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Creating a Personal Learning Environment
Jeni Tetamore
OTL545 – Technology and Innovation
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Brenda Bagwell, PhD
October 8, 2016

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Creating a Personal Learning Environment
URL of PLE: http://classicalopenspaceeducation.weebly.com/ple.html

Tool
Crash
Course
(YouTube)

Evernote

Summary/Purpose
of Tool
YouTube in
general is now a
gathering place
for a great many
resource
including free
lectures from
universities and
educational
communities.
Crash Course was
created by author
John Green and
his brother and
cover a variety of
subjects,
including
literature and
writing.

Provides the
ability to cut and
paste specific
portions of
websites while
saving links and
citations to the
original work. A
user may create a
“work chat” with
others for
collaboration on
projects.

Rationale based
on Research
This provides an
excellent
resource in and
out of school for
homework and
research
support. Studies
have shown
“that the You
Tube project
design and
development
process
experience
connected with
increased
student
perceptions of
learning”
(Fralinger &
Owens, 2009).
Shared
notetaking saves
time when
working in the
classroom or in
study groups.
“Communicatio
n of ideas and
experiences is
critical to the
success of a
work group”
(Landay &

Supportive
Research
Integration Ideas
Fralinger, B., &  Provides
Owens, R.
additional
(2009). You
resources on
tube as A
text specific
learning tool.
content
Journal of
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College
classroom in
Teaching and
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addition to
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the lecture
from
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Landay, J. A., &
Davis, R. C.
(1999). Making
sharing
pervasive:
Ubiquitous
computing for
shared note
taking. IBM
Systems
Journal, 38(4),
531-550.
Retrieved from

Share
resources and
research with
students
Students may
collaborate
with one
another on
projects

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Google
Docs

May create work
groups and share
editable
documents
between students
and teacher.

Davis, 1999).
By having a site
where students
may share
resources and
citations, this
cuts down on
time and effort.
Engaging
students where
they may
workshop pieces
online, would
cut down
significantly on
printing and
increase
engagement.
Demian
Morquin
examines the
use of Google
Docs and
student
participation,
stating, “This
study shows the
use of Google
drive as an
instructional
tool that
transformed
students’
perceptions
around learning
by allowing
them to become
active learners”
(2016, p. 20).

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Morquin, D.
(2016).
Teachers'
perceptions
regarding the
use of google
classroom and
google docs and
their impact on
student
engagement
(Order No.
10127995).
Available from
ProQuest
Dissertations &
Theses Global.
(1810170454).
Retrieved from
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Collaborative
community
where groups
and
individuals
may share
documents,
Prezis, and
more.
Work groups
may edit on
one document
rather than
individual
documents
I may grade
and comment
on documents
which shared
with me.

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NBC Learn

Wikispaces

Offers videos,
tools, and advice
for teachers and
students

Offers space for
classroom and
student
collaboration

Using
multimedia
supports “Allan
Paivo’s dual
coding theory
[using] imagery
in the
acquisition of
knowledge”
(Spaulding,
2008). By
coupling verbal
with images,
multimedia
lectures, and
more, students
have a broader
opportunity to
conceptualize
what they are
learning.

High school
level writing
requires a great
deal
workshopping.
Wikispaces
gives students

Spaulding, J. J.
(2008).
Multimediabased classroom
instruction and
student
achievement:
What is the
relationship
between
multimediabased classroom
instruction and
student
achievement in
a public
elementary
school district
Available from
PsycINFO.
(621729083;
2008-99090407). Retrieved
from
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Creating wikis
for the
classroom.
(2009, Jul 24).
PR Newswire
Retrieved from
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Entire section
called
“Writers
Speak to
Kids”. It’s
like
interviewing
the author!
Resource for
journalism
and
storytelling,
opinion
writing,
commentary,
etc.

Individual
online student
portfolios
Collaborative
work
environment

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an opportunity
to “just dive in
and collaborate”
(Creating wikis
for the
classroom,
2009). It also
allows me to
have the ability
to see who has
contributed and
who has not.

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Keep class
collections
separated
(each class
would have
their own
wikispace)