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How can we merge Google+ and Symbaloo to leverage all learning styles, pathways, and content? How can learners drive their learning through personalized learning environments? How can we make a system so intuitive that parents and community members can also join in? Are we using tech in education to control and organize students or to empower and inspire?


Rethinking Personal Learning Environments for Learner-Driven Systems

Problem of practice

Hudson HSLT community members wanted a space to communicate, have learning activities posted, and have their outcomes posted. Many approached Hudson with Learning Management Systems, but did not step back to ask if we are just digitalizing old imposed traditions? Are we reinforcing the notion of learner as passive receiver?


At Hudson, students & teachers created Google Sites, digital portfolios, & Student Activity Guides to personalize learning pathways, for transparency, give students expectations, & purpose for activities. Further, learners need to drive learning.

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