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The open course you cannot fail…

April 24, 2014 in About, Course Information

… unless you fail to find something interesting.

participant-largeWelcome to the second run of ocTEL, the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning. Last year we ran the course[1], designed, written and supported by members of ALT, for the first time and 1200+ people registered. Within the first few days, hundreds of participants interacted with the course and its fledgling community in some way. Then, different patterns of engagement began to emerge from those where were actively completing activities to those joining live sessions, posting in forums, blogging, tweeting or lurking.

So this time round, with a slightly shorter course, and a focus beyond teaching in Higher Education, how do we hope participation in the course will happen? The answer is simple: you cannot fail the course or fail to complete it. You might ask, why is that and how does it work then? Here are our thoughts on how you can make ocTEL work for you: Read the rest of this entry →

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