Analysis of Different Approaches of Elementary School Students to Working with Personal Learning Environment

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 747)

Abstract

The diversity of students can be seen in all of their school and extracurricular activities. Addressing the diversity of students was part of the research aimed at integration of Personal Learning Environment and mobile technology into elementary school instruction. The paper describes the different approaches of upper primary school students to working with a PLE-based environment, with emphasis put on gender differentiation. One of the main research objectives was to determine the possible gender differences in the use of storage, the nature of saved files or their organization. The presented results show that there are significant differences between boys and girls. As far as the PLE is concerned, the differences can be understood at different levels. The results of analysis of working methods used by groups of students can be used in a number of fields. Identification of gender, age and other differences may not only help integrate the PLE into the education process, but also serve as a springboard for designing and/or implementing PLE software solutions.

Keywords

Personal Learning Environment Gender E-R-R-A model Student diversity Web 2.0 tools ICT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Pedagogical FacultyUniversity of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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