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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Higher Education in 2025

Jenny Connected

The University of Southampton’s Vision 2020 states that over the next few years we will “revolutionise education”. The new Institute for Learning Innovation and Development (ILIaD) has been created to lead on this ambition and help shape the University’s future educational approach.

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Trending Sources

Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. The problem with an LMS is that it’s easy for the tutor to be invisible and for modules to become repositories for resources.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

So it has been interesting to listen to Stephen Downes and George Siemens talking about personal learning assistants this week in the Personal Learning MOOC. The point was that these are his personal learning assistants. Teaching in Higher Education, 20(4), 455–467.

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

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. Open’ is also often associated with ‘free’, as in open resources on the web which can be freely downloaded and according to the creative commons license can be ‘customised’ to suit the user’s purposes. These are just two examples of how apparently ‘closed’ developments within Higher Education are becoming more open.

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Inspiring students through research-based education

Jenny Connected

Research-based education was the focus of a one day conference at University College London (UCL)- this week (Thurs 3 April). The Provost’s strategy for bringing about this improvement is to make UCL a world leader in research-based learning. What is research-based learning?

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The Future of Work Is Learning

Elsua

However, from all of those resources mentioned by him, and which I would strongly recommend you all go through them, since they will be worth while your time, specially, if you are interested in this topic as well, there is one in particular that I thought I would expand further on it for a bit.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Now imagine you swap the wordings ’ teaching ’ for ‘learning’ and ‘our schools’ for ‘ our workplaces ’. That’s why Workplace Learning is broken and why heutagogy may need to come to the rescue to save us all…. No wonder the current education system is totally broken.

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Shaping the Future of Higher Education – standing still is not an option

Jenny Connected

Next week I will be attending a day conference about the future of Higher Education at Southampton University , so this month’s Teaching and Learning Conversation, hosted by Chrissi Nerantzi , caught my attention. It will be a valuable resource.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 1

Jenny Connected

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 objectives: participants will develop an appreciation of different models of online course delivery, ranging from the traditional LMS through connectivist MOOCs to potential future models of personal learning and performance support. Beyond Instructional Design: Open Spaces and Learning Places.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

There have been a few interesting goings on in the open ‘Personal Learning Conversation’ that Stephen Downes is running. In this he responded to Contact North’s ideas about the Future of Online Learning, expanding on the ideas and saying where he agreed and disagreed.

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Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge in Open Learning Environments from Jenny Mackness. Jenny: I am an independent education consultant and researcher and have been working with HE institutions in this capacity since 2005. Why are we interested in emergent learning?

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Notes on the NYC Department of Education Social Media Guidelines

SocialTech

NYC Department of Education (DOE) issued their Social Media Guidelines this week. There are some great things going on in the NYC public sector - in Government, schools, museums and libraries - in terms of the social and educational use of technologies.

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(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is a lot of attention for video and use of multimedia online, after all youtube has almost 300 million view hours per day.Gemma Critchley talked about emoties while learning: "people will forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel".

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Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools

SocialTech

I''m happy to announce that Dr Björn Haßler, Helen Neo, and Janet Blair, who will working with Leicester City Council''s DigiLit Leicester project to create guidance for secondary school staff, designed to introduce and promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across city schools.

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. Dave White , ”The impact on teachers of open educational resources and open academic practice in the digital university.” Tagged: #change11 , #fslt , davewhite , Higher Education , learning , MOOC , teaching , Wenger.

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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. Dave White , ”The impact on teachers of open educational resources and open academic practice in the digital university.” Tagged: #change11 , #fslt , davewhite , Higher Education , learning , MOOC , teaching , Wenger.

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Minecraft Meetup - report & resources

SocialTech

Leicester City Council''s BSF ICT strand is all about using technology to support learning, teaching, community development, and (very importantly) about having fun. We''ve rounded up all of the resources from the day in one handy place!

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Several Short Sentences About Learning

How to Save the World

. The only useful learning experiences I have ever had have been at least initially self-directed and exploratory. This is despite having attended educational institutions, conferences, workshops and seminars that were generally led and organized by smart, caring people.

