First Time Building of a PLE in an ICT Post Graduation Course: Main Functions and Tools

João Paz

Abstract


In this paper we start by developing a model of the main functions of a Personal Learning Environment after a literature review. This model is then used to identify the most represented PLE functions and tools in the students' first time diagramming of a PLE in an Information and Communication Tech- nology (ICT) Post Graduation Course. The results show some of the prevalent learning patterns associated with e-learning 2.0, with an emphasis on communi- cation and collaboration function/tools although further research is needed to confirm the conclusions. 


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