PLE (Phase 4) extension
|Long Title:||Personal Learning Environment (Phase 4) extension|
|Université de Genève|
Université de Fribourg - Universität Freiburg
Université de Lausanne
|Project Leader:||O. Benkacem|
|Moodle modules||Report PLE extension /report in French with English summary)|
Blocktype View Plugin
Mahara Connect Plugin
Mahara artefact external reource Plugin
|PLE UNIGE||The Website promoting the project has been developed|
|RE components||Recommendation System components|
|Graasp components||Github repository with Graasp components|
|MyPLE||MyPLE.ch social platform has been developed to help students choosing their ICT tools|
|Report of the preliminary study PLE||Mise en place d'un environnement d'apprentissage personnalisé (report in French)|
|RE requirements Specification||Recommendation Engine (RE) Specification|
|ICT needs for learning tasks||Analysis of ICT needs for learning tasks of students|
|Usability tests||Usability tests of Graasp with a limited number of Phd Students (report in French)|
|ICT work habits and support needs||Analysis of ICT work habits and support needs of students. Design of trainings for ICT skills development and PLE usage|
|HEC-onnect.unige.ch||Application and testing PLE with students (report in French)|
|PLE extension||Report PLE extension (report in French with English summary)|
|e-Portfolio Video||Video promotion of the portfolio process|
|e-Portfolio Guidelines||Different guidelines for introduction and use of e-Portfolios|
|Publications||Papers submitted to EIAH, PLE, ICWL, AIPU, ICALT and ECTEL conference|
The main aim of the PLE project was to develop an ecosystem, which promotes interaction
between the formal and informal worlds, without learning necessarily being an explicit
This ecosystem consists of a personalised learning environment that groups a set of online resources, some of which come from institutions and some not. In this way, it ought to be possible to stimulate a new form of education, focused to a greater extent on the learner.
During the project, the following goals has been reached, mainly:
After this project, the main idea is to favour this kind of collaboration, particularly in the field of digital literacy by creating a Community of Practice using the PLE platform and offering regular face-to-face soft-skills seminars.
By the end of the year 2012 the outcomes of PLE and its predecessors will mainly consist in prototypes. To make the proposed solutions more sustainable in particular, four aspects are concerned in this extension:
The first goal is to make the Recommendation Service (RS) an independent service, decoupled from existing applications,
and having with its own user interface. This allows the RS to serve recommendations from any application supported
to any application embedding its services with no dependencies on existing applications. The RS will allow the addition
of new application as data sources for recommendations. The way of implementation will permit processing of background tasks.
The second goal is to establish the so-called "PLE Early Adopters", a "community of practice" (CP) that will work at extending and completing the online resources made available from the project. The current experience feedback, from seminars-pilot classes and from the development process, shows the need for a support activity after training sessions. The community of practice will use the PLE platform itself and organize a workshop to support its activities aimed at developing and maintaining a discussion on the experience made during the pilot courses that used Graasp.
The third goal is to finalize and disseminate the ePortfolio guidelines by offering suitable material and formats. Each Swiss institution will be able to either directly make the guidelines available to their community (e.g., teachers and/or students) or adapt them to their specific needs.
The fourth goal is to improve Graasp usability to increase its sustainability, taking into account the feedback collected at the soft skills workshops.