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Bring your Own Device for Learning #BYOD4L 2017

16th – 20th January 2017

This is the 5th time the BYOD4L program has run. It is a bite-size open course offered over 5 days for educators and students in HE, as well as anybody else who would like to learn how they can utilise digital devices for professional, lifelong and life-wide learning.
Together participants will explore the following topics based on the 5C Framework:

  • Connecting
  • Communicating
  • Curating
  • Collaborating
  • Creating

BYOD4Learnings runs fully on smart devices and presents an immersive learning experience that encourages active experimentation and discovery learning. Participants will be able to connect, share experiences and learn with others from the wider community and located in different parts of the world using social media. The topics and activities provide a scaffold for learning and introduce participants to progressively more complex uses in bite-size learning chunks that trigger interest, engagement and help them to make connections to people, ideas and reflect on their own practice. In BYOD4Learning we are all learners and support each other!

On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on how smart devices can be used within their learning and/or teaching context.
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges which influence more widely the use of smart devices in Higher Education for inclusive practice.
  • Trial a specific BYOD intervention for learning/teaching in own context based on an informed rationale.

Over the five days there will be daily updates on the BYOD4L blog, nightly tweet chats between 8-9pm (follow their twitter account) and an active Google+ community. This year they’re hoping to make the event a bit more personal by sharing more digital stories of the BYOD4L experience. You can share your stories in their digital story gallery.
Are you interested in taking part? Can you see more opportunities for using smart devices in your teaching and learning context? If you did take part what did you think of it? As always let us know in the comments!

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