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Online Payments Now Available

You can now pay your PLE registration fee online. If you have already registered for the conference, check your email – we have sent you a link that will let you pay online. Alternatively, feel free to pay by phone or bank transfer.

If you have not received this email, and would like to pay online, please contact Russell Newman.

Registration Now Open

You can register immediately. See details on the registration and fees page.
You can choose how you will pay (online, bank transfer and credit card by phone). You don’t need the method of payment in-hand to get on with registration.

Keynote Lineup Promises Exciting Interactions

Our confirmed keynotes are (Cristina Costa, Scott Wilson, Riina Vuorikari and Les Carr)

Photos/Avatars of the four keynot speakers.

Key insights and understanding of what makes a PLE, from personal experience, through individual analysis and with thoughtful speculations on the future directions of this important field. Each of our four keynotes will offer a slightly different perspective on Personal Learning Environments and each guarantees to ensure that their sessions attain the high level of interactions and audience engagement which was established with the first conference in Barcelona.

As ever we expect a highly active back channel via twitter, and for those not able to travel to the UK, an opportunity for virtual participation and interaction. You can see full details of each of the speakers proposed topic in the last version of our newsletter.

Follow our keynotes on twitter now @cristinacost @scottbw @vuorikari @lescarr

#ARPLE11 Pre=Conference Workshop

The Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments workshop #ARPLE11 at the PLE2011 conference is, according to the organizers, designed as a highly interactive hands-on session.

One of their goals is to collaboratively work on the development of an integrated roadmap for future research in the domain.

This workshop will be held on the afternoon of Monday 11th July.

ROLE project pre-conference Workshop

The EU funded ROLE project is organising a pre-conference workshop on ‘Challenges of Designing and Evaluating Usability and User Experience for PLEs (U2X-4-PLE)’ at the PLE2011 conference.

According to the ROLE project website, where there is more information on the workshop: “This one-day workshop will consist of short presentations of each accepted paper to set the stage. Ample time will be allocated for group discussion and activities.”

This workshop will be held on the afternoon of Monday 11th July.

Outcomes from review process – completed

We have been delighted with your response to our call for papers. The committee have reviewed the submissions. You will find the full list of accepted papers under proceedings. Early bird registration closes in June, so check your travel arrangements and plan your visit.

University of Southampton, Life Science BuildingFollowing the highly successful inaugural event in Barcelona (#PLE_BCN) in 2010, this year’s PLE Conference will be held at the University of Southampton from July 11th ­ to 13th 2011.

Follow twitter and blog updates via the conference hash code #PLE_SOU

See you in Southampton this July


The PLE Conference is intended to produce a space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experience and research around the development and implementation of PLEs – including the design of environments and the sociological and educational issues that they raise. Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we particularly encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, debates, café sessions and demonstrations aiming to sustain the dynamic, vibrant and interactive discussion established by the opening event in Barcelona in 2010.

For more information-
Conference Organisation: info [at] pleconf [dot] com
Programme Issues: pcchair [at] pleconf [dot] com

NOTE: A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) includes the tools, communities, and services that constitute individual educational platforms learners use to direct their own learning and pursue educational goals. This represents a shift away from the traditional model of learning, and towards a model where students draw connections from a growing matrix of online and offline resources that they select and organise. To gain something of the flavour of last year’s conference search for #PLE_BCN or take a look at the Citilab’s 2010 website