I like Stephen’s thinking in the presentation he has produced below, and agree that we are indeed experiencing a shift in thinking, as well as approach, to how we view learning; from the VLE to the PLE.
Stephen points out:
“The central purpose of the VLE is to manage learning (whatever that means).”
“The PLE in an environment for a person to manage knowledge (whatever than means).”
NB: the text in brackets above are Stephen’s words, not mine (in case anyone was wondering.