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Characterisation of a Personal Learning Environment as a Lifelong Learning Tool - SpringerBriefs in Education (Paperback)
  • Characterisation of a Personal Learning Environment as a Lifelong Learning Tool - SpringerBriefs in Education (Paperback)

Characterisation of a Personal Learning Environment as a Lifelong Learning Tool - SpringerBriefs in Education (Paperback)

Paperback 88 Pages / Published: 02/03/2013
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This work focuses on the characterization of adult lifelong learners' Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) by implicit and explicit tools of personalization. It aims aims toward creating a system for the development of a learning path for the characterisation of PLE for adult life learners. The synergy of formal and informal learning in the dynamic construction of a lifelong learner's PLE is fully explored, with the recognition that the majority of learning, especially for life long learners, occurs outside traditional learning formats.

Specifically, this volume discusses the design, implementation, and validation of the SSW4LL (Social Semantic Web for Lifelong Learners) format, and the the SSW4LL system, built on Moodle 2.0 integrated with an adaptive mechanism (conditional activities) and some tools of Social Semantic Web (Semantic MediaWiki, Diigo and Google+). With thoroughly grounded cases studies, this volume makes the case that these systems are suitable to provide a dynamically personalized learning environment to the lifelong learner. All of these environments are fully discussed and cases made for each as a tool for constructing adult learners' PLEs.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461462736
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 1708 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 8 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.


From the reviews:

"Leone not only describes different (social) learning capabilities, but also includes suggestions regarding personal learning environments, case studies, and best practices. ... The book presents the conclusions of this study, along with limitations and future development steps. It would be a useful tool for teachers and instructors, as the author supports the presentation with additional information, case studies, and best practice examples." (M. Caramihai, Computing Reviews, December, 2013)

"Sabrina Leone's offer in the series 'SpringerBriefs in education' provides the context for a focus on personal learning environments ... as a likely next generation of online learning system. She contends that PLES have the capacity to support lifelong learners in more effective and engaging ways than most current learning environments. ... If you are interested in the pursuit of technological innovations in support of online teaching, learning and pedagogy ... it could be worth spending the hours digesting the detailed discussion." (Robyn Smyth, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 44 (6), November, 2013)

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