Designing for Change: Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments

In order to describe what this article is about I cite Fridolin Wild, Felix Mödritscher and Stein E. Sigurdarson:

In this article we first clarify key concepts and assumptions for personalised learning environments. Afterwards, we summarise our critique on the contemporary models for personalised adaptive learning. Subsequently, we propose our alternative, i.e. the concept of a mash-up personal learning environment that provides adaptation mechanisms for learning environment construction and maintenance. The web application mash-up solution allows learners to reuse existing (web-based) tools plus services.

The mash-up paradigm enables learners to integrate different information sources into their learning environmen. For example you could integrate youtube videos which explain your learning content in a visual way. Other integrations could be Wikipedia Links to related topics, or feeds of weblogs or website which deal with the same topics.

Through mash-up personal learning environments (MUPPLE) the user is able to build up his personalized learning envirionment fitting best the specific learning needs. MUPPLE suports the learning in achieving his learning goals.

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