PLE personal learning environments

Personal Learning Environment
Recent developments in research (a more individual focus on learning and competence development) and technology (mashups and widgets) has got me thinking that there is a new kind of  PLE. Learners are now able to design their own learning environments whereas before they were positioned by the educator such as the tutors, teachers or administrators. PLEs typically consist of distributed web-applications and services that learners integrate according to their own wishes. This begs the question “How do we assess this new found independent learner” when the learner is creating not only their own meaning but their own knowledge as well.

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