Developing a Reference Model to Describe the Personal Learning Environment
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- Milligan C.D., Beauvoir P., Johnson M.W., Sharples P., Wilson S., Liber O. (2006) Developing a Reference Model to Describe the Personal Learning Environment. In: Nejdl W., Tochtermann K. (eds) Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing. EC-TEL 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4227. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
How can we ensure that our educational systems evolve to better serve the needs of learners? This paper reports on initial work to create a Reference Model for a Personal Learning Environment, where the emphasis is on facilitating learning, in contrast to traditional Virtual Learning Environments which exist primarily to manage the learning process. This paper describes the rationale underlying the Personal Learning Environment concept and the advantages gained by specifying a reference model to define the PLE domain, before presenting a summary of the reference model itself.
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