Category Archives: H808

An update – life and elearning

Having finished my OU module in January I’ve been very quiet on the blog front. The end of the module was taken up with submitting the final assignment and portfolio of evidence which I was very glad to get finished … Continue reading

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Learning to use Camtasia

In building up evidence of my learning and development in the competency of using technology in elearning, I decided to have a go at producing a screencast – a short digital video using software that captures your computer screen and can … Continue reading

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Professional values (Unit 7)

Core Activity 7.1: Professional values Exploring and articulating professional values and standards that apply to the work of an elearning practitioner. Definition of values: ‘principles or standards  of behaviour; one’s  judgement of what is  important in life’ Oxford dictionaries online Definition … Continue reading

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What are Learning Technologists? (Unit 5)

Core Activity5.5: The profession of learning technologist. Although I’ve struggled to see a distinct profession of ‘elearning’ I did recognise the role of Learning Technologist, or at least the job title. The readings this week (Oliver, 2002; Beetham et al., … Continue reading

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Writing my first assignment

A reflection on the process of writing my first assignment for this module. As I was working on my assignment I wrote down how I felt about the process . . . I spent some time exploring the essay question … Continue reading

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Learning objectives and action planning (Unit 3)

In my last posting I described the process of conducting a learning needs analysis, associated with my project management role in a commercial elearning company. From this I have developed some key learning objectives, areas where I need to further … Continue reading

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Personal and professional development planning (Unit 3)

Core Activity 3.4: Reflecting on personal and professional development planning (PDP) This has been a useful week, I’ve been working on a personal development needs analysis which I decided to use to focus on the skills and competencies that I … Continue reading

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Core Activity 2.5: What constitutes good reflective writing – advice for students

“Rabbit’s clever” said Pooh thoughtfully . . . “And he has Brain.” There was a long silence “I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.” Reflective writing is very personal, just like the process of reflection and … Continue reading

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Trying out eportfolio software – foliofor.me (Unit 3)

Core Activity 3.1: understanding eportfolio software Having an eportfolio is a new concept for me, so following advice from others I’ve given foliofor.me a go. It’s been a bit of a frustrating process, but that is possibly partly me, I need … Continue reading

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Pro-activity and collaboration (Unit 2)

Our latest two-week unit of study (Unit 2) required some collaborative activity. This proved to be a bit of a challenge for many of us . . . just trying to find the time to contribute during the one week … Continue reading

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