Gilly Salmon webinar in ocTEL introducing Carpe Diem workshop

22 05 2013

Good resources from the webinar today:

For me this resembled a deign-thinking creative workshop but it was useful to see it applied to the process of learning design rather than product design.  The resources are good too and include examples.   For me, the useful take-aways of the 5 stage process were:

  • ‘focus on the end-point’ i.e. LOs and
  • the reality check stage of the process – as all creative people can get carried away in the moment

These are visually depicted in the resources as per below.





“We are designing verbs, not nouns.” —Bill Moggridge

22 05 2013


Reminded of this in the ocTEL webinar today – focus on the learning outcomes not the curriculum content

Submitted by Cristobal Avendaño to the

Conole 7Cs of Learning Design

22 05 2013


 Thanks to Sandie Gay in the ocTEL webinar for highlighting this model.

January 2013 update

ocTEL Activity 6.2 WebPA

22 05 2013


I am ‘Mrs Teamwork’ when it comes to assessment.  I think  it is essential that it is properly supported rather than sink-or-swim.  Although I have done  a lot on this, I still do get the occasional ‘it’s not fair’ vibe.  WebPA is therefore very appealing to me (Case study 7, p42).  I particularly like the aspect of agreeing criteria for assessment.  This is an important stage in the establishing ground rules stages but one I find students skip over in their optimism and can come to regret.  This would help formalize that stage. I shall be integrating it from September – so thanks!


ocTEL Activity 6.1

22 05 2013


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I really like Nicol’s approach as it seems (to me) to be about getting students to be able to make accurate judgments on their own work.  His earlier work (2009) uses ’empower’ and ‘engage’ and I think this is the essence of these 12 principles.  I like number 12 too – learn from your learners.

This ability to self-assess is really important to me as I would view learning as ‘situative’ and this ability to judge and value your own work is essential to ‘becoming’ a member of the CoP.  This is related to confidence somehow so I am looking forward to the webinar shortly to see how this is built in….

Google and your memory

10 05 2013

I am grateful to James Little for posting this great infographic on Google and your memory from

This made me think (yet again) of Rheingold’s 21st century literacies.  Probably ‘attention’ – our reliance on this external memory may impact on the development of our understanding.  Also the need for the development of Critical Consumption (“Crap Detection”)  in order to balance the habit of ‘just Google it’.


Also then the relevance of the active learning stuff from ocTEL week 3


ocTEL 3.3 (a) Design an activity

6 05 2013
This is a ‘save for later’ – looks great but too much Bank Holiday sunshine to enjoy
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