MA Online and Distance Education

2015-02-28_1519_OUCareer relevance and employability

‘Workplaces and work roles increasingly involve media-rich and technology-enhanced forms of learning, professional practice and personal development, often summarised in the term ‘elearning’. Accordingly the experience of achieving this master’s degree has proved vocationally relevant across a wide range of occupations and locations, from managers in business organisations, teachers of languages, consultants, trainers and teachers at any level of the education sector. Each module in the MA in Online and Distance Education requires study using a range of tools and learning environments. Consequently you will improve your personal skills in using these tools and this makes a positive impact on your own practice. You will explore in-depth the research and practice literature in technology enhanced learning, and experience the implications of learning technology choices made across a wide range of contexts and organisations, both formal and informal. You will advance not only your skills of selection and design of technology, but also your understanding of how technologies engage learners and how they can be evaluated and developed on a continuing basis.’ [Accessed 28 Feb 2015]

Completed Modules

H802 Applications of Information Technology in Open and Distance Education

H817 Openness and Innovation in E-Learning

 Current Module

H800 Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates


Click to access H800_Learning_Outcomes.pdf

#BYOD4L January 2015 Event


The folks at #BYOD4l have produced the above set of slides which capture the event experience and provide their insights

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.


new #OER myth busting guide, created as part of our European OER policy project w/ @creativecommons #EdDigEra

Source: See on Scoop.itOER and OEP

#BYOD4L Collaborating – New Friends in the Lunchbreak ….

Googlehangout with Sam and Isobel

Just took part in my first ever live googlehangout for #BYOD4L with Sam Illingworth and Isobel Gowers  – what a fabulous way to spend a lunch hour …

So what did I learn ?

Well….I learnt that you can screen share using Googlehangouts …….that Isobel and I were already twitter friends but I hadn’t recognised her without her horse ! ……and that you can add weird and wonderful things to enhance your look ( here is a sneaky pick in case you missed Sam’s additions in the video ! )

Isobel and horse !
Isobel and horse !
Sam does fancy dress
Sam and his fancy dress

So what else did I learn ?

I learnt that collaborating with others involves a willingness to reach out and share and be brave and ask ! The people I have met in the Open world have all been so giving and generous with their time. #BYOD4L has been a great way to meet even more like minded souls and hopefully collaborate on other things …. watch this space.

OEr15Oh and I even managed to get in a quick shameless plug for the OER15 Conference that I am helping to organise with the lovely Chrissi and OER15 Planning Committee which is a great example of collaboration if ever I saw one. OERConf will be really pleased !

As a project manager I simply couldn’t function without the generous time and energy that other people give to collaborate with me. So for me collaboration whether face to face or online is simply awesome !

If you want to know more about the OER Wales Cymru Project please check out our portal 

PS I also learnt that I really should wear some makeup while doing a googlehangout #oops