ocTEL Week 5 Webinar

13/05/2013 in Course information

Join our weekly webinar at 16.30 on Wednesday 15 May, via Blackboard Collaborate 11.

You can access the Week 5 webinar via this link.

This week’s webinar

PLEASE NOTE this week’s webinar is at 4.30pm rather than the usual 12.30pm.

This week’s webinar is on platforms for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and in particular focuses on the connectivist style of courses being often taught by individuals or small teams of academics. As well as an overview of emerging trends there will be an in-depth behind the scenes look at the ocTEL platform. ocTEL is built on the open source WordPress blogging platform which has been augmented with a set of additional plugins and some custom coding. Participants will gain an insight into the challenges of developing and running a connectivist style open course and have the opportunity to quiz the platform architect Martin Hawksey.

About the presenter

Martin Hawksey in an advisor at the Jisc Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (CETIS), which provides advice to the UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors on educational technology and standards. Martin was first recruited to CETIS to provide technical support to the UK Open Educational Resources Programme (UKOER) but his work in data collection and visualisation techniques has seen this role broaden out into the field of open educational practices. Martin has been involved with a number of MOOCs including CFHE12, LAK13 and ds106.

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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