Putting the life back into life long learning
Kirkham, Tom and Smallwood, Angela and Coolin, Kirstie and Winfield, Sandra (2011) Putting the life back into life long learning. pp. 1-2. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.
Technology for life long learners has proved problematic and flexible, effective and broadly accessible solutions, are yet to be developed.. For the life long learner no effective personal learning environment (PLE) tools exist to aid transition between jobs and or educational institutes for a learner’s life. Social networking as a stand alone technology is proving more effective at documenting a learner’s life and helping learners join learning and life events. Research at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for International ePortfolio Development is exploring learner-owned ePortfolio related research and the issues inherent in adoption, contrasted with the successes of user interaction and engagement with stand alone social networking technology. The CIePD proposes a solution for PLE application in for life long learning that puts the user at the centre of distributed data management that allows flexible use in learning process control.
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