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Introducing personal learning environments to informal learners: lessons learned from the OpenLearn case study

Mikroyannidis, Alexander and Connolly, Teresa (2012). Introducing personal learning environments to informal learners: lessons learned from the OpenLearn case study. In: PLE Conference 2012, 11-13 July 2012, Aveiro, Portugal.

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Abstract

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) hold the potential to address the needs of informal learners for multi-sourced content and easily customisable learning environments. This paper presents the lessons learned from a case study regarding the use of widget-based PLEs by informal learners for finding and evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER). The lessons learned from this case study have allowed the authors to detect some of the obstacles for the successful adoption of PLEs by informal learners, as well as to identify ways for overcoming these obstacles.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetPartially funded through the ROLE Integrated Project, part of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union in Information and Communication Technologies
Keywords: personal learning environment; open educational resource; informal learning
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 34501
Depositing User: Alexander Mikroyannidis
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 11:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34501
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