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One thing I’ve realized reading about Personal Learning Environments is that it starts when one looks at informal learning.

Sure it’s not like the one we get in the classroom — accredited, recognized and more prestigious — but throughout our lives 80% of what we learn comes from informal learning.

Which leads us to the question, what is the best way to learn informally?

Times like these, well in fact, any time calls for a relevant solution to a problem. In this case our problem is that we want to recognize, harness informal learning.  Web 2.0 times, call only for elearning. But elearning today is just like the formal learning setup. Only the medium has changed.

That’s where the Future of Online Learning comes in.  Take that and meld it together with the highly personalized informal learning and you get this thing called our thesis — Personal Learning Environments.

The diagram above is our research component. Red means we have yet to research on it. Green means we have more or less some material about it.

I hope we’re on the right track in terms of our research component.


Written by Jose Asuncion

September 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

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