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The Personal Learning Environment Conference is back

Every year I get asked when we are going to organise the next Personal Learning Environments (PLE) conference. And in the rush to online teaching in the Covid 19, the idea of learners owning and organising their own learning seems ever more relevant. On you have access to the previous PLE conferences (2010-15).

So I am delighted to announce that this year, the debate on PLE is back at the TEEM Conference! And here is your invite.

We invite you to SUBMIT A PAPER by May 15, 2021, to the Personal Learning Environments (PLE) Track of the 9th edition of the Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM) conference which will be held online from October 27 to 29, 2021. The conference is organized by the Educational Science Institute of Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), with the support of GRETEL (Group of Research on Technology Enhanced Learning of La Salle, Ramon Llull University).

We are excited to learn about your new insights regarding the role PLEs are playing (after more than 10 years since the first PLE Conference!) especially in the current challenging circumstances and to explore with you emergent PLE practices for living, learning and working, and the new understandings and underlying needs that arise around these practices in our contemporary society.

We have 8 topics in the PLE Track (Track 11) to help you think about your submissions and we are excited to learn about your new insights. Selected suthors from the papers summited will be invited to take part in an Special Issue of the Revista de Educación a Distancia (  that is a non APC Open Acces, SJR Q2 Journal) that will be published on June 2022.

We therefore invite you to submit your ideas, research and/or practice using the topics listed below:

  • PLE and Networked Learning
  • AI and the use of data for PLE
  • PLE and Emerging Pedagogies
  • PLEs in Formal, Informal, and Lifelong Learning Contexts
  • PLE, New Literacies, Identity, Ownership and Agency
  • PLE and Open Education
  • Future Challenges for Thinking About PLE
  • PLE Theories and Frameworks

Here’s the link for the Call for Papers which is due on May 15, 2021.

In addition to the usual paper sessions, we are, as usual, planning a number of collaborative events at the conference and alternative ways to participate, to refresh the PLE conversation with the PLECONF horizontal spirit of reflection and networking. So, if you are interested to be updated, please fill the contact survey 

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and meeting up online at the conference!

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