—This work is a brief view of an exploratory
research about Personal Learning Environments developed
during these last three years with a Spanish sample.
Understanding of PLE can help us to improve our learning
designs in order to better development of professional
competences of students. Thus, we have implemented a
questionnaire with 2.054 final answers of Spanish university
students in last course of their degrees. The questionnaire has
been previously validated with a mixed methodological
approach based on the use of experts, cognitive interviews and a
pilot survey. In the end, we can summarize the main results
explaining that our Spanish senior students are very different
from the extended idea of digital natives. By the opposite, the
majority of them are traditional students who prefer common
agendas of paper, make notes on paper and use the Internet
overall to search but not to create or share.
—Personal learning environments, university,
The authors are with University of Murcia, Spain (e-mail:
Cite: Paz Prendes, Linda Castañeda, Isabel Gutiérrez, and M. Mar Sánchez, "Personal Learning Environments in Future Professionals: Nor Natives or Residents, Just Survivors," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 172-178, 2017.