Monday, 12 May 2014

Reflections on #ocTEL Week 0 and Week 1


What a week of firsts - and its only Tuesday!
 
Over the weekend I 'participated' in my first ever webinar watching Week 1 on YouTube.
 
Yesterday I set up and posted on my first ever blog (and when I logged in this morning was greeted by 2 replies).
 
And earlier today I viewed the webinar from Week 0 on Blackboard Collaborate.
 
Thus far things have certainly felt very back-to-front however I was heartened by a comment, from David I think, saying that there was "no such thing as being behind" and that we should work at our "own pace" - thank goodness for that!
 
The content from the 2 webinar's has been interesting and thought provoking however the thing that has interested and intrigued me the most is how amazing the Blackboard Collaborate program is.
 
I'd never heard of Blackboard Collaborate before today and I'm amazed at the tools that are 'out there' to help us with all manner of tasks - learning included.
 
Another Week 0 webinar comment that encouraged me was "find your feet and look around" - from the brief look around I have had to date I do feel like I'm finding my feet and as such very much look forward to having my eyes opened more! 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

So here it is. . .

. . . Jon Renes' Blog and my first post.

I had never previously considered setting up a blog until recently when ocTEL highlighted this as a communication, discussion, and posting tool for the Technology Enhanced Learning e-course I am currently doing.

I might as well try to use this blog now that I've set it up though however at this fledgling stage I cannot guarantee that my posts (other than ocTEL ones in the immediate term) will be regular and/or interesting.

You never know though, so here's hoping. . . .