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  • resources: use lego? plasticine? Some other materials. Need to think about this so that we are using a more creative approach!ALT-C guidelines for workshopsE. WorkshopsWorkshops involve active participation and discussion with the focus on participants beingable to develop skills, conceptual understanding or practical ideas for future implementationin their own practice. This year some workshops have a computer-based component, oftenthey are run without the use of computers. The number of participants in a popular workshopcan be large (as many as 100 people), creating interesting challenges for presenters.There is only one workshop per session. Workshops are 60 minutes long unless agreedand specified.Session chairs will help facilitate the running of each workshop they chair, but the workshopwill have a leader who is expected to run most of the workshop. If the workshop is organisedby more than one person, they should appoint a workshop leader.Please note that a presentation followed by a discussion is not a workshop; it is vital thatparticipants have meaningful activities to undertake. A workshop might also take the form ofa 'master class' where, for example, an aspect of research or evaluation is dealt with in moredepth.Before the conferenceThe workshop leader (or sole organiser/facilitator) is responsible for1. Creating a timetable for the entire session, with times for spoken material(introductions, and introductions to participant activities), for participant activities, andfor closing questions and activities, taking account of the potential for a large number ofparticipants being present.2. Making sure that any slides and other (e.g. printed) materials are taken to theconference. For slides we recommend a USB memory stick with a backup provided viaa web-accessible email account. (This is not the responsibility of the session chair.)3. IF the workshop leader is not the main submitter (to whom this has been sent) theninforming John Slater (john.slater@alt.ac.uk) of the workshop leader’s name, emailaddress, and contribution number by no later than 1700 on 31 August.4. Your session chair will contact the workshop leader before the conference asking formaterials for the symposium (e.g. timetable for the symposium, any slides, any changesin institutional affiliation, and any other introductory material that may be helpful).5. The chair may request a (UK to UK only) telephone call with the workshop leader todiscuss the symposium and its content ahead of the conference.At the conference1. All workshop organisers should be in the session room 10 minutes before the workshopstarts, and remain in the room for the whole workshop.2. Identify the session chair and make yourselves known to him or her.3. In the 10 minutes before the session starts, the chair will gather the workshop organiserstogether and ask the workshop leader to explain the workshop timetable. During theworkshop you will be kept to time by the session chair out of necessity.4. If time allows, the session chair may use the pre-session discussion with the workshoporganisers to invite organiser comment on the session as a whole.5. At the start of the session the chair will remind the audience of the title of the workshopand of the names and affiliations of organisers.6. Some workshops require attendees to bring a laptop or other device for connection tothe internet. Time should be allowed for making these connections although good wi-fiwill be available for any scheduled workshop.7. Workshops are limited to 60 minutes. This year we are experimenting with a very smallnumber of 30 minute workshop formats for some – you will know if this is the case foryou as you will have been told and your timetable slot will indicate a 30 min session. Thechair will take responsibility for time reminders for the whole session and for wrapping upcomments to the session.8. The session chair will participate in the workshop as an ordinary participant, but may actas a participant voice and raise any matters that arise quietly and discretely with one ormore of the organisers.9. The session chair will remind the workshop organiser(s) of time passing half way throughand near the end of the workshop.10. The workshop will be brought to conclusion by the workshop organiser(s). It is importantto thank participants for contributing to the workshop and, wherever possible, have themleave feeling good about their workshop experience.
  • “Necessity, is the mother of invention.” -Plato, The Republic Problems:… Cuts in funding, Country in austerity, Diminishing resources, More expensive education, More time pressures… Fees, keeping up with change
  • OLE will be an umbrella space enabling exchange and collaboration.Consists of building blocks – the first one would be : webinars swaps – main focus at the momentideas for further, such as a PBL scenario database with a colleague from Leeds University. building learning communitiesonline > face-to-face online > onlinefree access to the open source online web-conferencing tool Big Blue Buttonbuilding blocks database of subject specialistsPBL OER scenarios#etc.
  • examples: need one where somebody tries to find a webinar speaker
  • Open discussion: Share your thoughts with usHow could stakeholders benefit from OLE?
