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Task 2. From SRL to PLEs exploring

April 16, 2013 in noticias de proyecto, Sin categoría by Linda Castañeda Quintero

In this “very beginning” of the project we have decided to start from a strong theoretical base that give us a solid base for starting to build something different in the way of PLE’s exploration.

First of all,  and in order to start thinking on the crucial elements that confiigure the PLEs of proffesionals, we could start from a solid learning theory, in this case the Sel f Regulated Learning theory, specially in theVersion of some authors as Pintrich, Boekaerts among others.

Nevertheless, once we have “fixed the theoretical floor” we have decided to go further. we don’t want a psychological research, we want a pedagogical exploration and understanding about PLEs, we want to start from a solid base but starting to flow using the whole potential of this group of amazing researches.

We hope we could.

Phase 1. Task 1

February 18, 2013 in noticias de proyecto by Linda Castañeda Quintero

In this first moment we are going to start working in the creation of the data collection instrument that is probably one of the most crucial part of this research.

We have started with a videoconference meeting (unfortunately we don’t have enough fundings for face to face meetings). On this first  meeting we have meet each other and have connected the different partners in Spain.

After the general issues about organization, we have  started the task 1. On this task we are going to explore what kind of information we have to include in the instrument and what is the best option to collect it. The main goal is to know how the future professionals organize and structure their PLEs, not only in terms of technology, but in terms of cognition and motivation strategies in relation with the tools they use.

Our intention is to get as much information as possible, encouraging the researchers to include different perspectives based on our different readings, and our participation on a wide variety of projects.

We are on the road!

Why CAPPLE?

February 15, 2013 in noticias de proyecto by Linda Castañeda Quintero

The CAPPLE project we are presenting in this proposal, attempts to describe and analyse the prospects for the personal learning environments (PLEs) of future Spanish professionals. It includes the analysis of this in technical and functional terms. The project is looking for Spanish professionals with potentially an immediate incorporation into the labour market of every area of knowledge, in other words, senior students in Spanish universities.

In overall terms, we consider that the concept of PLEs gives everybody a background to reflect on the value systematic organization and promotion of the building of their own environment to learn. It is an environment that will grow and continuously change throughout your life. The basic idea is quite simple. If, as teachers, we teach our students how to habitually learn on the Internet (continuously building, managing and improving their PLE), they will continue developing themselves professionally and personally, in their jobs, workplaces and even at home.

Consequently, we understand that formal learning –and universities in this case- must offer to students opportunities to adapt the “official” learning environment implemented in institutions to their own training needs. In parallel, institutions have to provide to students with the necessary skills for managing and enriching their own personalized environment to learn.

Therefore, with the description and analysis of the current PLEs of future professionals, we want to know what these environments are like. In addition, we want to understand what these environment features are, as well as the kind of strategies students have been using to organize them. We also want to know if some of these strategies come from formal learning, and if not, what kind of lack of transversal learning made them evident.

All this information allow us to better understand the processes of creation, management and enrichment process related to PLEs, as well as to better knowing the strategies to improve these processes in formal education. Not in vain, do we understand PLEs are key elements of citizen’s learning development, as well as a crucial part of a citizen’s digital identity and life long learning competence.

The Project we are presenting here, is an ambitious, complex and multidisciplinary project. This project could can have a direct impact on the fundamental research on PLEs (modelling, analytical tools, naturalistic evidence of their existence, and so on), as well as on institutional strategies surrounding them, both for initial professional learning and also basic education.

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Let’s start!

February 14, 2013 in noticias de proyecto by admin

In this month we are starting with the project activity: first meeting and first tasks. We are an exceptional group of work from many different institutions and we hope to enjoy a lot with this great project.

Tons of work for the first month.

Also we are starting this site, here we will try to offer the news about the project, as well as we would love to get some feedback from you if you are interested on the topic of this project: The Personal Learning Environments.

There are 3 years from here, good luck for everybody!