lines of "its a concept" ...

From: Personal Learning Environments - Read more