a module
in our pocket
Chrissi Nerantzi
@chrissinerantzi
Liz Hannaford
@lizhannaford
Higher Education: Our metaphors
• Think >draw/write/make
• Swap
• Discuss
• Reflect
Universities are spaces to....
• sustain conversations
• shape the future of human life
• stimulate innovation
• shape new...
freedom
opening-up
the
participatory
web
innovation
universities are the people!
image with crowd, students
students&teachers
What does this tell us?
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
• the programme
• blended
• core and optional modules
• multi-discip...
Stories in a story
A question to a new
academic: What do
you love about your
job?
access on the go: LTHE site
http://learningandteachinghe.wordpress.com/
Discussing and supporting: Google +
https://plus.google.com/communities/112186086573392653278
Capturing learning: PGCAP portfolios
Sharing and connecting: tweet-tweet
https://twitter.com/pgcap
Visual learning: YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/pgcapsalford/videos
4 stories
plus 1
• new to downloading apps
• Socrative app > the ‘quiz’
term was problematic
• Game worked better,
increas...
Juliette’s story @juliettephd
• new to downloading apps
• Socrative app > the ‘quiz’ term was problematic
• Game worked be...
Neil’s story @asbo_allstar
• experienced with digital technologies
• media-rich learning using WordPress on the go
• ‘alwa...
Nadine’s story @neddy4291
• Twitter to connect with each other, information exchange
• speedy connection via smart devices...
Gemma’s story @gemmalace
• had a Twitter account before joining
• Twitter > communication with students
• students relacta...
thinking with our hands 1/2
Smart innovation
Task 1 (3 mins): Use up to 10 LEGO®
bricks to create a model of an idea
about...
Liz’s story @lizhannaford
Journalism – Digital and Mobile
@LizHannaford
What’s the Story
thinking with our hands 2/2
Smart innovation
Task2 (5 mins): Share the LEGO®
model you created previously with
others. Lis...
A module in our pocket, findings
Benefits
• Increased connectivity and connectedness
• Helped the formation of a learning ...
“We need to stop seeing the curriculum as a
predictable, ordered and manageable space, but
instead review it as an importa...
a module
in our pocket
join open FDOL at http://fdol.wordpress.com/
an open
course in
your
pocket
www.oer14.org Great
opportunity
References
Anderson, T. and Elloumi, F. (2004) ‘Introduction’, in: Anderson, T. and Elloumi
(eds.) Theory and Practice of ...
contact us!
Chrissi Nerantzi: @chrissinerantzi
Liz Hannaford: @lizhannaford
A module in our pocket, MELSIG contribution 6 Sep 2013 with Liz Hannaford
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A module in our pocket, MELSIG contribution 6 Sep 2013 with Liz Hannaford

  1. 1. a module in our pocket Chrissi Nerantzi @chrissinerantzi Liz Hannaford @lizhannaford
  2. 2. Higher Education: Our metaphors • Think >draw/write/make • Swap • Discuss • Reflect
  3. 3. Universities are spaces to.... • sustain conversations • shape the future of human life • stimulate innovation • shape new structures of and for learning • shape new pedagogies from ECEL2011 keynote by Prof. Anne Boddington, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
  4. 4. freedom opening-up the participatory web innovation universities are the people! image with crowd, students
  5. 5. students&teachers
  6. 6. What does this tell us?
  7. 7. Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) • the programme • blended • core and optional modules • multi-disciplinary • Teaching qualification in HE • accreditation HEA, NMC • greenhouse for active experimentation
  8. 8. Stories in a story
  9. 9. A question to a new academic: What do you love about your job?
