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A response to any challenge: it takes time, experience, risk and a sense of what you are capable of

Fig.1 The only time I ever got down this preciptous drop in one go, falling the fall line, was as a fit and by then experienced skier. It took eight years, a badly smashed leg, both thumbs and a rib.

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My MAODE

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

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In the spirit of doing something different in order to effect change I attended a ‘Get Together’ organised by Wired Sussex and took the attitude that I would be open to everything and say ‘yes’ to all. Pure H818. Over

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The value of networking face to face not just online

In the spirit of doing something different in order to effect change I attended a ‘Get Together’ organised by Wired Sussex and took the attitude that i would be open to everything and say ‘yes’ to all. Over two hours

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The Open University’s Masters in Open and Distance Education in images

I’ve created, screengrabbed, mashed up and photographed my way through four years with the OU – seven modules. I should share more of them or turn it into an eBook or some such – a six hour long SlideShare? There

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Learning at the speed of desire

Learning at the speed of desire

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Do you know you xMOOC from your cMOOC?

The realities of MOOCs I stumbled upon this succinct article on MOOCs by Ben Betts. MOOCs are why I returned to the OU having completed the Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE) at the end of 2012. I followed

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Dear, dear diary, let me tell you a secret …

I posted my first content to an ‘online journal’ – no one called them blogs way back then, on the 24th September 1999. I’ve been at it ever since – every day for at least the first four years then

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Three reasons to revitalise, reinvent and revolutionise education

Fig. 1, Ken Robinson: On education … and a fix for the huge drop-out rate in American Schools. An excellent TED lecture. Worth taking notes. These are mine. Offered by fellow student Marshall Anderson on the H818: The networked practitioner

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My Open University Years

Fig.1 Odd that, 12 years and I’ve gained hair, glasses and a tie. In February 2001 I began an OU module on Open & Distance Learning – last year I graduated with the Masters in Open & Distance Education (MAODE).

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