Author: jrconlon95

This is an archive of the 2013 version of ocTEL.

ocTEL week 3 – 3E Framework (Keith Smyth webinar)

I know ocTEL advise us to keep jogging along and I am already on catch-up from week 7 but I’ve decided to head back to week 3 in order to capture the 3E framework which I think is a brilliant resource.  I have just watched the webinar again and got just a much on the […]

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Catching up , ocTEL week 7

I am a bit gutted at missing week 7 even though a holiday was lovely.  The running to stand-still feeling comes back too quickly, doesn’t it?  Anyway this week’s (week 7) content is my ‘thing’ so I am attempting to get straight.  I have reviewed the webinar but would have definitely had to put myself on […]

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Gilly Salmon webinar in ocTEL introducing Carpe Diem workshop

Good resources from the webinar today: For me this resembled a deign-thinking creative workshop but it was useful to see it applied to the process of learning design rather than product design.  The resources are good too and include examples.   For me, the useful take-aways of the 5 stage process were: ‘focus on the […]

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“We are designing verbs, not nouns.” —Bill Moggridge

Reminded of this in the ocTEL webinar today – focus on the learning outcomes not the curriculum content Submitted by Cristobal Avendaño to the

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Conole 7Cs of Learning Design

 Thanks to Sandie Gay in the ocTEL webinar for highlighting this model. January 2013 update

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ocTEL Activity 6.2 WebPA

I am ‘Mrs Teamwork’ when it comes to assessment.  I think  it is essential that it is properly supported rather than sink-or-swim.  Although I have done  a lot on this, I still do get the occasional ’it’s not fair’ vibe.  WebPA is therefore very appealing to me (Case study 7, p42).  I particularly like the aspect of agreeing criteria for assessment. […]

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ocTEL Activity 6.1

Snipped from I really like Nicol’s approach as it seems (to me) to be about getting students to be able to make accurate judgments on their own work.  His earlier work (2009) uses ‘empower’ and ‘engage’ and I think this is the essence of these 12 principles.  I like number 12 too – learn from your learners. […]

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Google and your memory

I am grateful to James Little for posting this great infographic on Google and your memory from This made me think (yet again) of Rheingold’s 21st century literacies.  Probably ‘attention’ – our reliance on this external memory may impact on the development of our understanding.  Also the need for the development of Critical Consumption (“Crap Detection”) […]

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ocTEL 3.3 (a) Design an activity

This is a ‘save for later’ – looks great but too much Bank Holiday sunshine to enjoy Learning activities from EMC-DE <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”″ title=”Learning activities” target=”_blank”>Learning activities</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”” target=”_blank”>EMC-DE</a></strong> </div>

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A note of optimism to encourage digital visitors – increasingly intuitive technologies

Jonathan Sands OBE gave his Professorial Inaugural lecture at the University of Huddersfield tonight. This gem of optimism came from the Q&A session.  Jonathan was asked if he was concerned that some would be left behind and excluded from the benefits of the digital society.  He said no – I expected him to, he describes […]

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