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Accessing the MOOC steps (after Easter)

The MOOC is officially closed. You will be offered the chance to gain access by upgrading (at a cost). Do NOT do this. Instead, we have made many (but not all) of the steps available to you. You need to use the step url as contained in the excel file below. learning-network-age-4_links If a step number is not on the list it means that step is unavailable. Let me know if you have any problems. Continue reading →

Notes and starter sources for Topic 3 – Working on the Web

Task - Compare and contrast the benefits/drawbacks of having a single online identity versus multiple personal/professional online identities. To help prepare your work, you should check out the materials in the  #FLlearningnetworks MOOC section 2.6 and engage with other learners in the discussions there. BUT, the MOOC is currently closed. However, the next run will begin again on 16th April 2018. You should join that run to regain access for the following 4 weeks. Continue reading →

Topic 2 – ‘Learning on the Web’ – question and starter sources

LEARNING ON THE WEB The MOOC has introduced you to the importance of your Personal Learning Network and the need for lifelong learning skills. As many of you have already commented during the MOOC, one of the key features of having an effective learning network is developing the digital literacies needed to identify reliable, trustworthy information online. Task – Evaluate how to assess the reliability and authenticity of online information. Continue reading →

Topic 1: ‘Living on the Web’ – Question and Starter Sources

Topic 1 - Living on the Web YOUR TASK – Evaluate the impact of your “Digital Differences” on how you interact with the Web. You should discuss what digital differences are and how they affect you and others when it comes to 'Living on the Web'. To help prepare your work, check out the materials in the  #FLlearningnetworks MOOC  sections 1.11 to 1.13 and engage with other learners in the discussions there. Continue reading →

Self-assessment Processes

Compare the two example Topic 1 blog posts made by your colleagues from the University of Southampton's Singapore campus and score them using the marking criteria: Example 1 Example 2 You can access the marking criteria form here (will download a word file): :BlankMarkingCriteriaForm You can see my marking for the Topic 1 initial posts on slides 2 & 3 here (will download a ppt file): UOSM2008-HowToSelf-assessment Now try to navigate your way to the reflection posts... Continue reading →

Linking to your Comments from your Reflection

Linking directly to your comments is very important! If you don't link properly to the comments you leave on the blogs of your colleagues, it makes it really hard for us to find them - which risks making us frustrated!  We may also overdose on coffee. So, this is the proper way to do it. Of course, you have to write your comment and post it.  The key thing is then locating and using the right URL address. Click on the date (just under your name). Continue reading →

Using the Twitter hashtag

The Twitter hashtag for this module - #uosm2008 - is a central part of this course. You need to monitor the feed daily and be actively engaged. We understand that you may NOT want to connect your personal Twitter account with this module. We therefore suggest creating a new profile - under your full/real name - which you can use for this module and for following professionally useful people/institutions/services beyond the end of the module. Continue reading →

Categorising Blog Posts

Once you’ve written your post, you will need to assign a CATEGORY to it. If you do not, it will not appear on the module blog and no-one will be able to read it...! BEFORE hitting the 'publish' button... FIRST: Create and assign the relevant category: Click on ‘+add new category’ Type the appropriate name (e.g. Intro Topic, Topic 1, Topic 2 etc. Continue reading →