MIGHTYBELL!• Join in with the Mightybell experience: Prepare to be a self-directed learner http://tinyurl.com/7alk7vw
WHAT IS A MOOC?Massive Open Online CourseA Massive open online course (MOOC) is a course where theparticipants are distributed and course materials also are dispersedacross the web.The course is not a gathering, but rather a way of connecting distributedinstructors and learners across a common topic or field of discourse.MOOCs are a more recent form of online course development, departingfrom formats that rely on posted resources, Learning ManagementSystems, and structures that mix the LMS with more open web resources.Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course
UNPACKING A MOOC!FreeFacilitatedCollectiveSelf-directedNetworkedBack channelledModular
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING!• Who is a self-directed learner?• How do you prepare yourself to be self-directed?
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING! • Who is a self-directed learner?(a) empowered to make decisions associated with the learning(b) able to transfer learning, in terms of both knowledge and study skill, from one situation to another(c) engages in self-guided reading, participation in study groups, internships, electronic dialogues, and reflective writing activities(d) engages in open-learning programs, individualized study options, non-traditional course offerings, and other innovative programs.Hiemstra, R. (1994). Self-directed learning.
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING! • How do you prepare yourself to be self-directed? Knowles says, “ We must learn from everything we do; we must exploit every experience as a learning experience. Every institution and every person we have access too become a resource. It is a lifelong process.”Self-Directed LearningBy Malcom Knowles 1975
E-PORTFOLIO AIMS AND OBJECTIVES VET practitioners developing a professional e-portfolio to support their CPD needs (eg industry and professional currency) Three types of e-portfolio use in mind: • Lifelong learning • Current course participation • Recognition of Prior Learning
LEVELS 1 - 3 What? Why? Where? • Establish your • Determine the • Decide where understanding purpose of you will create of e-portfolios your e- your e- portfolio portfolio https://sites.google.com/site/epcoplearnspace/ct1/Subject1
LEVEL 1: MISSION & QUESTS Level 1 quests: • Commit some time • Set up a blog • Attend a webinar • Do some reading • Do some listening • Create a personal plan • Introduce yourself Do some networking Level 1 mission: • Have fun! Establish your understanding of e-portfolios.
LEVELS 4 - 7 So What? Now What? Then What? • Determine How? • Decide on • Reflect on how you will engage who to and Gather share your evaluate in reflective evidence of e-portfolio your e- practice. your learning with and portfolio. for your e- refine your portfolio. collections. https://sites.google.com/site/epcoplearnspace/ct1/topic-seven
LEVEL 7: MISSION & QUESTS Level 7 quests: • Prepare your e-portfolio for a wider audience • Post a final reflective blog article • Create a future action plan for your e-portfolio • Consider an e-portfolio approach to your ongoing studies and provide feedback on the MOOC Level 7 mission: • Participate in a final webinar • Gather badges of achievement Reflect on and evaluate • Add testimonials to the EpCoP your e-portfolio. MOOC Survivors Voicethread • Attend the webinar
TESTIMONIALS• … Thank-you to you and the moderators, the course (or at least those levels that I have worked through) has been a real boost, and has given me a lot to think about. I am a little more prepared than I was before!• … I really want to finish this course, and I am wondering if the ePCoP MOOC will stay online for a while longer. I realise there will be no forums etc, but just to work through the information will be more than useful.• … Thank-You for Everything! This course really has helped, and even if I only get a little bit out of it, I have made a huge step in knowing more about e-Portfolios.