De acordo com Graham Attwell (2007) director da Pontydysgu e especialista em PLE:
"It goes on to consider some of the pressures for change in the present education systems. The idea of a Personal Learning Environment recognises that learning is ongoing and seeks to provide tools to support that learning. It also recognises the role of the individual in organising his or her own learning. Moreover, the pressures for a PLE are based on the idea that learning will take place in different contexts and situations and will not be provided by a single learning provider. Linked to this is an increasing recognition of the importance of informal learning."
Ver documento na integra aqui http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.97.3011&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Attwell, Graham (2007). The Personal Learning Environments - the future of eLearning? eLearning Papers, vol. 2 no. 1. ISSN 1887-1542.