I have been following the weekly #LTHEchat as an observer (my more positive equivalent for lurker) for a long time however this week I decided to take the plunge and join in. As the topic was Open CPD it could not have been more apt for my first go. As someone who had never participated in a... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: Just to be clear from the outset CMALT is in no way at fault in this scenario, despite the title the fault lies solely with me. On this sunny Friday I have dusted down this old blog site, from when I dabbled with MOOCs, to have a rant at myself regarding my CMALT portfolio.... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
Starting my new MOOC this week. First exercise coming up...
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 →
Overall I found http://animoto.com/ fairly easy to use and intuitive. The free 30 sec video is pretty limiting but still great effects for free. Utopia - video created with Animoto.
Having a play with some new online tools for creating our artefact next week, that the edcmooc team suggested. Dystopia - video created with Animoto.
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 →