It was from last week’s workshop that I learnt the importance of compiling keywords during research. Although I have been doing it (informally) while reading/summarizing articles, it’s only now that I start to (formally) organize all the keywords that I collected.
It really helps, somehow, in organizing my thoughts and helps in synthesizing. I have yet to start writing but I’m sure with these keywords I have better idea on what I want to talk about. While exploring new Web 2.0 tools, I have been recommended this lino.it – online stickies. It’s like those yellow Post-it notes in the office but now it’s virtual and you can access those notes anywhere anytime. The best thing of it is they have iPhone/iPad apps. I love using my iPad to put in my research keywords as I go.
Below is my PLE keywords that I have collected so far (click the picture to see my lino page):
The green stickies are the different learning theories. The pink stickies are the characteristics of PLE. The purple stickies are how I think of the different learning environments in higher education, which I believe it’s going through evolution or some sort. The yellow sticky is the methodology I have found so far that is suitable for pedagogical design project in education. The blue stickies are the design factors.
Of course, this is only the beginning and I hope to see my lino to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks. I have been summarizing the articles and hopefully a synthesis soon.