#octel Badges

One of my aims for this week was to find out what this whole badge thing was about in ocTEL and I was obviously not the only person to be intrigued by the talk of badges as I spotted a tweet on Friday asking if we were for or against the system. Before the course... Continue Reading →

#octel Week 1 Thoughts and musings

My MOOC journey to date Last Monday I embarked on my third MOOC. The first #edcmooc was run on the Coursera platform and I enjoyed every minute of the five weeks, the course content, the participants, the non-linear platform and the staff involved all made it a total success and I even earned my completion... Continue Reading →

Examining personal Web usage

I used the web visualiser to get started but then expanded it out for use in and out of work and then turned it into an infographic. The one thing I don't use it for at all is for connecting with friends - I stick to doing that offline.

End of Course Reflections #edcmooc

After four weeks of reading, watching, listening, blogging, tweeting, commenting, learning and all round enjoyment I want to get my thoughts in order to start creating my artefact. So with gut instinct I quickly entered all the words that came to mind into Wordle and now I think I am more panicked than before I... Continue Reading →

The Human Element #edcmooc

This article on our list, Perspectives on Education, encourages the use of video in online courses, but specifically video of the teachers themselves in order to retain higher numbers of students. One of the main reasons stated is: But communicating solely via text is also alienating, says Hersh. Weighing the theoretical advantages of purely textual... Continue Reading →

Where did the week go? #edcmooc

Here it is! Friday again! Home and work commitments have only allowed for a minimum interaction with my MOOC. I have only managed to watch last Friday's hangout and this week's trigger videos. So much still to do, watch, read and write - all before applying some creative thought to the competition. Let's start small... Continue Reading →

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