Week 1 at #OAPS101

We have had a delightfully busy week in the small open online course, Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport (#OAPS101).

At present we have 356 participants enrolled in the course.

This first week has given me an opportunity to explore the functionality of the OpenLearning platform.

You can find some of the week’s announcements here.

We have some Open Badges on offer and there is an interesting discussion developing about the merit of these badges.

Given the global nature of this course we have had four people on call each day. Mark Upton and myself in Australia. Darrell Cobner and Adam Cullinane in Cardiff.

I have been delighted with the first week and have always viewed OAPS101 as exploratory, fallible, messy … and exciting.

I am hopeful that the open and non-linear nature of the course has something for everyone. I do like the idea that participants are exploring different topics. Augmented Reality is causing quite a stir.

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Managing to Know (Giulia Forsythe, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Developing an E-Portfolio

I missed out on the the EpCop MOOC last year.

I did sign up for it but failed to make any of the synchronous presentations or conversations.

However since then I have returned regularly to look at the great resources available. The EpCop site will be a perfect reference site for participants in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit I am running this semester at the University of Canberra.

Participants in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit will develop an e-portfolio as part of their practice and assessment. I have been looking at ways to support their e-portfolio awareness and development.

It has been interesting to see the number of Scoop.It sites that have appeared and share e-portfolio news. These include:

After looking at all these sources I was delighted to find Sarah Stewart’s discussions of e-portfolio thoughts and actions. I really admire Sarah’s ability to share ideas and practices. Her e-portfolio posts are a great resource and one that I will use with Sport Coaching Pedagogy students.

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Managing to Know: cave paintings, e-portfolios, printing press & PLE

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