Enabling learning for all through adaptable personal learning environments

Elaine Pearson, Steve Green, Stavroula Gkatzidou

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In the current landscape of technological and social change, the shape of learning technology is being influenced by forces which present significant challenges for the learning designer. The increasing demand for personalised approaches and pedagogies, together with an emphasis on the need to cater for the needs and preferences of the individual learner, are shifting the focus to the integration of adaptive and ubiquitous learning, to respond to the challenge of providing truly- learner-centred, accessible, personalised and flexible learning. This paper proposes a model for the development of a framework for an open source Adaptable Personal Learning Environment (APLE). It goes beyond current definitions of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) that encompasses personal systems and tools. In our definition an APLE is also adaptable to the needs and preferences of the individual learner, and to the environment in which they are working. Taking an existing Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), known as the Portland VLE, as the starting point the framework is focused around the creation of individual interfaces for personal learning. Central to the development of this framework is engagement with and development of a community of practice (COP) comprising tutors, developers, researchers, students and administrators. Through the COP we aim to develop a set of anonymous personal profiles from which sample interfaces and learning objects will be produced. These sample interfaces and learning object templates will enable the definition of requirements that should meet the needs and preferences of all learners regardless of disability, environment or personal preference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ASCILITE Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Pages742-749
ISBN (Print)9780980592719
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
EventAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2008 Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20083 Dec 2008

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ConferenceAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2008 Conference
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2008
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period1/12/083/12/08

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Pearson, E., Green, S., & Gkatzidou, S. (2008). Enabling learning for all through adaptable personal learning environments. In Proceedings ASCILITE Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (pp. 742-749). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
Pearson, Elaine ; Green, Steve ; Gkatzidou, Stavroula. / Enabling learning for all through adaptable personal learning environments. Proceedings ASCILITE Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2008. pp. 742-749
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