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eLC Event: Networked practitioners: Activity beyond the garden walls - 25 March 2014

Location: Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

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Lynda Davies
21 February 2014

Presenter: Dr Chris Pegler (IET)

IET's MA in Online and Distance Education has broken innovative ground since its launch in 1998.  Amongst the innovations in H818 are the use of OpenStudio use for peer reflection, emphasis on user-generated content, open badges and an OULive conference which uses Cloudworks, peer review of multimedia artefacts and network visualisation.  However, the most innovative aspect of the design and delivery been the central role played by student's own engagement with work in progress and sharing within and beyond H818.  Chris Pegler (production and first year chair) and a chorus of the H818 community will demonstrate some aspects of the modules and talk us through the lessons learned.  If possible please bring a device with you to allow you to get online. 
Programme details:
Date: 25March 2014
Time: 10:00-12:30
Location: Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2
Chris Pegler (Chair H818 and IET) will present on the design of H818 and its use of networking and beyond-OU platforms in its first presentation

Thanh Le (Lead Developer in LTS) will present the next version of OpenStudio  

11.00-11.15  Tea/Coffee networking

Simon Ball (H818 tutor, online conference organiser and accessibility expert), Jonathan Vernon (H818 student and elearning consultant), Sarah Quinnell (H818 student and Learning and Development Manager for Macmillan Digital Education), Bea de los Archos (OER Researcher and H818 reviewer) will present on their experiences and reflections on H818. Input from other students will also be showcased.

Discussion and Q&A on what was learned featuring all speakers and facilitated by Chris ·          

This event will be recorded and can be viewed shortly after the session via Stadium
 If you plan to attend, have any queries or wish to suggest a future event, please email  Details of future eLC events will be made available nearer each session and can also be found along with details of previous events, slides, notes and/or recordings on Cloudworks and the Knowledge Network.
Immediately afterwards, from 12:30-1:00 will be Chris's farewell to the eLC, prior to her early retirement on 31 Mar, so please come along for some cake and to say goodbye.  As she will be moving into the field of fibre arts, you are invited to contribute interesting specimens of yarn or fabric to her stash.  Please label with your name and she will incorporate these materials into something creative to help remember her time at the OU. 

If you would like to attend, please e-mail

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Jonathan Vernon
6:17am 25 March 2014 (Edited 6:19am 25 March 2014)

Contributor Jonathan Vernon has posted extra content to his OU H818 Cloudworks page to support this presentation. This content, with images, is also on his blog 'My Mind Bursts' and shared to the Linkedin group 'The Online Masters' that participants set up as a direct response to a conversation in the H818 Student Cafe forum.

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