First time building of a PLE in an ICT post graduation course: main functions and tools

  • João Paz Instituto Piaget, Universidade Aberta


In this paper we start by developing a model of the main functions of a Personal Learning Environment after a literature review. This model is then used to identify the most represented PLE functions and tools in the students' first time diagramming of a PLE in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Post Graduation Course. The results show some of the prevalent learning patterns associated with e-learning 2.0, with an emphasis on communication and collaboration function/tools although further research is needed to confirm the conclusions.