Okay – my previous post, here, was just a collection o’ links with two very general observations on my part.
PLE are very personal both in the sense of being independent of the university or employer and in the sense of being hand-crafted — although a bit necessarily too hand-crafted today.
I say, Amen to that. So much of the conversations around PLEs can go to one side of near anarchy … be too hand-crafted, as Ray puts it.
But where do us lil’ ol’ ISD-ers fit into the scheme of this? Once again, Ray offers a great point:
I see the opportunity for Learning Communities to facilate some common toolsets where the community members have an easy-to-get-started-with PLE that easily integrates with others in the same learning community, while also are connected to others outside the community.
What I dig from Ray’s post is his synthesizing all the other contributions and thoughts about PLEs … and trying to put it together into something cohesive and workable. He is not prone to ‘high-falutin’ lingo or a pop-psych approach to these ideas. The ideas are being worked out in a simple, direct way.