Following the first PLE Conference in Barcelona (#PLE_BCN) in 2010 (PLE = Personal Learning Environment), this year’s PLE Conference will be held at the University of Southampton from July 11th to 13th 2011 (#PLE_SOU).
The PLE Conference is intended to produce a space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experience and research around the development and implementation of PLEs – including the design of environments and the sociological and educational issues that they raise. Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we particularly encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, debates, café sessions and demonstrations aiming to sustain the dynamic, vibrant and interactive discussions established by the opening event in Barcelona in 2010.
As a member of the organizing committee I can already tell you that we are going to have some great keynotes and topics, which we are going to announce soon in our new PLE_SOU Newsletter.
Also this year we are hosting the Mediacast Contest 2011. With one difference: Last year we used YouTube to collect and rate your submissions, but since YouTube groups have been stopped at the beginning of this year, we decided to go for Vimeo.
Have a look at this mediacast announcing the contest that was produced by our colleagues in Barcelona:
We are looking forward to your submissions. The deadlines are:
- Abstracts – April 10th
- Mediacasts – June 30th
For more information visit the official website: http://www.pleconf.com
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow twitter and blog updates via the conference hash code #PLE_SOU