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Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

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Hopefully discussion about how OERs affect pedagogy will continue in the FSLT12 Week 4 Moodle discussion forum   There is still lots to talk about.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

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Some aspects of the course are only accessible through registration, e.g. the Moodle discussion forums. The three activities we have designed, which you can find details of on the Moodle site, are for everyone – not only those who choose to be assessed. Details of the activities can be found on the Moodle site. Why Register?

#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

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Some aspects of the course are only accessible through registration, e.g. the Moodle discussion forums. The three activities we have designed, which you can find details of on the Moodle site, are for everyone – not only those who choose to be assessed. Details of the activities can be found on the Moodle site. Why Register?

#fslt12 MOOC Week 1 starts today, 21-05-12

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We have around 120 people registered on the WordPress and Moodle sites and about 16 interested in being assessed. Activity in the Moodle forums last week, particularly in response to the question ‘What is learning for you?’ There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. See [link].

#fslt12 MOOC Week 1 starts today, 21-05-12

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We have around 120 people registered on the WordPress and Moodle sites and about 16 interested in being assessed. Activity in the Moodle forums last week, particularly in response to the question ‘What is learning for you?’ There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. See [link].

#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

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These can be found in the Moodle site and on various blogs. Good advice, but often easier said than done because its ALL interesting.

#fslt Week 4 with Dave White

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Discussion about the ideas raised by this video are being discussed in the Week 4 Moodle forum. Dave will be speaking to the title. Lecturing.

#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

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The course officially starts on 21 st May (and will run for 5 weeks until 22 nd June), so next week is a good time for anyone who is interested in following the course to have a look round our WordPress and Moodle  sites and spend a bit of time setting yourself up and deciding where and how you want to participate.

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#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

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The course officially starts on 21 st May (and will run for 5 weeks until 22 nd June), so next week is a good time for anyone who is interested in following the course to have a look round our WordPress and Moodle  sites and spend a bit of time setting yourself up and deciding where and how you want to participate.

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Jane Hart’s Top Ten Tools for 2014

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know I use other tools as well as the ones I have mentioned here, such as Diigo, ScoopIt, JustGiving, Moodle and so on. Jane Hart has once again asked for people to vote on the top ten tools that they use when working online. She has been doing this annually since 2007. These days, these are the tools I use and what I use them for. love it.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

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The discussions in the FSLT Moodle site  are  beginning to get going and quite a few people are already blogging or setting up their blogs.

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

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The discussions in the FSLT Moodle site  are  beginning to get going and quite a few people are already blogging or setting up their blogs.

#FSLT12 Week 3 with Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner

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Apostolos Koutropoulos has initiated a discussion about this in the #fslt12 Week 3 Moodle Forum. But people are beginning to drift back now.

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FSLT13 – What is learning?

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This First Steps course has a very ‘friendly’ and supportive feel to it. It is open, but not massive. This is a very weighty question. Reference.

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#fslt12 Final Week – Microteaching

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Have a look in the Moodle wiki and on people’s blogs. This week the focus is teaching and the evaluation of teaching. This #fslt12 course   is based on a course which runs face-to-face at Oxford Brookes University. But in true MOOC spirit we have also had some very experienced ‘teachers’ join us who have openly shared their experience.

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The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

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As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOC on. The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. This was a thought provoking session. How can openness benefit my practice? What risks are presented by open academic?

Almost ready for ALT-C 2013

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There’s nothing like having to be ready for a conference presentation to focus the mind. This has been ongoing for a couple of years.

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Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

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I have been told twice, very recently, and quite often in the past – that I am a glass half empty person. Click on the image for a clearer view).

Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

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I have been told twice, very recently, and quite often in the past – that I am a glass half empty person. Click on the image for a clearer view).

FSLT13 Reflections on teaching

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Focus on your own learning experiences, how do you learn best? How have your own learning experiences influenced how you teach? Do we know the subject?

The Case for SmOOCs

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We had 151 people register for FSLT12 and 168 register for the Moodle site. Canada, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, India, the Far East and Australia were all represented and at the time of writing 60 people have accessed the Moodle site within the last 3 weeks. On reflection #fslt12 was a SmOOC – a small open online course.

The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

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As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOC on. The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. This was a thought provoking session. How can openness benefit my practice? What risks are presented by open academic?

First Steps to Planning a MOOC

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We think we will use Brookes’ Moodle site. We started planning for this MOOC last week – I blogged about it here – [link]. There has already been a lot written about planning and running a MOOC. Stephen Downes has written a lot of blog posts about this and done many presentations.  (See for example,  [link] ; [link] and [link] ). Video.

Is lurking ever indefensible?

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In this context, active participation includes contributions to discussion forums in the course Moodle, blogs, twitter, social networking sites, and in the production of artifacts …. I have been thinking about this question since my last post. The problem is that I don’t see this as an ‘either/or’ issue. For example they state that ….

