How Social Is My Personal Learning Environment (PLE)?, Part 1

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Authors

Barbara Kieslinger, Centre for Social Innovation – Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Austria ; Denis Gillet, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Jun 30, 2008 in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5

Abstract

Social Software applications have contributed to the establishing of personal learning environments. People have started to use a number of tools and services for managing their personal social networks, to communicate and to interact. In a technology enhanced learning environment the move from large centralistic systems to personal technological landscapes allows a more individual approach to learning management. In communities of practice, the evolution from simple Web applications to a large offer of shared services that can be integrated in own member’s environments is seen simultaneously as an opportunity for enhanced interaction and a risk for adoption. At the same time we as educators, researchers and learners have become aware of the importance of the interplay between support technologies and social networks for the learning process. The aim of this symposium is to report and discuss on the learning impacts of personalization on the adoption of social software and the consolidation of the sense of community belonging.

Citation

Kieslinger, B. & Gillet, D. (2008). How Social Is My Personal Learning Environment (PLE)?, Part 1. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 4984-4989). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved August 27, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/29062.


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