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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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Posted in Collaboration, E-Learning, H818: The Networked Practitioner, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, Marketing, Writing, WW1

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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Posted in e-Books, E-Learning, H818: The Networked Practitioner, History, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, The Open University, Visualization, WW1

Learning at the speed of desire

Learning at the speed of desire

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Posted in Creativity, E-Learning, H818: The Networked Practitioner, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, mooc, Tertiary Education, The Open University

On Loving the Open University – hours after submitting a 5000 word assignment. Give me more!

Fig.1. Love steps in the snow. Spotted outside the Michael Young Building, home to the Open University Business School I have a unique insight on the Open University. I graduated with a Masters in Open and Distance Education in 2012,

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Posted in E-Learning, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, Tertiary Education, The Open University

A five minute presentation on facilitating a creative workshop

Challenged over the last couple of weeks to create a 10 minute presentation as part of the Open University postgraduate module H818:The Networked Practitioner (part of the Masters in Open and Distance Education) I’ve barely had time to reflect on

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Posted in Creativity, Learning, Management, Team Building

Networks, Groups and Sets

Fig.1. My groups, sets, nets and collectives … based on an article (unpublished 2014) by Dron & Anderson. Groups: Any OU Tutor group – you are put in it, you don’t, in an informed way, form a group or elect

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Posted in E-Learning, Engestrom

Picasa Web Galleries – My Master of Arts in Open and Distance Education in 1,790 images

Google offers a myriad of ways to share content, whether images or words, from galleries to entire conversations. with circles and hangouts. Unwittingly I’ve been part of their ‘game’ since the outset, an early adopter of Picasa having migrated from

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Posted in E-Learning, H800: Technology Enhanced Learning - practices and debates, H807: Innovations in E-Learning, H808: The E-Learning Professional, H809: Practice-based research in educational technology, H810: Accessible Online Learning, H817: Openness and innovation in E-Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education

How the Open University created a hunger in a group of mature students

Sitting in a lecture hall with 20 mature students … or rather during a half hour break I am sleeping along the seats in the back row …. I learn that 7 of the 20 are recent OU graduates. This

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Does exposure in the sense of ‘open’ learning work?

Fig. 1. what collaboration online looks like? Activity theory meets neuroscience. This could be many heads knocking together, or the internal workings inside one. I’m getting a sense of deja vu as the rhythm of H818 reveals itself. I’m doing

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Posted in Collaboration, Creativity, E-Learning, H818: The Networked Practitioner, Innovations, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, Neuroscience
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