Media Rich Instruction

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Personal Learning Environments and Self-Regulated Learning

  • Chih-Hsiung TuAffiliated withCollege of Education, Northern Arizona University Email author 
  • , Cherng-Jyh YenAffiliated withDepartment of Educational Foundations and Leadership, Educational Research and Statistics, Old Dominion University
  • , Laura E. Sujo-MontesAffiliated withCollege of Education, Northern Arizona University

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Is Personal Learning Environment (PLE) a new concept for effective teaching and learning? Shouldn’t learning always be personalized and individualized? How may digital technology enhance PLE? Web 2.0 tools integrated with the concept of PLE will enable authentic learner-centered and learner-driven applications for more individualized learning instructions. Self-regulated learning is critical to both face-to-face learning and online learning, and is indispensable in PLEs. Learning is always personal, constructive, ubiquitous, collaborative, and connective. While PLE is powered by technology, its design and applications should be firmly rooted in the theoretical framework of pedagogy.