Using personal learning environment (PLE) management to support digital lifelong learning

Cherng Jyh Yen, Chih Hsiung Tu, Claudia R. Rodas, Laura E. Sujo-Montes, Hoda Harati

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Personal Learning Environment is a promising pedagogical approach to integrate formal and informal learning in social media and support student self-regulated learning. The use of PLEs to support lifelong learning can be expanded to the formal, non-formal, or informal learning environments. This study empirically examined how PLE management predicted the use of PLE to support three types of lifelong learning (i.e., formal, non-formal, or informal learning). This study concluded that PLE management was predictive of each type of learning respectively. PLE is not only a technical platform but also a new digital learning literacy, conceptual space, pedagogical process, and social networks that enable and support learners to achieve their lifelong learning goals. While Open Educational Resources (OERs) are perceived as a solution for social justice in digital lifelong learning, PLE and Open Network Learning Environment are identified as the key pedagogy and instructional strategies to empower learners gaining network-learning literacy and becoming competent digital lifelong learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Instilling Social Justice in the Classroom
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781799877509
ISBN (Print)179987706X, 9781799877066
StatePublished - Nov 27 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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