Virtual learning communities as a part of PLE. Perspective of university students

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The development of Personal Learning Environments of university students allows the expansion, consolidation and creation of learning communities, both in formal as in informal scope, which affects their education and their professional and personal development. A study carried out with university students from Teacher in Primary Education, in Early Childhood Education and from Psychopedagogy through the development of Personal Learning Environments is presented in this article. It aims to determine the impact that has caused collaborative work in these groups and shared knowledge in this virtual learning community, by applying an open-ended questionnaire. Contributions from students give us information about the possibility to incorporate new training itineraries which encourage digital competence and collaborative work in Higher Education. These itineraries would be carried out by setting activities that generate shared work and shared goals, where space and time come together synchronously and asynchronously to look for same learning objectives, using sharing and generation of knowledge that arises from interaction and collaboration in both learnings spheres, formal and informal.

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María-Teresa Becerra-Traver, Universidad de Extremadura

Departamento de Ciencias de la Educación
Facultad de Educación
Universidad de Extremadura

Prudencia Gutiérrez-Esteban, Universidad de Extremadura

Departamento de Ciencias de la Educación
Facultad de Educación
Universidad de Extremadura

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