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Bite Sized Development
Increase
Participation, Creativity &
Knowledge Exchange

Colin Gray

|

Abertay
@elearningcolin |Un...
How Does it Work?
Why Should it Work?
Flexible, short, just-in-time learning
(Simkins & Maier, 2010)
Community of Practice
(Lave & Wenger, 1...
Where Has it Worked?
Edinburgh Napier
In the Cloud
Podwhating?!
Web2 and You

Open Education
How to Podcast

Business Educ...
What’s Your Experience?
Have you participated in
an online course?

ODD

EVEN

What did
you like?

What didn’t
you like?
Putting it in Context
Briefly introduce your own area

Pick one topic to teach using Bite-Sized

Devise 2 or 3 tasks for t...
Research on Engagement

The Course Drain
“In the Cloud” | 18 x
Final Day
Any Action:
39%
Average:
62%
“In the Cloud” Course – Edinburgh Napier, 2012
“Web2 and You” | 12 x
Web2 and You Course Activity
600
500
400
300
200
100
0

Final Day

Average actions:
42%

Weekly Acti...
Research on Engagement
Similar measurements across the board

My
Courses

Colleagues

MOOCs
Increasing Engagement
(My thoughts and experience, at least….)

Prime Your Participants
Lay Down the Law
Be the Snowball
J...
Increasing Engagement
(My thoughts and experience, at least….)

Prime Your Participants

T-5 days

-5 to 0 days

Day 1
Lay Down the Law
Lay Down the Law

Prod Them!
Guilt Them!
Guilt Them, again!
Be the Snowball
Be the Snowball

Plant the
Seeds

Heavy
Lifting

Watch it
Grow
Jump the Rails
Jump the Rails

Get Creative
& Responsive

Participant
Content

Prompt Creative
Outputs
Putting it in Context
What would work with your learners?

Your experience with this, or others?

Ideas for new engagement...
Bite Sized Development
Increase
Participation, Creativity &
Knowledge Exchange
Colin Gray
T: @elearningcolin
E: colin@wild...
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Bite Sized Staff Development - Increase Participation, Creativity & Knowledge Exchange

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My presentation for the SEDA Conference 2013 in Bristol.

I'm discussing my research on bite sized teaching. This approach involves short 1 or 2 week courses, with 1 short task per day and a social component alongside.

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Bite Sized Staff Development - Increase Participation, Creativity & Knowledge Exchange

  1. 1. Bite Sized Development Increase Participation, Creativity & Knowledge Exchange Colin Gray | Abertay @elearningcolin |University of Media Wild Trails
  2. 2. How Does it Work?
  3. 3. Why Should it Work? Flexible, short, just-in-time learning (Simkins & Maier, 2010) Community of Practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991) Attention spans - 90/20/8 rule (Pike, 1994)
  4. 4. Where Has it Worked? Edinburgh Napier In the Cloud Podwhating?! Web2 and You Open Education How to Podcast Business Education Chiasma Helen Webster 10 Days of Twitter & LD5D 23 Things PLCMC & Cambridge
  5. 5. What’s Your Experience? Have you participated in an online course? ODD EVEN What did you like? What didn’t you like?
  6. 6. Putting it in Context Briefly introduce your own area Pick one topic to teach using Bite-Sized Devise 2 or 3 tasks for that topic
  7. 7. Research on Engagement The Course Drain
  8. 8. “In the Cloud” | 18 x Final Day Any Action: 39% Average: 62% “In the Cloud” Course – Edinburgh Napier, 2012
  9. 9. “Web2 and You” | 12 x Web2 and You Course Activity 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Final Day Average actions: 42% Weekly Actions: 90%
  10. 10. Research on Engagement Similar measurements across the board My Courses Colleagues MOOCs
  11. 11. Increasing Engagement (My thoughts and experience, at least….) Prime Your Participants Lay Down the Law Be the Snowball Jump the Rails
  12. 12. Increasing Engagement (My thoughts and experience, at least….) Prime Your Participants T-5 days -5 to 0 days Day 1
  13. 13. Lay Down the Law Lay Down the Law Prod Them! Guilt Them! Guilt Them, again!
  14. 14. Be the Snowball Be the Snowball Plant the Seeds Heavy Lifting Watch it Grow
  15. 15. Jump the Rails Jump the Rails Get Creative & Responsive Participant Content Prompt Creative Outputs
  16. 16. Putting it in Context What would work with your learners? Your experience with this, or others? Ideas for new engagement tactics?
  17. 17. Bite Sized Development Increase Participation, Creativity & Knowledge Exchange Colin Gray T: @elearningcolin E: colin@wildtrails.co.uk University of Abertay Dundee & Wild Trails Media

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