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Pedagogical Foundations For Personal Learning

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Learning Futures Festival, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK., via Elluminate, Keynote, Jan 11, 2010.

In this talk I outline the differences between learning using a personal learning environment (PLE) and learning in an LMS. I argue that a PLE does what an LMS cannot do - it is designed to stimulate learning through an immersion into a community, as opposed to learning via presentation of facts. Pedagogy thus becomes the facilitation of skills for participation in such communities, which I tie to my critical literacy framework.

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