Welcome to the penultimate week of ocTEL

June 9, 2014 in Course Information

Welcome to the penultimate week of ocTEL where we’ll be looking at the role of leadership, management and how to keep on track.  This week will focus on the importance of planning the implementation of your TEL project, in particular identifying key successes and failures and understanding how to manage risks. In the context of this module, a project could be the implementation of an online course, or an institution-wide review, or a rollout of a new TEL system.

As a TEL explorer you will consider the role of key stakeholders such as students and senior management, the importance of institutional support and the advantages and disadvantages of institutional versus externally-sourced solutions.

This week’s webinar will take place on Thursday (12th June) at 12:30pm and will consider the views of two key stakeholders in TEL projects. We are delighted to have as our speakers Ellie Russell, Quality and Student Engagement Consultant, from the National Union of Students and Prof. Shan Wareing, Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, from Bucks New University.

Your lead tutors for this week are Julie Voce, E-learning Services Manager at Imperial College London and Brian Boullier, Group IT Director at Bradford College. As in previous weeks, we will be supported by the excellent ocTEL support tutors and the ALT team. We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences via your blogs, tweets or the course discussion forums.

Here are this week’s course material and activities. Enjoy the week!

Best wishes,

Julie and Brian

1 response to The open course you cannot fail…

  1. Dear Maren

    “Lurkers” vs “Silent participants”?

    Here are a few other terms that could be used:

    vicarious learners?
    silent participants?
    Non-public user?
    legitimate peripheral participator?
    virtual participant?
    marginal participant?
    passive observer?
    cognitive apprentices?
    potential member?
    proximate member?
    tacit member?

    See Let’s get more positive about the term ‘lurker’


    Which term best reflects the degree/ style/ of learning? If you read a book, but never talk about it, have you learned any less?

    Best wishes


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