Unit 4 starts tomorrow and we are now almost half way through the course. It would be lovely to find out how the course is going for you so far. Please feel free to use our community space to share experiences and let us know if there is anything we could do to improve your experience. Please remember we are here to support you.
In unit 4 we will be looking at collaborative learning and learning communities and it is indeed very closely linked to what we are trying to achieve in FDOL132. Please access the unit 4 page at https://fdol.wordpress.com/units/unit-4-collaborative-learning-and-communities/ and start engaging in the reading and the activities. We encourage you to join the conversation about this unit in our Google + community and share viewpoints, experiences and ideas there with colleagues.
If you are working in PBL groups, please remember to be organised and reach out for your facilitator if you need help. Please remember also to share your findings at the end of each unit in the community space so that we can all access these and comment. Some groups have started doing this, which is fantastic.
A webinar has been scheduled for Tuesday the 29th of October with Dr Keith Smyth and Dr David Walker at 7pm UK time (Please update your calendars as this is a new date) who will discuss with us collaboration and learning communities. Responding to your feedback from our last webinar, we would like to trial a different way of using the chat and propose to have set times for using this. Please remember to add this event to your calendar. We will also send a reminder to everyone via the community closer to the time. If you haven’t joined the community yet, please do so as soon as possible as the majority of conversations are happening there. The direct link to this is https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112393294763616522043 which is also available on the FDOL course site. Also remember to tweet using the hashtag #fdol132.
Let’s continue the conversation! Remember to reflect on your learning and practice and share with the FDOL community so that we can further our understanding together. Google+ is available as an app for iPhone and Android devices so you can participate in conversations on-the-go 😉 There is also an Adobe Connect app available if you would like to try this too.
Best wishes and see you online,
Chrissi, Lars, Maria and Neil
ps. We would love to hear from you if you are using FDOL in any way beyond this course. If you use, adapt, repurpose any of the FDOL resources, activities and/or the pedagogical design for another course, please remember to add the creative commons attribution linking back to FDOL and its creators (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/). You will find the creative commons licence agreement for FDOL at https://fdol.wordpress.com/