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First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

Jenny Connected

Last week we had a full day F2F planning meeting in Oxford. This is a new MOOC due to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012. 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.

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First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

Jenny Connected

Last week we had a full day F2F planning meeting in Oxford. This is a new MOOC due to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012. 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.

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

These books propose a very ‘hands-on’ approach to facilitation and were designed to help a teacher make the transition from working f2f to the online environment. There is an intense discussion going on in the CPsquare community at the moment about the work of learning facilitators. Quite a few members of the CPsquare community work independently as community facilitators or for an organisation.

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Online Residency

Jenny Connected

Simon amazingly had never used Elluminate before, and thought he was attending as a f2f delegate, but was co-opted at the last minute to look after the online group. In the morning when the f2f participants broke out into working groups, Lawrie Phipps - made sure we were included by coming and speaking to us, which was great. So the mix of experimentation, working it out as we were going along, seeing if we could project ourselves into the f2f space, was fun and interesting.

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Online Residency

Jenny Connected

Simon amazingly had never used Elluminate before, and thought he was attending as a f2f delegate, but was co-opted at the last minute to look after the online group. In the morning when the f2f participants broke out into working groups, Lawrie Phipps - made sure we were included by coming and speaking to us, which was great. So the mix of experimentation, working it out as we were going along, seeing if we could project ourselves into the f2f space, was fun and interesting.

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Academic BEtreat (#betreat12) pre-conference call

Jenny Connected

The idea is that f2f participants will represent the online participants. Gold and yellow sections are for social activities (for the f2f participants). The Academic BEtreat is underway. We have had our first conference call, to prepare for next week.

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F2F and online teaching

Jenny Connected

Mike Bogle’s reflection on his presentation skills – [link] – strikes a chord with me. I always unpick my ‘performance’ in detail after a presentation or a course, either online or offline – but I tend not to do it in public as Mike has done. Through a long career which has involved being interviewed, seeking promotion etc., I am still very cautious about who I reveal my weaknesses to.

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Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

In addition, online learners seem to need and take/create more space than f2f learners, i.e. contemplative learning space. What does the need for ‘space’ mean for the design of blended learning, integrated online and f2f learning, and a prescribed curriculum? Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience.

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Networked learning, CoPs and connectivism

Jenny Connected

At a distance >>>>>> Predominantly F2F. The first Networked Learning Conference Hotseat with Peter Goodyear has attracted a lot of interesting discussion. Most of the discussion has centred on what is meant by networked learning and there seem to be as many definitions as there are people in the forum.

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Is a Virtual Choir a Learning Network or even a Choir?

Jenny Connected

The outcome gives the appearance of a choir performance, but the process doesn’t have some of the critical elements of the experience of singing in a F2F choir, which seem to me to be about listening to each other in real time and making on the spot adjustments in the light of that listening. This is an interesting question which has been discussed in the first Networked Learning Conference 2011 Hotseat. -. link]. link].

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The Riddle of Online Resonance (first installment)

Jenny Connected

In writing this paper we have not attempted to solve this riddle, but rather to explore its unique characteristics, with a view to increasing our understanding of online communication and how this might differ from face-to-face (F2F) communication. E-resonance and F2F communication. Much has already been written about the differences between online and F2F communication ( see for example Jonassen & Kwon, 2001; Conole et al.

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In defense of lurking

Jenny Connected

Actually, I dislike that derogatory term ‘lurking’ and prefer to recognise that in any course, online or f2f, we will have active participants, but also those whose learning preference is to ‘read’ or ‘observe’. A couple of days ago George Siemens made a post to his Elearnspace blog in which he strongly criticised lurkers as follows: Creation, collaboration, and sharing are the true value points of a PLN.

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#PLENK2010 Scaffolding Open Courses

Jenny Connected

I have just attended the Friday Elluminate session of the Plenk2010 course (will post recording as soon as it is available). I have been out of touch for more than a week trying to meet research and work deadlines and so it was great to be able to attend this session and also that the session focussed on a topic which is of great interest to me. The question that I honed in on was around the role of educators in ‘massive/large’ open courses.

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Too much choice

Jenny Connected

I am still reflecting on my experience at the Networked Learning Conference and it has been heartening to receive supportive comments here on this blog, in emails and f2f. The conference in Birmingham yesterday was wonderful. Inspiring in many ways. It’s interesting to reflect on why it worked so much better for me than the Networked Learning Conference.

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Is blog conversation distinctive?

Jenny Connected

Mike has commented that discussion is spread across blog comments, tweets, emails, f2f and wiki articles and that ‘All of these combine t make a really vibrant, indepth discussion, but on their own the comments on blogs may not appear to progress things very far’ I have been wondering about this. There must have been some research done on this question. I will have to dig around.

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2006 Post on sharing online from F2F events still has juice!

Full Circle Associates

10 years later, the tools have changed, but the practices for sharing out from F2F events are pretty much the same. I was checking a link and came across this post from 2006. Learning, Capturing and Sharing Conference Artifacts .

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Technologies: online versus f2f

Joitske Hulsebosch

Since we met f2f I forgot his name & it took me some time to find oyster on the web (didn't know how you write it). Yesterday I met the first person who knew my blog without knowing me!! Weird experience. Since I had few comments, you have the impression that nobody is reading your blog.

