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Collated tweets from day 1 tweetchat, 15 January 2018, Connecting and Confidence

Below are the collated tweets from the tweet chat held on 15th January, 2018. The tweets were collated using the soon to disappear behind a paywall Storify service using this link extractor tool developed by Alan Levine.


#BYOD4l – what’s it all about?

‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’ (BYOD4L)

16-20 January 2017

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.

There will be regular updates here, and please also follow @BYOD4L on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all course announcements and activity. The course hashtag is #BYOD4L.

You can join the Google+ community at where discussions and collaborations will also take place.

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.

Please note, this is a registration-free course. You can access all collaborative spaces and resources without additional logins.

BYOD4L is openly licensed and has been developed by colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan University and Sheffield Hallam University. This is the 5th time BYOD4L is offered since January 2014

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th if not before 😉

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


10 days and counting down to #BYOD4L 2017


Happy New Year everyone from all in the BYOD4L team.  We’re getting set to help brighten up the long January days and nights with the return of BYOD4L on January the 16th. Once again we’ll  be spending five days  connecting, communicating, curating, collaborating and creating with colleagues from across the UK and the rest of the world.

We hope you’ll be able to join us in various places across the web over the week. As ever there will be daily updates here, nightly tweet chats between 8-9pm, our Google+ community and well anywhere/anything else that you would like to add.

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.

There will be more updates next week so remember to check back here and follow us on twitter for more updates.


Preview #BYOD4L 2017 at the #altc winter conference

And we’re back!  Bring Your Own Device for Learning will be running again in January 2017. Our week long adventure in the 5 C’s of connecting, communicating, curating, collaborating and creating will  once again help to spread some sunshine into the dark January days and nights.

This year’s event will be facilitated by the 2016 team of Neil Withnell, Alex Spiers and Sheila MacNeill.  The three amigos will be presenting a preview of the event at this year’s ALT online Winter conference at 11.30am on Thursday 8 December.  During this webinar Neil, Alex and Sheila will be sharing some of the enhancements to the event and actively seeking community support and involvement for the 2017 event.  More details about the event can be found on the conference website.

We look forward to seeing many of you on December the 8th and in January.