Lifelong Learning

My presentation to Pedagogy First!-course

My name is Jaime Oyarzo. I work as Associated Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences in Alcala University, Madrid-Spain and I am working as e-learning consultant, author and teacher for blended courses and diploma programs targeting Latin American universities.

I enjoy learning new things, particularly related with the innovation in the teaching and learning process with help of TICs and the Web.

This course is a good opportunity to gain experience in online pedagogy.


Lifelong Learning Web 2.0 Tools

My Personal Learning Network

I started the creation of a personal site with iGoogle for some years ago, connecting my favourites news sites, my blog, additional interesting blogs, Web 2.0 tools and some useful personal bookmarks, both in English and Spanish.

The last months I have reflected a lot about the way I’m working with my personal learning, specially using technology to expand my learning network.

I participated recently during 8 weeks in a MOOC course (Massive Open Online Class), EduMOOC “Online Learning Today…and Tomorrow”, conducted by the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield.

One of the discussions handled with how the personal online learning networks are changing the way we learn.

So now am I changing my personal site and creating my own personal learning network.

This picture reflects my preliminary conclusions. Probably I’ll create 3 tabs:

  • General (news, information),
  • Resources (OER),
  • Web 2.0 Tools.
Ideas to enhance my PLN