As digital learners become more discerning in terms of the choices related to the types and styles of their potential study materials, they will potentially seek content from multiple sources. In addition because of the flexibility and ease of use that enables many users to customise that content, those same learners may wish to personalise their learning environment.
The Responsive Open Learning Environment (ROLE) project is a European funded initiative that has been established to research and explore a variety of tools and services that enable learners to build their own technology-enhanced learning environment based on their needs and preferences.
This course provides an overview of the concepts behind Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and also demonstrates a selection of learning tools that have been developed by the ROLE project. Additionally, it gives the learner an opportunity to use some of these tools through a set of learning activities.