Hello Everyone From Debs !
Here is my introductory message for Activity 1 (A1) https://learn2.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=553057§ion=4
My name is Debbie ….
well actually its Deborah but usually only my mother calls me that when I’m in trouble !
I work full-time, have studied part-time for more years than I would care to admit to …
I am married with two children that keep me busy … this is my final module in my MA ODE.
Something Unusual : I love pink and drive this little pink car ! I also love cake …
One Learning Technology : I love using my I-Pad – it really has changed the way I do things in work and home life. I use it for taking notes, as a diary, as a camera, finding out all sorts of things on the internet, using it for face time to keep in contact with family when I am away from home .. I love it 🙂
I am really looking forward to working with you all …. let the adventures begin 🙂
Well I’m FINALLY on the FINAL leg of my Masters in Online and Distance Education … FINALLY ( ….there is a long story to tell about the need to study a compulsory module that wasn’t compulsory before , regulations changing etc and a lot of to-ing and fro-ing that I won’t bore you with … except to say that I’m now FINALLY on the last piece of the puzzle and will therefore be studying this last module for the next 32 weeks … ) after that hopefully all being well I should get my Masters … FINALLY YAY 🙂
So as I wait for my student record to catch up with itself and allow me access to the module website, I am looking forward to the next stage on my journey and wondering what delights await and just how much coffee I will need to drink to keep me awake in the wee small hours ….answers on a postcard …
Bring it on ….
Career 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.’ http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/qualifications/f10 [Accessed 28 Feb 2015]
H802 Applications of Information Technology in Open and Distance Education
H817 Openness and Innovation in E-Learning
H800 Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates