BYOD4L rides again!

MELSIG is again involved in Bring Your Own Devices for Learning (#BYOD4L). We are running it again from 14th to 18th July. This time we are taking a slightly different approach – we will continue to take a global open engagement approach, but this time we are trying to work with specific institutions, who would like the credibility of the externally validating community, but who want to work with their own staff and students with the BYOD4L and Social Media for Learning focus.

The first iteration in January 2014 was a major success. The five day intensive Open Online event was structured around the daily themes (the 5Cs) of,

  • connecting
  • communicating
  • curating
  • collaborating
  • creating

The distributed facilitation and engagement model saw BYOD4L activity happening in most parts of the world. The #BYOD4L tag was frequently trending in the week, especially around the one hour intensive TweetChats that took place 8 – 9pm GMT.

Get involved now!

If you do nothing else, make sure you’re following #BYOD4L in July. But please do consider engaging staff at your University during July along with Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Ulster and QUB, and others. Make contact via twitter using @melsiguk to find out more.