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ERIC Number: ED509294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-2
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
A Networked Learning Model for Construction of Personal Learning Environments in Seventh Grade Life Science
Drexler, Wendy
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
The purpose of this design-based research case study was to apply a networked learning approach to a seventh grade science class at a public school in the southeastern United States. Students adapted Web applications to construct personal learning environments for in-depth scientific inquiry of poisonous and venomous life forms. API widgets were used to access, organize, and synthesize content from a number of educational Internet resources and social network connections. This study examined the nature of personal learning environments; the processes students go through during construction, and patterns that emerged. Findings revealed that students applied the processes of: practicing digital responsibility; practicing digital literacy; organizing content; collaborating and socializing; and synthesizing and creating. These processes informed a model of the networked student that serves as a reference for future instructional designs. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A