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Presentation made on 14.1.08 at The University of Sheffield Learning and Teaching Conference. The presentation is about the new online MA in New Literacies - how it was designed and what it is ...

Presentation made on 14.1.08 at The University of Sheffield Learning and Teaching Conference. The presentation is about the new online MA in New Literacies - how it was designed and what it is intended to do.

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    • Learning and teaching about and through research: a technology-enhanced approach Julia Davies The School of Education The University of Sheffield, UK
    • Thanks to…..
      • Sheena Banks - advice and support
      • Jo Gilham - technical support and training
      • Paul Jinks - advice and technical support
      • Jackie Marsh - course tutor
      • Kate Pahl - course tutor
      • Paul Wigfield - technical support and training
      • Module One complete
      • Module Two just starting today …
      • Did not manage to cram in as much to Module One as we hoped
      • We are all complete beginners in using Web CT / MOLE
      A new programme
    • A programme to fulfil certain criteria:
      • Flexibility for the learners - all professional full time workers
      • Ease of Use
      • Suitability of Medium and Mode for Course Content
      • Platform for understanding Web 2.0
    • Resources from some modules shared across The School
      • Experience of and enthusiasm for Web 2.0
      • Awareness of multimodality
      • Experience from research evaluation:
              • Keeping all L and T activities in the online space
              • Adding to the course incrementally
              • Keeping people in step
              • ‘ Wrap around’
              • Providing an overview of the Module and each unit
              • Consistency of format - balanced with variety
      Course Design built on:
    • Theoretical underpinnings
      • New Literacies - Passion about making education relevant – a mission to educate in this area
      • Team involved in research around popular culture; digital technologies and social literacy practices; literacy teaching and learning in a range of contexts ( part of our content)
      • Constructivist theories of learning (links to research into Web 2.0 etc.)
    • High quality Web 2.0 interactivity:
      • High levels of interactivity
      • Collaboration over content
      • Constructivist Learning
      • Different people, different skills and roles
      • Value for research and debate
      • Social and Cultural Exchange and development
    • Online MA in New Literacies
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    • Different modes and software we have used within MOLE:
      • Slideshows – with notes
      • Slideshows – with sound files
      • Camtasia screencasts
      • Video
      • E-books
      • E journals
      • Pdfs
      • Links outside MOLE totted
              • YouTube
              • Blogs
              • Slideshare
    • What of the learning and the learners?
      • They all seem to be having babies, moving house, having surgery and working hard.
    • Quotes from learners
      • (Quotes deleted for online audience due to ethical reasons.)
    • Lessons learned:
      • Positioning and boundaries:
              • Establishing a non intrusive tutorial presence
              • Absence of spatial signals
              • Students’ notions of collaboration
              • Summing up versus opening a debate
      • Cultural cues and clues
      • Students’ expectations – of tutors and each other
      • Wide variation in participation
      • Time differences – everything takes longer
      • Being over-spontaneous – regretting what you said!!
      • Discussion boards get cramped
    • Next steps
      • You Tube
      • Blogs
      • Podcasts – probably via podbean or evoca Second-Life
    • Bonuses
      • It’s fun!!
      • Variety continues apace
      • Getting to know the students very well
      • Flexibility
      • The learning process is always as interesting as the content
      • A record of all learning and teaching activities
      • Student attainment so far appears to be deeper
    • Bonuses
      • Hooray!! You can teach without letting work disturb your ‘life-partnership’.
    • Thanks for listening Julia Davies