As both student groups covered topic 5 at the same time, and there was a lot of cross referencing between you, I’m posting this same feedback on both blogs.
For topic 5 we challenged you to push yourselves a little harder and try something different – it was good to see a number of you responded to this with Prezis, Vlogs, Powtoons, Storifys and Wix! In your final assessed posts, you might like to reflect upon any specific value you obtained from these tools that you will take forward to future modules or to the building of your own professional online profiles.
— Anna Kent-Muller (@Anna_93) December 10, 2014
It was also very encouraging to see the useful interactions between the two student groups, both in terms of blog comments and tweets. See for example Yvonne’s post from #MANG2049 and Catherine’s from #UOSM2033. Anna’s Storify of inter-module discussions provides a good summary of the twitter conversations.
— Andy Sugden (@AndySugden) December 10, 2014
Attempting my first ever prezi to showcase my final topic of the innovative curriculum module #UOSM2033 What a great LEARNING experience!
— Catherine Hunt (@CatherineHunt94) December 2, 2014
Open access is a challenging subject once you dig beneath the initial knee jerk reaction of “of course everything should be free”. Some of you, notably Kairul (Singapore) and Andy (UK) took the opportunity to showcase your critical writing skills by examining the issues from the perspective of all parties involved, not just the end users of content. If your marks for this topic were lower than you were expecting, please check out Olja’s posts on critical writing because some of you were too quick to jump into rather simplistic solutions.