Factors Affecting the Design and Development of a Personal Learning Environment: Research on Super-users
Helene Fournier, Rita Kop, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
IJVPLE Volume 2, Number 4, ISSN 1947-8518 Publisher: IGI Global
After speculation in literature about the nature of Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of PLEs is now in progress. This paper reports on the first phase of the authors’ research on PLE, the identification process of what potential users would consider important components, applications, and tools in a PLE. The methodology included surveying “super-users” on their use of existing tools, applications and systems and their preferences in learning, in order to enhance the development of a PLE and reach a specification that potential learners will find useful and empowering in their learning. The research resulted in suggestions on factors affecting technology use and uptake, human factors and attitudes, and interface design that need to be factored in the design and development of a PLE.
Fournier, H. & Kop, R. (2011). Factors Affecting the Design and Development of a Personal Learning Environment: Research on Super-users. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2(4), 12-22. IGI Global.