In an act of me-centeredness, I’m expanding my PLE to a PLU (Personal Learning Universe).
I thought of this as I worked seeding grass today and trudged 50 times past the “100-year” stone wall that I built. I was so inspired by conquering that challenge that I wrote an essay on what I learned from building the wall and I realized that the wall would always be part of my Personal Learning experience.
So anything and everything I have ever or will yet experience becomes a part of my PLU.
PLUperfect? Well, not in the sense of the 2. definition of “almost perfect.” That wouldn’t be any fun. But PLUperfect in the 1. definition of a grammatical combination of past tense and perfect (English-centric) that “is used to refer to an event that had continuing relevance to a past time” (Wikipedia). PLUperfect as in I had thought that I was a pretty open teacher but that was before PLENK 2010.
Tense? No, not me. I’m having a ball developing my PLE as part of my PLU. Wanted to share what I came up with using Symbaloo, a more visual homepage tool (Thanks for your interest in the forum, Chris Saeger). It’s a work in progress but you’ll see that I’ve added symbols for the course, the feeds (Thanks to another Chris, Chris Jobling, for the NetVibes tip & screencast), some fave blogs, Evernote for my notes, PLENK 101 Second Life Group SLurl and wiki, and even the PLENK 2010 Participants’ Map. Never thought I’d leave iGoogle but iSymbaloo is giving me a new lease on my PLE.