Category Archives: H818

H818 course reflections

The EMA has been submitted and now it’s time to relax a little. Without doubt this was more challenging than the TMAs, thinking and writing more in first rather than third person certainly isn’t the norm for me. The most stand out feature of the course has been the positive critiques and help provided by all students. Sharing and collaboration has been given and received openly and freely by all – ‘shifted reciprocity’ in action as envisaged by Weller I’d

Narrative for H818 conference presentation

The following provides the planned narrative for each slide for the conference presentation. A different font version is available as a pdf download which has been created using the open dyslexia font. Narrative for presentation using open dyslexia font Open University: H818 Conference Presentation: February 2016. Innovation theme. “OpenTurf: The effective use of Web 2.0 technologies in creating a collaborative platform for self-determined learning”. by Chris Gray, MSc(M:MT)(Open), 17th February 2016. Slide 1: Presentation title I’d like to welcome everyone

Conference presentation: Raising awareness

The time is approaching (17th February) for my Open University online conference presentation for the course H818 The networked practitioner http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2945. ‘Open Turf: The effective use of Web 2.0 technologies in creating a collaborative platform for self-determined learning’, is the title of the presentation and I have been busy raising awareness of the conference and my presentation through the OU OpenStudio platform, which is only available to course students, as well as plenty of Twitter activity. This has routinely increased the

H818 Cloudworks discussion points

I’ve already had 7 discussion points and comments made on my project in Cloudworks, so thought it might be helpful to provide some feedback on these to date (19th January). http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/9518/ 1. (Wendy) I chose to design a customised web platform to allow for maximum adaptability and flexibility to suit the needs of an evolving platform as my research developed. I do use Moodle for our organisation’s formal learning system and find it an excellent formal learning platform for an organisation

H818 Project: Extended abstract

Here is an extended abstract for my H818 project: “Open Turf: The effective use of Web 2.0 technologies in creating a collaborative platform for self-determined learning” Introduction The chosen topic interconnects all the three themes of inclusion, innovation and implementation, although the focus is on innovation. The title of the project was chosen to reflect current pedagogic and web technology developments and how these could be applied and deployed in an open environment. Inclusion is addressed through the provision of