Emerging questions on Emergent Learning

scope-badge The SCoPE community discussion forums on emergent learning continue to be very stimulating – and in true emergent form are raising more questions than are being answered.  See the open SCoPE discussion forums for more information.

In tomorrow’s webinar (the second of two) we will be explaining how to draw footprints of emergence and sharing the contexts in which this might be helpful. From our perspective the footprints are particularly helpful for reflecting on learning in open learning environments such as MOOCs, but can also be used for more traditional courses.  We look forward to hearing what others think.

Here are the details for accessing tomorrow’s webinar.

Tuesday, 26 November 18:00 GMT  

Vicki Dale ELESIG workshop

This webinar will focus on drawing footprints of emergence and a discussion of the critical factors, which we use to describe and map out the learning experience. We will encourage all participants to draw their own footprints. In the following asynchronous discussion forum, we hope that you will share your footprints, so that we can critically reflect on the approach, and methodology, in order to improve it and to continue to make it accessible, available and relevant to the broader research and design community.

See also the Preparing for Webinar 2 discussion forum thread – which explains what documents need to be downloaded before the session.

Although we have run face-to-face workshops on how to draw the footprints, we have never tried this online before. We are looking forward to seeing what emerges from this session 😉

3 thoughts on “Emerging questions on Emergent Learning

  1. annindk November 28, 2013 / 8:45 am

    I’ve listened in to both webinars and am keen to try out the approach on a MOOC I’m about to complete, however I don’t have Word – or a printer – so I’m a bit stuck. Are any other formats available at this stage?

    I may have a go at mocking something up, otherwise it will have to be a very wordy (if not Wordy) reflection!

  2. jennymackness November 28, 2013 / 9:46 am

    Hi Ann – thanks for your interest. That’s quite a problem you have posed. Not being a very techy person I’m not sure how to respond – just as I’m trying to imagine life without Word 🙂

    I do though have two possible thoughts.

    1. Would taking a photo (creating an image) of the Word palette work? Would you then be able to draw on the image? Not sure about this as I’ve never tried it.

    2. Another possibility is to mark up one of the older score sheets and then send it to me for drawing. See Scoring sheet June 2013.3.xlsx on this page – http://footprints-of-emergence.wikispaces.com/Drawing+Footprints – on the wiki. We have recently moved away from scoring as we think its difficult to give an exact number for a factor – but you could tick the columns rather than give an exact number if you prefer. From the scoring sheet I would be able to draw it for you.

    I think you would also need to refer to the new Mapping Sheet for visual learners – which is our most recent work. The factors are the same, but the questions and images might help with interpretation of the factors. You can find this on our wiki here – http://footprints-of-emergence.wikispaces.com/SCoPE+Webinar+2+Tuesday+26th+November

    Don’t hesitate to get back to me if you need further help. Looking forward to hearing how you get on 🙂

  3. annindk November 28, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    Life without Word is perfectly straightforward – either Open Office or Google Drive do the job just fine, as well as being rather more open : D

    I might well take you up on the Scoring sheet option – I can open that OK w/o Excel…I’m very keen to try footprinting out.

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