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Open for Learning: Supporting Coach Education and Development

Introduction I was hoping to attend the Sport Leadership sportif Conference in Calgary in November. I was looking forward to presenting a paper with David Legg and Stephen Price. The title of the paper is Open for Learning: Supporting Coach Development Online. Our aim was to combine insights from Australia and Canada to discuss open access to coach education and development resources. I was very keen to link open learning opportunities with the insights and practices of Canadian connectivist thinkers and practitioners. I am disappointed that I am unable to go to Calgary. I have posted my part of the presentation as a SlideCast....

Accredible: Sharing Learning Experiences

I received an alert from Adam Brimo yesterday about Accredible. On the Accredible Blog, the founders note: Here at Accredible, we’ve been working hard to improve the way that credentials and certificates are generated across MOOCs, university courses also as wider learning by using peer-review and reputational networks to determine and maintain quality. Accredible propose that "by re-imagining the idea of the certificate to be more than just a statement, we can create a living portfolio of evidence that shows you have certain knowledge or skills. You can also get a much ‘higher resolution’ image of who a student is, what they can do...

Small Open Online Communities

I had an opportunity to present some ideas about a cSOOC at the #ucsaffire Festival. Shortly after presenting, I had a brief conversation with Danny Munnerley about the capital C in SOOC. Danny made the excellent point that C stands for Community rather than Course. I am going to act on this excellent suggestion and think about longer-term aspects of open online opportunities. A few days earlier, Susan Blum wrote: If our ultimate goal is to educate human beings, then we must focus not only on knowledge and information, discipline and surveillance as measured by tests, but also on non-academic pleasures, motivations,...

Box’Tag SOOC

I have spent much of today working with Paul Perkins, Allan Hahn and Daniel Perkins. We have been finalising the content for a new Small Open Online Course (SOOC): An Introduction to Box'Tag. We are using the OpenLearning platform for the course. It is a five-week course. We have a sequence of content to present: Start Here (Week 1) Competition (Week 2) Training (Week 3) Planning (Week 4) Technical Training and Physical Preparation (Week 5) We spent the day in the University of Canberra's Teaching Commons. By the end of the day we had a substantial part of the content mapped out with week 1 fully uploaded. There is...

#OAPS101 Goes Live 5 November: Starting Out

I am posting this blog post on OpenLearning today to welcome participants in the #OAPS101 course, Observing and Analysing Performance. The course goes live later this morning. I think we have a remarkable month ahead of us. Starting Out Introduction Today is the first day of our small open online course, Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport. Welcome. Thank you for enrolling on the course and being part of an open approach to sharing ideas and practices. This is going to be a wonderful learning journey for me and I hope for you too. I have been writing about the ideas that underpin the SOOC in my Clyde...

An Open Invitation to the #OAPS101 Online Course

We are a week away from the start of a free, small, open online course, Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport. The course is an introduction to observing and analysing performance in sport and is being hosted by OpenLearning. We have a team of twelve authors working on content for five topics in this course. You can find out more about the course here. Collectively the authors of the course recognise that we have an opportunity to explore some engaging content and learn more about connecting with colleagues interested in the observation and analysis of sport. I have been keeping a scrapbook of...