Our text “Personal learning environments: A conceptual landscape revisited” will be published (open access) in mid-November as part of Issue 35 of eLearning Papers. Here is the abstract:
This paper reports on a renewed attempt to review and synthesise a substantial amount of research and development literature on Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) published in recent years. Earlier comprehensive review efforts (Buchem, Attwell, & Torres, 2011; S. H. D. Fiedler & Väljataga, 2011) had attested considerable conceptual differences within the research community. If and how these differences have qualitatively changed since 2010, is the focus of an ongoing literature review project. While the project is still work in progress, some provisional findings and insights are reported and discussed.
Many thanks to Terje Väljataga for working through this substantial amount of literature and for co-authoring this text with me.