Conference Programme

Note [Tuesday, July 15]: due to another individual travel schedule issue we had to reverse the paper sessions slots again on Friday. This will be the final edit of the programme! All other issues we will have to deal with at the event.

Visual Overview of our PLE 2014 Conference Programme 1.1

Invited (un)Keynotes

Your environment is not my environment
Prof. Aaro Toomela (Institute of Psychology, Tallinn University, Estonia)

Being worked into your PLE
Prof. Heidrun Allert (Department of Media Education & Educational Computer Sciences, University of Kiel, Germany)

Alternative Sessions

Alternative Session 1:
PLE in early childhood and the family – Using the family tradition of storytelling to document a cultural phenomenon
Angela Rees (Pontydysgu, UK)

Alternative Session 2:
Backpacking online – from individual to massive and back again: PLEs in the time of MOOCs
Prof. Rosanna De Rosa (University of Naples, Italy), Ruth Kerr & Ilaria Merciai, (Federica Web Learning, Italy)

Alternative Session 3:
“Bodystorming” on Assistive Thinking – Exploring the socio-material entanglement of PLEs
Sabine Reisas & Prof. Heidrun Allert (Media Pedagogy, University of Kiel, Germany)

Alternative Session 4:
Personal Learning and assessment I – Using open badges to recognize informal learning in the RadioActive101 project
Angela Rees (Pontydysgu, UK) & Andreas Auwärter (University of Koblenz, Germany)

Personal Learning and assessment II – Recognising transferable skills in a community internet radio project
Angela Rees (Pontydysgu, UK) & Andreas Auwärter (University of Koblenz, Germany)

Alternative Session 5:
Tapping into your personal curiosity: Personal Learning Environments and Inquiry-Based Learning
Dr. Alexander Mikroyannidis (Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK)

Alternative Session 6:
An Information Systems perspective on Personal Learning Environments
Ricardo Torres Kompen, Josep Monguet & Miguel Brigos

Alternative Session 7:
The future of PLEs in the light of emerging practices
Sabine Reisas (University of Kiel, Germany), Linda Castañeda (University of Murcia, Spain) and Annette Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Paper Sessions

Paper Session 1:
What do student think: Students’ perceptions and reflections on PLEs
Papers: 7, 17, 18, 28

Dr. Emanuele Bardone

  • Paper 7: Going beyond the diagrams: student teachers' reflection on their PLEs
    Gemma Tur, Victoria I. Marín, Juan Moreno and Santos Urbina (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
  • Paper 17: Using Social Media to Develop Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Self-Regulated Learning Skills: A Case Study
    Nada Dabbagh, Anastasia Kitsantas, Maha Al-Freih and Helen Fake (George Mason University, USA)
  • Paper 18: How everyday digital practices affect students use of their Personal Learning Environments – case study at the University of Lorraine
    Audrey Knauf & Samuel Nowakowski (University of Lorraine, France)
  • Paper 28: Students’ perception on personal learning environments
    Terje Väljataga (Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Estonia)

Paper Session 2:
PLEs in early education
Papers: 5, 8, 10, 26

Dr. Kairit Tammets

  • Paper 5: Information seeking and learning habits of elementary school students
    Aiga Grenina (University of Latvia, Latvia)
  • Paper 8: A study about tablets usage as a tool in learning -teaching process in 4th grade primary education
    Beatriz Correas Suárez, Victoria Aguiar-Perera, Leticia Gutierrez-Pérez, Isaac Nieto-Monzón and Victor Virlán-Pérez (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
  • Paper 10: Experiences with the use of personal learning environments in school settings: mobility and web 2.0 in the final grades of elementary education
    Patrícia Scherer Bassani and Débora Barbosa (Feevale University, Brazil)
  • Paper 26: How babies learn tech. A comparative analysis of learning theories in relation to the acquisition of technology skills in pre-school children
    Angela Rees (Pontydysgu, UK)

Paper Session 3:
Beyond formal boundaries: PLE and self-education
Papers: 11, 20, 33, 35

Dr. Sebastian HD Fiedler

  • Paper 11: Tinkering with chance events and the emergence of one’s personal learning environment. Auto-ethnographical reflections of a foreign language learner
    Emanuele Bardone (Tallinn University, Estonia)
  • Paper 20: Developing context and work based PLEs in the Construction sector
    Graham Attwell, Martina Luebbing and Owen Gray (Pontydysgu, UK)
  • Paper 33: Lessons from the ITEC Project: The Personal Learning Environment and the Institution of Education
    Mark William Johnson (University of Bolton, UK)
  • Paper 35: Sebastian HD Fiedler

Paper Session 4:
Platforms, tools, plugins
Papers: 12, 14, 16, 29

Dr. Terje Väljataga

  • Paper 12: Analyzing Learner’s Participation in a WordPress-based Personal Teaching Environment
    Julià Minguillón, Carlos Casado, Jordi Casas, César Córcoles and Ismael Peña-López, ()Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
  • Paper 14: Educational heritage 2.0: a way to enhance the PLE of university teachers
    Isabel Gutiérrez (Universidad de Murcia, Spain), Santiago Mengual and Andrés Payá (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
  • Paper 16: Study of the use of tablets and mobile applications in higher education
    Gerardo Delgado, José Luis Zamora, María Victoria Aguiar, Agustin Salgado, Silvestre Bello, Josefa Rodríguez, Mónica María Martínez and Matilde Armengol (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
  • Paper 29: A technological approach to Open and Social Learning: the SAPO Campus project
    Carlos Santos and Luis Pedro (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Paper Session 5:
Identity, privacy, ownership
Papers: 21, 27, 32

Dr. Emanuele Bardone

  • Paper 21: Online Identity: traces of data or active presence in digital environments?
    Mónica Aresta, Luis Pedro, Carlos Santos and Antonio Moreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Paper 27: Personal Learning Artefacts: Persistence, Ownership and Privacy
    Mike Cosgrave (University College, Cork, Ireland)
  • Paper 32: Super users constructing their PLEs: Exploring gender differences
    Ilona Buchem (Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany) Gemma Tur (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

Paper Session 6:
Promoting PLEs: course designs, strategies and models for analysis
Papers: 2, 3, 9, 34

Dr. Sebastian HD Fiedler

  • Paper 2: A Personalized Learning Proposal for Students at University of Padua
    Ettore Felisatti and Mario Giampaolo (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Paper 3: Study on the possibilities for developing a personal learning network (PLN) in a degree course with large numbers of students
    Victoria I. Marín, Francisca Negre and Adolfina Pérez Garcias (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)
  • Paper 9: Communication, Self-perception of Learning, Knowledge Management and Learning process Management: The first approach to the PLE’s professionals structure
    Paz Prendes, Linda Castañeda and Isabel Gutierrez (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Paper 34: PLEs & MOOCs in Language Learning Context: A challenging connection
    Maria Perifanou (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

Withdrawn papers:

  • Moving from paper-based teacher education pedagogical practice map to the digital portfolio
    Kairit Tammets & Priit Tammets (Tallinn University, Estonia)
  • Digital identity and learning in the Net 2.0. Opportunities for Social Work professionals
    Eulalia Guiu (Girona University, Spain)
  • The Effect of Varying the Interactive Applications of ” Google +, Vs. Facebook when Designing Personal Learning Environments on Developing the E-Moderating Skills for Post-graduate Students and their Attitudes towards them
    Reham Elghool and Ismail Hassan (Mansoura University, Egypt)