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Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education

SocialTech

Centre For Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, are. adoption of open learning technology specifications and standards is. just as relevant, and even more vital a national resource today than. creating open education opportunities for all, through free and open.

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Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

This is the third in a series of posts we are making in preparation for the e-learning conference in Graz, Austria , at which we are speaking on September 17 th. Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

It involves diversity of approach and resources, i.e. participants are involved in determining the approach and creating the resources. cMOOCs connect participants and resources through immersion. We still need more empirical research on learning in different types of MOOCs.

Sensitive Learning Spaces: what architects can teach us

Jenny Connected

If UCL has the necessary finances, what a wonderful opportunity to think about the influence of space on learning. These architects could teach us a lot about how to design spaces for learning. Learning should be a sensual and embodied experience.

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5 eLearning video resources to watch this summer

e-Moderation Station

But for those of you still tethered to this world via an ethernet cable or wifi, here are some videos about online learning and teaching to while away those long hot afternoons: 1 Learning to Teach Online. 2 eTeaching and Learning. Summer is here.

Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

I would add that in addition many different resources are needed to inform these ideas or opinions. 2007): Media, Knowledge & Education – Exploring New Spaces, Relations and Dynamics in Digital Media Ecologies. Learning from MOOCs: lessons for the future.

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Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

seems such an important and relevant question for an educator and although I didn’t visit Flamsteed House until the day after the Greenwich conference, I found myself constantly wondering where I am in relation to the discussions that were held during the conference.

2014 23

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. April 14, 2011 Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training , April 19, 2011.

Self-direction can be learned

Ken Carroll

T his morning I addressed Dr Curt Bonk ‘s class at the School of Education at Indiana University. Last year Curt published an important book on how web technologies are changing education and learning – The World is Open - in which he included reference to my work at ChinesePod. . You educate yourself in resource-rich environments. I think he may be right but I also think that far more could learn the skills of self-direction.

OER13 Conference, Tues 26 March

Jenny Connected

Learning in a Small, Task-Oriented, Connectivist MOOC: Implications for Higher Education. in progress) Moving online, becoming ‘massive’: turning the face-to-face ‘First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ into a MOOC.

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Papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

e-Moderation Station

The International Research Foundation (TIRF) has recently published five papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL), all freely available on the TIRF website. Beyond the Classroom: Mobile Learning the Wider World (Ken Beatty). Photo by Milica Sekulic.

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

Jenny Connected

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. Discussion has covered aspects of the process and product of learning, transformative learning and threshold concepts – worth reading if you haven’t already visited the Moodle site (you do have to enrol in the Moodle site though, if you want to add to discussion).

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

Jenny Connected

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. Discussion has covered aspects of the process and product of learning, transformative learning and threshold concepts – worth reading if you haven’t already visited the Moodle site (you do have to enrol in the Moodle site though, if you want to add to discussion).

Puddle Jumping @ the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference

Full Circle Associates

Well, it is on the schedule for tomorrow morning, so I had better be ready for my keynote at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference. This is a placeholder blog where I’ll post the talk artifacts (song lyrics, visuals, and whatever else we create) and resources.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch

Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? Last year I participated in a fringe event during the Learning and Technologies conference and it was funny to be emerged into a topic I didn't have a clue what is was. elearning learning analytic

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#betreat12 Communities of practice and learning

Jenny Connected

These notes are from the Academic BEtreat reading on communities of practice and learning, pages 72 -102 in Etienne’s book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity . How does social learning theory relate to complexity theory and connectivism? Chapter 3 on Learning gave me a surprising ‘Ah-ha’ moment in the following three lines. Learning is not reified as an extraneous goal or as a special category of activity or membership (p.95).

The Rhizome: a problematic metaphor for teaching and learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

Our second paper which explores how the rhizome metaphor was understood in the Rhizo14 MOOC (Rhizomatic Learning. The Community is the Curriculum) has finally been published by The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

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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 will probably use the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) YouTube channel.

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Mobile learning #9: A Dummies Guide to QR codes

e-Moderation Station

A QR code on a class handout may contain further references, or links to resources such as an online video. You scan it with your mobile phone, and can then access specific information, or online resources, connected to that object. 5 How can you use QR codes in education?