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FDOL131 unit 6: celebrating learning with FDOL131 participants & facilitators


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FDOL131 unit 6: celebrating learning with FDOL131 participants & facilitators

  1. 1. #FDOL131Hello andwelcome tothe#FDOL131webinar.Flexible, Distance and Online Learning an open course using COOL FISh Twitter: @openfdol #fdol131unit 6: celebrating learningFDOL team and participants2 May 13, 7-8pm(UK time)
  2. 2. This unit will give learners and facilitators the opportunity to share andcelebrate learning that happened during this module. Learners will be invitedto reflect and review their learning during the module and showcase andshare with others what they have gained through this learning experience.What effect has their engagement with this course had on their practice?What were the benefits and what the challenges? In what ways has FDOLbeen useful for them? What are the next steps?unit 6: celebrating learningChrissi
  3. 3. By the end of this unit, learners will have had theopportunity to• Showcase their learning achievements and shareexperiences• Discuss difficulties experienced and how these havebeen overcome• Critically explore opportunities for furtherdevelopment linked to flexible, distance and onlinelearningunit 6: intended learningoutcomes
  4. 4. Sharing experiencesSharing experiences and learning: Looking back and aheadmini presentations by the groups (5-10 minutes per group)1.PBL group 12.PBL group 23.PBL group 34.PBL group 5/6
  5. 5. • course was challenging but rewarding• everybody learnt• useful to be a learner and experience difficulties in preparation for teaching online• developed confidence• developed better understanding of how to use tech more effectively in own practice• exploring opportunities for application in own practice• community feel was important > how to achieve this?– getting to know each other through synchronous online ‘events’ such as hangouts and webinars made a hugedifference, hearing a voice, seeing a person made it human– more early hangouts– increased commitment when you know the others– bonding happened through engagement– learning to trust• COOL FISH useful and simple: speeded up working in groups, to keep on track• tutor support was vital, knowing that there was somebody there when needed, especially at the beginning• more peer-to-peer learning and feedback with other groups• central feedback space, buddy system could be developedsummary of participants’experiences shared during webinar
  6. 6. FDOL131facilitatedPBL groupsnon-facilitatedPBL groupsautonomouslearnersmulti-disciplinarycross-institutional•core members•peripheral membersgroups have been re-structured a couple oftimes during the courseself-organised self-directedself-organised• Registered before start: 80 (PBL groups: 64 (core: 46peripheral: 18) + autonomous 16)• Not confirmed to PBL groups or early drop-outs : 22• Signed up in FDOL131 Google+: 45• Participants in webinars: 10-20• Remaining participants: 16-20??
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  11. 11. FDOL131 PBL facilitators•learning•achievement•challenges•next stepsbefore during after•exciting opportunity•trust in relationship•getting to know each other withother facilitators and participantsnot always easy•big question: will it work and towhat extend?•Who does what? Happenednaturally•Transparency, openness, problemsolving among facilitators verysmooth > social media (Skype,Facebook, Google +)•Grouping over-engineered?initial•silence•confusion•disorientationWas the design too complex?Careful observationChanges as we were going alongSituation stabilised by unit 3Supporting groups was a variedexperience from very positiveexperience > impressed withgroups’ autonomy andcommitment to confusing?Evaluationwhat have we learnt?Re-thinking, re-fining approachWhat next?changes for the next version?•grouping•COOL FISh (core-peripheral?)•diigo didn’t work•start from the community spaceand NOT the Wordpress site•wider discussions?•webinars more input fromparticipants, limit/no externalspeakers?•portfolios
  12. 12. #FDOL131Flexible, Distance and Online Learning an open course using COOL FISh Twitter: @openfdol #fdol131Thank you forjoining us todayand see you onlinethis was our last webinarThank you for participating in #FDOL131!We will be in touch andhope you will help us evaluate this open course.
  13. 13. #FDOL131 organisersand facilitatorsChrissi NerantziAcademic DeveloperUniversity of Salford, UKFDOL organiserPBL facilitatorLars UhlinEducational DeveloperKarolinska Institutet, SwedenFDOL organiserPBL facilitatorMaria KvarnströmEducational DeveloperKarolinska Institutet,SwedenPBL facilitator