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BYOD4L Team January 2014

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Who are we? What did we bring with us? 2004 2013 1 year 24 years total TEL years 108 professional relationships
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. BYOD4L, what is it? How did we do it? Why did we do it? What was the value for learners?
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. What did we discover? What happened next? transforming practices influencing institutional changes building capacity
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Conclusions Open collaboration & TEL innovation Creative, Reflective, Critical Leading TEL change
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. “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
  13. 13. 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