GCU goes #BYOD4L

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Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and other institutions from the UK (Durham University, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Sussex, London Metropolitan University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Salford, Kingston University London, University of Ulster, Dublin Institute of Technology, a partner in the US (Texas Educator Chat) as well as more colleagues from other institutions), are offering for the third time the popular:

‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’ course (#BYOD4L)
12-16 January 2015

BYOD4L is a bite-size open course facilitated by teachers and students over 5 days for students and teachers in HE and anybody else who would like to learn with us how we can utilise our digital devices for professional, lifelong and lifewide learning.

Together we will explore the following topics based on the 5C Framework:

*connecting
*communicating
*curating
*collaborating
*creating

Using an inquiry-based approach that will enable us to learn with others and/or on our own within a supportive community. We invite all staff and students to join one or all of the above topics and work towards an open badge or two 😉 There will be seven open badges available in total. One for each topic and a course badge if you successfully complete the whole course. All work submitted will be peer reviewed and could be used as evidence of CPD.

Each evening there will be a tweetchat between 8-9pm GMT and on some days additional Google hangouts during the day. There is an opportunity to both listen in and contribute to a discussion via Twitter via the hashtag #BYOD4Lchat. In the previous two iterations of the course this has been a vibrant learning space where participants share ideas and learn together.

As well as the online activities, the Blended Learning Team will be running lunchtime drop in sessions in GCU LEAD to discuss the topic experiences and technologies based on the topic of the day.

Please note, this is a registration-free course. You can access all collaborative spaces and resources without additional logins. We would however like to invite you to consider completing the initial survey if you decide to participate in the course. This can be found at http://byod4learning.wordpress.com/surveys/initial-survey/.

If you would like to find out more about #BYOD4L and join, please have a look at the course website and follow @byod4l on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all course announcements. The course hashtag is #BYOD4L.

You can also follow @gcublend and #GCUblend for local updates.

Here is a little teaser video the Blended Learning Team created using an ipad, and a lot of laughter.