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Integrating online and face-to-face participation in a community of practice « Jenny Connected

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1 Day F2F = 1,000 emails

TNT - The Network Thinker

1 Day F2F > 1,000 emails Originally published July 4, 2007We often get the technology right, but forget about the sociology and then wonder why our computing systems do not live up to expectations. Here is an excellent article on why the social is so important in social computing.

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Technology: building relationships through online and f2f interactions

Joitske Hulsebosch

I noticed f2f it is easier to fill in some details which seem kind of trivial, yet the lack thereof online may lead to plenty assumptions. (I I met Manju Chatani in Accra, Manju lives in Accra, is an online facilitator and interested in ICT4D. I interviewed Manju in July for my work with GINKS. Then we were together in the online facilitation workshop of Nancy White which was a great experience and we learned and interacted a lot online for 5 weeks.

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Teachers on mLearning

e-Moderation Station

Below are responses collected from a group of teachers face-to-face (f2f) in Brisbane, on paper. Several of the f2f teachers mention what they perceive of as the ‘futuristic’, ‘new world’, ‘cutting edge’ element of mobile learning.

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The Right Blend?

e-Moderation Station

A dash of VLE, a pinch of f2f, and a large dollop of motivation. Blended learning has been around for a while, and some studies claim that it can be more effective than purely f2f learning. 4 F2f and online link: In a blended course the online and f2f parts need to be clearly linked.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

Full Circle Associates

The reason I wanted to share this story is time after time I hear people state “Hey, let’s just convert our face-to-face (F2F) training into elearning” without a real sense of what that process might entail.

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FlickrMeets and Community

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Want to learn Graphic Recording? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When I facilitate F2F I have my paper, pens and chalk and try at some point to use visuals to focus, capture or catalyze what is going on in the room.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

This is the third of four pieces reflecting on the experiences of Emilio, a subject matter expert who was tasked with converting his successful F2F training into an elearning offering. If you compare that to level of effort for a F2F course, it is a trade off.

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Learning While Building eLearning: #4 Lessons from the Pilot

Full Circle Associates

This is the last of four pieces reflecting on the experiences of Emilio, a subject matter expert who was tasked with converting his successful F2F training into an elearning offering.

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Relate and Liberate: Techniques for Online Learner Engagment

Full Circle Associates

We had a handful of people interested in participating virtually, but I really wanted to give them my FULL attention, not split between the F2F and the online group. One of the events from Novembers ISS Fellowship in Victoria State, Australia, was at Melbourne Polytechnic.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 2 – Learning Objectives & Assessment

Full Circle Associates

of four pieces reflecting on the experiences of Emilio, a subject matter expert who was tasked with converting his successful F2F training into an elearning offering. You started with all of your F2F material, then had to hone it down for online. This is the second (slow!)

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

The strength of the second model is a seamless integration of online and f2f learning. Such that f2f and online learning are mutually reinforcing. E-coaching : You have worked for some time with a group of trainees f2f and the meetings are over.

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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

We talk regularly with members informally, take initiative to convene a meeting f2f, start an online brainstorming, make sure invitations are available for online webinars. Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well?

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IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?

Elsua

You may not be able to see them F2F again throughout the remaining of the year. Think of it as your last chance in the year to catch up with them F2F.

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Liberating Structures Online

Full Circle Associates

I also think that sometimes the anonymity or semi-anonymity of the online space can actually make it “safer” than F2F. I was bummed to miss the September Liberating Structures Seattle User Group meeting as it was about using LS online. (If

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Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development

Nancy White

years built a sense of community, and has organized F2F events at a continental level.

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The Mindset of Work

Elsua

What’s the future of work? I bet that’s probably the number one single question we all keep bumping into multiple times during the course of the day and, yet, we still haven’t got a clue about what the real future of work might be like in the long run.

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Nancy White on the necessity (or not) of face-to-face

Endless Knots

I share your experience of people wanting to have F2F trainings for online facilitation, etc. If it is not AT LEAST a blend of F2F and online, I won't do it anymore. I've had situations where we had plenty of F2F, process support, etc and the teams failed. Then, IF THEY CAN, come together F2F to validate their online experience. The great comments on the " Is face-to-face necessary? " post continue to roll in.

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Intro to QR Codes: A lesson for EFL students

e-Moderation Station

I spend almost all of my time on f2f and online teacher training, and I miss EFL classes. I’m currently in Cambridge in the UK, doing two weeks of EFL classroom teaching.

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eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

e-Moderation Station

My next blog posts on mobile learning will look at applying mobile learning to f2f teaching, mobile learning and e-learning, and current apps for language learning. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader.

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Valdis Krebs on face-to-face

Endless Knots

Had to elevate it: If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then a day F2F is worth a 1000 emails/tweets. Priceless. Below Valdis , one of the originals in social network analysis, comments on whether face-to-face is necessary.

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Top Ten Moderator Skills (for 2010)

e-Moderation Station

2 Enthusiasm : No one learns anything from uninterested or unmotivated teachers, whether f2f or online. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? What makes a good e-moderator?

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