Beyond Open; #fslt12 MOOC Reflections
Overview; This is my fifth in a sequence of six reflective blog posts on how I developed my teaching and learning practice and reflects on my practice in the noughties. I spent time running workshops in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Community Learning, become a Culture Online with Visioneer. The DfES asks to me develop a ‘Digital Divide Content Strategy’ and we start the Metadata for Community Content modelling informal e-learning. I start work on the Cybrarian project, a Facebook for e-learning that has a working prototype built by Fujitsu before Zuckerburg starts his “Hot or Not” coding. It’s rejected on the advice of consultants, we form lastfridaymob, which reconfigures as the …Curious & Confident (1)
My life as a learner: reflections #flst12
Overview; This is my opening blog post for the MOOC First Steps in Teaching and Learning and we have been asked to reflect on our practice as learners and teachers. I will cover 4 points, my learning experience, my initial teaching, my practice after understanding teaching (brokering learning) and my open context based practicein a post-Web 2.0 world. Having commenced this process with this blog post I have now decided to do this as 4 daily blog posts; this is part 1.
My learning experience;Actually I have written a complete reflective novel on my experiences of learning called 63/68 A Visceral History.This is a novelisation of the …What is learning for you?
The above image represents the first school years of many generations of Primary School children in Greece, myself included. This book was the one we loved most, and even now after so many years it brings many memories to mind; from the characteristically blue school uniform to the long-gone polytonicGreek language (katharevousa, Greek: Καθαρεύουσα, [kaθaˈrevusa]). Most of all, it brings to mind my first steps into learning!
When George Robertsopened the pre–course activities of the “first steps in learning and Teaching in Higher Education” MOOC by asking us “what …Let’s warm-up! Pre-course activity
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I thought to post a quick note here about the forthcoming live chat on “How to be a good lecturer“ . The chat officially starts tomorrow Friday 18th of May at 12 BSTin the format of posting comments at the end of the page and of posting tweets with the hashtag #goodlecturer.
The chat is organised by the Guardian’s Higher Education Network and facilitated by a 6-member panel consisting of lecturers.
“Its aim is to bring together the latest insight, comment, advice and best practice for professionals working in and with higher education.”
Although the chat is practically starting tomorrow, the …Everything Unplugged
Royal Festival Hall 2 May 2012
Everything meets every weekand began as School of EverythingUnplugged, emerging from Dougald Hine& Paul Miller‘s learning start-upas a kind of reflective space for ongoing discussions. Any topic related to learning that members want to discuss that week is up for discussion; the subtitle is “learning conversations” This week it was stress and learning as a gently rambling group discussion, without any real lead (although proposed & explained by David Jennings. We also try to invite someone along almost every week to challenge us to broaden the discussions. If you want to come along you can join the group on Facebook
There are core members including me (now). David Jennings(…Open Licensing
by Ben Samuels
I was excited to learn that David Wiley is starting up the winter 2012 Introduction to Openness in Educationcourse. I first encountered Wiley via his facilitation of week5 of the #change11 mooc. Last week he announced on his blog that he is now the Senior Fellow for Open Education at the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies, also known as Digital Promise. Congratulations to him, and to educators and learners everywhere that will hopefully benefit from the work that he does in this position.