Project data

The use of Personal Working and Learning Environments in Higher Education

Main Researcher: César Coll, Anna Engel & Alfonso Bustos

Research Team:
Marc Clarà
Rosa Colomina
Anna Ginesta
Inés de Gispert
Teresa Mauri
Javier Onrubia
Ana Remesal
María José Rochera

Financing source: Vicerectorat de Política Docent i Científica – Programa de Millora i Innovació Docent- Universitat de Barcelona

Reference: 2011PID-UB/28

Start date: 2011
End date: 2013

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The project aims to introduce the use of Personal Learning Environments Personal -PLE- on the students formation at the Interuniversity Master in Educational Psychology (MIPE).

Currently, the master's program has a virtual community that, in addition to the resources of a virtual learning community, provides access to the virtual classroom, the syllabus and to the complementary activities. The Community space and the virtual classrooms are built on the Moodle platform. This innovation project aims to incorporate a new level of interaction interconnected with the two levels of the virtual community above mentioned, taking as a reference the emerging concept of Personal Learning Environments.

More specifically, it proposes that community members can build their own Personal Learning and Working Environments -PL&WE- in order to integrate at the same virtual space both the virtual classroom and the supplementary curricular activities.

This project will use Elgg, an open source platform for creating social networks, to the design of PL&WE. The main objective of the proposal is to move toward a better articulation of the private and public spheres that create a specific...(+)