ocTEL webinar: week 8 with Fernando Rosell-Aguilar


ocTEL weekly webinars

As part of the ocTEL course we are running weekly webinars on Wednesdays, starting on 10 April. Webinars are open to all and are free to attend. ocTEL participants will automatically receive joining instructions, so there is no need to register again. We will make the recordings of the sessions available via the ocTEL website. If you haven't yet registered for the course then you can still do so via the ocTEL registration form.

This week's webinar

PLEASE NOTE this week's webinar is on TUESDAY at 12.30pm rather than the usual Wednesday lunchtime.

You can access the Week 8 webinar via this link

Maximising learning for minimum cost, but who's the online learner? iTunes U as an example 

iTunes U was launched in 2007 as a repository of digital educational material provided by Universities and other institutions. Since its launch, iTunes U has delivered over 1 billion downloads, providing unprecedented free public access to educational content for learners and teachers worldwide. 
This session will present the potential of iTunes U to deliver free educational content and how this content is being used, offering the first full profile of the iTunes U learner and their practices and opinions of the materials they download. The data was gathered through a large survey (over 2000 responses) carried out over two years using the iTunes U site from The Open University, the UK’s most successful iTunes U provider in terms of numbers of downloads (over 60 million) as well as amount of collections uploaded (over 400). The session will conclude with ideas about how to introduce the use of free iTunes U materials to teaching, either in the classroom or as self-access resources.

About the presenter

Fernando Rosell-Aguilar is Lecturer in Spanish at the Open University, United Kingdom, where he writes teaching materials and chairs the presentation of courses with 800+ students. He also coordinates the provision of materials from the OU department of languages on iTunes U. In 2004 he received the Open University teaching award for his online learning materials. His research focuses on online language learning, mainly podcasting as a teaching and learning tool, CMC learning environments (such as audio and video conferencing) and digital literacy. He has published his research in international journals such as Computers and Education, Language Learning and Technology, ReCALL, CALL, JaltCALL and Reading Matrix, and regularly presents at international conferences.

Twitter: @FRosellAguilar
04-06-2013 12:30 to 13:30

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