A workshop: An ‘un’ what? How to run an unconference.

May 3rd, 1300-1530 Polhill Campus

Continuing development workshop for educators

Before the MirandaMod event on May 3rd Professor Christina Preston and her MirandaNet team will run a training workshop, ‘An ‘un’ what? How to run an unconference’, from 1300- 1530.  The participants will then be invited to shadow the MirandaNet team during the final MirandaMod that runs from 1630 -1930. There will be online support for planning your MirandaMod and a follow up workshop in July  to support the organisation of a MirandaMod programme from September 2012 on the Polhill Campus,  or in your own environment.

The content of the workshop

The  MirandaMod workshop for teachers and lecturers focuses  is on collaborative learning and building up resource banks of current knowledge – perspectives on learning that are important in 21st century schools, colleges and universities. The workshop is based on the theory and practice of the MirandaMod, a form of ‘unconference’ where contributors and participants engage equally in these discussions, face to face or online. Participants engage online through video streaming, videoconferencing, microblogging and remotely authored digital concept mapping. All the resources from the conference are stored online, providing a knowledge base that the participants can continue to build and revisit.

This is the link for using FlashMeeting, and to access the recording after the event:
http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/fm/295b52-15407


You can also access the MindMeister concept map here:

MirandaMods: collaborative learning and creation of resource banks of current knowledge

Perspectives on learning for 21st century education institutions

This workshop is based on the theory and practice of the MirandaMod, in which contributors and participants can engage equally in these discussions, whether face to face or online, synchronously or asynchronously. Online participants engage through video streaming, videoconferencing, microblogging and remotely authored digital concept maps. All the resources from the conference are stored online, providing a knowledge base that the participants can continue to build and revisit. In this workshop we are aiming to improve the input on the collaborative map by looking explicitly at ways of increasing evidence of higher order thinking about the topic in hand.

The MirandaNet Fellowship has developed a series of papers about the theory and practice of collaborative learning that will be the subject of our continuing professional development workshop that is described below. You can view one of these papers here.

The Programme for the Afternoon

1300 – 1330 Room P1.40

Christina Preston: Welcome

Introductions of participants

John Cuthell: The theory and practice of Learning in Liminal Spaces

Andrea Raiker: Putting Liminal Space theory into practice…at UoB!

1330 – 1430

John Cuthell: Hardware, software and wetware: the affordances and availability

Leon Cych: Handheld & mobile learning: classroom integration

Leon Cych & John Cuthell: the role of social media in learning

John Cuthell: the need for efacilitation from leaders

1430 – 1530

Collaboration, knowledge creation and learning – the reflective space.

Christina Preston & Andrea Raiker

MirandaNet Fellowship events that follow

A MirandaMod: assessing the value of physical and virtual spaces in enriching learning

Polhill Campus University of Bedfordshire      1630 – 1930     Sign up here.

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