OpenLine kick-off meeting – the EdDev mooc is taking flight

Jenny, Marion and I met today on Skype to thrash out some of the details about actually running our HEA/JISC funded OER project, First Steps into Teaching as a MOOC! We are really fortunate to have Jenny working with us on this project. She has been engaged with the MOOC movement since its inception and has solid educational development experience. Jenny will be leading the pedagogical design of the course. We will announce the start date shortly, but basically put the last two weeks of May and first three weeks of June into your diaries. With a fair breeze, that’s when its happening.

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George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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