Tag: Digital learning

This is an archive of the 2013 version of ocTEL.

#ocTEL week 3: the unsociable learner

I come from a long line of unsociable learners. The writer James Hogg, a distant relative, taught himself to read and write alone by candlelight in an Ettrick farm cottage. My own father is teaching himself Gaelic; in the 1980s, … Continue reading

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Infographic: Characteristics of a (successful) online student #ocTEL

What is at the core of an online course or a MOOC? You could argue it’s the academic integrity of the materials or learning. It could be the level of student engagement in required activities. I would argue that (even if not at the core, but very close to it) should be the expectations placed […]

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#ocTEL week 2: learners’ needs and digital literacy

So how do you find out if you’re ready to take an online course? Well in my case you dive into one unthinkingly (ocTEL), complain about how difficult and confusing you’re finding it and then gradually try to find out … Continue reading

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#ocTEL week 1: are connections all students want?

Week 1 of #ocTEL flew past in a whirl of competing deadlines and sleep deprivation, so I’m not getting any further than the ‘If you only do one thing this week…’ task, I’m afraid. I looked at Sugata Mitra’s ‘Hole … Continue reading

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#ocTEL week 0: volume anxiety

Filled with new enthusiasm after the Learning Through Technology conference (#LTT2013), I signed up for the Association for Learning Technology’s open course in technology-enhanced learning (#ocTEL), which began last week. I’m taking this course to try and engage with a … Continue reading

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