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 Personal Learning Environment (PLEs) – including the design of environments and the sociological and educational issues that they raise.

Conference themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Theories and frameworks for Personal Learning Environments
  • Technologies and software for developing Personal Learning Environments
  • PLEs in Practice (case studies, approaches to using PLEs)
  • Educational institutions, change and PLEs
  • Pedagogical approaches to managing personal learning
  • The development and management of Personal Learning Networks
  • Mobile PLEs and augmented reality
  • Supporting informal and contextual learning
  • Using PLEs in organisations
  • Using PLEs for Work Based Learning
  • Mash-up PLEs

Under this section are published details about:

  • PLE Resources
    Podcast & Guest Lecture Series
  • Important dates
    There is still time to enter our media cast competition and register to the event.
  • Conference Committee
    PLE Conference organisors, a very talented group of people from United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Greece and Italy.
  • Program Committee
    A list of more than 40 academics from across the international PLE research community.
  • Contributors
    Posters, demos, Pechacucha, workshops, etc.

In the Crowdvine site from PLE_BCN ( everyone interested in the conference can congregate. It is a great opportunity to learn what other people are doing and identify researchers and practitioners who you might want to meet personally at PLE_SOU. Join now!

We encourage everyone to spread the word and write about the PLE Conference on the Web! When writing a blogpost, a Tweet, uploading photos to Flickr and videos to YouTube, saving your bookmarks or publishing any other information about the PLE Conference, please use the tag #PLE_SOU for the coming PLE conference in Southampton in 2011.