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BYOD4L is back next week

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Dear colleagues,

Happy New Year to you all!

We would like to bring the following to your attention:

‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’ course (or short BYOD4L)

11-15 January 2016

BYOD4L is a bite-size facilitated open course offered over 5 days for educators and students  in HE but also anybody else who would like to learn with us as to how we can utilise our digital devices for professional, lifelong and lifewide learning.

Together we will explore the following topics based on the 5C Framework:

  • connecting
  • communicating
  • curating
  • collaborating
  • creating

Using an inquiry-based approach that will enable us to learn with others and/or on your own within a supportive community. You are very welcome to join one or all of the above topics and work towards an open badge or two 😉 There will be seven open badges available in total. One for each topic, one for the community and a course badge if you successfully complete the whole course. All work submitted will be peer reviewed and can be used as evidence of CPD.

If you would like to find out more about #BYOD4L and join, please join the Google+ community at

https://plus.google.com/communities/115166756393440336480 where discussions and collaborations will take place.

The course site is available at https://byod4learning.wordpress.com Feel free to follow @BYOD4L on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all course announcements. The course hashtag is #BYOD4L.

Each evening there will be a tweetchat between 8-9pm GMT. There is an opportunity to both listen in and contribute to a discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #BYOD4Lchat. In the previous three iterations of the course this has been a vibrant learning space where participants share ideas and learn together.

A special combined #BYOD4L tweetchat will take place on the 13th of January, 8-9pm with #LTHEchat at 8pm UK time.

Please note, this is a registration-free course. You can access all collaborative spaces and resources without additional logins. We would however like to invite you to consider completing the initial survey if you decide to participate in the course. This can be found at https://byod4learning.wordpress.com/surveys/initial-survey/.Thank you in advance for this.

BYOD4L is openly licensed and has been developed by colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan University and Sheffield Hallam University. It is the 4th time BYOD4L is offered since January 2014 and after developing a model through which engagement can be scaled-up or down through informal cross-institutional collaboration, we are experimenting with another idea that would potentially enable other individuals and groups to host and organise BYOD4L in the future re-using the existing digital BYOD4L spaces and resources at any moment in time this would be useful for them and their institutions. If you are interested to find out more regarding this, please let us know and we can discuss.  

Please extend this invite to others who might be interested in joining us. Thank you very much.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th if not before 😉

Neil Withnell, University of Salford @neilwithnell, Alex Spiers, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine @alexgspiers, Sheila MacNeill, Glasgow Caledonian University @sheilmcn

If you are participating remember to collect and display your BYOD4L community badge 😉

BYOD4L - community member badge


BYOD4Learning by Chrissi Nerantzi (MMU) & Sue Beckingham (SHU)  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Final note
If you are interested in organising a future iteration of BYOD4L with perhaps colleagues from other institutions, please send Chrissi a short message at c.nerantzi @ mmu.ac.uk to discuss this possibility.

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1 Comment

  1. cpjobling says:

    Reblogged this on Learning and Teaching Excellence Centre and commented:
    Colleagues may be interested in joining me in participating in #byod4l from 11-15 January 2016.

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