I signed off H810 at noon – and in so doing complete the ‘set’ for the Masters in Open and Distance Education.
H810 – Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students
H808 – The E-Learning Professional
H800 – Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates
B822 – Creativity, Innovation and Change (An MBA module, extraordinary and insightful but now rolled into several modules rather than stand alone. A shame, as I came across other non-MBA people doing it as an elective)
I signed on to H809 – Practice-based research in educational technology for good measure which gives me exactly 7 days to twiddle my thumbs. Actually, I am reading, without pressure, a few books that I stumbled upon over the last 3 years:
Learning and Expanding with Activity Theory. (2009) Ed. Annalisa Sannino, Harry Daniels and Kris Gutierrez. Kindle Version.
(Unfortunately for me this unpicks a piece of the assignment I’ve just sent off. Activity Systems can’t really apply to a digitised world apparently)
Groundswell: winning in a world transformed by social technologies. (2006) Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff. Kindle Version
The Timeless Way of Building. Christopher Alexander (when it arrives from the US)
Often referred to during the MAODE.
Techniques of Structured Problem Solving. VanGundy (when it arrives from the US)
At the core of ‘Creativity, Innovation and Change’. We recieved a handbook of problem solving techniques that contained many of these.
Books offering useful advice about how to develop a research degree proposal
Dunleavey, P. (2003) Authoring a PhD Thesis: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Dissertation (Palgrave Study Guides), Palgrave Macmillian ISBN 1403905843
Walliman, N. (2005) Your Research Project: A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher, Sage Publications ISBN 1412901324
- Pause (mymindbursts.com)
- Clive Shepherd – the book, in person, ideas on learning and development in the World Wide Web 2.0 (mymindbursts.com)
- OU Launches FutureLearn Ltd (ouseful.info)
- Access to e-learning and the Olympic Orbit for students with disabilities (mymindbursts.com)
- Are you the learning architect or the learning builder? (mymindbursts.com)
- My personal learning environment (PLE) (mymindbursts.com)