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 …How to be a good lecturer
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 …Aggregate and Share
It is expected that during this First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Educationmassive open online course (Mooc) all the participants will ..
- Filter, select and gather (aggregate) the information that is meaningful to you,
- Interpret (remix) this information bringing to it your own perspective and insights,
- Refashion (repurpose) it to suit your own purpose, and then
- Share it (feed forward) with other participants, to learn from each other.”
Although the course will officially start on Mon 21st of May, I devote time for preparation and reflection. One of my challenges is to manage information so that it is easily findable across many physical …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(…