To-do

This is an important strategy to support your learning and will be updated every two weeks


What you need to do: Monday 20th October – Sunday 2nd November

  1. Participate in re-scheduled hotseat (Monday 20th October – Sunday 2nd November)
  2. Participate in the module discussion, in particular offering constructive feedback and suggestions for fellow student researchers
  3. Implement Learning Contract annotating as a working document

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What you need to do: Monday 6th October – Sunday 19th October

  1. Read the module guide for Analysing the Professional Context and clarify your understanding of it
  2. Participate in the module discussion, in particular offering constructive feedback and suggestions for fellow student researchers
  3. Agree your Personal Learning Contract with your learning facilitator
  4. Prepare some questions for the first hotseat – think about issues / opportunities in your work-place
  5. Consider who might act as your workplace advocate

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What you need to do: Monday 22nd September – Sunday 5th October
1. keep an eye on the mailbox for your offer letter, this has a return slip you need to send back.  Following this you will receive an enrollment package to enable you to select modules and arrange payment;

2. author a brief pen portrait of yourself (150 words or equivalent) to be included on the IEC website in the people page.  Post this as a comment on the “The Institute for Educational Cybernetics Community” blog post;

3. and read the “Inquiry-based, work-focused learning – how it works!” blog post and add your reflections as comments.

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13 responses to “To-do

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  3. Still no snail mail but an enrollment email has arrived. I could probably drive to Bolton with my passport tomorrow, clutching a print out of the email – is that enough? Should I wait for more info such as course details or payment info?

    Shirley

  4. Save the planet – wait for more snail mail:^)

  5. Snail mail has arrived. If Bolton is anything like Anglia Ruskin, it could still be a while before I am a bona fide student, as fee/payment details have yet to be sent. I’m not worried:-)

  6. Hi Shirley , Its quite comforting that the admin process has been rather lacking at Bolton as its the same in UoM , its quite nice to see that most institutions are the same, I am sure we will all get registered and be bona fide students soon !!! 🙂

  7. Learning contract – what is the module code for Analysing the Professional Context?

  8. Thanks, Stephen. I have at least 3 more idiotic questions such as:
    What is the overall word count for the module?
    Are there max/min restrictions in either word count or file size?
    Is the learning contract assessed? If not, does it need to be included in the module portfolio (perhaps as an appendix)?

  9. Hi, we chose not to make a learning outcome & assessment criteria for the contract so your suggestion is a good one unless you decide that it materially contributes to the LO4 assessment criteria “Produce a personal development plan that integrates work-based opportunities for learning with future module requirements providing justification from an analysis of the professional context” which arguably it could.

    As for word count, Bolton don’t seem to get over exercised about this – not required for module validation. I suggest that we stick to a maximum of 2000 words or equivalent per 10 credits, so 6000 for this module – thoughts?

    On a more reflective note, issues like file size, types of submission acceptable, etc. will need to be nailed down eventually. However, at the moment I think we are in the lucky position of being able to apply common sense and work out the boundaries based on experience rather than imposing restrictions that were designed with different purposes in mind – again I would appreciate thoughts!

  10. I have made a note about considering whether to use the learning contract as part of LO4 “Produce a personal development plan that integrates work-based opportunities for learning with future module requirements providing justification from an analysis of the professional context”. This might be the section in which to refer to the contract in the appendix, as I am also thinking about using my work PDP – a comparison might be useful.

  11. Hi

    For LO1, I am planning on completing an annotated callout/story board. This is an approach I used with Ultraversity. Is this type of appraoch still OK to use for MA assignments?

    Thanks

    Col

  12. Hi Colin, the approach is fine. The difference between undergraduate / postgraduate levels will be demonstrated by your level of criticality, depth of analysis and ability to synthesize ideas.

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