Merging Learning Management Systems and Personal Learning Environments
Conde, Miguel A. and García, Francisco J. and Alier, Marc and Casany, María J. (2011) Merging Learning Management Systems and Personal Learning Environments. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.
Learning processes are continuously evolving. The emergence of new technologies, new social trends, new pedagogical activities, new learning context, new content types, and so on; change the way in which we teach and learn. eLearning, understood as the application of Information an Communication Technologies (ICT), must be ready to integrate the new paradigms and consider the student as the centre of the process. This shift will mean important changes on the tools currently used, giving way to other tools that take into account the customization. These changes are expensive and should not consist only of replacing all previously existing but should seek to integrate new initiatives with those of success. The integration must take into account existing tools such as Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and those new tools centred into the learner, Personal Learning Environments (PLE). This will ensure that learning environments will be really powerful and effective. In this paper integration initiatives will be review and a new one will be proposed.
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