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Building your Personal Learning Environment

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jim pettiward

on 14 July 2014

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Transcript of Building your Personal Learning Environment

Engagement, Collaboration, Communication, networking
A Personal Learning Environment
Building your Personal Learning Environment
Here are 4 online tools I couldn't do without...
...so I did a quick search on Twitter
...leads to a slideshow
...which points me to a website
... and to a leading practitioner
...to be saved and used later
Looking into digital literacies, I come across this video.
Google Docs
Cloud storage
YouTube Edu
Social bookmarking
The openness of the web enables us to reach huge audiences -
we need to understand how to navigate and thrive in this environment.
This got me thinking about digital literacies - what are they? How can we define them?
Clicking on the link in a tweet.....
So I go back to Twitter, follow her, and start looking at her latest research...
I find some useful links, annotate and
bookmark them...
What does a
Personal Learning Environment
look like?
CC-BY-ND: Rajasegar
Google +
Network building blocks...
...which ones you choose is up to you.
Jim Pettiward - CELT eLearning
"The use of digital technologies and media by researchers potentially is
changing what it means
to be an effective researcher or skilled academic/professional in higher education."
JISC - Developing Digital Literacies Briefing Paper, (2012)
Twitter (microblogging)
Diigo (social bookmarking)
Blogger (blogging)
Dropbox (Cloud storage)
Twitter (microblogging)
Increasing your audience
in practice

2. What
do you think digital technologies can have on learning, teaching and research?
4. What do you understand by the term
Personal Learning Environment

“What educators and researchers need to do is to become involved in the design and development of educational systems and educational technology. If we don’t, someone else will design our future for us. Do we really want that?”
(George Veletsianos, 2013)
"...a majority of researchers are making
at least occasional use
of one or more web 2.0 tools or services for purposes related to their research: for communicating their work; for developing and sustaining networks and collaborations; or for finding out about what others are doing. But
frequent or intensive use is rare
, and some researchers regard blogs, wikis and other novel forms of communication as
a waste of time
or even

Martin Weller, 'The Digital Scholar' (2011)
"Twitter serves as an emerging and evolving network of scholar–learners where scholarly practices may be created, refined, performed, shared, discussed, and negotiated."
George Veletsianos, (2011)
Digital Scholarship
1. Which
social media
do you currently use in your work? What for?
3. How do you
share information
with colleagues/students and with the Faculty?
5. How do you
your work within the university and also to a
wider audience
in London, the UK and internationally?
- Don't try to do everything at once

- It's OK to 'lurk' - as you get used to the technology, you can participate more productively

- Find out what colleagues are doing and share your ideas and practice
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