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PLE versus LMS by Mind Map: PLE versus LMS

1. LMS

1.1. Model

1.2. Roles

1.2.1. Student

1.2.2. Tutor

1.2.3. Auditor

1.2.4. Lecturer

1.3. Connector

1.3.1. Callista

1.3.1.1. Enrolments

1.3.2. Equella

1.3.2.1. Unit Outlines

1.3.3. Echo360

1.3.3.1. Video Capture

1.4. Resources

1.4.1. URL

1.4.2. Web /Text page

1.4.3. Gallery

1.4.4. Directory

1.4.5. Youtube

1.5. Activities

1.5.1. Forums

1.5.2. Wiki

1.5.3. survey

1.5.4. Assignment Submission

1.5.5. Quiz

1.5.6. Chat

1.5.6.1. The Chat module allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion via the web. This is a useful way to get a different understanding of each other and the topic being discussed - the mode of using a chat room is quite different from the asynchronous forums. The Chat module contains a number of features for managing and reviewing chat discussions.

1.6. Sequence or topic based

1.7. Modular

1.8. Centred on the educational institution

1.8.1. Content generally controlled / owned by the educational institution

1.8.2. Generally not portable between institutions

1.8.3. Once the Unit/Course is finished, "live" access is lost

1.8.4. Choice of LMS belongs to the institution

1.8.4.1. 10/11 things to consider before choosing an LMS

2. PLE

2.1. no universal definition

2.1.1. but this link is a good start...7 things you should know about PLEs

2.2. learner centric

2.2.1. recognises that recurring episodes of learning/training occur over a persons life

2.2.2. is linked to/owned by the student, not the educational institution

2.2.3. portable

2.2.4. upgradeable

2.2.5. always accessible

2.3. incorporates collaboration, reflection on learning & feedback

2.4. the entire set of resources the learner uses, evolves over time

2.5. the way a learner approaches the task of learning

2.5.1. discovery model of learning

2.5.2. self directed

2.6. embodies student-centred learning

2.7. Disadvantages/Challenges

2.7.1. lack of continuity

2.7.2. may not suite all learning styles

2.7.3. learner needs skills to locate, assess and organise information

2.7.4. How is a PLE linked to assessment?

2.8. teacher facilitates knowledge building

2.9. builds life long learning