Authors: Irena Pulak
Addresses: Institute of Educational Sciences, Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education 'Ignatianum', Kopernika 26 St., 31-501 Cracow, Poland
Abstract: The article showcases results of the research of university students' experiences in the field of creating the individual learning environment. Contemporary learning environments can be built both in the traditional and virtual spaces. They consist of information resources, means of transportation and tools for collecting, processing and cleaning up data, administering and presenting in various, often multimedia forms. Educational institutions in the formal education framework as well as during informal education where the student individually designs and organises their learning environment can create individual experiences of the personal learning environment. The ability of creating the individual learning environment, tailored to specific needs, is a significant factor contributing to starting lifelong learning.
Keywords: virtual learning environments; VLE; personal learning environments; PLE; lifelong learning; higher education; university students; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2016 Vol.26 No.4, pp.419 - 433
Received: 29 Oct 2015
Accepted: 27 May 2016
Published online: 12 Dec 2016 *