The #CMALTcMOOC Signup process provides participants with a set of communication and collaboration tools (an Ecology of Resources), including: Email, Twitter, Blog, Moodle Community Forum, Google Hangouts/YouTube.
We suggest you start by creating a GMail account if you do not already have one, by either going to http://gmail.com or downloading the GMail App for your mobile device.
By Downloading the mobile Apps for each of these tools you will have easy and quick access to them on your mobile device where ever you are, and the first time you run the Apps you will be guided through the setup of your accounts. So head to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and download the following Apps and create or login to your accounts:
- GMail – for receiving notifications and authenticating your social media accounts
- Twitter – for sharing your ideas and building a global network with #cmaltcmooc
- WordPress – for creating your eportfolio
- Moodle Mobile App – for sharing and discussing resources and issues related to CMALT on the Discussion Forum
- Google Hangouts App for joining in the Weekly Webinar conversations
- YouTube App for watching the Weekly Webinar livestream or the archive
Once you have your accounts setup then you can submit the #CMALTcMOOC signup form at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com/contact
Or if already signed up you can use your Mobile Apps to collaborate and share with the #CMALTcMOOC community from anywhere!
Welcome to the #cmaltcmooc – if this is your first, second or even fourth iteration of the CMALT cMOOC it’s great to have you participating with us! The cMOOC is about connecting people and sharing your experiences as we explore CMALT accreditation.
This first week involves setup and introductions – we hope you’ll join us on a journey of establishing (or enhancing) your online professional profile in teaching and learning and becoming part of the global #cmaltcmooc network of practitioners and researchers in the scholarship of technology enhanced learning (SOTEL).
There are a few setup activities this week: After Signing Up for the cMOOC at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com/contact
- Join the CMALT cMOOC Community Forum
- Share ideas and social media via the #CMALTcMOOC hashtag
- Setup/Customise your individual eportfolios that will become your portfolio hub (we suggest using https://www.WordPress.com)
- Take 10 minutes to do the participant survey of prior experience
- Locate yourself on the shared collaborative participant map – you will be invited to edit the map via the email address you signed up to the cMOOC.
- Create a concise biography and professional goals on your Blog, and start linking to shared research profiles on: Researchgate, Academia.edu, Mendeley, ORCID, and LinkedIn.
- We aim to host a Webinar via YouTube Live event each Friday (10:30am New Zealand time) to review each week
Introduce yourself by Creating a Contextual Statement:
Choose a social learning theory on which to develop a short statement of your understanding and approach to using learning technologies in education. Post this to your blog using the #cmaltcmooc hashtag. Explore how your contextual statement could be presented using a variety of embedded technologies – you could use a short video to introduce yourself and your teaching philosophy via Clips (iOS) or Instagram. A contextual statement is a critical element of a CMALT portfolio – it is not assessed, but must be included. You can do this quickly as a video reflection if you like – see some of the examples in the #CMALTcMOOC YouTube Playlist from 2017 for example: https://youtu.be/y8vH2Bh6Z4U.
Share your example of a Contextual Statement on the #CMALTcMOOC Community Forum at https://community.sotel.nz/course/view.php?id=3 and the Project Bank
Create a research biography and establish a profile on researchgate.net, link this profile into your WordPress blog.
Reflect upon this process on your WordPress blog.
From the CMALT Guidelines:
The portfolio should commence with a contextual statement – the kind of thing you might write in a cover letter for a job application. It should provide a concise biography, outlining your career history and current role(s), highlighting briefly the operational context in which you work or have worked, and reflecting on why you are submitting your portfolio for CMALT and how this relates to your future career aspirations. This section is not assessed, but can be very helpful for the assessors as they approach the rest of your portfolio.
For more info see the CMALT support page at https://www.alt.ac.uk/get-involved/certified-membership/cmalt-support
A good place to start planning your CMALT portfolio are the CMALT Guidelines:
A couple of good examples of CMALT Portfolios and contextual statements include:
And some tips from a CMALT journey: https://eastmidslt.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/cmalt-my-journey/
If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed of the new #CMALTcMOOC discussion forum the RSS link is:
A Feed Reader such as Feedly will allow you to subscribe to this feed so you can be notified of any new Posts.
After refilling the Signup form on WordPress at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com/contact/ for 2019 you will receive a login to the Community Forum at https://community.sotel.nz/course/view.php?id=3
Update your profile and start sharing! See you for week 1 online 25th February 2019.
Are you interested in gaining international accreditation for your experience and expertise in integrating technology in teaching and learning? The Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) provides peer reviewed recognition aligned with the UK higher education professional standards framework. The Centre for Learning And Teaching at Auckland University of Technology have developed a cMOOC (connectivist Massive Open Online Course) to support academics and allied staff develop portfolios for CMALT accreditation, and facilitate an experience of participating in a global network of higher education professionals. The 2019 CMALT cMOOC starts 25th February and will run for 7 weeks. The cMOOC is completely free and is aimed at participants sharing experiences as they explore developing CMALT eportfolios, and building their professional academic online profiles.
There will be a YouTube Livestream as an intro for anyone interested in finding out more about the cMOOC 10:30am 22nd February (New Zealand time) https://youtu.be/mmEFeLUrMEM
We use a customised Moodle Discussion Forum, Twitter, and WordPress to facilitate the cMOOC.
The first step in participating is the Signup form on WordPress at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com/contact/ after which you will receive a login to the Community Forum at https://community.sotel.nz/course/view.php?id=3
The weekly activities outline are at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com
We use the #cmaltcmooc hashtag for Twitter and any other social media related to the cMOOC.
You can find out more about the CMALT cMOOC at our ResearchGate Project Page:
This week we cover an overview of digital publishing formats and CMALT portfolio submission requirements. We hope you have enjoyed your participation in #CMALTcMOOC 2018, and although the 7 weeks finishes at the end of this week, this is just the beginning for the community that has been established! We hope that you now have an understanding of what is required for producing a CMALT portfolio, and encourage you to continue working on developing and sharing your portfolios. You are invited to further PD activities such as
You are also invited to take part in a final participant survey to give us feedback. This week we will also host our final Participant Hangout reflecting upon their CMALT cMOOC experience.
cMOOC Feedback Invitation:
We want to get your feedback on how we can improve #CMALTcMOOC. We have an information sheet, consent form, and online survey for your feedback. Also, if you are willing to let us use your CMALT portfolio as an example there is also a portfolio showcase opt-in. The links are:
Info Sheet: http://bit.ly/1XywKQ5
Consent Form: http://bit.ly/26bPN4B
Portfolio showcase option: http://goo.gl/forms/J629u943tGsM4OGy2
Remember to check out the growing list of examples for the CMALT Portfolio sections in the Project Bank at https://cmaltcmooc.mosomelt.org/project-bank/
While the “Future Plans” section is not assessed you must complete it. This can be as detailed as you like. The purpose of this is to help you plan for your professional development; it will also be useful when preparing to meet your continuing professional development requirement to remain in good standing.
This week we will also look at an overview of digital publishing formats suitable for an ePortfolio to be submitted for CMALT accreditation. Portfolios can be submitted for review by three different dates throughout the year: 31 January, 31 May, and 30 September https://www.alt.ac.uk/certified-membership/submitting-portfolio
CMALT ePortfolio Examples
A list of Australasian CMALT holders can be found at: http://ascilite.org/get-involved/cmalt/
Example AUT CMALT portfolios