Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University) and Hans-Christian Schmitz (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology) delivered a joint keynote talk on November 13 at Galileo University in Guatemala City. The talk initiated the 4th e-Learning Integral conference organised by the Research and Development Department GES of Galileo University. The e-Learning Integral conference is an annual event promoting innovation in e-Learning, both in technologies and methodologies of teaching and learning online, in the context of changing paradigms, academic traditions and cultures.
In his talk, Alexander introduced the emerging technologies related to Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) and described the impact of these technologies on formal and informal education. Hans-Christian presented the lessons learned from supporting SRL specifically in the context of the ROLE project. Both presenters moderated a discussion with the audience about the challenges and opportunities of PLEs and SRL.