  • Problems:… Cuts in funding, Country in austerity, Diminishing resources, More expensive education, More time pressures… Fees, keeping up with change
  • Open Exchange for Learning - collaborators wanted

    1. 1. Open Exchange for Learning – collaborators wanted<br />workshop<br />ALT-C 2011 Conference Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate<br />, University of Leeds, 6-8 September <br />Please note this presentation won’t be used during the workshop. <br />Denis McGrath<br />Learning Technologist <br />d.mcgrath@salford.ac.uk<br />@technogogical<br />University of Salford<br />Prof. Huw Morris<br />PVC Academic<br />h.morris@salford.ac.uk<br />@tlcsalford<br />University of Salford<br />Chrissi Nerantzi<br />Academic Developer<br />c.nerantzi@salford.ac.uk<br />@chrissinerantzi<br />University of Salford<br />
    2. 2. “Necessity, is the mother of invention.” -Plato, The Republic <br />reality<br />
    3. 3.
    4. 4. asking<br /><ul><li>Can we share more?
    5. 5. Can we make expertise and resources go further?
    6. 6. Can we use technology to defeat geographical limitations to participation?
    7. 7. Can we create an exchange for likeminded individuals? </li></li></ul><li>envisaging<br /><ul><li>Sharing expertise and resources between institutions
    8. 8. Using technology
    9. 9. Utilising a mutual credit approach – that respects and rewards people’s efforts
    10. 10. Being resourceful and creative</li></li></ul><li>Web 2.0<br />collective allotmentGauntlett, D. (2011) Making is Connecting, The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0, Cambridge:polity, p. 5<br />
    11. 11. www.openexchangeforlearning.wordpress.com<br />
    12. 12. learning blocks<br />video thoughts<br />ads<br />triggers<br />…<br />
    13. 13. What is out there?<br />
    14. 14. What is out there?<br />
    15. 15. What we also see a lot...<br />
    16. 16. ... but also...<br />
    17. 17. where we are now<br />Initial funding application submitted<br />Platform under development<br />Pilot running in 2011/12 plus written evaluation<br />Currently seeking like minded individuals who would like to get involved<br />
    18. 18. discuss in pairs<br />How could the Open Exchange for Learning be used in your own professional area?<br />
    19. 19. moving foward<br />Are you interested to find out more and get involved?<br />Have you any ideas that you would like to see co-opted within the system? <br />
    20. 20. “The Open Education field, especially, ought to see the current crisis in higher education as an opportunity.” David Wiley<br />
    21. 21. contact us<br />Prof. Huw Morris<br />PVC Academic<br />h.morris@salford.ac.uk<br />@tlcsalford<br />University of Salford<br />Denis McGrath<br />Learning Technologist <br />d.mcgrath@salford.ac.uk<br />@technogogical<br />University of Salford<br />Chrissi Nerantzi<br />Academic Developer<br />c.nerantzi@salford.ac.uk<br />@chrissinerantzi<br />University of Salford<br />
    22. 22. workshop materials<br />
    23. 23. created with www.imindmap.com<br />
    24. 24. the presentation is available at: http://www.slideshare.net/chrissi<br />contact us<br /><ul><li>Sharing expertise and resources between institutions
    25. 25. Using technology
    26. 26. Utilising a mutual credit approach – that respects and rewards people’s efforts
    27. 27. Being resourceful and creative</li></ul>Open Exchange for Learning – collaborators wanted<br />workshop<br />ALT-C 2011 Conference Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate<br />University of Leeds, 6-8 September <br />Prof. Huw Morris<br />PVC Academic <br />h.morris@salford.ac.uk<br />@tlcsalford<br />University of Salford<br />Denis McGrath<br />Learning Technologist <br />d.mcgrath@salford.ac.uk<br />@technogogical<br />University of Salford<br />Chrissi Nerantzi<br />Academic Developer <br />c.nerantzi@salford.ac.uk<br />@chrissinerantzi<br />University of Salford<br />www.openexchangeforlearning.wordpress.com<br />

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