Learning and Exploring

This page outlines some of the online workshops, open learning events (MOOCs) and communities in which I’ve participated.

Pedagogy First – Program for Online Teaching Certificate Class 2012-13  #POTcert Pedagogy First, the Program for Online Teaching Certificate. It’s an open online class offered by the Program for Online Teaching (not an accredited institution), run by volunteer faculty and participants at Mira Costa College, San Diego.

The Social Learning Centre  Membership of The Social Learning Centre,  a global online professional community for learning professionals (in both education and the workplace) to support their ongoing professional development by learning from their peers as well as leading industry practitioners and thought leaders from around the world. It’s facilitated by Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (#C4LPT) and a Principal of the Internet Time Alliance, and is supported by Harold Jarche (#hjarche), who is also a member of the Internet Time Alliance.

MOOC MOOC #moocmooc January 6th to 12th 2013, an examination of the MOOC phenomenon.

Open Learning Design Studio’s MOOC – “Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum” #OLDSMOOC January 10th to 13th March 2013, this is a 9 week project based MOOC, offered by JISC, that aims to reflect a proposed process for learning design. It also covers a number of design thinking methodologies.

Educational Technology & Media #ETMOOC January 13th to March 30th 2013, offered by Alex Couros @courosa and ‘conspirators’, this is a connectivist MOOC (cMOOC) that introduces and discusses the topic of  educational technology and media. It aims to be somewhere between a course and a community.

eLearning and Digital Cultures #EDCMOOC January 28th to 3rd March 2013, this course, offered on the Coursera platform by a team from Edinburgh University, is concerned with how “digital cultures intersect with learning cultures online, and how our ideas about online education are shaped through “narratives”, or big stories, about the relationship between people and technology”. It looks at how learning and literacy is represented in popular digital/cyber culture.

Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning  #ocTEL  April 3rd to June 21st 2013, offered by The Association for Learning Technology (ALT). An online course designed to develop better understanding of how to use technology in order to enhance teaching in Higher Education.

Learn Moodle MOOC #learnmoodle September 2013, supported by Certified Moodle Partners. Designed to provide a good foundation and context to Moodle, the course covers the basics of the open source (and free!) learning platform, including how to set up and effectively use Moodle in teaching.

Open Badges:New Currency in Professional Credentials #OpenBadgesMOOC September 9th to October 20th, 2013, Blackboard, Mozilla, SRSC and WCET. An international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals.

Exploring Personal Learning Networks – An Open Online Seminar #xplrpln October 7th 2013 to November 5th, offered by Jeff Merrill and Kimberley Scott and the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change program at Northwestern University, Illinois. An open online seminar exploring the relationship between an individual’s personal learning network (PLN) and an organizational context.

How to be an Effective Digital Curator #dcurate January 8th to January 22nd, 2014, offered by Sam Burrough and Martin Couzins on the Curatr platform.

Rhizomatic Learning – The Community Is The Curriculum #rhizo14 January 14th to February 18th, 2014 offered by Dave Cormier on P2PU. Rhizomatic learning offers  a means to explore new ways of learning in a world of abundance – abundance of perspective, of information and of connection.

Personal Knowledge Mastery. #PKM April to May, 2014 offered by Harold Jarche. PKM is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM means taking control of your professional development, and staying connected in the network era, whether you are an employee, self-employed, or between jobs.

Open Knowledge – Changing the Course of Learning #okmooc September 2nd to December 12th, 2014, offered by Stanford University on the EdX platform. Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning — this course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including education, publishing, librarianship, economics, politics, and more, and asks you to discover what openness means to you.

Open Research #openresearch September 15th to October 12th, 2014 offered by OER Research Hub on P2PU. An exploration of researching in the open.

Connected Courses #ccourses September 2nd to 14th December, 2014. Connected Courses is a collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web.

Networked Scholars #scholar14 October 20th to November 16, 2014, offered by George Valetsianos on Canvas Network. This course introduces participants to the tools and practices associated with academics’ participation in online social networks in order to share, reflect upon, critique, improve, validate, and otherwise develop their scholarship. It also explore ideas associated with digital scholarship, open scholarship, and social scholarship and investigates how particular tools and practices may enhance the impact and reach of scholarship, as well as explores the challenges and tensions associated with emerging forms of scholarship.

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