I may not have a complete understanding of what a PLE is but I have realized that we use a lot of things that are considered to be PLEs withough even noticing it, until this article. Technology wouldn’t be what it is without it, especially Social Software & Web 2. Just think to yourself and think all the things we use, like in class, as the article refers social netoworking to “web logs, wikis, tools and applications for creating and sharing multi media and tools for sharing all kinds of different personal knowledge bases including bookmarks and book collections.”

Now the part of the article about learning styles. I would have to say how can anyone not learn best from informal learning. Especially those that learn by doing, it has become a more efficient way of learning anything. Not only in school but with life we learn by our mistakes, now if we do it again thats a different story. I would have to agree with the article when it says “In education, we have tended to focus on the development of formal learning materials and have ignored the vast potential of free available ‘oblects’ of all kinds(not formal learning objects!) freely available learning purposes.” I would wish freely available objects wre used more often in classrooms, so I wouldn’t have to pay so much so thank you Mr Batchelder for not requiring a book instead the use of the free, on the web.


What is Web 2.0

January 9, 2008

“What the Web 2.0″ article made me noticethe improvement that the world wide web has made these past years, which I haven’t really thought about before ready this article. This article mentioned alot of names I have never heard of and talked about things I had no clue about.  

 I have to say I have always loved Google. I use Google for everything email, search, calendar, and I even use it to write documents and save them so that I can view them anywhere. If the web didnt have the user interaction that it does today the internet would be nothing. There wouldn’t be as good results on search engines or the resources that we look and rely for things like ebay . RSS has made many things more convient, instead of constantly visting those pages or being ” out of the loop” it is all in one place to view.Web 2.0 has intersted more and more people for multiple different reasons.  So thank goodness for the things that “web 2.0” has brought to us!!!!