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New post Heuristic Learning & Shakespeare (App)
This new app I’ve installed actually covers two loves – learning/reading and technology. In my role as eLearning Consultant at Warwick Business School I am responsible for the University of Warwick’s Shakespeare and His World MOOC. My involvement with this course and Professor Jonathan Bate has kick started my love of reading – I studied English Literature A-level. So here we have an app that’ll help me understand the use of technology (and see a fantastic new approach to tech that can aid learning) as well as the understand the Bard’s language. - See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/heuristic-learning-shakespeare/#sthash.Aano5We9.dpuf
I used to write about apps I used or liked as part of my work, or at least I recognised could aid me in my work, but have been remiss on this front for a while. So, with the urging of a few peeps on Twitter (thank you) I'll start it up again. This new app I've installed actually covers two loves ...
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New post - How 'long' is too 'long'?
For a few years now I’ve been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning course or MOOC: “preferably no more than 4 minutes, definitely no more than 6.” Anything more than 6 and we’d consider splitting it at a natural point in the subject, or working with the individual and their content and seeing where a natural break can be made, or other ways to shorten the video. - See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/how-long-is-too-long/#sthash.3j3mwCcL.dpuf
For a few years now I've been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning course or MOOC: “preferably no more than 4 minutes, definitely no more than 6.” Anything more than 6 and we'd consider splitting it at a natural point in the subject, or working with ...
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New post: Open Badges in HE #openbadgesHE  I don’t believe there is merit in a two to three hour stressful exam scenario. Some students do well here, others do not. I would liked to have had the opportunity to produce more appropriate projects, like I do for work, where I had a role to play, sometimes many roles, in order to organise myself and others, collect and collate resources and knowledge, prioritise these resources and manage outcomes. Not to mention the presentation of the project, either digitally or in-person, and the ability to discuss the project and how I/we worked to get this end result. Here I see where badges can showcase individual achievement, aligned to the formal assessment criteria maybe, but giving the ability to showcase my skills, not just knowledge. - See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/open-badges/open-badges-in-he/#sthash.Nby2g2tR.dpuf
An unfortunate clash in my calendar meant I wasn't able to attend this wonderful event today, but it hasn't stopped me joining in and being a Twitter-pest with my comments. You'll be needing Doug Belshaw's excellent slide deck for this: Open Badges in Higher Education from Doug Belshaw ...
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Badges: A Community Commitment to Changing the Game for Learning http://flip.it/3jOAj
Digital badges are a game changer. As we as a nation struggle with how to address the deep inequities plaguing education and workforce opportunity in the 21st century, badges are a critical tool for breaking through institutional barriers that lock too many young people out of traditional paths to success and pursuing what they’re interested in.
By Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG and Collective Shift
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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/#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?
- See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/#sthash.Wcfph6Eq.dpuf
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Thx +Joyce Seitzinger for sharing
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Interesting article about Netflix, but even more interesting if you reduce this into an #eLearning setting - it's all about the data, analytics, dashboard reporting, etc.
What happens when every part of an online entertainment empire is engineered to be everything to everyone, all of the time.
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Ooh ooh ooh! Just had great idea for next #EdTechBook, who's in?
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This LinkedIn Snakes and Ladders from +Sue Beckingham  is just perfect for anyone who has a LinkedIn profile, student or staff. Sue makes important suggestions on what will help or hinder your profile, like adding projects, publications, and a professional photo (help) or sharing trivia, posting insensitive or unprofessional updates (hinder). - See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/social-network/is-linkedin-still-relevant/#sthash.8294CQGd.dpuf
I have a LinkedIn account and profile – here it is: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidmhopkins. I think it's OK – nothing special, nothing outstanding. I've put a little effort into making it what it is, making sure it's up to date, professional, and that I have appropriate and relevant ...
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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/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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eLearning Consultant, Warwick Business School
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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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