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Warm welcome to #BYOD4L & Topic 1: Connecting | @BYOD4L

Dear friends,

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

This open bite-size 5-day learning event is offered 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 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 14th of July 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 and share these with the BYOD4L community.

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

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

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 and more rewarding. 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.

Five institutions have joined us this time (Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Ulster, the University of Sussex and London Metropolitan University). There are many opportunities to connect with individuals from different institutions. If you are from any of these 5 institutions, please also check the institutional pages with information about planned local events during the week. You are still welcome to join any of these events if you live locally and would like to join any of these events.

Remember also that you can work towards badges or institutional recognition if this has been enabled where you are.

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 and consider following @byod4l.

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.

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

The BYOD4L team

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