This is a pre-course announcement to help you get started.
Before starting the course, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the learning environment and layout of the course by visiting the course dashboard. We recommend that participants have a Twitter account and a personal blog site to support your learning on this course (see instructions below).
This is an open online course. The course materials are hosted on WikiEducator. Interactions and discussions are distributed across the Internet using microblog notes, blog posts and a Google+ Community forum (see instructions below).
If this is your first course with OERu, please help us an take a few minutes to complete the new participant survey
Please share the gift of knowledge and invite colleagues and friends to join us. Hundreds of participants from almost 50 different countries are already registered for OCL4Ed 14.02. When inviting colleagues, remember to include a link to the course homepage: http://wikieducator.org/OCL4Ed.
I look forward to meeting you during OCL4Ed 14.02!
With kind regards
UNESCO-COL Chair in OER
Instructions to get started
General course information
- This is an asynchronous course divided into 5 sessions. You should aim to spend approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per session at times which suite your own schedule. We have allocated 2 working days for each session in OCL4Ed.
- The course materials are designed for guided self-study with opportunities for peer-support from your facilitators and fellow participants using microblog and discussion forum posts.
- At the start of each session, your facilitators will post a preview of the session's activities for the 2 days allocated for each session. (Remember that we are working across 24 time zones, so you may receive your instructions a little ahead of your own time zone. You should participate according to the dates in your local time zone.)
- Our free online courses usually attract hundreds of participants worldwide. Meet new friends and share your experiences. You will get the most from this course by sharing your thoughts, ideas and experiences with fellow participants using microblog notes and posts to the discussion forums on Google + (you will need a gmail account).
- We provide an aggregated feed of #OCL4Ed posts from Twitter, WikiEducator notes and blog posts which you can also access from the Course Dashboard.
- The course tag for Twitter and Blog posts is: #OCL4Ed (You must add this tag to your posts which is used to harvest your contributions in the aggregated feed.)