In the final week of #crit101 the focus is on self reflection. The week six page has been updated with the video lecture, reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
The final Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (17.04.13) between 6PM and 7PM (BST).
One of the key features of the final week is the end of course survey. Please take the time to complete it carefully. It is both an important part of your reflective process, and will also provide me with useful feedback about the course.
In week five #crit101 is turning its attention to synthesis and evaluation. The week five page has been updated with the video lecture, reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
This week’s assignment is collaborative and involves video. It should be both challenging and enjoyable. I have tried to include as much information about this in the lecture and on the blog. But as always, should you have questions or need help, please turn to the community and ask.
The weekly Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (10.04.13) between 6PM and 7PM (BST).
In week three #crit101 is turning its attention to validity and reliability. The week three page has been updated with the introductory video, reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
After a second week with a low turnout, I sent you all a survey about your preferred time to meet on Twitter. With 49% of the vote: 6PM – 7PM has come out as the popular choice. Therefore, this week’s Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (27.03.13) between 6PM and 7PM (GMT).
Also, don’t forget to read and comment on each others blog posts. Some of you got stuck in with this process right away but others didn’t. It is a very important process in developing discussion around the skills you’re learning as well as providing a layer of support for one another as you continue your journey towards becoming a more in(ter)dependent learner.
* Pre-warning: #crit101 does not stop for Easter break – the fun continues with work on reading and analysis (week four); synthesis and evaluation (week five).
The first Twitter discussion of #crit101 v2 takes place this evening between 7:00PM and 8:00PM (GMT).
As mentioned in the opening lecture, sharing and discussing ideas encountered in the course is an important aspect of learning to become an in(ter)dependent learner. I hope that you will all be able to join in.
In this first discussion we will be turning our attention to the idea of learning to become a more independent learner. What did you make of the learner survey and reading materials from week one? Do you agree with everything you have read? Are there ideas or concepts that you disagree with or are unsure about? Can you become a more in(ter)dependent learner? Tonight’s discussion is a chance to explore, test and debate ideas.
Joining in with a discussion on Twitter for the first time, with multiple participants, can be a bit daunting.
First and foremost, remember to include the hashtag #crit101 in all of your tweets.
Secondly, prepare yourself. It is best participate using a computer or laptop rather than a mobile phone. You want to be able to see the stream of #crit101 tweets and be able to tweet/reply at the same time. There are a couple of ways to do this…
You could use the Twitter web interface. Search the hashtag and away you go. This has limitations, and works best if you have two windows open side by side. The first window includes the stream of #crit101 tweets. The second is your @ replies, so that you can see if anyone has tweeted you directly.
Alternatively, you could use TweetDeck. Available for both MAC OSX and Windows, TweetDeck is a Twitter client that works perfectly for following and participating in a discussion on Twitter as it allows you to have multiple columns, including your tweets, @ replies, DMs and hashtags you are following.
See you in the Twitterverse, very soon. 🙂
Version Two of Critical Skills 101 officially begins tomorrow at 8:00PM (GMT) with a live meet and greet on Twitter. Join in, introduce yourself to your fellow participants, and ask me any questions that you have about the course. Don’t forget to include #crit101 in your tweets.
The ‘Week One‘ page has been updated to include the introductory video lecture, reading material, and assignments. Please take the time to watch the video lecture before joining in with the Twitter meet and greet.
Based on feedback from previous participants, it is recommended that you do the reading at the beginning of the week prior to the weekly Twitter discussion.
This week’s Twitter discussion will take place on Wednesday 13th March between 7:00PM and 8:00PM (GMT).
Assignments are due in by 10:00AM on Sunday, leaving time later in the day for you to read and comment on responses from participants in your comment group. You will recieve an email shortly, letting you know who is in your comment group.
If you have friends or classmates who might be interested in participating in the course, there is still time for them to sign up. Enrolment will remain open until Saturday 16th March.
#crit101 Course Leader