It came to mind because next week we will be meeting in Aveiro (and Melbourne, although not both, sadly), for the third edition of The PLE Conference (http://www.pleconf.org/ and http://pleconf.campus.sapo.pt/, @PLEConf and #PLEConf on Twitter). There's a lot of innovation this year: the two venues, the badges and the 2nd day keynotes; an exercise in crowdsourcing, the two keynote speakers for the second day of the conference were chosen by the "Fellowship"
Grainne Conole: a double honor, to be chosen by my peers and to be sharing the stage with Grainne! I hope we'll do it justice. We have been busy thinking and planning, but the conference is getting closer and closer and I have to confess I'm getting quite anxious about the whole thing.
No spoilers here, but we have been thinking about three main topics: the 'VLE vs PLE' debate, 'going back to basics' and the evolution of PLEs. So now we are crowdsourcing the keynote itself, calling for participation and ideas. A couple of days ago I 'ran' into Alec Couros on Twitter, doing the same thing for his keynote in Melbourne; together with Graham Attwell, they followed that approach (with huge success) to prepare their keynote at The PLE Conference 2010 in Barcelona (for which I was local organiser, and which was then called PLE_BCN). So, if you are interested (Yes, you are. And no, these are not the droids you're looking for), drop us a line, create a short video, or comment on this post and help us with these:
- What is your personal digital learning environment and how do you use it?
- What are the main obstacles for building and maintaining a Personal Digital Learning Environment?
- How has your use of technologies changed in the last five years?
- What are your views on the PLE vs VLE debate? is the VLE really dead?
It would be great to have your input about these topics! So, who's first???