Using Web 2.0 Applications as Supporting Tools for Personal Learning Environments

  • Ricardo Torres Kompen
  • Palitha Edirisingha
  • Josep M. Monguet
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 49)


This paper shows the results of a pilot study based on a proposed framework for building Personal Learning Environments using Web 2.0 tools. A group of 33 students from a Business Administration program were introduced to Web 2.0 tools in the context of an Information Systems class, during the academic year 2008-2009, and reflected about this experience through essays and interviews. The responses show evidence of learning and acquiring skills, strengthening social interactions and improvement in the organization and management of content and learning resources.


personalized learning personal learning environments informal learning lifelong learning Web 2.0. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Torres Kompen
    • 1
  • Palitha Edirisingha
    • 2
  • Josep M. Monguet
    • 3
  1. 1.Fundació i2CatBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Beyond Distance Research Alliance, Attenborough TowerUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  3. 3.Laboratori d’Aplicacions MultimèdiaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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