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Vibrancy and energy are born of risk

  Fig. 1. In Dracula mode I was up at 3.30am and I’m not even presenting. It brings out the vampire in me. I use these early hours to write – pulling together ideas before they blow away in the

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Where do I stand academically? Where and what next? And the madness of being.

Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE) with the Open University, UK (OU) H800: Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates H807: Innovations in eLearning – Learning outcomes H810: Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students B822: Creativity, Innovation and Change H808: The

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Here in Lewes we shut the town centre down for a march as often as we can. It all stems from 5th November. We had only been here a couple of months and we were enrolled in a Bonfire Society.

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Things I wished I’d known when I started the MAODE three years ago (I’ve finished, I’m doing H809 as CPD – already!)

A thorough introduction to the platform and tools as a common 16 hours to all modules. An afternoon, face-to-face tutorial? Through OU Students regionally if not with your tutor. Perhaps through Alumni support groups in Google Hang outs or some

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The Open University’s Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE).

The Open University’s Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE).

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Here’s a mindmap on ‘Digital Scholarship’

Fig. 1. Mindmap on Digital Scholarship Drawing on ideas from ‘The Digital Scholar’ Martin Weller, ‘Blended E-learning’ Chris Pegler and my own OU and e-learning blogs.

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Learning vocariously and gregariously online – does it work? Why shouldn’t it?

From My Mind Bursts The Open University constanly ameliorates its vital student and tutor forums – I even remember them as a bulletin board called ListServ in 2001. Several kinds of space are offered now: the closed tutor group forum,

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Some online tutor sessions work, some do not. Some social platforms work, others do not. Why?

Fig. 1. Robert Gagne – a must have for anyone interested in learning Gagne (1970 pp29-30) suggests that instruction in an organized group discussion develops the use and generalization of knowledge – or knowledge transfer. Oxbridge tutors contend that the

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Reflections on e-learning – September 2010 to September 2012

Reflections on e-learning – September 2010 to September 2012

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