Who are we?
What did we bring with us?
1 year 24 years
total TEL years 108
1. Who are we?
• Distributed team of 12 collaborators (learning technologists, developers, lecturers,
researchers and artist)
• Team members from 9 institutions (8 UK and 1 in Australia)
• longest professional relationship - since 2004
• In total 108 years of TEL
• Recognitions for our contributions 30 award/nominations
• Common goal and committed in achieving this together> cameraderie
2. What did we bring with us?
• Our expertise and experiences in TEL:
• social media for learning, teaching and professional development
• open educational practice and open educational resources
• open badges
• multi media-enhanced learning practices (audio, video etc.)
• creative approaches to learning
• enquiry-based learning using technologies (online, open and blended)
• problem based learning using video scenarios
• research active in TEL
BYOD4L, what is it?
How did we do it?
Why did we do it?
What was the value for learners?
BYOD4L: What is it?
• Open course for educators and students (using smart devices for
learning and teaching)
• Bite-size learning and development
• Authentic & contextualised learning
• Supported by facilitators and peers
• Vibrant learning community
BYOD4L: How did we do it?
• Team’s expertise and social media, no funding
• Pedagogical design: Based on Problem-Based Learning
• Research intentions build-into the design
• Facilitator buddy system and facilitators as co-learners
• Pick ‘n’ mix learning approach
• Sharing, learning conversations, reflection, experimentation and
collaboration using social media
• Rewarding learning through open badges
• Showing interest and caring for each other made a real difference
BYOD4L: Why did we do this?
• Create opportunities for open & connected learning & professional
• Help others develop and grow, emphasis on human support
• Learn through experience and immersion
• Model the use of bite-size open CPD
• Teachers learning in partnership with students
• Towards cross-institutional collaboration: a sustainable solution
• Share findings with the wider community (applying creative commons
licence and scholarly activities)
BYOD4L: What was the value for learners?
• Learning and developing in the open works well if supported
• Strong facilitation team, positive impact on learners, engagement and
achievement of learners
• Facilitators as co-learners worked well and modelled learning
• Choice vital for learning to increase motivation, engagement and build
confidence in actively experimenting with new ideas and changing practices
• Authentic, enquiry-based, collaborative learning
• Evidence of application in practice and confidence and competence in TEL
• Generated wider interest in TEL and more joined-up learning opportunities
What did we discover?
What happened next?
influencing institutional changes
What did we discover?
• Professionalism and innovation
• A strong feeling of professional pride and achievement in working towards a common goal
• Being inventive together
• Devising scalable approaches to CPD
• Developing a novel, supportive and constructive learning environment
• Managing risk by evaluating innovative practice with peers
• Bringing together innovative thinking into a coherent and highly innovative working model
• Extending and strengthening global personal learning networks
• Supporting and being supported by colleagues
• Working alongside and sharing practice with like-minded, skilled people from different institutions in a
supportive, non-competitive environment
• A novel form of team interaction
• The benefits of peer-supported innovation and learning e.g. Sharing individual expertise
• Being part of a joint project was fun, useful and exciting and has instilled confidence
• Being reflective together through writing and dissemination activities.
Leading Edge Teaching & Learning
• Experience of facilitating online and open learning
• Modelling collaborative open course development using freely available tools
• Deploying and evaluating... Twitter, Open Badges, open CPD, SM4L,
• Learning about teaching and learning with technologies by doing it together
• Understanding through application how smart devices and social media can facilitate learning
• Bountiful examples of how user-generated content really works in practice
What happened next?
• Series of research activities linked to facilitator experience, open badges, open CPD, 5Cs and
dissemination (conferences, publications)
• Continuation of BYOD4L (July 2014) cross-institutional offer
• MELSIG book project and events (MMU, LJMU)
• Further TEL projects (examples open badges, open courses, open workshops and resources
• Strategic changes at institutional level (CELT strategy now includes open education, more emphasis on
TEL enabled academic development provision)
Publications and invitations
• Chapters and articles for books and journals on open educational practices
• Invited to present at SIGMA event on using Twitter to support learning
• Invited by Chrissi Nerantzi and Carol Yeager to write up my reflections as part of the open facilitator
• Invited by Prof Norman Jackson to co-edit with Chrissi Nerantzi a special edition of Lifewide Magazine on
• opportunity for us to write a chapter for the Smart Learning book
• Presented BYOD4L project at MELSIG, Designing Learning Landscapes and international RSCON5 online
• Invited to give keynote for MELSIG Social Media for Learning event
• Invited to be a facilitator for NW OER Network during Open Week
• Invited to speak at institutional L&T conferences and events
Open collaboration & TEL innovation
Creative, Reflective, Critical
Leading TEL change
Open Collaboration & TEL Innovation
• Working collaboratively with peers across the sector in a joint enterprise can
be highly productive and innovative
• A diversity of knowledge and different levels of experience add to the
richness of a self-regulated team collaboration
• Only by working together were we able to apply and evaluate innovation in a
coherent, novel learning environment
• A diverse team models and supports effective learning
• Leading TEL change
• We validated each other and the topics of BYOD4L and Social Media for
Learning empowering each of us to influence change locally
• Creative, Reflective & Critical
• The team has been continuously reflective since its inception
• An openness to creativity has resulted in significant innovation
• An openness to being supportive and critical has maximised the quality of
the innovation for all involved.
July 14-18 2014
“What really impressed us is the collaborative,
open nature of the work undertaken to date.
Great example of cross-institutional,
The BYOD4L Team was shortlisted for the ALT Team Award 2014
Team BYOD4L (January 14)Chrissi Nerantzi, Sue Beckingham, Andrew Middleton. David Hopkins, Neil Withnell, Ellie Livermore,
Kathrine Jensen, Alex Spiers, Dr David Walker, Dr Panos Vlachopoulos, Ola Aiyegbayo, Chris Rowell