Projects working in personalised or flexible learning frameworks
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7 September 2009
This is a space to share information about projects working in this research area.
Searching the site SourceForge.net looking about PLE projects, it gave me 4 results. Only 2 have to be with Ple platforms. This were The PLE (Personal Learning Environment) and the courseweb but any of them have activity on the project.
Also on this site I found that ten competence project, The EU funded project TENCompetence will provide the software for supporting individuals, groups and organisations in lifelong competence development, using open-source, standards-based and innovative technology. This project started working on learning through competence and know had move to lifelong learning.
The sapo Campus project, aims to integrates several Web 2.0 services in a educational environment. Based on the Web 2.0 Services provided by SAPO. There isn´t a demo yet about the service they provide.
11:16 on 9 September 2009
a system that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to set their own learning goals, manage their learning, manage both content and process, and communicate with others in the process of learning.
In contrast, a virtual learning environment (VLE) or learning management system (LMS), such as Blackboard or Moodle, is:
a software system designed to help teachers by facilitating the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. The system can often track the learners' progress, which can be monitored by both teachers and learners.
Notice the difference? A VLE/LMS is all about controlling how you learn. A PLE is about giving you control over how you learn.
14:46 on 15 September 2009