Monthly Archives: April 2013

All Inclusive has its place

In the process of getting my head round the place of openness I’ve been contemplating pessimistic warnings on the demise and disaggregation of HE. We’ve been encouraged over this MOOC to consider technology as a disruptor and, as examples, consider … Continue reading

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Open Digital Literacies

Digital literacies help us thrive in an digital world.  What are those skills and attributes that are essential to thrive in an open online world?  Here’s my list: Open to new approaches and applications  – ICT Literacy Confident to select, … Continue reading

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Thriving in a Digital World

I got a bit bogged down reading Beetham (2010), but managed to focus a bit by doing a map. Downloadable from Much more reading to be done on this, but it’s good to get the background clear. Beetham, H. (2010) … Continue reading

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Week6/Activity 22: Hangouts and other Live sessions

I propose our friend the live video chat as a technology to sit alongside other staples of blogs, RSS, Twitter, Social Networks, links/embeds and VLEs. By live video chat I mean tools such as Hangouts (+ hangouts on air), Blackboard … Continue reading

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Week 5: of viruses and knotweed

Sorry Week 5, I’ve not done you justice. I’ve been floored with a chest infection and trying to do anything on the study line was just a bit too hard.  I’ve dipped in and out of blogs, tweets, watched a … Continue reading

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Week 4 Reflection: Outed as a fan of MOOCs

Some ponderings on the differences between “formal” online learning modules I have been on so far, and my MOOC experiences to date.   This is of-course drawn only from my rather limited experience of both! I added the video (11/5) … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on PLNs

This seems a bit too worryingly straightforward.  Here’s my definition: Your Personal Learning Network is the distributed and present network of people that you connect and collaborate with with the aim of developing and sharing  knowledge, learning and expertise. Teams … Continue reading

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