Responsive Open Learning Environments

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Personal Learning Environments (PLEs): Visions and Concepts

  • Alexander MikroyannidisAffiliated withKnowledge Media Institute, The Open University Email author 
  • , Sylvana KroopAffiliated withZentrum for Social Innovation
  • , Martin WolpersAffiliated withFraunhofer FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven


Personal learning environments (PLEs) hold the potential to address the needs of formal and informal learners for multi-sourced content and easily customisable learning environments. This chapter presents an overview of the European project ROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments), which specialises in the development and evaluation of learning environments that can be personalised by individual learners according to their particular needs, thus enabling them to become self-regulated learners.


Personal learning environment Self-regulated learning Responsive open learning environment