#crit101 – Week Three

In week three #crit101 is turning its attention to validity and reliability. The week three page has been updated with reading material and information about this week’s assignments.

The live video lecture will be at 7:30PM (GMT) on Monday (04.02.13). Check the blog or Twitter around 7:25 for the link. The slides will be made available prior to the lecture, and a recording will be made available shortly afterwards.

The Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (06.02.13) between 7PM and 8PM (GMT).

I mentioned this at the end of week one, but I want to encourage you to read and comment on each others blog posts. You can find them here on the #crit101 blog. I have added an archive so that it is easy to access all posts published on the site. Like last week, I will be adding my own thoughts, and hope to enter into meaningful dialogue with as many of you as possible.

#crit101 – Week Two

In week two #crit101 is turning its attention to research and enquiry. The week two page has been updated with reading material and information about this week’s assignments.

Like last week there will be a live video lecture at 7:30PM (GMT) on Monday (28.01.13). Check the blog or Twitter around 7:25 for the link. Once again the slides will be made available prior to the lecture, and a recording will be made available shortly afterwards.

The main assignment in week two requires you to conduct research and work collaboratively with your peers using Google Docs. More information about this is available on the week two page and will also be explained in detail during the introductory lecture.

The Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (30.01.13) between 7PM and 8PM (GMT).

On top of this, I wish to encourage you all to read and comment on each others blog posts from week one. You can find them here on the #crit101 blog. I have added an archive so that it is easy to access all posts published on the site. I will be adding my own thoughts to your posts, but commenting is a key component of the blogging process, and I think it would be useful for you to keep the discussion about in(ter)dependent learning going as the course develops.

#crit101 kicks off today at 7:30PM.

The course will begin with a live introductory lecture. The link will appear on the ‘Week One‘ page shortly before 7:30PM.

The ‘Week One‘ page has been updated to include a more detailed introduction, reading material, and assignments, including a learner survey. Please take the time to read through all of the information.

The first Twitter discussion will take place on Wednesday 23rd January between 7:00PM and 8:00PM. Don’t forget to include #crit101 in your tweets.

Assignments are due in by 6:00PM on Sunday 27th January.

If you are interested in participating in the course but have not yet enrolled, there is still time. Enrolment will remain open until Sunday 27th January.

Beginning January 2013: #crit101

Starting on Monday 21st January 2013, Critical Skills 101 will offer an introduction to a specific skill set that is integral to successful learning in Higher Education as well as being fundamental in becoming an effective in(ter)dependent learner.

For more information about the course please read the ‘about‘ page and check out the ‘course outline‘. Enrolment is now open and will remain so until Sunday 13th January.

While primarily aimed at Sixth Formers and FE students, the course is an ‘open online course’ meaning that anyone with an interest in developing their skills and autonomy as a learner can participate.

If you have further questions that can not be answered via the links above, then please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email or Twitter. Please also consider subscribing to the blog feed for updates or follow the hashtag: #crit101 via Twitter.