BYOD4L : learning to use own smart devices for learning and teaching through the 5C framework

BECKINGHAM, Sue and NERANTZI, Chrissi (2015). BYOD4L : learning to use own smart devices for learning and teaching through the 5C framework. In: MIDDLETON, Andrew, (ed.) Smart learning : teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post-compulsory education. MELSIG, Sheffield Hallam University, 108-127.

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Opportunities to learn informally have exploded since the arrival of social media and mobile technologies. These technologies disrupt the way we learn and create new opportunities for learning (Beetham & Sharpe, 2013). Google is rapidly becoming our dynamic encyclopaedia and connecting to global sources of information and learning is normal behaviour for anyone with a question or desire to learn. This chapter discusses an open approach to learning which was designed to engage educators in HE innovatively with CPD for learning and teaching called Bring Your Own Devices for Learning (BYOD4L). The design of BYOD4L harnessed social media, mobile learning and ideas about open learning to create a rich and interactive learning space mediated through personal smart technologies. It was conceptualised as an immersive open CPD event to be run mostly online over five days. Previously (Nerantzi & Beckingham, 2014, in review) we have described open CPD as professional development afforded by Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Open Educational Resources (OER). Such practices and resources encompass open courses or events, online and face-to-face events and MOOCS as well as freely available and accessible materials, both digital and physical. These create opportunities for “self-directed and self organised CPD driven by professional interests, priorities and aspirations.” (Nerantzi & Beckingham, in review, p. 3). At the time of writing three iterations of BYOD4L have informed the development of a collaborative and scalable open CPD model which presents a versatile approach to delivering CPD for institutions while the 5C framework has been used unmodified.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Page Range: 108-127
Depositing User: Sue Beckingham
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:09

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