Trying to control PLEs?

I listened to this presentation about responsive open learning environments (ROLE project) at WOLCE.

The presentation and aims of the ROLE project seem to suggest that informal learning, personal learning environments and people can be controlled.

Yes it’s important to measure performance but for me, trying to capture and control the journeys, environments and learning of individuals is not the best way to do this.

Any thoughts?

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Handbook of emerging technologies for learning

A handbook written by  George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger as well as a wiki that will continue to be updated is now available.

“This Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities.”

Really worth reading.

Twine

Twine looks interesting;

“Twine is a new service that intelligently helps you share, organize and find information with people you trust…Twine helps you better leverage and contribute to the collective intelligence of your network…Twine provides one place to tie everything together: emails, bookmarks, documents, contacts, photos, videos, product info, data records, and more. And, because Twine actually understands the meaning of any information you add in, it helps you organize all your stuff automatically……  you can search and browse everything and everyone you know, about anything, in one convenient place….Twine recognizes what makes you special: your unique interests, personality, knowledge and relationships, to help you find and discover things, and be found by others, more relevantly……Twine uses the Semantic Web, natural language processing, and machine learning to make your information and relationships smarter………  just think of Twine as your very own intelligent personal Web assistant, working for you behind the scenes so you can be more productive.”