Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

Jenny Connected

You can find out more about this on his TALL blog – Technology Assisted life-long learning – TALL for short (his joke – not mine ). It centred on the relationship between open educational resources (OERs), open academic practice and changing pedagogy.

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First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

Jenny Connected

It is aimed at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors, postgraduate students who teach and experienced lecturers who would like to update and share their knowledge and expertise. We will also be using a Moodle site for discussions and structuring the course, and a wiki for collaborative work. Dave White , ”The impact on teachers of open educational resources and open academic practice in the digital university.”

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Trending Sources

First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

Jenny Connected

It is aimed at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors, postgraduate students who teach and experienced lecturers who would like to update and share their knowledge and expertise. We will also be using a Moodle site for discussions and structuring the course, and a wiki for collaborative work. Dave White , ”The impact on teachers of open educational resources and open academic practice in the digital university.”

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

Jenny Connected

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?’ indicates a real interest in the issues surrounding learning. There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. EdDevMOOC #fslt12 education Higher Education learning MOOC reflection reflective learning teaching

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

Jenny Connected

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?’ indicates a real interest in the issues surrounding learning. There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. EdDevMOOC #fslt12 education Higher Education learning MOOC reflection reflective learning teaching

#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. ‘First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ is a free online course, which will run from 21 May to 22 June 2012 , and will introduce new and aspiring lecturers to teaching and professional development in higher education.

#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way. 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

Jenny Connected

The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way. 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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January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. makes improvements - Mobile Learning Edge , January 23, 2011 Apps: Web Apps or Native Apps? -

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

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. And much of my recent thinking about learning has been related to the work I have been doing on emergent learning and embodied learning.

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

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. And much of my recent thinking about learning has been related to the work I have been doing on emergent learning and embodied learning.

The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. Or is openness essential to the future of education and scholars? … Stephen Downes emphatically responded ‘Yes’ it is essential to the future of education and scholars’, but ‘No’ it is not becoming a tyranny. As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOC on.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

There is loads of great discussion on the FSLT12 MOOC Moodle site and there have been a number of fascinating blog posts which have been aggregated on the FSLT12 MOOC WordPress site. These can be found in the Moodle site and on various blogs.

#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

There is loads of great discussion on the FSLT12 MOOC Moodle site and there have been a number of fascinating blog posts which have been aggregated on the FSLT12 MOOC WordPress site. These can be found in the Moodle site and on various blogs.

Exploring Moodle

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

One of them was Moodle, introduced on their own website as: ‘a course management system (CMS) - a free, open source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.’ Very interesting to learn about!

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The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. Or is openness essential to the future of education and scholars? … Stephen Downes emphatically responded ‘Yes’ it is essential to the future of education and scholars’, but ‘No’ it is not becoming a tyranny. As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOC on.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

e-Moderation Station

2 The language learning picture. The implications for education in general, and language learning in particular, are enormous. Increased connectivity via Internet enabled mobile devices means access to learning content cheaply and easily.

The Case for SmOOCs

Jenny Connected

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. We haven’t yet examined the data in any detail, so these are just rough estimates and we don’t know how many people accessed the Moodle site as a Guest.

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First Steps to Planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

but there’s nothing quite like having to do it yourself for learning! The full Title of this MOOC, which is being offered by Oxford Brookes University , is: First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. who want to move into HE/FE, Educational Developers who want to know more about Oxford Brookes University’s approach/resources. We think we will use Brookes’ Moodle site.

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#fslt12 Final Week – Microteaching

Jenny Connected

The First Steps course is an element of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development’s ( OCSLD ) HEA accredited Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE). fslt12 has been aimed at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors and postgraduate students who teach. Have a look in the Moodle wiki and on people’s blogs. Tagged: #fslt12 , evaluation , Higher Education , microteaching , MOOC , teaching.

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FSLT13 Reflections on teaching

Jenny Connected

Focus on your own learning experiences, how do you learn best? How have your own learning experiences influenced how you teach? This talk is about school education. Ken Robinson in his talk says that ‘the role of a teacher is to facilitate learning – that’s it’.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning March 1-31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. YES , March 22, 2010 Moodle and iPhone update: the movie , March 8, 2010.

#FSLT12 Week 3 with Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner

Jenny Connected

The Open Academic Practice thread of Week 3 features Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, who will be presenting in the live session on “Theory, pedagogy, and Identity in Higher-Education Teaching.” 2004-05) Conditions Under Which Assessment Supports Students’ Learning.

