Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Conference Proposals: Curation or Personal Learning Environment
As we think about conferences we plan to attend, it's not uncommon to think about what you will propose based on the themes listed in the call.
I'm looking at my favorite E-Learning conference right now and thinking about two topics, constructing personal learning environments and tools for curation. Tools for the pedagogy is the emphasis at the ELCC conference.
I think a session on Personal Learning Environments would be a lot of fun and have significance because metacognition continues to be so important.I am thinking I could define PLE's formal and informal elements, mention how a particular learning goal defines the PLE, give examples and let participants create his or her own PLE diagram in the session. I recently created this as an assignment for a course and created a rubric as well, so I've done some of the background work already.
As for curation, I'm interested in the tools but also the best practices for curation. This stems from my long engagement with teaching academic citation skills and citation for presentations. So my own question is how do we teach students about attribution with the new curation tools.
Sharing with peers is the opportunity to learn more about the topic you're picking. As I think about my ideas about curation, I did a search on the terms "best apps for curation in higher ed" and found this very nice presentation--so, for starters, I'm sharing that here, and want to say thanks to Dr. Amy Antonio, Neil Martin, and Adrian Stagg who presented this at an Australian conference: