Personal Learning Environment

A Personal Learning Environment is the set of information sources and personal contacts (accessed through internet 2.0 tools) that provide updated information, activities and learning experiences.

PLE is a personal methodology for lifelong learning and for sharing acquired personal skills. It is represented by a diagram of the digital resources a person accesses to learn, illustrating the potential connections through a network in which nodes represent the learning resources and links establish the conceptual relationship between the resources.

Learners should focus their PLE on the area they want to learn about, identify good sources of information, whether they are resources or people, and set up tools to track and access information for effective learning on that topic.

From the initiative ikanos is considered the most appropriate tool for the permanent professional updating in digital skills because:

  • The network of learning resources is always growing.
  • PLE allows “learning to learn”.
  • It is a methodology for the development of competencies that addresses individual learning needs.
  • It allows access to knowledge not always structured and develop skills for a changing environmen
  • PLE is an invitation to reflect on where and how to learn.

Consult the documentation on PLE in the resources section:


Check your skills in managing informal learning and developing your own PLE:


Sequence for the development of the Personal Learning Environment

Define your learning objectives

Reflect on our interests and skills and set goals to achieve.

Managing Web 2.0 services and tools

Learn about 2.0 services and tools that help you build your PLE.

Managing information

Establish search strategies in digital environments, identifying the reliability of information sources, collating data and performing critical analysis of digital content.







Generating content for the ePortfolio

Content curation from selected sources. Display the content developed by modifying, perfecting and combining the resources found. Show the content generated from the acquired knowledge.

Managing learning networks

Building a personal learning network with related profiles and interests. Developing skills in digital communication.

Participate in communities of practice.

Developing social networks for learning by connecting new resources and people. Participation and collaboration in others’ learning networks. Asking for help to our contacts when we need it and sharing knowledge, content and resources with them.

Artificial Intelligence P.L.E. source diagram