Last week I was at the HEA/SEDA day conference in Birmingham, UK
I was there with my colleagues George Roberts, Marion Waite and Liz Lovegrove because we had a slot in which we shared the work we have done on the FSLT12 MOOC. George has posted his slides to Slideshare.
You will see that there are a lot of slides (48), but in fact we only got to slide 27 because there was so much interest in the MOOC and so many questions – and of course, so little time for discussion.…Planning with the “Learning Designer” Tool
Lesson plan for “Your digital footprint” Planning my Micro-teaching activity
The last few weeks have been extremely busy! One of my tasks to complete was the microteaching activity for the “first steps” MOOC. The actual Microteaching presentation took place last Friday, the 22ndof June, and since I am still reflecting on the experience, I thought it’s not too late to post my thoughts on it.
For this activity I chose to design a lesson plan for a session I would like to deliver to my students in the coming academic year, entitled: “Your digital footprint”. I may modify the title a bit to capture the students’ attention but the aimsof the session will still be to…Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy
Dave White’s presentation to FSLT12 yesterday included a number of thought-provoking ideas.
In the past I have heard Dave speak a number of times about ‘Visitors and Residents’ in the online environment. You can find out more about this on his TALL blog– Technology Assisted life-long learning – TALL for short (his joke – not mine )
But this week’s talk took a different focus. It centred on the relationship between open educational resources (OERs), open academic practice and changing pedagogy. The title of his talk was even longer than this:
OER: The quality vs credibility vs access vs pedagogy vs legitimacy vs money debate
Click herefor the recording of the session.
As Dave pointed out, OERs come …Information obesity, media and other teaching successes! 
All the previously mentioned questionshelped me to engage with the students in a reflective conversation brought up by a “unique and uncertain situation”. With their answers, I managed to gain confidence, enrich my understanding on the situation and build an atmosphere of trust. As the students had already been in a presentation situation, they knew how it feels to stand in front of an audience and try to manage a situation that didn’t start as planned.
It was very interesting for me to see how their answers helped me re-design the first part of the session. The fact that this “unique” situation helped me to engage with them in a dialogue and turn a passive lecture into a lively …First Steps to Planning a MOOC
We started planning for this MOOC last week – I blogged about it here – http://jennymackness.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/a-new-mooc-for-mayjune-first-steps-into-teaching-in-fehe/
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, http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2009/02/access2oer-cck08-solution.html; http://change.mooc.ca/how.htmand http://www.slideshare.net/Downes/how-to-organize-a-mooc)
….. but there’s nothing quite like having to do it yourself for learning! George, Marion and I had our second Skype planning meeting yesterday to discuss the MOOC that we are planning for May/Junethis year.
The full Title of this MOOC, which is being offered by Oxford Brookes University, …