EVERYTHING I WISH TO SHARE.. by Malini Thiagraj

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Loving mother to my Angel and PHD student. Balancing both role perfectly..

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SOME VIDEOS ON CREATING BLOG.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017


WELCOME TO FUTURELEARN



BLENDED LEARNING ESSENTIALS: GETTING STARTED



ALL ABOUT FUTURELEARN (MOOC)


Hai students, those who did not attend the last briefing class on using FutureLearn, here are some video on Introduction on FutureLearn and How to use FutureLearn. You can learn basic stuff here.

Monday, 23 October 2017



ASSIGNMENT

TASK 1: Your task is to create an e-portfolio using a blog.
Process for Blogger
1. Go to https://www.blogger.com/start
2. Click on “Create your blog now”
3. Fill out the form to create a Google account and submit
(Note: if you already have a Google account such as a Gmail address, you can use your existing account for your blog)
4. Choose a name and URL for your blog and submit
5. Choose a template design and submit
6. Blog has been created, you may now post immediately.
Process for e-portfolio content
7. Create first page as introductory page where students’ need to add:
       i.)              1)                Student Information: name, contact information, major, graduation date, etc.
      ii.)             ii)                Table of Contentsdisplay links to contents of the portfolio
    iii.)            Learner Goals
    iv.)            Artifacts: examples of student work including documents, images, video, audio, etc.

8. Create second pages as Teaching Philosophy

Once your blog is created, email me its URL (web address) and I will link it.

TASK 2: Your task is to write reflection over your experiences in FutureLearn platform. You will be assigned to write a reflective summary about the 5 weeks course that you have attended in FutureLearn platform. The reflective summary consists of:
·         Experiences
·         strength
·         weakness
·         recommended ideas for improvisation
FORMAT: For your assigned e-portfolio blog post, you should include a reflective summary of the main points of the topic as well as a personal/professional response. You should also include 23 discussion questions at the end of the post to which your classmates will be asked to respond. As the original author of the post, it is also your responsibility to moderate the online discussion generated by your post. In addition to your assigned chapter, you will be expected to post a comment at least five times during the course of the semester in response to your classmates’ blog posts. More are welcome, but the smallest number of posts and comments should be five. Your post should be professionally written, utilizing correct grammar and APA format (6th edition) for citations.

TASK 3:  Your task is to provide a 3-5 minute movie presentation on your assigned topic from FutureLearn platform that you have attended earlier. You have to create a video on topic of Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started from FutureLearn platform, where you need to present it with your own creativity and ideas based on your own field of study. At the end, your video should be a Video based Learning Object where subject to any topics.

FORMAT: You are encouraged to be creative in the way in which you present your material through the use of music, photographs, video or other sources.

Required elements for the video
1.   Length. Your video should be 3-5 minutes in length using any of you mobile devices.

2.   Style. There are no restrictions on the style of the video (i.e., you may use a narrated slide show, a recorded lecture, video, a digital whiteboard, a stop motion animation (Claymation), animated graphics, a scripted scene, etc.)

3.   Title slide. Your video should begin with a descriptive title, your name(s), the name of the university, and the year in which it was created.

4.   References. All artifacts (information, images, videos, music, sound effect, etc.) used in the video which you did not create yourself must be cited at the end.

5. Credits. Acknowledge the people who contributed to the video, including yourself, people who supported the production, and your instructor, and specify that the video was made within the context of this course (course number, institution, date).

5.   File format. Your video must be submitted in one of the following file formats: .mov, mv4, mp4, .wmv and upload it on your blog site or embedding your video in blog.

6.  Bandwidth. You can also choose your video in HD or on any prefer lower resolutions.


How to Begin
Your task will take place in three separate stages:

1. Planning. This is the phase where you develop your ideas based on the FutureLearn (MOOC) platform topic and envision how your video will look and sound.

2. Production. This means creating and collecting all the artifacts (e.g., images, videos, sounds, narration) you will need for the video.

3. Editing. This stage is done using video-editing software such as Power Point, iMovie, or Movie Maker, where you stitch the artifacts together and sync then in time with a narration or other sounds.


** If you are encounter problem in uploading large size video in your blog then u can embedding your video in your blog. Embedding a video means that you upload a video on a third party site like Youtube, Vimeo, and etc and then you can easily embed it in your blog posts. All you need to do is paste the video URL into the post editor. Make sure that the URL is in it’s own line and not clickable (hyperlinked).


TIMELINE FOR FUTURELEARN CLASS (MOOC)

TOPIC: BLENDED LEARNING ESSENTIALS: GETTING STARTED


WEEKLY LESSON
TARGET DATE
COMPLETION DATE
WEEK ONE
WEEK 1: WHY SHOULD WE FOCUS ON BLENDED LEARNING?
     Ø  Welcome

Ø  What is blended learning?

Ø  Teachers and learners

Ø  Summary of the week



30 OCTOBER 2017
(Monday)

5 NOVEMBER 2017
(Sunday)
WEEK TWO

WEEK 2: PREPARING FOR BLENDED LEARNING

Ø  The week ahead

Ø  Principles of blended learning

Ø  Your readiness for blended learning

Ø  A case study of effective blended learning in practice

Ø  Summary and looking forward to next week



6 NOVEMBER 2017
(Monday)

12 NOVEMBER 2017
(Sunday)
WEEK THREE
WEEK 3: SYSTEMS, TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR BLENDED LEARNING

Ø  The week ahead

Ø  Your Virtual Learning Environment

Ø  Online tools beyond the Virtual Learning Environment

Ø  Open Educational Resources

Ø  Summary



13 NOVEMBER 2017
(Monday)

19 NOVEMBER 2017
(Sunday)
WEEK FOUR
WEEK 4: DESIGNING BLENDED LEARNING

Ø  The week ahead

Ø  Designing blended learning

Ø  Assessment and feedback

Ø  Flipping the learning

Ø  Summary



20 NOVEMBER 2017

(Monday)

26 NOVEMBER 2017
(Sunday)
WEEK FIVE
WEEK 5: TEACHING FOR YOUR LEARNERS’ FUTURES

Ø  The week ahead

Ø  Developing your learners’ digital literacy

Ø  Improving access to learning, flexibility and inclusion

Ø  Drawing it all together and course close



27 NOVEMBER 2017
(Monday)

30 NOVEMBER 2017
(Sunday)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011