International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design
Personal Learning Environment is a promising pedagogical approach to integrate formal and informal learning in social media and support student self-regulated learning. The use of PLEs to support lifelong learning can be expanded to the formal, non-formal, or informal learning environments. This study empirically examined how PLE management predicted the use of PLE to support three types of lifelong learning (i.e., formal, non-formal, or informal learning). This study concluded that PLE management was predictive of each type of learning respectively. PLE is not only a technical platform but also a new digital learning literacy, conceptual space, pedagogical process, and social networks that enable and support learners to achieve their lifelong learning goals. While Open Educational Resources (OERs) are perceived as a solution for social justice in digital lifelong learning, PLE and Open Network Learning Environment are identified as the key pedagogy and instructional strategies to empower learners gaining network-learning literacy and becoming competent digital lifelong learners.
Original Publication Citation
Yen, C.-J., Tu, C.-H., Sujo-Montes, L. E., Harati, H., & Rodas, C. R. (2019). Using personal learning environment (PLE) management to support digital lifelong learning. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 9(3), 13-31. doi:10.4018/IJOPCD.2019070102
Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Tu, Chih-Hsiung; Sujo-Montes, Laura E.; Harati, Hoda; and Rodas, Claudia R., "Using Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Management to Support Digital Lifelong Learning" (2019). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 61.