I really am amazed when I look at all the resources that are freely available that help educators to drive their own professional development. I don’t really care what you want to call it “personal learning environment”, “professional learning environment” or "ple." Arguing over syntax seems like a waste of time to me and doesn’t seem to go anywhere. (i.e. “learning objects”)
Aside from online communities, blogs and podcasts, I personally enjoy watching keynote, conference presentations and a variety of video content that has been archived online. I find that these are often the greatest motivators that help immerse me in new innovations or just inspire me.
Here my current favourites:
NECC2006 and here (I hope to make it to this conference)
Building Learning Communities 2006 (I hope to make it to this conference)
Curriculum Services Canada
Leading Learning 2006
Leading Learning 2005
Annenberg Media Center
Google Video engEDU and Educational Genre
When I feel the need to start looking at Higher Ed. materials:
Stanford on iTunes
Please feel free to add your favourites.
(Ah! – Alan – I created another list again – shall we start another shared tag in del.icio.us?)
I have added the shared tag "pdvideo" in del.icio.us for adding any resources to the list. If you need a batch renaming tool for del.icio.us try Scripted Remark, it worked well for me.