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Networked Learning Conference 2016

#NLC2016  concluded at Lancaster University yesterday - nearly 3 days of presentations, workshops, symposia and too many great conversations to count. It was a joy to facilitate our symposium (hashtag #NLbridge ) with +Laura P Gogia and +Frances Bell, the result of 18 months of thinking, talking and writing about networked learning, connected learning, and open education. Here's the link to our presentation, including 2 video vignettes, which we used to kick start some terrific discussion and debate. Blog posts to follow :) In the meantime, however, here are links to our abstract and 3 individual papers:

Abstract - Synergies, differences, and bridges between Networked Learning, Connected Learning, and Open Education (#NLbridge)
http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/bell_symposium.htm

Frances Bell - (Dis)connective Practice in Heterotopic Spaces for Networked and Connected Learning
http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/S3_Paper1.pdf

Catherine Cronin - Open, networked and connected learning:
Bridging the formal/informal learning divide in higher education
http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/S3_Paper2.pdf

Laura Gogia - Collaborative Curiosity: Demonstrating relationships between open education, networked learning and connected learning
http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/S3_Paper3.pdf
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Synergies, differences, and bridgesSynergies, differences, and bridges between Networked Learning, Connected Learning, and Open Education #NLC2016 and #NLbridge Networked Learning Conference 2016 Symposium from Laura Gogia, Frances Bell, Catherine Cronin http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/bell_symposium.htm Good m...
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Following the recent ePortfolio conference in Dublin, including a wonderful keynote by +Helen Beetham, I blogged a few thoughts re: digital identity. #digilit

Digital capability models and policies provide an important starting point for institutions. But without caring hands to craft them in specific contexts, and a willingness to co-create new paths with and for staff and students, the models will not yield their potential, i.e. to help individuals to develop powerful digital identities and gain opportunities for voice, influence and growth.

In the course of my work over the past few years I have circled back, again and again, to digital identity. In my research and teaching, when invited to speak with or facilitate workshops for staff…
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Looking forward to joining #humanMOOC  hangout in 15 minutes, discussing Social Presence. Please feel free to join in! 
 
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Talking about: 'footprints' left on Twitter; opportunities in networked learning; and power of APIs (and spreadsheets).

Twitter co-tag: #rhizo15  #tw 

[Also an opportunity for me to test a new tool  which turns Twitter into a slide deck, TAGSPresenter]

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Open educational practice in HE

Last week I participated in the #OER15 conference in Cardiff - a wonderful community of open educators and researchers. I spoke about "Navigating formal and informal learning in higher education" -- exploring both #connectedlearning and #openness . 
The OER15 Open Education Conference held in Cardiff last week may be over, but the reflections, connections, and tweets (#oer15) are still simmering. For a flavour of the conference, excellent summ...
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Love this photo - and the work these students are doing to get the vote out for the Marriage Equality Referendum to be held here in Ireland on May 22nd. #YesEquality  

Original photo by Seb McAteer: https://instagram.com/p/1LrNayh6HW/
“Hey Insta-pals! Did you know that there are only 45 days left until the marriage equality referendum? So it's close! If you'd like to be able to vote,…”
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+Debbie Baff many thanks, Deb! we are still tweaking things a bit, but on Tuesday morning during our symposium, Frances Bell, Laura Gogia & I will tweet out links to our digital stories, our presentation and the group contributions as they emerge. we'll use the conference hashtag #nlc2016 as well as a specific symposium hashtag #nlbridge. thanks for your interest & comments - looking forward to the discussions.

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+Helen Beetham gave a wonderful keynote at the recent ePortfolio conference here in Dublin entitled What is 'Digital Wellbeing?'. In the post, Helen provides useful contextual information for the Six Capabilities model developed for Jisc, and the motivation for the centrality of digital identity & wellbeing in that model. Well worth a read. #digilit 
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Wednesday is actually my best day for it around my teaching schedule, so yes, a very good chance!
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What an amazing evening at the Cúirt 'Literary Supper' at Kai in Galway. Thank you +Leigh Wolf for sharing an unforgettable evening of poetry, conversation & amazing food. I can still hear Seamus Heaney's voice -- recorded 2 years ago here in Galway -- in my ears today.

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My #OER15 slides: Navigating the boundary between formal and informal learning in higher education
Lightning talk for #OER15 Conference, 14th April 2015 - Description: https://oer15.oerconf.org/sessions/navigating-the-boundary-between-formal-and-informal-learning-in-higher-education-752/
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Here's a link to my current article in the ALT newsletter on the recent "Marvellous Mapping" Visitors & Residents workshop by +Dave White and +Donna Lanclos hosted recently here in Galway.

Many thanks to the +The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education for sponsoring this workshop. And thanks +Anne Hole for the invitation to write this article for the ALT newsletter, and for your editorial support :)
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Marvellous post on the +ALT newsletter by +Catherine Cronin - telling about a workshop led by +Dave White and +Donna Lanclos during #openeducationwkon   mapping  #vandr  Visitors and Residents.  
As part of Open Education Week 2015, Dave White and Donna Lanclos facilitated a Visitors & Residents workshop “Marvellous Mapping” for educators and researchers at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Dave is the originator of the Visitors and Residents concept and Dave and Donna are on ...
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Educator and researcher at NUI Galway. My work focuses on open education, digital identities, exploring the boundary between formal and informal learning, and #ITwomen. Currently working towards Ph.D. exploring open education and digital identity practices.
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