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New post: One Year on - The Really Useful #EdTechBook
It’s been an eventful year in the life of The Really Useful #EdTechBook. I wanted to just look back and collect my thoughts, and give you an insight into what it means to me, and to others.
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My original idea was to write about my thoughts on the use of learning / educational technology. I then realised that, for me, the world of learning technology or technology enhanced learning (or just ‘learning’, as some prefer now) is about the people I connect with and learn from. Plus, you’ve probably read enough from me these days!
- See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/edtechbook/one-year-on-the-really-useful-edtechbook/#sthash.aSsYwdMi.dpuf
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New post: MOOCs – question on purpose, quality, student retention, feedback, etc.

http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/mooc/moocs-question-on-purpose-quality-student-retention-feedback-etc/
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I agree with you David about the FL course stats, they're pretty meaningless. Thinking about purposes of MOOCs these can also differ, there are various motivations to running a MOOC.
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Funny - Instagram Husband
Thx +Joyce Seitzinger for sharing
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Good plan to keep meetings to schedule, to the agenda, and hopefully make them worthwhile and actionable (is that even a word?)

"Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually get done, and he wanted to set clear, organized instructions for his team to follow."
Don’t let progress end when the meeting does.
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New post - Don't give it to me unless I can customise it
I have also customised my own learning. I use my network (PLN) on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. to not only source topics or articles or research or courses that interest me, but also to engage with them (you!) as I read, learn, interact, engage, and progress through the resource(s). I’ve taken part in a number of MOOCs now (#OpenBadgesMOOC and #ocTEL and #EDCMOOC) and have enjoyed the experiences, both positive and negative. I can pick up these courses up pretty much when I please, and drop them if something else takes my attention. Being flexible allows me to fit more into my life. - See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/dont-give-it-to-me-unless-i-can-customise-it/#sthash.FdII9hiW.dpuf
My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). I bought it second hand in '97 from John Cooper Garages (JCG) in West Sussex, and the legendary John Cooper himself handed my the keys (and made my mum a cup of tea while I did the paperwork).
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Suspicious email form Google ... What do you think, genuine or not?

We have tried to contact you on two previous occasions in regard to the European Commissions eID service Regulation (EU) N°910/2014 that requires us 'Google Inc' to check the authenticity of Google users in Europe. Because your Google account [email removed] has now passed the deadline it's at risk of deletion within 24 hours unless you complete this check.

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Thx +Kevin McLaughlin and +Teresa Mackinnon, what lovely people's you are! :-)
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New post: One year on: The Really Useful #EdTechBook  It’s been an eventful year in the life of The Really Useful #EdTechBook. I wanted to just look back and collect my thoughts, and give you an insight into what it means to me, and to others.
The idea
My original idea was to write about my thoughts on the use of learning / educational technology. I then realised that, for me, the world of learning technology or technology enhanced learning (or just ‘learning’, as some prefer now) is about the people I connect with and learn from. Plus, you’ve probably read enough from me these days!
- See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/#sthash.aM3jc17x.dpuf
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New post - MOOCs and ‘facilitation’

What are your thoughts on this – moderation and/or facilitation of MOOCs?

Considering the time, effort, and cost of developing these free courses (more information is available here or here or here, among other sources), what are your thoughts on how we manage the course, the comments and discussion during the run, and the subsequent comments and discussion during re-runs?

Do you have support, from technical and/or academic backgrounds monitoring the course to keep comments on track and answer pertinent questions? Are these paid positions or part of their role? Do you actively check the comments? If so, what for, why, and what do you do?

Do you design-in an element of real-time collaboration on the course (facilitation of discussion, round-up videos, Google Hangouts, etc.), and if so are these sustainable over multiple runs of the course? If you’ve done these before, but then designed them out of the course for re-runs, why?
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New post: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/cmalt/2015-winter-altc-cmalt/
As part of the 2015 Winter #ALTC Conference I am chairing a session on #CMALT portfolios, and the creative ways to design and publish them.

"This session will showcase three portfolios from recently accredited Certified Members, +Elizabeth E Charles (Birkbeck), David Watson (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Daniel Villalba Algas (Sheffield University). Facilitated by David Hopkins (Warwick Business School) we will focus on exploring different approaches to building CMALT portfolios and discuss how different job roles can be reflected."

In preparation for this event we’d appreciate your stories, experience, or progress on your journey to CMALT (on-going, completed, passed, failed, given up, etc.) by dropping a pin on our Padlet notice board.
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"There's a quick way to determine if your company has embraced the negative definition of failure. Ask yourself what happens when an error is discovered. Do people shut down and turn inward, instead of coming together to untangle the causes of problems that might be avoided going forward? Is the question being asked: whose fault was this? If so, your culture is one that vilifies failure. Failure is difficult enough without it being compounded by the search for a scapegoat."
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Such a good book, I see so many things wrong with places I've worked that can / could / should be solved by simply removing fear, removing the fear of failure, and embracing the 'creative' INDIVIDUAL (yes, the individual; don't expect to mass-produce individual) and PROCESS that enables people to shine, to learn, to grow, to engage, and to work. This should be core reading for everyone, especially anyone involved in anything remotely creative (including Learning Technologists!!) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0593070097
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OK. I'm in ... what new then G+?
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The iOS app is nice!!
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Hopefully I'll be able to participate with +Chris Rowell and his #12AoC  . Loved it last year, looking forward to more this!
 
The 4 x 12 apps of Christmas
12 Days. 12 Apps. 10 minutes per day. I've just signed up (again) for the 12 apps of Christmas #12appsDIT offered by the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre at DIT, and facilitated by Frances Boylan. This was launched last year (and I blogged about it ...
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Having discovered another 12 apps open course - it's now 5 x 12 apps of Christmas, and a possible 60 apps!
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With experience of learning technologies my main area of interest is the support of learning and education, where I focus on the use of appropriate technologies to enrich and engage students and educators both in and out of the classroom. I have further interest in the appropriate use of tools and techniques for online and distance learners to foster relationships, networks, and their learning capabilities in an environment that is as comforting and engaging as we can make it.

I also use my background with learning technologies to question the support roles and how they can be used to their maximum potential, and how I myself fit into this arena. My work and research continues to focus my attention, experience, and reading in online and distance learning, mobile learning, open badges, eBooks and eReaders, social media for learning, and the use of tablet and smartphones in effective student engagement.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, 2011) and holder of Certified Membership of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT, 2013), as well as an assessor for CMALT candidates and I sit on the CMALT Development Group for ALT.

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