Welcome to FSLT12First Steps intoLearning and Teachingin Higher Education23 May 2012 1500-1700
Agenda• 1430-1500 (pre-session) Open space time: settling in – Guide to Collaborate • http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/files/2012/03/Blackboard- Collaborate-Quick-Guide-for-Participants.pdf• 1500-1515 Walk through the Collaborate interface• 1515-1530 Welcome from Rhona Sharpe• 1530-1545 Introduction to the course (George)• 1545-1600 Reflective Practice (Marion)• 1600-1630 Open Academic Practice (George)• 1630-1645 Open Questions and Answers• 1645-1700 Other Collaborate Rooms – The Assessment Group Room – Open Room
George Roberts1500-1515WALK THROUGH COLLABORATE
Walk through• http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/files/2012/03/Blackboard- Collaborate-Quick-Guide-for-Participants.pdf
User tools• Smileys• Out of the room• Raise hand• Polling• Click to talk
Recording the session• We will be recording the session• The recordings will be publicly available – Although the links will only be posted to the FSLT12 sites• The text chat is semi-private – Moderators can see all text chat – Even private messages
Leaving the session• At the end be sure you exit the session• The recording cannot be saved until everyone has left the room.
Rhona Sharpe1515-1530WELCOME TO THE COURSE
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WHO ARE WE?
WHO/WHAT IS OCSLD?
WHO/WHAT IS OCSLD?
FROM OER TO MOOC• Funded by JISC/HEA OER Strand 3• for OERs in Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education• Builds on OCSLD’s experience of running online courses• Engages new lecturers in open academic practice…• …beyond the resource-based discourses of OER. OER crossroads from wikieducator.com http://wikieducator.org/Educators_care/OER_Benefi ts_and_myths
OPEN ACADEMIC PRACTICEContributing to the Brookesresource repository (RADAR)Releasing our materials to theeducational developmentcommunityAggregation, remixing,repurposingSocial citation/annotationDistributed collaborationCommunity based learningpedagogyWidening access
George Roberts1530-1545http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
Approach• Dialogue – We talk a lot, in groups• Autonomy – You are responsible for your own learning – Teacher as Resource not The Source• Openness – Resources and Practice• Social Construction of Knowledge – “Connectivism” – Make connections• Personal Learning Networks (PLN) – Sustain connections• Research-informed
Research The goal of the research is to evaluate the learner experience of the MOOC in order to stimulate discussion amongst the educational development community about the benefits, opportunities and risks of this approach.• Participant information sheet• Consent form• Course Evaluation http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/research/
Topics• First steps curriculum http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/course-practice/the- first-steps-curriculum/• UK Professional Standards Framework http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukpsf• Open Academic Practice
First StepsSix topics realised through resources andasynchronous dialogue1. Supporting Learning2. Reflective Practice3. Teaching (Small) Groups4. Feedback5. Lecturing6. Evaluation
UK PSF Woven Through• Areas of Activity – Designing and Planning Learning Activities • Activity 3 – Teaching and Supporting Learning • First Steps Curriculum • Activity 2 – Engaging in CPD • Activity 1 Reflective Practice • Participation in this (and other) course(s)• Core Knowledge – Subject knowledge – Teaching methods – Using and valuing appropriate learning technologies
3 Activities• Reflective Statement• Collaborative Bibliography• Microteaching• Multiple modes of engagement – Blog community, discussion forums, wikis, open discussion “room” – Participant-led Social Media: Twitter, Google+, Facebook• Mandatory for assessment and certificate
Marion Waite1545-1600REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
Reflection- Contribution and Critique• What do we learn from the Stephen Brookfield ‘reflective lenses’?
Reflection-what is it?• An approach to education• A way of gaining evidence from practice• A means of life-long learning• A way of going about practice/a way of thinking about practice
Key elements• Central starting point is always practice• Begins with an emotional response to a practice event• Involves sense-making and action (double-loop learning)
Reflective practice resources #fslt12Three digital stories – Lens of their own autobiography as teachers and learners – Lens of students eyes – Lens of colleagues experiencesPage (wiki) reflective practice OERs – Lens of educational literatureReflective practice discussion forum
Resource-based learning (RBL)• Distance learning - traditional• Open Courseware – MITx, Edx• Dialogic learning• Distributed collaboration• Role of the teacher
Open Educational Resources• Broad sense Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. (OER Commons, http://www.oercommons.org/ )• Strict sense – Described & Discoverable • Resource description and metadata – Disseminated through a formal repository – Deployed through a learning management system – Licensed for re-use
Open academic practice
Open academic practice• Distributed collaboration – local and wide-area,• Social citation• Synchronous and asynchronous online discussion around open multimedia content• Mobile (nomadic) learning,• Widening access and social/global justice,• Pedagogy – Inquiry-led, Research-based, Evidence-informed – Modelling practice in professional communities
• We believe that open academic practice is an element of best academic practice.• If we want lecturers and institutions to be among the world’s leading universities, we must adopt open academic practices on an open academic platform.
Next week• 30 May 2012 1500-1700 BST• Frances Bell• The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices• Pre-reading – http://vle.openbrookes.net/mod/resource/view.p hp?id=106
Other rooms• Assessment room – A private room for the group undertaking assessment• Open room – MOOC FSLT12 GENERAL USE Generic Moderator Link https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=727&miuid=CF198934C6 053F9443972C87AF80C434 Guest https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=727&password=M.EA15 291AE190A475703CADEA34233C Recordings https://sas.elluminate.com/mrtbl?suid=M.B747294955A270D73 02FED0C0A6347&sid=727
Log out• Thank you all and good luck with the course• To log out “Quit Blackboard Collaborate”• Assessment group please log out and log back in to the private room• All others, you are welcome to log in to the public open room to continue your discussions if you wish.• See you on line and in this room next week – Wednesday 30 May 1500 BST – Frances Bell • “Role of Openness in Transforming Practice” • http://vle.openbrookes.net/mod/resource/view.php?id=106