Personal Learning Environment

Posted in IMD Fundamentals on October 9, 2008 by sagustine

Okay. Personal Learning Environment (PLE), to me is based on individual basis which of course depends on what individual needs and his/her environment surrounding. Its lies within the ability of each individual to go beyond what they can and able to.

After I searched little deeper, I’ve been fascinated by the concept of PLE. According to Ron Lubensky who has written a summary of PLE that: a Personal Learning Environment is a facility for an individual to access, aggregate, configure and manipulate digital artifacts of their ongoing learning experiences.

Wow, its mean that the learning this day is affected and depends on how we as individual know how to use digital resources despite how smart we are.

According to Zina that PLE is a concept of virtual learning environment systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. Surprisingly enough this concept appear the same time just as web 2.0 known in the world wide web (at least according to me).

Graham Attwell in his paper conclude that we can’t simply using the traditional form of learning in the classroom and university instead we have to looks another methods of learning which is inline with emerging and fast changing technology. It is mean that PLE is new approach inline with new technologyies for learning which provide the student their own spaces under their control, to develope, share, and colaborate with others to solve problem, and increase their knowledge. So theres is obvious that PLE is a bridge between the wall inside the institution and outside world. Its means that with PLE student can develop the judgements and skills or literacy necessary for using new technologies in a rapidly changing society.

Again, the function of web 2.0 and blogging are serve the needs of PLE. With the place like Facebooks, Myspace, Podcast, and others are definitely keep us top of the things we want to know, as long as we know how to access and use it. lol.

Web 2.0 in Education

Posted in IMD Fundamentals, Uncategorized on October 9, 2008 by sagustine

What is actually Web 2.0 is? Well I heard about it but I was’n sure what it is. I thought it was another version of operating system to use to create a website. I am close, I am almost got it right.

What my understand from my first day of IMD Fundamentals class about this Web 2.0 is the next generation of technology tools and solutions where interactive content is the norm. It’s mean this is different meaning for every organizations or individual based on what their purpose, who their audience and what they want to accomplish.

According to Alexandra Krasne that Web 2.0 is an important tools for non-profit organization. It can help them be heard, and allows the non-profit supporters to build movements for social, environmental, economic, and political change.

Derek’s Blog have the same concern of my own concern about teacher and education in general. This Web 2.0 tools could be one of the solutions to increase the quality of education. It could help the teacher to connect with others educator to social networking, share teaching tips or other skills, resources, or just chat to relieve each other loads. For Students, this is the perfect media. Most kids like internet and other interactive media. I know my daughter more exciting study through the computer and other interactive media, and I am sure other children/students out there, which almost all of them are growing up on the web, are exciting and less boring as my daughter when the studying with through interactive media rather than traditionally taught.

So, web 2.0 is not only a platform just for developer like google, myspace and others. But its a web platform build virtually for everyone. As according to Andy that Web 2.0 is a state of mind which are providing a service, encourage user to contribute and collaborate, make it easy to use, and create community sense belonging.

Wow, now I get it, and I can say that “I know that myspace and facebook are using web 2.0”. And this is also proofs that not only female who likes chat and talk. Male also talk and chat, and sometimes too much. Hah!!!

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2008 by sagustine

This is my first experience in the blogging environment. I am open for any advise since basically I am learning here.