The latest CALRG event on Personalised Learning took place on May 18th. The event was organised by the Open University’s Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG) and brought together researchers that have been working on personalised learning in order to share the outcomes of their work and move forward to shape the university’s strategy in […]
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 […]
The 2nd annual International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments (WCLOUD 2013) took place on May 7 in Aachen, Germany. The event was organised and delivered by me, Hans-Christian Schmitz (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany) and Rocael Hernandez (Galileo University, Guatemala). This year, WCLOUD was a shared event between the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported […]
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 […]
I delivered a seminar about Responsive Open Learning Environments on July 18 at the Open University. The seminar introduced the core concepts behind the ROLE project and gave a chance to participants to try out some of the technologies developed by the project. The podcast of this event is available at http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/iet-tcm. The online resources used […]
Do you have a cool idea about a learning widget or app that you would like to build? Submit it to the 4th ROLE Widget Enchantment Contest and you may win an iPad! The first part of the contest is about submitting widget designs. In the second part, the best designs will be selected and the […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’d like to learn more about Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) and how you can become a self-regulated learner, visit the new SRL course in OpenLearn. The course is free and enables you to use the tools developed by the ROLE project in order to apply the SRL principles to your own learning, as well as assess your SRL skills.
What is a widget? What is a Personal Learning Environment? How can I start building my own Personal Learning Environment? If you’d like to learn the answers to these questions, then visit our new course about Responsive Open Learning Environments. The course is free and also available for download, reuse and republishing.