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From VLE to pVLE: Personalizing Teaching and Learning in a Social Media World
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, Pacific University, College of Education, United States

Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This paper presents a practitioner’s journey of integrating social media for personalizing teaching and learning in a university setting. A critical evaluation was conducted of the technology used, participant surveys, and instructor observations over a four-year period in a teacher preparation program context. The infrastructure that emerged over several iterations was a hybrid VLE-PLE, in effect a personalized Virtual Learning Environment (pVLE). Participants indicated that the technology positively impacted their learning experience and that they would adopt similar tools in their future teaching. Using an action–participatory research design facilitated an incremental approach to adopting new tools, served as a model for professional practice, and afforded a holistic perspective of growth over time. Finally, it was this practitioner’s experience that there is a creative freedom associated with being able to create one’s own eLearning environment using customizable social technologies that is not readily available through institutionalized traditional VLEs.

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Zijdemans Boudreau, A. (2011). From VLE to pVLE: Personalizing Teaching and Learning in a Social Media World. In Proceedings of Global TIME -Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 12-18). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 24, 2019 from .

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