And so the fun begins with #BYOD4L

I’m bringing my own device this week … are you ?

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So we gave kicked off the fun and games already this week with a persiscope at 10am from Alex introducing the week to us.

Lots of people have already dropped by to say they are hoping to take part … it’s always difficult trying to fit everything in when you are already so busy but if you can spare the time then it is definitely worth it…

we will be discussing Connecting (with Confidence) this evening in the tweet chat so join myself and Neil for more fun and games … see you at 8pm …#BYOD4Lchat

BYOD4L 2018 starts tomorrow …

I’m looking forward to facilitating on BYOD4L this week (15th to 19th January 2018).

BYOD4L is a bite-size facilitated open course offered over 5 days for educators and students in HE but also anybody else who would like to learn with us as to how we can utilise our digital media and devices for professional, lifelong and lifewide learning.

Judging by the organisation team hangout that we had on Friday it’s going to such a giggle. (Sheila MacNeill, Alex Spiers, Neil Withnell and Suzanne Faulkner) I already know the lovely Sheila, Alex and Neil of course but haven’t met Suzanne yet in person so it was a real pleasure to get to talk with her virtually… I am already in awe of her juggling skills and have found a kindred spirit in our love of bitmoji ….

I managed to do my little introduction video yesterday which I did on my iPad and edited with I Movie. I also popped some quick google slide images as some title cards. I must admit I had to eventually ask for help from my 13year old when it came to some of the more whizzy bits for editing … wish I had asked him earlier actually … he was flying around the iMovie app so much quicker than me …I knew he could use it but I just didn’t know how well … I’ll know for next time !

 

I’ve been involved with BYOD4L now for the last four years and every year I always learn something new and meet some more amazing people.  I’m looking forward to seeing how things turn out with the extension of the original 5c Framework (as created by the BYOD4L Creators the lovely duo Chrissi Nerantzi and Sue Beckingham) this time around as we now have 10 c’s for the price of 5 (as it were !)….

Connecting and Confidence
Communicating and (Digital) Capabilities
Curation and Copyright
Collaborating and Community
Creating and Celebrating

there will be a tweetchat each night at 8pm (follow hashtag #BYOD4Lchat ) and look out for live periscopes too !

I’ll also be using padlet to keep a record my contributions together in one place for the week so if you would like to take a look at that please feel free.

I’m also hoping to get a few more people involved at Swansea this time around, I know there are definitely one or two that might be on board so we will see how that goes …

I’ve made another quick padlet for that in anticipation !

Hoping to see you all on line as from Monday … do let me know if you are joining in the fun and games …

link to BYOD4L

 

 

 

 

 

Deb definitely loves a badge …

Well I have been sprucing up my blog and have added the fab new digital badge available for Association for Learning Technology members. Now all I need is to get my CMALT badge and I will be a happy bunny ….

You can download yours here

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Sketchnoting CPD …

Ok, so I’m a bit of an amateur sketchnoter … here is one I did earlier that I am quite proud of that we are now using on our revamped CPD Web Page at Swansea … you can see it in all its glory at …https://salt.swan.ac.uk/cpd/

 

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I’m not very good at keeping my sketchnotes in one place so I’m trying to find a new system …  I have used things like Flickr and Pinterest in the past but I’m just not that good at remembering to put them somewhere …

I guess what I was thinking about really was a quick way just to keep them all together and wondered whether instagram might be the way to go ? Not sure … answers on a postcard please 🙂

CMALT …mmmm Deadlines ?

cmaltMmm, Looking at the Submission Process for CMALT it seems the next deadlines are :

1st October 2016

1st February 2017

1st June 2017

Given the fact that I have only just started pulling my stuff together I am probably realistically looking at a February submission ( not to mention the fact that I am supposed to be moving house this week so I kinda have my hands full ! )

Progress So Far …

  1. Ok, so I have had a good snoop around the portfolios that have been shared on the ALT Website. I found this really helpful and I think I have settled on using WordPress to use to collect my evidence together.
  2. I’ve set up a quick wordpress account and started populating some pages with the headings outlined in the CMALT guidelines ( as suggested by the ever helpful David Hopkins ). I have kept this private at the moment but hope that I will be brave enough to share it at some point either during my journey or if and when I get certified ( so to speak ) …
  3. In an attempt to try and document my progress I thought I would have a play with a new tool called Timetoast that I have recently come across. This allows you to create timelines so have set one up for my CMALT Submission. I’ve made it Public just in case it might help others !

#altc September 2016 – My Highlights

 Debs Highlights from ALTc

 There were so many brilliant sessions to choose from and inevitably there were some that I wanted attend but couldn’t go to but from those that I did go to, here are some of my key highlights along with some of my attempts at the ‘doodly sketchee’ things…


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Sheila MacNeill and Jim Emery explained all about their project as part of the JISC effective Learning Analytics Programme and their quest to find insights into the patterns of use of technology for learning and teaching in relation to student engagement.  They gave a fab outline of their endeavours and struggle with the complicated interweave of culture, processes, people and technology and the importance of having both sufficient time, resources and institutional investment in the project in order to make progress. The session was well attended and even had us joining the dots to find a paper unicorn !

One of the other sessions that I was so glad that I went to was David Hopkins session on Certified Membership of ALT.
CMALT is a  portfolio-based professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT to enable people whose work involves learning technology to: ◊ have their experience and capabilities certified by peers ◊ demonstrate that they are taking a committed and serious approach to their professional development – Taken From CMALT Prospectus 2014
 I have been thinking about starting compiling CMALT evidence for a while but I wasn’t quite sure where to start really so I found David’s session so helpful. David explained all about the CMALT guidelines and highlighted some useful pointers about looking at the CMALT Portfolio Open Register ( you need to be logged on to the ALT site to view) where some very kind people have shared their portfolios so you can have a look and see the sort of standard that you need to achieve …  He also mentioned the key things to keep in mind were to ‘Describe’, ‘Evidence’ and ‘Reflect’ and that it would be a good idea to start thinking about possible forms of evidence sooner rather than later… I’m hoping to start compiling my evidence shortly but am still wondering what to use for my portfolio.
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David gives some really good additional advice and a summary of his talk here on his blog  ‘Dontwasteyourtime.co.uk‘ .  My little doodly thing also tries to capture some of the excellent hints and tips that he gave us !

I’m Secretary of the Open Education Special Interest Group so it was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to hold one of our face to face sessions at ALT this year. One of our lovely Chairs Teresa Mackinnon provided us all with cookies and cakes to keep us going. It was great to welcome some new members too this year and show case our new Community Space, Forum and Webinar series.  Our next forthcoming webinar is on Open Principles in Education – Building Bridges, Empowering Communities – presented by Suchith Anand University of Nottingham
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If you would like to find out more about what we do at #openedsig please check out the links above !

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  Some other Doodly Stuff that I did at the conference ….

I ran out of paper when I was frantically scribbling down all the points from Jane’s talk – I’m sure I missed loads but you can check out her full talk here.