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  • 1. #FDOL132 Hello and welcome to the #FDOL132 webinar Please go to: Meeting > Audio setup wizard to check your audio Flexible, Distance and Online Learning an open course using COOL FISh http://fdol.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @openfdol #fdol132 orientation webinar 17 September 2013
  • 2. FDOL132 organisers and PBL facilitators Chrissi Nerantzi Academic Developer University of Salford, UK FDOL organiser PBL facilitator Lars Uhlin Educational Developer Karolinska Institutet, Sweden FDOL organiser PBL facilitator Maria Kvarnström Educational Developer Karolinska Institutet, Sweden FDOL organiser PBL facilitator Neil Whitnell Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Salford PBL facilitator
  • 3. orientation Rationale: During this important first unit, learners will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the online learning spaces and make first contacts with peers and facilitators. Learners will be encouraged to share their background knowledge, experiences and practices and begin to build relationships with peers and facilitators in order to be able to effectively engage in open collaborative activities and develop learning support networks. Also, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Problem-Based Learning (PBL) which is the pedagogical design used to enable collaborative peer learning and join specific PBL groups if this is their preferred way of learning during FDOL. unit 1
  • 4. FDOL132 Learners • Registered: 98 • FDOL132 community in G+ until now: 53 • Signed up for PBL groups until now: 23 Countries • UK - 66 • Sweden – 20 • Canada – 3 • Ireland – 2 • Hongkong, Argentina, Greenland, Switzerland, New Zeeland, Slovenia, Belgium status: 17 September 2013
  • 5. • Familiarisation; – Course: aims/design/structure/PBL – Tools • Google+ community; presentation, connection • Getting together in PBL groups • Autonomous learning opportunities unit 1: activities
  • 6. FDOL overview Unit 1 (12 – 25 Sep): Orientation Unit 2 (26 Sep – 2 Oct): Digital literacies Unit 3 (3 – 16 Oct): Flexible learning and teaching in the digital age Unit 4 (17 – 30 Oct): Collaborative learning and communities Unit 5 (31 Oct – 13 Nov): Supporting learners Unit 6 (14 – 27 Nov): Open educational practices Unit 7 (28 Nov – 5 Dec): Sharing
  • 7. • FDOL course site: WordPress • FDOL unit discussions: Google + community • Facilitated PBL groups: Google+ communities • FDOL on Twitter: @openfdol #fdol132 • FDOL on diigo • FDOL on scoop.it FDOL spaces & tools Follow the FDOL site at http://fdol.wordpr ess.com/ to receive email notifications about the course. This is your newsletter.
  • 8. portfolio, personal learning space? • Wordpress or other blogging tools? • link with Twitter - add @openfdol #fdol132 to the title learners’ spaces
  • 9. What is your current understanding of Problem-Based Learning (PBL)?
  • 10. • learning based on authentic and complex scenarios • inquiry-based learning in groups/teams • structured approach – variety of models • processes as both means and goals/outcomes • self-directed studies ( • ‘teacher’ role as facilitator Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Important! Engage in the processes, experience and reflect individually in your portfolio and share within your group (and the FDOL community)
  • 11. COOL FISh Step 1: Focus What do we see? How do we understand what we see? What do we need to find out more about? Specify learning issues/intended learning outcomes Step 2: Investigate How and where are we/am I going to find answers? Who will do what and by when? What main findings and solutions do we/I propose? Step 3: Share How are we going to present our findings within the group? What do we want to share with the FDOL community? How can we provide feedback to another group? What reflections do I have about my learning and our group work?
  • 12. Nerantzi, Uhlin & Kvarnström (2013) Organisation of FDOL132
  • 13. Any questions and/or suggestions?
  • 14. “I immediately thought of picking blueberries (especially since it looked like "blåbärsris" on the ground), searching for all that sweetness in the woods together with friends and family. Made me feel quite at home and happy!” “Maybe it should be just read as "we're going to get our hands dirty". “I like the notion of working together (fruit picking - perhaps blackberries??) that the image conveys... a motif for FDOL 132?” “What took me by surprise was my reaction to the photo of hands in the course materials labelled " all together" - which was couldn't they have washed their hands first before taking the photograph ;-(. At least online there is no chance of catching anything from your fellow learners except all the good stuff of new ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm.” FDOL132 voices
  • 15. #FDOL132 Flexible, Distance and Online Learning an open course using COOL FISh http://fdol.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @openfdol #fdol132 Thank you for joining us today and see you online next webinar unit 2: digital literacies Dr Cristina Costa 26 September 9:30-10:30 am (UK time)