  10. 10. access on the go: LTHE site http://learningandteachinghe.wordpress.com/
  11. 11. Discussing and supporting: Google + https://plus.google.com/communities/112186086573392653278
  12. 12. Capturing learning: PGCAP portfolios
  13. 13. Sharing and connecting: tweet-tweet https://twitter.com/pgcap
  14. 14. Visual learning: YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/pgcapsalford/videos
  15. 15. 4 stories plus 1 • new to downloading apps • Socrative app > the ‘quiz’ term was problematic • Game worked better, increased engagement • also used to collect student feedback on teaching • experienced with digital technologies • media-rich learning using WordPress on the go • ‘always on’ > support network (commenting and feedback) • community formation • Collaborative content creation • Twitter to connect with each other, information exchange • speedy connection via smart devices • valued connections with the wider community and more experienced colleagues • organising Twitterchats using hashtags with own students, student-led!!! • Students were apprehensive about using Twitter for their learning • YouTube and video creation to catch up • Nadine stated: “Social media fostered inclusivity” • had a Twitter account before joining • Twitter > communication with students • students relactant to respond/share • introduced Facebook group > observed more exchange Juliette @juliettephd Neil @asbo_allstar Nadine @neddy4291 Gemma @gemmalace
  16. 16. Juliette’s story @juliettephd • new to downloading apps • Socrative app > the ‘quiz’ term was problematic • Game worked better, increased engagement • also used to collect student feedback on teaching
  17. 17. Neil’s story @asbo_allstar • experienced with digital technologies • media-rich learning using WordPress on the go • ‘always on’ > support network (commenting and feedback) • community formation • Collaborative content creation
  18. 18. Nadine’s story @neddy4291 • Twitter to connect with each other, information exchange • speedy connection via smart devices • valued connections with the wider community and more experienced colleagues • organising Twitterchats using hashtags with own students, student-led!!! • Students were apprehensive about using Twitter for their learning • YouTube and video creation to catch up • Nadine stated: “Social media fostered inclusivity”
  19. 19. Gemma’s story @gemmalace • had a Twitter account before joining • Twitter > communication with students • students relactant to respond/share • introduced Facebook group > observed more exchange
  20. 20. thinking with our hands 1/2 Smart innovation Task 1 (3 mins): Use up to 10 LEGO® bricks to create a model of an idea about how you could teach/learn smarter (individually)
  21. 21. Liz’s story @lizhannaford
  22. 22. Journalism – Digital and Mobile @LizHannaford
  23. 23. What’s the Story
  24. 24. thinking with our hands 2/2 Smart innovation Task2 (5 mins): Share the LEGO® model you created previously with others. Listen to their stories! (groups of 4-6) Task 3 (2 mins): Reflect and revisit your model. Finalise your idea. (individually)
  25. 25. A module in our pocket, findings Benefits • Increased connectivity and connectedness • Helped the formation of a learning community • Students’ opened up more, shared more • Peer-to-peer support, learning and collaboration increased • Increased curiosity to explore and actively experiment • Resourceful use of existing technologies • Teaching practices started changing Challenges • Using own devices for Learning and Teaching new concept • Technological barriers • Support issues • Mismatch of expectations • Social media addiction?
  26. 26. “We need to stop seeing the curriculum as a predictable, ordered and manageable space, but instead review it as an important site of transformation characterised by risk and uncertainty” Prof. Maggi Savin-Baden, Prof of Higher Education Research, Coventry University, 2011 ECEL2011 contribution
  27. 27. a module in our pocket
  28. 28. join open FDOL at http://fdol.wordpress.com/ an open course in your pocket
  29. 29. www.oer14.org Great opportunity
  30. 30. References Anderson, T. and Elloumi, F. (2004) ‘Introduction’, in: Anderson, T. and Elloumi (eds.) Theory and Practice of Online Learning. Canada: Athabasca University, pp. xii-xxiv. Goldstein, S. R. (1976) The asserted constitutional right of public school teachers to determine what they teach, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 124, 1293-357. Metzger, W. (1987) ‘Profession and constitution: two definitions of academic freefom in America’, Texas Law Review, 1265-322. Nerantzi, C, Wilson, J, Munro, N, Lace-Costigan, G and Currie N (submitted) Warning! Modelling effective mobile learning is infectious, an example from Higher Education, UCISA. Wiley, D. and Hilton, J. (2009) Openness, Dynamic Specialization, and the Disaggregated Future of Higher Education, in: International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Volume 10, Number 5, 2009, pp. 1-16., available at http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/768 [accessed 25 February 2013]
  31. 31. contact us! Chrissi Nerantzi: @chrissinerantzi Liz Hannaford: @lizhannaford
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