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February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning February 1, 2010 to February 28, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

April - June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. how to get students engaged by Kevin Roberts - Ignatia Webs , April 14, 2010 What is mobile learning?

Jane Hart’s Top Ten Tools for 2014

Jenny Connected

I can remember clearly being shown Second Life a few years ago and knowing that I would never want to spend time trying to learn how to use it, and now it isn’t mentioned very often, or not in my circles, so I don’t regret not engaging with it. At that time I would never have thought I would end up working as an education consultant mostly online. I know I use other tools as well as the ones I have mentioned here, such as Diigo, ScoopIt, JustGiving, Moodle and so on.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 Finalised: 31 October 2008 - - - Top Tools for Learning 2009 - - This list has been compiled from the contributions of 223 learning professionals (from both education and workplace learning) who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning both for their own personal learning/ productivity and for creating learning solutions for others. [ You can also view the list categorised as a Toolset for Learning 2009.

CCK11 Learner autonomy

Jenny Connected

In reflecting on my participation in the open connectivism courses (CCk08, CCK09), I realise that I am more interested in these than the other open courses on offer at the moment, because whilst they require technology to run, they are not so much about technology as about how learners learn and how teachers need to develop to help learners to learn in this fast moving digital age. Now I’m wondering whether this is possible in Higher Education – or to what extent it is possible.

# PLENK2010 – Breadth versus depth – an illusion?

Jenny Connected

Others have talked about feeling overwhelmed as George has noted – in his Moodle forum post (Making sense of (in?) But if you divide it by function – saving lives, educating children, building bridges – depth looks like something very different. This reminds me that Etienne Wenger often talks of the value of learning that takes place at the boundaries of communities of practice – i.e. where there is overlap between different communities.

#PLENK2010 Curation and Balance

Jenny Connected

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). Stephen Downes points out that personal is an OK term if you think about [Personal Learning] Network as opposed to [Personal] Learning Network – and similarly for PLE.

Critical Literacy – a personal perspective

Jenny Connected

Traditionally literacy has been thought of in terms of reading, writing, speaking and listening – at least this is in the UK where the National Curriculum for schools includes a ‘Literacy Hour’ – one hour every day of learning how to read, write, speak and listen (and all that entails). Rita’s first question in Moodle give us a steer. Harvard Educational Review. Tagged: "critical literacies" , CritLit2010 , networked learning.

Housing communities “outside”

Learning Alliances

For those of you who are so kind to reply to me, I will share more of the organizational context that is driving us learn about other organizations practices -the bottom line is we are trying to determine the risks of endorsing these external sites which, in principle, would be open for staff, clients and other strategic stakeholders or our organization. Anyway, at one point they added a Ning site and a Facebook group to their original Moodle space.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is no learning curve (or a small learning curve). or open source software like Drupal , Joomla or elgg (moodle is also used, but is actually optimized for Education) What is it?

Reflecting on #socialartists and #change11

Nancy White

I’d like to reflect on both the content and process of “week 8″ where we focused mostly on the idea of “social artists” in learning and technology. In other words, the landscape one might traverse for learning and sensemaking is broad and diverse.

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Pragmatics as a Critical Literacy

Jenny Connected

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. Robin good New Media Literacy In Education: Learning Media Use While Developing Critical Thinking Skills.

How I use social media

Nancy White

“Eminds&# was where I learned that online relationships can be real, how they get real, and how they break and fail. You can try something and if it doesn’t work, learn, adjust and try again. Online Learning Together. Communities of Practice and Learning.

Managing courses or projects

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

What is Moodle? According to their website: "Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. Moodle “At HIVOS we use D-groups very intensively, as well as Skype. I also use Moodle in the workshops I provide. Can you tell me something about Moodle first? “I Moodle and partners You use Moodle outside HIVOS.

#Change11- Half way point reflections

Jenny Connected

The MOOC topics have helped me to feel more abreast of current discussions and issues in relation to learning, networked learning and e-learning. Some of what I have learned in the past 12 weeks that I have attended has already fed into a research paper that has been submitted and accepted, and into a forthcoming project. I realize that I am all the time slowly learning more about how to participate in MOOCs and each time I approach it a bit differently.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Personal publishing – while easier today with blogs and wikis – has been around since the early nineties, giving voice to people in new ways that ranged wider than their geographic communities, creating learning connections that span the globe. Use that as part of the learning.