Could PLE's be the future: from institutional control to student control

G. (George) Corfield, S. J. (Steve) Green, E. J. (Elaine) Pearson

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    This paper explores the current use of VLEs within a FE College in order to determine how staff and students are engaging with them as part of teaching and learning strategies. The recent development of personal learning environments (PLEs) is discussed with regard to how these fit within the rapid growth in Web 2.0 technologies. The paper indicates the need for further investigation into alternative solutions to the problem of student engagement and suggests a more student-centred approach involving the creation of appropriate resources to allow students to adapt their learning requirements in a digital media that includes ePortfolios The paper concludes that efforts to improve VLE use have not been successful and since we are experiencing a shift towards the more non-compliant student we need to address the change in a positive way.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th annual conference of the subject centre for information and computer sciences
    PublisherHE Academy, Subject Centre for ICS
    ISBN (Print)9780955967603
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event9th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences - Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 Aug 200828 Aug 2008
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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