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A personal learning environment or PLE is a learning technology that is designed around each student’s goals or learning approach. A PLE can be described as a process that helps students organize the influx of information and resources that they are faced with on a daily basis into a personalized digital learning space or experience. The underlying principle of a PLE is that the student is put in charge of pedagogically designing his or her own learning environment. In a PLE, the student develops an individualized digital identity through the perceptual cues and cognitive affordances that the personalized learning environment provides, such as what information to share and when, who to share it with, and how to effectively merge formal and informal learning experiences. A ...

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