At the end of the day what is my purpose in setting up my Personal learning environment (PLE)? It’s simply this. I want to see further. I want to see things that others see. I want to know what’s around the corner, what’s up the road and what’s coming after me.
If my PLE gets too big it’s like the control room at three mile island, a hundred alarms going off and no one knowing what’s going on, and that brings me to my next thought.
Maybe the new role of higher educational institutions is going to be to act as a filter, removing the dross and passing on the paydirt This role may give Higher Ed a legitimate role in the PLE, though it’s not clear at this point how or where that interface would slot in.