Category: progress report

This is an archive of the 2013 version of ocTEL.

Understanding Learners' Needs – Week 2 Wrap-up

The week’s activities began with a good deal of interest and comment relating to the four ‘Readiness questionnaires’. Most comments and posts related to the limitations of this mechanistic approach to identifying learners’ needs. Colleagues identified that differing degrees of self-awareness amongst

Big questions and learning the ropes

Here’s quick overview and recap as the induction part of ocTEL draws to a close and we approach the start of the main course next week. The aims we set for this part were for you to have a sense of

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What we're learning from you about communications in large online courses

In this course we encourage you to communicate with each other via several channels, including your own blogs and twitter accounts, and we provide some guidance about when and why to use them. We let you, the course participants, choose

Course begins: looking forward to your feedback

ocTEL starts today. Like the English first class cricket season, which begins tomorrow, play gets under way at the civilised hour of 11.00 British Summer Time. Like cricket, it’s best if you don’t rush. We’ve put a lot of planning

New course outline and confirmed dates

We now have a complete set of draft materials for our course, which we will be reviewing and revising during the rest of the March, so that we’re ready to start the course in April. While finalising the course and

Course outline – first draft

The ocTEL project team have now had a chance to discuss and digest the results of our survey, and to think about what implications they might have for the course design. The results are most useful in terms of what

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Rough cut analysis of market research survey

We closed the OCTEL market research survey a couple of days ago — many thanks to all the 140 people who completed it. Tomorrow members of the project team are meeting in London to review the results of this, as

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Introducing the team

It’s still early days on the OCTEL project, but we are starting to assemble a team and build some momentum. If you haven’t already done so, and you’re interested in the kind of course OCTEL may become, please complete our

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