Personal research and teaching environment
A personal research and teaching environment (PRTE) is an environment for research and teaching that is under the control of a researcher/teacher, e.g. a university lecturer.
The PRTR is the equivalent of the personal learning environment (PLE), but PRTEs also can implement participatory learning environments, i.e. let students participate in knowledge construction. A PRTE is not just a scholar's personal information management tool or electronic portfolio, but a place to share "stuff" with a community at large and to which it can contribute. In other words we coined this term to describe web-based multi-purpose work environments that are under the control of an individual researcher/teacher.
Like Personal learning environments, PRTEs can be implemented with a variety of tools, e.g.
- Portalware, e.g. a system like Drupal
- Blogs. Often researchers-teachers will then use more than one blog, e.g. one blog for teaching and another for a given course.
- Wikis, e.g. a Mediawiki like this wiki that is sort of becoming the PRTE of Daniel K. Schneider, e.g. read EduTech Wiki - an all-in-one solution to support whole scholarship?
- Webtops like Pageflakes
- Social networking software, like Ning
- How to integrated these with institutional websites, e.g. LMSs or campus stystem
- How to work with colleagues that have their own.
- How to articulate teaching with personal learning environments
- How to integrate with various services (including the above, if there are service APIs)
4.1 In french
- D. Schneider (2009). Vers l’enseignant-chercheur un peu mieux «intégré» grâce aux PRTE ? (slides of a talk)
- table ronde ISTIL, comment intégrer un scénario pédagogique embarqué. J-P Moiraud (2008).