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May 31, 2013
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Week 7 webinar recording now available

May 30, 2013

Thanks to everyone who took part in ocTEL’s weekly webinar with Nancy White yesterday afternoon.

If you missed all or part of the week 7 webinar, the materials from the session are now available on the Course Materials page, which is updated weekly with materials from each live webinar.

Gráinne Hamilton, this week’s lead tutor, has blogged about the session:

In the webinar, Nancy covered the impact of the contexts we teach and learn within, considering the ‘we, me, many’ – groups, individual, networks. Much of the discussion focused on how to move towards interaction and developing peer support online. Some of the participants described examples of courses they want to develop more peer-to-peer interaction and experiential learning within, sometimes in international contexts, and Nancy and the group came up with a range of suggestions that could help. These included:


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Siemens Learning Development Cycle #ocTEL 7.1

May 30, 2013 | Megan Kime | Megan Kime
I planned to write a post comparing Siemens’ approach (learning development cycle) with the Salmon model discussed earlier this week. But I must admit I didn’t get that much from the Siemens’ paper. I’m worried that I’m not understanding it right, but it didn’t seem to be saying very much Read more »

#ocTEL week 5: how do you make technology disappear?

May 30, 2013 | Open Plan Publishing
After a two-week hiatus while I built sandcastles on the beach in Spain, it was good to get straight into a meaty bit of theory when I started catching up on ocTEL: David Kolb’s learning styles model and experiential learning … Continue reading → Read more »

Supporting Learners…

May 30, 2013 | TEL course...
In your experience of the ocTEL course so far, describe an instance where the support you received from tutors or peers felt particularly good – what made it good? describe an instance where the support had weaknesses – what made it poor? When starting the course, there was a buzz Read more »
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