We hope you are all well and have used unit 1 to familiarise yourself with the FDOL131 course, the different spaces and started making first connections with peers and facilitators. Pleased many of you have used the Google+ community space to introduce yourselves and sharing current practices.
As we are now entering unit 2, it will be useful to reflect on what you have learnt so far and how this related to your practice. Feel free to do this in our Google+ community. The FDOL team will be adding a discussion thread per unit to encourage shared reflection about the course.
In unit 2 we will be able to discuss Flexible, Distance and Online Learning more broadly and link to our own practices as well. See https://fdol.wordpress.com/units/unit-2-introduction-to-fdol/ for details about this unit. The webinar for this unit is scheduled for the 25th of February and we have the pleasure to welcome Dr Alison Le Cornu and Prof. Stephen Gomez from the Higher Education Academy to share their expertise with us and engage in a conversation around Flexible, Distance and Online Learning.
Please remember, if you work in PBL groups, to access your COOL FISh space and start connecting with each other. We suggest that one from each group takes the lead and creates a group space so that you can co-ordinate activities. Add a link to the space you create to the COOL FISh space so that you facilitator can also join you there. You might want to consider using Google+ communities. Your PBL facilitators will also be in touch this week to organise a first group meeting via Google hangout and information about this will be added to your group spaces.
Some minor changes are made to the PBL groups at the moment and we will be in touch with you about this if you have been transferred to another one group.
The COOL FISh document include valuable information and tools to get you organised in your PBL groups, so please study this carefully and use and/or adapt to your group needs.
Let’s get the conversation about FDOL in FDOL started. Access the FDOL Google+ community, see Unit 2: introduction to FDOL. Google+ is available as an app for iphone and android smart devices so you can participate in conversations on-the-go 😉
Best wishes and see you online.
Chrissi and Lars