#fslt12 MOOC – first reflections

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Tomorrow we have our first Review Meeting – we being the team – about the FSLT12 MOOC experience. Click on the image to enlarge it).

#Change11- Half way point reflections

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Well it’s time to take stock a bit – not the ideal time – with Xmas looming and everything that entails and needs thinking about  – mostly food. Every year I cannot believe how much food is consumed. But how much of Change MOOC have I consumed and what are my tentative and first reflections at this point. Week 02: Zoraini Wati Abas.

CCK11 – Interesting start

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CCK11 is not using Moodle for discussion as previous CCK courses have. An interesting start to CCK11 – which was marked by the synchronous Elluminate session tonight. find these synchronous sessions critical to keeping a handle on what is going on and I noted that Sia Vogel (who I remember from CCK08) felt the same. What does it mean?

CCK11 Learner autonomy

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Past courses have had Moodle discussion forums – but this course is taking a true distributed learning approach. Currently, my interest is in learner autonomy. What does this mean? Stephen has written a blog post about this, which I really need to get my head round. He wanted to do a video/music module and wanted to work in a group of three.

Cognition

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In the course materials on Moodle, cognition is described as: The capacity to infer, or detect faulty inferences, to use communicative elements in order to describe, argue, explain or define. The discussion in Moodle about the evolving definition of  ’expert’ generated quite a bit of interest. Does it really matter?

Pragmatics as a Critical Literacy

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Week 3 of the Critical Literacies course bears the title Pragmatics which is described in Moodle as follows: The capacity to use communicative elements in actions, or to take actions using communication, to express, commit, interrogate, and engage in interactions. will need to listen to the presentation again and come back to this. Readings.

# PLENK2010 – Breadth versus depth – an illusion?

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Others have talked about feeling overwhelmed as George has noted – in his Moodle forum post (Making sense of (in?) This is a response to Dave Ferguson’s and Stephen Downes’ comment’ on my blog post. Well actually more of a reflection than a response. This is a common concern. abundance – in the General Discussion Forum).

#PLENK2010 The relevance of learning theories

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The Moodle discussion forums have been much quieter – but perhaps this is because it is Week 4 of the course. I was interested to see what George would come up with re the relationship between learning theories and PLE/PLNs. For me, learning theories inform the way I teach. They apply to the individual’s behaviour or individual learning.

#PLENK2010 Research, technology and networks

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We had also published drafts of the papers in the CCK09 Moodle site before submitting them to the Networked Learning Conference. The guest speaker for the second week of the PLENK course has been Martin Weller – what a treat! The link to the recording of his Elluminate presentation is here. So what did he say? Why are they like this?

#PLENK2010 Curation and Balance

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End of Week 1 Notes (based on listening to the recordings of the two live sessions, having read a couple of references from the list and commented here – having kept an eye on the Daily and Twitter stream – and popped in on the Moodle forums – but not read much). According to Rita Kop PLE is a UK term and PLN an American term.

CCK08 Research Papers

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So we have posted them (having first asked George and Stephen if that would be OK) in a variety of places including: CCK09 Moodle site  in Week 4 and General Discussion forums. We – Sui Fai John Mak, Roy Williams and I - have finally completed work on 2 research papers following our participation in CCK08. It would be great to go again!

Choosing to blog

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…and I can see that these spectra might apply to the choice between blogging and an Elluminate session, or blogging and joining a Second Life group, but I find it much harder to apply these spectra to the choice between blogging and the Moodle discussion forums, which is a choice that I made myself on the CCK08 course.

Critical Literacy – a personal perspective

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Rita’s first question in Moodle give us a steer. Like Ken I need to sort out where discussion is going to focus in this course and what type of literacy we will be talking about. remember when this was introduced to schools – force-fed literacy, according to a prescribed set of lesson plans- every day. Enough said! 32, No. 1,  pp.

Research is scary!

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Did you blog or post to the moodle forums, or both, or neither during the CCK08 course? We have launched our CCK08 survey today. We have spent a month working out the design for the survey. We have agonised endlessly about whether we are asking the right questions. We have agreed and disagreed. But together with this anxiety is excitement. The

Using technology in teaching

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How do you use technology in your teaching? Why do you use particular technologies? Which technologies do you dismiss? What are the drivers for using technology in your course design? What do we hope that learners will learn? As teachers we are first and foremost concerned with learning. It was very exciting! That was the starting point.

Teachers talk too much

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The CCK08 round up was an interesting meeting. It seems like it was held at a difficult time for some and clashed with their teaching commitments, so a few familiar faces were not present. There was quite a lot of talk about assessment. think it will be worth listening to the recording again to capture this conversation. .