Month: June 2013

This is an archive of the 2013 version of ocTEL.

[OCTEL] Daily newsletter

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June 26, 2013
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ocTEL accreditation and mapping to CMALT

June 25, 2013

We appreciate that many people doing ocTEL want to get some credentials to evidence their learning. If we develop a revised ocTEL 2.0, then we aim to include some form of lightweight accreditation (Open Badges is favourite). In the meantime we’ve promised an electronic certificate of participation and ocTEL badge for use online.

ALT also administers the
CMALT
accreditation scheme (Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology), and we have mapped each week of ocTEL against the “core areas of work” in CMALT (thanks to Tom Franklin for doing this). The four main areas, elaborated in full in this Prospectus (PDF), are:

  1. Operational issues
  2. Teaching, learning and/or assessment processes
  3. The wider context
  4. Communication

If you’re interested in registering for CMALT, then this mapping should help you use the activities you’ve done on ocTEL as evidence of achievement in the relevant areas of work. A simple mapping follows, but for preparing your CMALT portfolio you may find the expanded version in this Google Doc more easy to use. Read more >>

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Free eBook/iBook: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” #edtech

June 25, 2013 | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

This is a great free eBook / iBook, for the iPad, from The Open University: ”Adva… in Technology Enhanced Learning”. The eBook aims to present a “range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate” and to introduce “methodological and technological breakthroughs” Read more »

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+Christina Hendricks originally shared I recently watched this presentation by Martin Hawksey, who is…

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+Christina Hendricks originally shared
I recently watched this presentation by Martin Hawksey, who is running the platform for the ocTEL MOOC (http://octel.alt.ac.uk/). It talks about how to run a cMOOC on Word Press (self-hosted site, not on wordpress.com. He talks about using Feed Word Press for blog aggregation, and also about another plugin that allows for discussion forums on Word Press: BBpress. So apparently it’s possible to have discussion forums on WP with this plugin.

He doesn’t get into tech specifics in this presentation, just general things about the tools they’re using for ocTEL. It’s really interesting for thinking of designing a cMOOC using Word Press, so if you have time, go ahead and listen to it. The presentation itself is around 30-40 minutes or so, then there’s questions after that that I didn’t find that useful for me, but you might.


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crumphelen: @virtualleader easing off for summer, you? Yep, #ocTEL was really valuable. I was 'patchy', but will def. check it out at later date/again.

@virtualleader easing off for summer, you? Yep, #ocTEL was really valuable. I was ‘patchy’, but will def. check it out at later date/again.

— Helen Crump (@crumphelen) June 25, 2013

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ocTEL accreditation and mapping to CMALT

We appreciate that many people doing ocTEL want to get some credentials to evidence their learning. If we develop a revised ocTEL 2.0, then we aim to include some form of lightweight accreditation (Open Badges is favourite). In the meantime we’ve

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Free eBook/iBook: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” #edtech

This is a great free eBook / iBook, for the iPad, from The Open University: ”Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning”. The eBook aims to present a “range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate” and to introduce “methodological and technological breakthroughs” to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in […]

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Week 10 webinar recording now available

June 24, 2013

Thanks to everyone who took part in ocTEL’s webinar last week.

If you missed all or part of the week 10 webinar, the materials from the session are now available on the Course Materials page, which also has links to materials from each of the previous live webinars.

ocTEL is over, long live ocTEL

June 24, 2013

Please forgive the slightly self-important title, but what we wanted to let everyone know is that, while the first run of the course is over, ocTEL will continue to be available for a variety of purposes:

  • participate — existing participants can keep doing the course activities, posting on their blogs or the course forums until further notice (we stopped taking new registrations a couple of weeks ago);
  • access — the course materials will remain available on this site until such time as we want to repurpose the site for another run of the course (then they will be archived in another accessible location);
  • remix — all the materials we’ve originated are available for re-use under a CC-BY licence, and we’re interested to hear how they can be made more useful for re-uses.

To take each specific component of the course, here are our current plans, which are subject to change in the light of feedback and experience.

  • Forums — these will continue to operate, and you can post and reply to new topics as you have throughout the course, until further notice — into the summer until such time are they are no new posts or we get a spam problem, at which point they may be frozen.
  • Email list — this has been quiet for some time, so we’re likely to retire it in a week, at which point we’ll clear the list of subscribers, but the archive of messages will remain available.
  • Course reader and daily newsletter — we will keep these going while they are still serving a purpose: that is, while there are still a meaningful number of new posts to bring to participants’ attention, however long that proves to be. Read more >>
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#ocTEL ends with a leisurely dip. | Learningcreep

Tags: ocTEL, TEL, MOOC, heutagogyby: David Jennings

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Week 10 webinar recording now available

Thanks to everyone who took part in ocTEL’s webinar last week. If you missed all or part of the week 10 webinar, the materials from the session are now available on the Course Materials page, which also has links to materials from each

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ocTEL is over, long live ocTEL

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imogenbertin: Excellent #Educause piece on MOOC retention (but authored by Coursera peeps). Digital marketing funnels anyone? #OcTEL

Excellent #Educause piece on MOOC retention (but authored by Coursera peeps). Digital marketing funnels anyone? #OcTEL— imogenbertin (@imogenbertin) June 24, 2013

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