Category Archives: Online Courses

Syndicated Education in Distributed Learning Environments

In education schools create coherence based on ‘Conceptual Orientation’ (i.e. sense making) illustrating how theories and knowledge are related.  Following the emerging trend of Distributed Learning Environments used in Networked Learning, teachers also need to include ‘Spatial Orientation’ (i.e. way finding) to answer questions like: Where do I find useful Learning Resources (i.e. salience)?  How are these resources interconnected (i.e. pattern recognition)? What is the underlying message (i.e. trajectory)?

 In the previous module we used web tools for creating, delivering and managing Learning Resources [#CNT12]. During this course you will create, deliver and manage an educational event that aggregates the latest work from participants within the cohort into one location.  This allows Peer-to-Peer (P2P) learning and keep the work they do in their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE).  The experience from this course will turn into a multi-levelled badges program awarded from peer to peer evaluation.

The Use of Web Tools for Networked Learning [#CNT12]

Our first online course “Teachers Open Online Learning for Professional Development” [#TOOL12] investigated what new skills and capacities teachers need to develop in ‘Networked Literacy & Fluency’.  We then shared some thoughts on some criteria for badges/certification as a ‘Networked Teacher’.  This was a peer to peer course at P2PU and resulted in our community badges as well as our mission statement.


In 2012 we completed our second online course “The Use of Web Tools in Networked Learning” [ #CNT12] (16/4-4/5, 2012) and we  used tutorials on WikiEducator.  The aim was to support the participants to complete the challenge “Certified Networked Teacher” and receive a skill badge that can be use within the Mozilla open badges framework.

Next module will be “Syndicated Education in Distributed Learning Environments” [#ANT12] and I the future we will develop the expert skills with “Central Node in Networked Learning” [#ENT12].