#BYOD4L a new journey begins @melsiguk

new horizons image source cc Chrissi Nerantzi http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7715570192_019a068fb2_z.jpg

Dear friends,

The facilitated part of BYOD4L has now come to an end. Please remember learning doesn’t stop here!

Taking forward BYOD4L

It was lovely to share this journey with you all during this week. We have loads to celebrate and reflect on. We have been truly impressed with how you have engaged and learned with and from each other. Please don’t see this as the end of it all. We just started getting to know each other and we would love to stay in touch and explore further opportunities for collaboration and development The site itself and all collaborative spaces will remain open. Feel free to use these in any way you find useful and appropriate. The only tiny little thing we ask, is to respect the creative commons licencing agreement, which is displayed on the site. Perhaps you could use a local version of BYOD4L and let students lead? Perhaps you could use BYOD4L with your own students? Would it be useful to include in an institutional Academic Development offer? As we all have said many times this week, learning happens everywhere. Please see the BYOD4L site as part of the package or the box. For us BYOD4L has been a magical open box. Without its people, the box, might be open but there won’t be any magic. See how you can bring people together around BYOD4L so that the box becomes magical again. There are further ideas about how you could adapt BYOD4L but we are sure you will have your own ideas also. It would be fantastic to find out how you will continue using BYOD4L.

BYOD4L Open Badges

During the week, we have seen many of you capturing your learning in portfolios and we are looking forward to receive some of your work to be peer reviewed for a badge or two. Think about it. Anybody is welcome to use BYOD4L and claim badges (thank you David Hopkings for making this possible!!!) even if you didn’t participate in the facilitated iteration. You might have been studying on your own or as part of another facilitated group. This should not stop you from claiming a MELSIG BYOD4L badge if you have completed the work. For more information regarding badges and how to claim, please have a look at our Badges pages.

MELSIG Book Project

As mentioned this week, MELSIG has put a call out for contributions to our new book project. Would you consider submitting a case study, a thought piece or something else. Have a look at the MELSIG book project page for further information. Support is also available. All you need to do is reach out and let us know, ok?

Evaluation

The BYOD4L MELSIG team will start working on the evaluation of this experiment and start dissemination findings in a variety of ways. Please complete the final survey if that is ok with you as this will provide useful information about  your experience. Our main focus is on the richness and the quality of the experience. So if you are willing to be interviewed as well, that would be great. We have also been collecting quantitative data thanks to Colin Gray and his learning analytics expertise.

Thanks to our contributors

The BYOD4L facilitators have also been reflecting on their experience as facilitators and we plan to analyse to gain a deeper insight into the collective experience and find ways to enhance practice. We are also fortunate as all BYOD4L activities were peer observed so to speak, for the whole duration of the week. All activities were completely transparent and open (something that doesn’t happen in face-to-face settings!!!) and we will receive a peer review from our critical friend Lars Uhlin. We would also like to thank Ellie Livermore our artist for the BYOD4L design and for making this available under a creative commons licence, Dr Cristina Costa who reviewed BYOD4L before the start and Prof. Norman Jackson who showed interest in our experiment and gave us the opportunity to think about our conceptual framework. 

Take care and keep in touch our lovely BYOD4L friends.

Chrissi, Sue, Kathrine, Alex, Panos, Neil, Andrew, David, Ola, Chris and Dee

#BYOD4L Topic 5: Creating @melsiguk

Dear friends,

Welcome to Bring Your Own Device For Learning! This open bite-size course runs over five days. Each day we will focus on a different topic. You can also choose to move between the topics at a time convenient to you. For each topic you should go to the topic page.

Today’s topic is CREATING - Here you will find two scenarios to reflect upon and three suggested activities to complete. Feel free to add further scenarios and suggest other activities too.

What is the added bonus when making stuff together? Something to think about in the context of this topic.
image source: cc Chrissi Nerantzi at http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5529/9621516887_1d6c1328db_z.jpg

Notes:

Go to the Tools page to learn about the tools we recommend you engage with to reflect upon the activities you complete. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

Do include the course hashtag #BYOD4L  in all Tweets, Blog posts and Instagram photos you create.

Join our TweetChat between 8-9pm GMT by searching for #BYOD4Lchat on Twitter.

We look forward to learning together.

The BYOD4L team

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#BYOD4L Topic 4: Collaborating @melsiguk

Dear friends,

Welcome to Bring Your Own Device For Learning! This open bite-size course is running over the next five days. Each day we will focus on a different topic. You can also choose to move between the topics at a time convenient to you. For each topic you should go to the topic page.

Today’s topic is COLLABORATING - Here you will find two scenarios to reflect upon and three suggested activities to complete. Feel free to add further scenarios and suggest other activities too.

We can achieve great things together? How can we make them happen? Something to think about in the context of this topic image by cc Chrissi Nerantzi http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/7181149916_e38bfbbbc5_z.jpg

Notes:

Go to the Tools page to learn about the tools we recommend you engage with to reflect upon the activities you complete. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

Do include the course hashtag #BYOD4L  in all Tweets, Blog posts and Instagram photos you create.

Join our TweetChat between 8-9pm GMT by searching for #BYOD4Lchat on Twitter.

