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    BYOD4L Team January 2014 BYOD4L Team January 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • Team BYOD4L Chris Rowell Chrissi Nerantzi Panos Vlachopoulos Ellie Livermore Sue Beckingham Kathryn Jensen Alex Spiers David Hopkins Andrew Middleton David Walker Neil Withnell Ola Aiyegbayo
    • Who are we? What did we bring with us? 2004 2013 1 year 24 years total TEL years 108 professional relationships
    • Our team 2013/14 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 development • 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? transforming practices influencing institutional changes building capacity
    • 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 Collaboration • 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 development • 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 project (work-in-progress) • Invited by Prof Norman Jackson to co-edit with Chrissi Nerantzi a special edition of Lifewide Magazine on social media • opportunity for us to write a chapter for the Smart Learning book • Presented BYOD4L project at MELSIG, Designing Learning Landscapes and international RSCON5 online May MiniCon • 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
    • Conclusions 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. BYOD4L continues... July 14-18 2014
    • “What really impressed us is the collaborative, open nature of the work undertaken to date. Great example of cross-institutional, international collaboration.” 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