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The 50-50 Club
A Learning Network Community
on the topic of e-learning

Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and ...
The 50-50 Club – Why?
Purpose and Overview
Self Sustaining Knowledge Sharing
Network

For your immediate and long
term e-l...
Networked learning
Are you a network learner?

networked learning is:
"learning in which information and communication tec...
Why Blackboard?
Convenience and Simplicity
• Online resource where no

additional logging on Required
•Easy for a wide HLS...
Working In the 50-50 Club Online Community
Basics

• Subscribe to announcements forum
• Subscribe to members forum
• Subsc...
Working In the 50-50 Club Online Community
Good Practice

• Subscribe (and learn from others)
• Think Community
• Ask for ...
Working In the 50-50 Club Online Community
Advice
•

There are no stupid questions

•

We learn from mistakes, confusions ...
Roles and Responsibilities
Members, Moderators, Guest Moderators

• Members – To help and support each other, to
recruit n...
Future Developments
Evolving the Community

Some Ideas
• Monthly Face to Face Sessions ?
• Monthly Live Online synchronous...
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  • Q: Do any of you currently participate in a form of network learning.TwitterBloggingForums and Discussion BoardsWeb ConferencingWikisGoogle docsSocial BookmarkingEmail NewsletterMobile and telephonesBlackboard Communities
  • Subscribe – create a folder in your email to drag notifications too Ask for Help – that is what it is forBe prepared to Help – don’t make it a burden, but try to make some small commitment to participation - Reply to a comment once a fortnight or add some useful advice or a link – phrase like a question Posting Helpful advice links promotes discussion activity and learning
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    1. 1. The 50-50 Club A Learning Network Community on the topic of e-learning Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 1
    2. 2. The 50-50 Club – Why? Purpose and Overview Self Sustaining Knowledge Sharing Network For your immediate and long term e-learning needs •Networked Learning Approach •Online technology available •Broad base of support •Strong knowledge base to share •Learn from each other •Get help quickly •Build reservoir of knowledge that’s easily accessible •Serendipitous Learning Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 2
    3. 3. Networked learning Are you a network learner? networked learning is: "learning in which information and communication technology is used to promote connections: between one learner and other learners, between learners and tutors; between a learning community and its learning resources." (Goodyear, Banks, Hodgson & McConnell, 2004) Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 3
    4. 4. Why Blackboard? Convenience and Simplicity • Online resource where no additional logging on Required •Easy for a wide HLS DMU audience to engage. •Discussion board subscriptions good for keeping members engaged •Discussion board keyword search facility makes it easy to retrieve information posted by someone else. Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 4
    5. 5. Working In the 50-50 Club Online Community Basics • Subscribe to announcements forum • Subscribe to members forum • Subscribe pen portraits forum • Subscribe to all Forums • Subscribe to Blackboard Threads • Posting – Creating – Replying – Advice, Web Links, Attachments • Searching • Rate good posts Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 5
    6. 6. Working In the 50-50 Club Online Community Good Practice • Subscribe (and learn from others) • Think Community • Ask for Help • Be Prepared to Help • Post Helpful Advice/Links • Change subject title when replying to posts • Include Keywords in the body text Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 6
    7. 7. Working In the 50-50 Club Online Community Advice • There are no stupid questions • We learn from mistakes, confusions and misunderstandings • Share useful information/ experiences • Subscribe and you will know if someone has replied to your query • If you limit subscriptions use the unread posts link • Try to contribute once a fortnight (could be a question, an answer, a useful post) • Still ask for help from your Usual Channels Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 7
    8. 8. Roles and Responsibilities Members, Moderators, Guest Moderators • Members – To help and support each other, to recruit new members. • Moderators (DLD’s) – To be particularly attentive to requests for help at least for the initial first 3 months, to ease down thereafter but still being active members of the community and will facilitate online or face to face sessions when required to dig deeper into popular e-learning issues. May respond with video answers (patience please). • Guest Moderators – 1 week stints to work closely with the moderators to support the community. Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 8
    9. 9. Future Developments Evolving the Community Some Ideas • Monthly Face to Face Sessions ? • Monthly Live Online synchronous sessions ? • 1 week guest moderators (learn a lot and build the community) Have you any Ideas? Produced by Distance Learning Design Team, PG and CPD Office, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved. 9
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