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Welcome to #BYOD4L and Day 1 where the theme is connecting – Monday 16th January 2017

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Dear friends,

A warm welcome to Bring Your Own Device For Learning! We are very excited to offer BYOD4L for the fifth time.

This open bite-size 5-day learning event is offered over the next five days 16-20 January 2017. Each day we will focus on a different topic. You can also choose to move between the topics at a time convenient to you and pick ‘n’ mix depending on what you would like to learn. To access each topic go to the specific page and put your own learning menu together.

Today’s (Monday, the 16th of January 2017) 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 and share these with the BYOD4L community.

The need to connect. Is there such a thing? Something to think about.
Image source: cc Chrissi Nerantzi

But before you dive into BYOD4L, let’s get to know each other first 😉

Start by introducing yourself on Twitter or in our Google + community. There is also the opportunity to join a facilitated group if you would like that. These can be accessed via the Google + community but links have also been added on this blog site (See useful links section on the left hand side).

No need to be everywhere. Pick a space and see what works for you. Connect with others. Learning together is more fun and more rewarding. If you need help, start here. Remember we facilitators are here to support you. Use the hashtag #byod4lHELP if needed and help others too if you are able to.

There are many opportunities to connect with individuals from different institutions and to build your network.

This year we’re hoping to make the event a bit more personal by sharing more digital stories of the byod4l experience.  We hope that this will provide creative, reflective opportunity for some of our regular participants (maybe something to use as evidence for formal CPD opportunities, check out this useful mapping  of BYOD4L to the UKPSF from Andrew Middleton), and also help to unravel and share the many, many conversations that take place during the tweet chats and across the week.  You can share your stories in our digital story gallery.


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. You may want to consider blogging your reflections each day. You can work towards badges and claim them if you provide evidence in support of your claim.

Do include the course hashtag #BYOD4L  in all Tweets, Blog posts and Instagram photos you create and consider following @BYOD4L on Twitter.

Join our daily TweetChat between 8-9pm GMT by searching for #BYOD4Lchat on Twitter for an hour of fun, sharing and learning, described as “fantastically chaotic”.

To receive updates during the week, follow BYOD4L here on WordPress. Daily messages will be released.

A massive thank you to all our collaborators and mentors for their commitment to this project and their valuable input and support!!!

We really look forward to learning with you. Are you ready for the ride?

The BYOD4L team

Creative Commons License
BYOD4Learning by Chrissi Nerantzi & Sue Beckingham 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 @ to discuss this possibility.



  1. Debbaff says:

    Reblogged this on Debs OER Journey and commented:
    Day one of the online course that I’m facilitating /moderating this week #BYOD4L Bring Your Own Device for Learning. If you are interested in joining in then it’s not too late. This blog post from the lovely Neil @neilwithnell outlines day one for you including a helpful link to mapping of the HEA UKPSF by Andrew Middleton !

  2. Debbaff says:

    Great post Neil . Reblogged 🙂

  3. Thank you +Debbaff 🙂

  4. […] so first things first I need to go get Connecting (I’m already a day […]

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