PLE not a political movement

Learning Tech Portfolio

If you are old enough to understand the joke behind the title of this post you will probably need an explanation about what a Personal Learning Environment is.

A personal Learning Environment (PLE) is in its simplest form it is  a selection of “web based” tools  chosen by the user to support contact with teachers or lectures and tools for creating and disseminating their course work.  Added to this outward communication needs of course to be the inward communication from learning specialists and institutions, these tools are also chosen by the user and complete the learning cycle.  The idea of a PLE has been around for a while and i have seen several attempts to define and quantify what they would look like.  I feel many of these attempts have some merit but the semi chaotic nature of the idea is what becomes the millstone around these attempts necks.  The…

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