I found this to be a tremendously helpful blog in understanding the meaning of PLEs and how to create one. She says to start out small and build because PLEs take time and management. I was very grateful to see that written because at first all of the information given in a four hour class can be very overwhelming.

Online Learning Insights

“Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experience…has created not only promising changes but also disruptive moments in teaching.” EDUCAUSE Review, 2012


This quote from Disrupting Ourselves:The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (Bass, 2012), gives a good a reason as any for educators to develop a Personal learning Environment [PLE]; a space where we can keep up with the experimental modes of learning, instruction, changing pedagogy and instructional methods that surfaced in 2012. In a previous post I introduced the concept of PLEs and touched on why educators may want to consider developing a PLE for 2013. In this post I’ll outline how educators can develop their own PLE, where to start, and I’ll provide specific action steps, and what tools to use. First though, I’ll…

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Interesting Websites

First thing that popped out to me on Shaun Inman’s page is its animated look. It reminds of my old gaming days with Nintendo, very retro. I love the simple and colorful look of the webpage. Its easy to follow and fun to navigate through.

I like this webpage because of the color combination. From the background to the pictures for each article, the colors are well thought out to compliment each other. I love the authentic feel of the page. I also really enjoyed the information it includes and how easy it is to understand.

I like the way this page is set up. Its very windows mobile with the boxes for each article. Its easy to navigate through and it includes articles that were very interesting to me. This page has a lot of information about nature, architecture and of course technology and design, along with other fun things. I could be on this page for an entire day.