by Stephen Downes
Nov 30, 2016
Developing a Personal Learning Infrastructure
Stephen Downes, Nov 30, 2016, OEB 2016, Berlin, Germany
In this workshop we examine the various parts of a personal learning environment and moot the development of a PLE architecture.
Personal learning environments and technologies
Stephen Downes, Nov 30, 2016, Impuls, Berlin, Germany
This presentation looks at the current trends in learning technology - competencies, personalization, and innovation. It casts them in a sceptical light, explaining and then challenging the presuppositions underlying them. It proposes an alternative 'personal learning', describes technologies supporting it, and outlines a framework for technology and pedagogy development in this environment.
You'd think that with this result we could just shelve the stories about MOOCs for a decade. But what are the odds of that happening? "The lessons learned are still coming," says Joel Hartman, an administrator at the University of Central Florida and president of the Sloan Consortium, an organization that promotes effective online learning. "I don't think you are going to be seeing a very broad impact on what is learned from MOOCs for at least a decade."
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