The Personal Learning Planner: A Learner-Focused E-learning System
Bruce Havelock, RMC Research Corp, United States ; David Gibson, National Institute for Community Innovations, United States ; Lorraine Sherry, RMC Research Corp, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
This paper presents the online Personal Learning Planner (PLP) project underway at the National Institute of Community Innovations (NICI), one of the partners in the Teacher Education Network (TEN). The Web-based PLP provides a comprehensive system for electronic management of learner progress toward standards of mastery provided by adopting institutions. In contrast to typical learning management systems, the PLP is uniquely learner focused. It allows learners to link their work to the established standards, solicit and incorporate feedback on works in progress, and publish collections of finished work demonstrating their mastery of institutional standards or requirements. Administrators can use the PLP to deliver surveys and assessments, organize learners and their mentors into communities of various configurations, and review work. This paper describes a range of pilot uses and results from PLP implementations and implications for using the PLP in various contexts.
Havelock, B., Gibson, D. & Sherry, L. (2003). The Personal Learning Planner: A Learner-Focused E-learning System. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2185-2188). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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