Semester 1 (Week 1)
The following is a reflection on the Tuesday afternoon class that took place on 19th September 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 using Gibbs Reflective Cycle
According to the hard copy Module Handbook 2016/17, today’s class was to address the following topics: (There were no guest lecturers scheduled for today):
Induction to Applied eLearning Project
ePortfolio Support Tutorial for Year 2
Working more independently
Project/Artefact/Resource + Journal Paper (30 ECTS)
e-portfolio (15 ECTS)
Project – 4th June 2018
Journal Paper and e-portfolio – 2nd July 2018
1st Examiner (External)
2nd Examiner (Your Supervisor)
Your work is blind double-marked
You will receive a result and six marksheets
All sections of the 3 pieces need to be passed by both supervisors
Guideline of 15 hours supervision time – this is inclusive of online contacts and formative assessment
You must agree how you want to work and how you will use the time – a “learning contract”
The First Examiner can also be involved, if appropriate, in consulting with you about your work and he/she will be invited to attend the works-in-progress presentations
Any contact with the First Examiner should be through your supervisor.
3rd November 2018
Tutorials in Year 2
In Year 2 you will be working more independently than in Year 1
It is not a requirement for you to attend every Tuesday afternoon but the works-in-progress sessions are obligatory
The workshops throughout the year are to support your research and paper writing.
There is flexibility on workshop content: ask if you would like particular copies to be addressed.
Peer learning is also key to these workshops
Before your first meeting
Ethics Meeting (1st) – some date in October (before middle) – online
Ethics Meeting (2nd) – 6 weeks later – possibly end of November – online
Claire will do a screencast of how to do the ethics submission
It is your responsibility to make notes of the meeting and any actions
The notes should be available to your supervisor
Don’t go longer than 5 weeks without contact with your supervisor
Will need to accept submissions of 5,000 to 7,000 words
The librarians can be helpful
You might enjoy a particular journal(s) that you have read last year
Time Management (Year 2)
Where are you at the moment?
– Structure your work for the Year (Mk 1)
– Do a draft of every single piece of work that has to be done for the year (to get the big picture)
– Detailed timetable
– What days of the week will you work
– What blocks are available?
– brain time and non-brain time
Review your Research Proposal
– What kind of timelines had you built in?
– Can you develop these now?
– What questions could you ask your Supervisor to help refine your project plan?
Log your time for a day or two
Calculate the time for a week
Arrange first meeting with Supervisor for Tuesday 3rd October 2017
The e-portfolio in Year 2
Needs to be a record of the implementation of your project
Log of meetings with supervisor
Make parts of e-portfolio correspond with pages 17, 18 of handbook (also see page 10)
Evidence if on-going reflection and development
Final reflection – project (about 1,000 words)
Final reflection – entire MSc (about 1,000 words)
Add a logbook section
Keep it private
Log your meetings with
– main points
– agreed stuff
Assessment of e-portfolio
Review module sections
– Storyboards from ID
Ensure links are still active
Link to your project
Final reflective pieces
– Reflection on the implementation of your project as a whole
– Reflection at the end of Year 2
N.B. Look at support site
Where are you now?
Have a look at the checklist
Make sure you can access the WordPress site
Make sure you can access each other’s e-portfolios and try to share feedback.