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Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (am)

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For me, I want to make sense of the course. So this is the second time I have attended this course. He was very generous with his time.

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The Divided Brain: A four day course with Iain McGilchrist

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This is my final post in a series of posts I have written following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist. Monday 23rd   March pm.

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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

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Many courses recognise the importance of face-time and try to replicate it online. Online courses are prone to cultures of surveillance.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

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Intelligent Conversational Bot for Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). Source of image  (see Footnote). She personalized my fitness training.

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

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xMOOCs build their content within the course platform and this is copyrighted, i.e. it cannot be taken and freely distributed outside the course.

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

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Of course Caroline has also published about learning spaces: Haythornthwaite, C. 2015). Communication Research and Practice , 1(4). code/space.

2016 58

ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

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Al Filreis’ Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) open course/Coursera MOOC has started again today. That data belongs to Coursera.

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Open teaching and learning

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Source of image . My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years. think this will be a very helpful tool).

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ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?

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For an excellent post about some of the sessions see George Robert’s blog – Open online courses: ALT MOOC SIG. Not really a surprise.

2014 83

Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

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Bev has just posted a video about this year’s courses. The abstract of the paper has been published on the Networked Learning Conference site.

2016 51

Drawing to think

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Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses (pp. write to think, which is why I am writing this post. 2015).

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The Pedagogy of ModPo

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The ModPo team realizes that lots of teachers attend the course looking for ideas on how best to teach poetry in their classrooms.

2014 68

An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1

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For the past four days I have been attending a 4 day course run by Field & Field , in a beautiful location near Broadway in the Cotswolds.

2015 60

Academic Writing as a ‘Desire to Relate’

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A couple of days ago, Nancy White  posted this video on Facebook (thank you for sharing it Nancy). Why is this important? This is not dithering.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 1

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I have registered for Stephen Downes’ 7 week Personal Learning MOOC – Here is the text, advertising the course, from the first part of Stephen Downes’ Half an Hour blog. Course environment: NRC01 Personal Learning will be delivered using OpenEdX and will include text-based content, videos, discussion, and exercises. Downes, S.

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Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

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See the Pedagogy Firs t course site ). What a great final outcome to a 24 week course! agreed. Source of screenshot: [link].

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Why and how I use Twitter

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realised that it was much easier to follow the hashtag of courses and conferences with Tweetdeck. Source of image. just couldn’t see the point.

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Gardening in open learning environments

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Of course, the little I did in my garden yesterday is far from the whole picture when it comes to creating a beautiful garden. Source of image.

2015 51

Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking

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Some people felt excluded or peripheral to what was going on in the course. This principle seems difficult to achieve in a course. often.

2014 63

The Divided Brain and the Power of ‘No’

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This is the penultimate (or that is the plan!) in a series of posts I am making following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist. 535 – c.

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MOOCs – Which Way Now?

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Of course we still have to make our own way to London, but the fact that it is free was a significant factor in our decision to submit a proposal.

2014 64

Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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It has occurred to me that MOOCs (massive open online courses) have something to say about this? UCLAN is within easy daily travelling distance of my home which would make the cost of attending the conference as an independent consultant more feasible – although I will not decide until I have seen a programme of the papers to be presented.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

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think it is fairly well established now that what might start as a MOOC often ends up as a small group. See [link] for Matthias and [link] for Vanessa.

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Making Sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning

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The other key similarity was that it was an open and free course. - How was #Rhizo 14 different to other cMOOCs? Making sense of the metaphor .

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#NRC01PL The Connectivist MOOC – Research and Conclusions

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There had only been one or two open courses before this and they had not been on the same scale. It was innovative.

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The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

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Helen Crump has called it chaotic. I, and I’m sure others, can recognise this sentiment – but for me it has been ‘messy’ rather than ‘chaotic’.

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May 2015 – metaphor, meaning and motion

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I have committed to writing a monthly blog post this year, rather like those who commit to posting a photo a day. There was a lot to learn.

2015 51

An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

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This could apply to face-to-face courses, as when University lecturers welcome members of the public to attend their lectures, and to online courses, where anyone with an internet connection and the appropriate technology can attend the course. Will this mean the end of Universities as we know them?

2013 70

Growing body of research into MOOCs

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and the call for papers from the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCal) which, ironically, although prestigious is a closed journal – Learning Analytics in Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments and Courses. In May eLearning Papers published a special issue on MOOCs – MOOCs and Beyond. Waite, M., Roberts, G., & Lovegrove, E.

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The Hazards of Groups and Group Work

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All this of course, leads very easily to group think, which in turn constrains autonomy. Diversity is in short supply.

Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning

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Moderation and leadership roles in the design and conduct of de-centred courses. Here are links to the three papers. Third paper: Bell, F.,

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April 2015 – de-cluttering and disconnecting

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I’m not sure where April went. didn’t blog once during the entire month. Looking back I can see it was a month of de-cluttering and disconnecting.

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Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

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This learning journey was unexpected and beyond the prescriptive learning programme of her course. footprint of a standards driven course (e.g. In this case the footprint show the learners interpretation of the course design intentions (the yellow line) and the actual learning experience (the red line). Open/Structure). Agency).

2014 52

A difficult task – explaining why I teach

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This question has been posed in Unit 1 of the Connected Courses. Active Co-Learning in Higher Ed open course. That was the start.

2014 51

The Evolution of Cooperation

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Week 2 of Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation – focuses on the evolution of cooperation. Populations, during the course of evolution move from being largely unco-operative to co-operative and then back to unco-operative in a cycle. For wider reading see the Week 2 reading lists. Week 2 notes. Week 1 notes.

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Structure, agency and hard work

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The emergent curriculum: navigating a complex course between unguided learning and planned enculturation. Today is my (our) wedding anniversary.

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Characteristics of open learning environments

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Interestingly, Roy and I occupied very different spaces in this open course/MOOC and therefore on the map. This is Matthias’ map. These are 1.

2014 50

Summer Schools, GIFs and Life Drawing

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I have been enjoying Pat Thomson’s daily blog posts about her 5 day course on the Tate Summer School. Expectations. Summer School Day 1.

2015 40

Working in Blackboard

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Source of image. Fifteen years ago I was working in an institution which invested in Blackboard as its first VLE. Blackboard saved us from that.

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A New MOOC for May/June – First Steps into Teaching in FE/HE

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Oxford Brookes University has an international reputation for its Staff and Educational Development courses. Oxford Brookes already runs a very successful face-to-face “First Steps into Teaching” course for which there is a waiting list. This course is targeted at new lecturers and postgraduate students who teach.

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