ocTEL Week 4 Webinar

07/05/2013 in Course information

Join our weekly webinar at 12.30 on Wednesday 8 May, via Blackboard Collaborate 11.

The link for the Week 4 webinar is available via the Course Materials page.

This week’s webinar

If you are planning on taking part in this session please complete a short survey in preparation for the session via http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JFX9KG3

This week’s webinar focuses on effective learning resources and aims to offer a range of opinions and perspectives on the following key questions:

  • What do we mean by ‘engaging and effective learning materials’?
  • How do we find them and how do we evaluate them?
  • If we cannot find ‘ready-made’ materials to suit our purpose then how do we best create/assemble/stitch together materials to plug the gap(s)?
  • What are the pros and cons of using OERs and what do we need to know about them to use them effectively (e.g. licensing and copyright issues)?

After a brief introduction, there will be four 10-minute responses, each of which will respond to some or all of these questions and identify important issues for all staff who want to make more effective use of the growing range of online learning resources. Our presenters are (in order of presentation): Peter Hartley, Sarah Currier, David Walker and Panos Vlachopoulos, and finally Chris Pegler. We will then have some time for questions and discussion.

About the presenters

Peter Hartley, National Teaching Fellow and formerly Professor of Education Development at Bradford, is now working as an independent consultant and is Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University. Sarah Currier is Jorum Service Manager, Mimas (http://mimas.ac.uk). David Walker is Senior Learning Technologist at the University of Dundee and is conference organiser and co-founder of eAssessment Scotland (http://www.e-assessment-scotland.org ). Panos Vlachopoulos is Lecturer in Academic Practice in the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice at Aston University in Birmingham, with international working experience in Greece, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Chris Pegler is Senior Lecturer in the Open University’s Institution of Educational Technology, National Teaching Fellow, researcher into resource reuse, and co-chair of OER13.

We will make the recording of this session available via the Course Materials page.

Webinar help and FAQ’s

For help prior to the webinar and some frequently asked questions please visit our help page.

If you have any questions contact octel-tech@alt.ac.uk.

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