I reconstructed my PLE, reordering the tools according to their main function. When I couldn’t decide, I put the tool twice in the scheme.
If you use a wide definition of ‘technology’, reading articles on paper and jolting down notes in the sidelinemight still be the most frequently used technology. However, whether using or not using a particular tool is often in the details. Since my discovery of Instapaper, for example, my e-reader use has increased sharply.
Another way to represent a PLE is to place them along 3 axes (based on Conole, 2008; link here):
– individual vs social
– information vs experience
– active vs passive (like in immersive language learning)
This allows to make the relation between the use of technology, notably Web 2.0, and pedagogy more explicit.