Motivating and Supporting Self-Regulated Learning: Pedagogical and Technological Perspectives

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Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) is a term that can be used to describe an individual’s ability to develop a skill set allowing him/her to learn in a number of different ways. According to the well-established literature in this field, SRL is an active and constructive process where learners set themselves goals that enable them to monitor, […]

Responsive Open Learning Environments: New open access book published by Springer

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A new book edited by Sylvana Kroop, Martin Wolpers and me has just been published by Springer. The book is entitled “Responsive Open Learning Environments” and presents the outcomes of 4 years of educational research in the EU-supported project called ROLE (Responsive Online Learning Environments). ROLE technology is centred around the concept of self-regulated learning […]

Tapping into your personal curiosity: Workshop at PLE 2014

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I delivered a workshop last week at the PLE 2014 conference, which took place in Tallinn, Estonia. The Personal Learning Environments (PLE) conference is an annual event bringing together PLE researchers, educators and practitioners for a lively exchange of ideas, practices and visions. The workshop was entitled “Tapping into your personal curiosity: Personal Learning Environments and […]

Personal Learning Environments for Inquiry-Based Learning

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I presented a paper on Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) for Inquiry-Based Learning last week at the PLE conference in Berlin. The event was well attended and was broadcasted live. The PLE conference is an annual international scientific conference delivering a space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences and research around the development and […]

A successful end for the ROLE project

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The final review of the ROLE project took place last month in Luxembourg, and my team from the Open University was given the award by the consortium for the whole project! The final review meeting was very successful, concluding a 4-year endeavour of 16 institutions into the world of Personal Learning Environments and Self Regulated Learning. The reviewers commended […]

Build your Responsive Open Learning Environment – Workshop at the PLE conference

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Would you like to learn about widgets and how you can build your personalised learning environment with them? Would you like to design your own learning widgets? Join us at our interactive workshop in the PLE conference, on July 11 in Aveiro, Portugal. Participation is free if you register for the PLE conference. More details […]

Build your Personal Learning Environment

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ROLE project partners delivered a number of sessions in last week’s JTEL Summer School in Estoril, Portugal. Mine had to do with the use of ROLE tools for finding learning resources and building a Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Participants were introduced to the concepts of PLEs and Self-Regulated Learning and were enabled to understand how […]