The Open University releases ROLE eBookThe Open University (OU) has produced an interactive eBook about ROLE, which provides an introduction to Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Self Regulated Learning (SRL).
A selection of widgets that have been developed by the ROLE project are also demonstrated. Readers have an opportunity to try these widgets through a set of interactive learning activities included in the eBook. The content of the eBook has been adapted from the ROLE online courses available in OpenLearn ( and
The eBook is available for iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and can be downloaded from It will also be available soon on the Apple iBook store, published by the OU.