This paper provides an overview of the work of the Connexions Kent Guidance P.A.s and considers their needs in terms of knowledge maturing and development. It goes on to examine why a PLE could assist in this process and outlines the different functions of a PLE. Then a scenario is outlined illustrating the possible use of the PLE. Finally, a Mashup… (More)
The development of Technology Enhanced Learning has been dominated by the education paradigm. However social software and new forms of knowledge development and collaborative meaning making are challenging such domination. Technology is increasingly being used to mediate the development of work process knowledge and these processes are leading to the… (More)
This paper focuses on work undertaken through the European Commission funded Bazaar project to establish a community of practice for researchers and practitioners in open source software and open content. The paper considers the use of social software to support such a communitty of practice. It consiers some of the theories and ideas behind supporting… (More)
Mobile devices are increasingly being used to support learning in work contexts. In exploring the emerging field of work-based mobile learning (WBML), researchers need to give consideration to the theoretical and empirical findings from mobile and work-based learning. In this paper, the authors provide an overview of key issues and dominant debates in these… (More)
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There is growing interest in the potential of the use of mobile devices for learning. 'M-learning', as it has been called, is variously seen as offering opportunities for access to learning for those with limited access to traditional educational opportunities and technologies, as providing ubiquitous access to learning and as facilitating contextualized… (More)
The paper focuses on the potential of a work based Personal Learning Environment. It examines relations, context, actions and learning discourses in line with Vygotsky's sociocultural approach to cognitive development, working on the assumption that " action is mediated and cannot be separated from the milieu in which it is carried out " (Wertsch, 1991).… (More)