1. Open for Learning:
Supporting Coach Development Online
Keith Lyons, David Legg and Stephen Price
2. Balmorals Composing Songs (National Library of Scotland, no known copyright restrictions)
Canadian educators have been at the forefront of the development of open
The appearance of the ﬁrst Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2008
provided remarkable opportunities for learners to connect and cooperate.
This presentation reports the use of Canadian-inspired connectivist approaches
to online learning in Australian and Canadian contexts.
4. The Connectivism Store (Alan Levine, CC BY-SA 2.0)
5. Australian Example: A Box’Tag SOOC
An OpenLearning platform was used to connect Box’Tag coaches in a small open
online course (SOOC) in February 2013.
This presentation outlines the progress of the course from conceptualisation to postcourse evaluation.
It discusses the potential of open learning approaches to connect coaches.
It considers synchronous and asynchronous approaches to the provision of
The paper draws attention to the importance of community drivers and
technology stewards in the ﬂourishing of those engaged with the course.
The paper also addresses how open learning opportunities will transform coaches’
personal learning environments and their continuing professional
Introduction to Box’Tag
7. Introduction to Box’Tag Course Outline
8. Box’Tag SOOC
A small open online course (SOOC) in February 2013.
Conceptualisation to post-course evaluation.
Synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.
Community drivers and technology stewards.
Transforming coaches’ personal learning environments and their continuing