A 'People Learning Management System' utilises a variety of Web 2.0 communication tools and real life meet-ups to aggregate people to come together around a particular subject, task, problem. A PLMS emphasizes the idea of the person as a learning object rather than the traditional LMS model where of the value in passive consumption of learning object resources.
- This active ad hoc hands on communicative approach to professional development and learning in general requires top down management and teaching that enables rather than controls the activities of staff and students.
- A structured framework of scheduled AND informal activities mapped against the curriulum and individuals learing plans. This to form a student's and teacher's e-portfolio of their learning within the organization.
- A People learning system is flexible and has both chaotic and organized communication using a flexible variety of ad-hoc tools agreeable to the community of individuals and their learning plans. The common denominator for ALL activity is the curriculum around which activity sheets can be developed for other community member to follow.
The screencast video is a prototype example of how we âre using an ad-hoc variety of Web 2.0 tools and processes to achieve this purpose based on some of the ideas from the Learnscope 2006 teacherConnect project see below.
Other underpinning links:
- Innovation in the Professional Development Process
- The importance of activity sheets (The glue that binds the network?)
- I am a Learning Object - Empowerment through each other
- Networked learning mind map
- Focus on authoring activity sheets within organisations.
- This is where the valuable IP and services are to be offered. Focus on linking to and authoring resources using free online tools on the open internet.
- This is where the valuable cost savings, quality, concurrency and professional connections with others and business will be made.