Introducing the open course in Technology Enhanced Learning

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Introducing the open course in Technology Enhanced Learning

  1. 1. Open Course inTechnology Enhanced Learning TEL about TEL
  2. 2. What is it?✦ Aimed initially at teaching in Higher Education✦ Further ALT’s charitable aims in building capability in Technology Enhanced Learning✦ Free as in money; free as in reuse (where possible)✦ 50 hours over 10 weeks✦ Running Spring 2013, aiming to update it for 2-3 years subsequently
  3. 3. Who are we?✦ The UKs leading membership organisation in the learning technology field✦ ALT: Maren Deepwell, Anna Davidge, David Jennings✦ Contributors: Martin Hawksey (JISC CETIS), Linda Creanor (Glasgow Caledonian University), Shirley Evans (JISC TechDis), Peter Hartley (University of Bradford), Terry McAndrew (HEA/JISC TechDis), Phil Tubman (University of Lancaster), Nicola Whitton (Manchester Metropolitan University), Clive Young  (UCL)✦ Evaluator: Rachel Harris✦ Critical friend: Stephen Downes
  4. 4. Market research: purpose &background✦ Understand the market demand for the OCTEL course before starting development to enable resources to be planned✦ 140 responses of which 136 (97%) were complete*✦ 22% had participated in a MOOC before✦ estimate over ¾ in uk (based on email addresses)
  5. 5. Priority objectives http://octel.alt.ac.uk
  6. 6. Priority areas http://octel.alt.ac.uk
  7. 7. Objectives & topics we hadn’t thought of✦ Context: models, theories, Digital Literacies✦ Metrics for managing and evaluating TEL✦ Pedagogy, designing the learning experience✦ Planning and implementation, including troubleshooting, managing risk with technologies✦ Learner support & feedback including assessment✦ Mobile and open platforms✦ Ethics, privacy, IPR http://octel.alt.ac.uk
  8. 8. Roles: not just for teachers? http://octel.alt.ac.uk
  9. 9. Experience of other MOOCs✦ xMOOCs ✦ Coursera, Udacity, Google Powersearch, Blackboard Exemplary Course Design, Curtis Bonk’s Instructional Ideas & Technology Tools✦ cMOOCs ✦ Siemens/Downes (Change11, LAK12)✦ Others ✦ Program for Online Teaching certificate, Stanford’s Designing a New Learning Environment http://octel.alt.ac.uk
  10. 10. What we value in MOOCs http://octel.alt.ac.uk
  11. 11. Course outline http://goo.gl/AvCxy
  12. 12. Course outline http://goo.gl/AvCxy
  13. 13. Questions for discussion✦ How credible is our interpretation of demand?✦ What other developments should we be taking into account?✦ Does the course outline make sense?✦ What features would you value in terms of structure, activities and materials?✦ What OERS would you recommend us to use?✦ What might be the future and implications of developments like ocTEL?

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