Well, this was it, our final visitor in a series of excellent presenters in the field of ICT. Dr. Alec Couros, an education technology professor at the
, found the time to visit us via elluminate (a skype-like program for those who are unfamiliar). He shared with us his views on PLNs and PLEs (Personal Learning Networks / Environments), we took a look at the networked teacher, and we had a chance to discuss the various beneficial websites online. University of Regina
One thing I enjoyed was the idea that the students should also have the freedom to set up their own personal PLN/Es. A great example was the following video which was shown to us. It’s a video of a young lady who was using symbaloo to improve her PLE.
Together with a nice round table about the programs we use and ideas to make them better, such as using screenr with twitter and using dropittome with dropbox, we had a fantastic visit with Dr. Couros. Thank-you very much to him for taking time out of his schedule to say a few words to our class. Especially just a few days after making one of the keynote speeches at our school for westcast recently.