Six things I learnt from Take Your Teaching Online from OpenLearn

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Take Your Teaching Online Week 4

This is from OpenLearning and is an 8 week self-paced course. By the end of this week, you should be able to: understand the benefits of networks to the online teacherdiscuss the concepts of communities of practice and network weatherdevelop useful online networks to augment your teaching practice Teacher who has tried: Private Facebook Group … Continue reading Take Your Teaching Online Week 4

The power of Open Learning

Over the last few weeks I've followed a number of FutureLearn Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS). These have been and are: World War One: Trauma and Memory. Anika Mombauer. The OU. Just Started.Start Writing Fiction. Derek Neal. The OU. Week one of eight 1/8World War One: Aviation Comes of Age. Peter Gray. The University of Birmingham. Completed. 3/3World … Continue reading The power of Open Learning

CommentsGrainné ConoleConnectednessConstructed LearningCognitive LearningCommunities of PracticeCompendiumCurationCognitive OverloadCollaborationComplexity TheoryConstructed KnowledgeCsicksentmihalyiCreative CommonsCrowd SourcingCoxCity & GuildsCREETCompostingDoug ClowCommunities of Practice - Etienne WengerCuration Connectedness, Comments, Curation and Collaboration are interrelated: you get 'connectedness', a George Siemens coined term, as a result of curation (putting content online) which garners comments and thus creates collaboration. Comments bring like minds together and the … Continue reading

Three Issues relating to Communities of practice

[Notes from December 2012 make for intriguing reading as the potential of 'communities of practice' online has since been realised with the likes of LinkedIn Groups and Facebook Groups in throught 2020 remote working and learning with contact via Zoom and Meet video conferencing. December 2020] These are my notes from December 2012 Here are three … Continue reading Three Issues relating to Communities of practice

Balancing on a thin line – Thoughts from a study of Swedish voluntary leaders in children’s football.

Learning and identity The concepts of learning and identity are closely interwoven and seen as a social process of making meaning, primly inspired by the situated learning. (Wenger 1998)Identity is not only about our self image or other people’s image of ourselves, it is our way of living our everyday life, it is the layers … Continue reading Balancing on a thin line – Thoughts from a study of Swedish voluntary leaders in children’s football.

Three areas of interest relating to ‘Communities of Practice

These ideas came from the Master of Arts : Open and Distance Education H810 Activity, December 2012. 1) Engagement with all Bringing about effective change in inclusive policy and practice is less to do with thespecific method or approach employed and more to do with ensuring that a range ofstakeholder groups is sought and an … Continue reading Three areas of interest relating to ‘Communities of Practice

A pedagogy of abundance explains a good deal and changes everything

From Dion Hinchcliffe A pedagogy of abundance This forms a chapter in Martin Well's new book. If you are studying the Masters in Open and Distance Education MAODE (any module) with The OU you need to read this. Weller takes us through a series of clearly expressed, persuasive steps, a brief history about the more recent shifts in education and … Continue reading A pedagogy of abundance explains a good deal and changes everything