We look forward learning together.

The BYOD4L team

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BYOD4Learning by Chrissi Nerantzi & Sue Beckingham for MELSIG is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

#BYOD4L Topic 3: Curating @melsiguk

Dear friends,

Welcome to Bring Your Own Device For Learning! This open bite-size course is running over the next five days. Each day we will focus on a different topic. You can also choose to move between the topics at a time convenient to you. For each topic you should go to the topic page.

Today’s topic is CURATING - Here you will find two scenarios to reflect upon and three suggested activities to complete. Feel free to add further scenarios and suggest other activities too.

So much out there? How can we focus? What do we collect and why? Some things to think about in the context of this topic image source cc Chrissi Nerantzi http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6202/6059913514_01bc247d03_z.jpg

Notes:

Go to the Tools page to learn about the tools we recommend you engage with to reflect upon the activities you complete. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

Do include the course hashtag #BYOD4L  in all Tweets, Blog posts and Instagram photos you create.

Join our TweetChat between 8-9pm GMT by searching for #BYOD4Lchat on Twitter.

We look forward learning together.

The BYOD4L team

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BYOD4Learning by Chrissi Nerantzi & Sue Beckingham for MELSIG is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

#BYOD4L Topic 2: Communicating @melsiguk

Dear friends,

Welcome to Bring Your Own Device For Learning! This open bite-size course is running over the next five days. Each day we will focus on a different topic. You can also choose to move between the topics at a time convenient to you. For each topic you should go to the topic page.

Today’s topic is COMMUNICATING - Here you will find two scenarios to reflect upon and three suggested activities to complete. Feel free to add further scenarios and suggest other activities too.

The power of communication, something to think about in the context of this topic image source: cc Chrissi Nerantzi, http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/8004040989_436308f0d4_z.jpg

Notes:

Go to the Tools page to learn about the tools we recommend you engage with to reflect upon the activities you complete. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

Do include the course hashtag #BYOD4L  in all Tweets, Blog posts and Instagram photos you create.

Join our TweetChat between 8-9pm GMT by searching for #BYOD4Lchat on Twitter.

We look forward learning together.

The BYOD4L team

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BYOD4Learning by Chrissi Nerantzi & Sue Beckingham for MELSIG is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

#BYOD4L Topic 1: Connecting @melsiguk

Dear friends,

Welcome to Bring Your Own Device For Learning! This open bite-size course is running over the next five days. Each day we will focus on a different topic. You can also choose to move between the topics at a time convenient to you. For each topic you should go to the topic page.

Today’s (Monday, the 27th of January 2014) topic is CONNECTING - Here you will find two scenarios to reflect upon and three suggested activities to complete. Feel free to add further scenarios you would like to explore.

The need to connect. Something to think about.
Image source: cc Chrissi Nerantzi http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7988133137_4a9e07e835_z.jpg

Let’s start by introducing yourself on Twitter, in our FB group or in our Google + community. No need to be everywhere. Pick a space and see what works for you. Connect with others. Learning together is more fun. If you need help, start here. Remember we facilitators are here to support you. Use the hashtag #byod4lHELP and help others too if you are able to.

Notes:

Go to the Tools page to learn about the tools we recommend you engage with to reflect upon the activities you complete. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

Do include the course hashtag #BYOD4L  in all Tweets, Blog posts and Instagram photos you create.

Join our TweetChat between 8-9pm GMT by searching for #BYOD4Lchat on Twitter.

We look forward to learning with you.

The BYOD4L team

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BYOD4Learning by Chrissi Nerantzi & Sue Beckingham for MELSIG is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

#BYOD4L dates: 27-31 January 2014 – @melsiguk

Add these dates to your calendar if you would like to participate.

Hello dear friends,

Happy New Year to you all. We are very excited about the launch of the open and registration-free course (or open magical box, if you think it is more appropriate) #BYOD4L.

At the moment, we are adding the finishing touches to the course site but thought to share it with you so that you can get a flavour of #BYOD4L and decide if you would like to join us from the 27th to the 31st of January 2014.

Have a look around and let us know what you think and if you have any ideas and suggestions before we start, please leave a comment here or via Twitter using @melsiguk and the hashtag #BYOD4L.

Please note, there is NO registration for this course. Feel free to complete our short initial survey if you wish. We would recommend to start following the site (see button on the right hand side) and @melsiguk on Twitter to receive all updates.

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you again soon.

The BYOD4L team

in a few days, the #byod4l will be open

unlocking #byod4l very soon.
image by Chrissi Nerantzi, available at http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/7988178510_456285ee68_z.jpg


Sue and I have been working hard over the last few weeks to develop the BYOD4Learning course. We are almost there now and are seeking two peers to review the course before opening our doors to all. We are also in the process of adding some further video resources to bring the course alive.

We are  very excited about this collaborative project and hope that you will join us in the New Year if you would like to learn more together with us how we can use digital pocket technologies for learning.

Speak again very soon ;)

Chrissi and Sue

#byod4l course under development

Hi and thank you for stopping by. BYOD4L is currently under development. Please come back later. The course will be offered in 2014. Thank you for your interest.

The BYOD4L team

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