#MOSOMELT 2019 Week3: Exploring geolocation & SOTEL

This week we will explore mobile video production and augmentation via geolocation, and invite participants to answer a short survey on their experiences of the Scholarship Of Technology Enhanced Learning (SOTEL). You will be invited via your #mosomelt signup email address to collaboratively edit an interactive Google Map, and add a point of interest (POI) with a link to an embedded mobile video or other online mobile content you have created (YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram …). To add a POI you can either search for a location and then add that location to the map then edit it, or drag and drop a ‘PIN’ to create and add a new POI to edit. To date the Map has been viewed over 1000 times (since the first #MOSOMELT cMOOC in 2015) – let’s see how many views we can get via the 2019 participants Tweeting the view only link once you’ve added your POIs!

You can view a link to the collaborative Map through the #mosomelt G+ Community and via the following publicly viewable link (Only invited participants can edit the map): https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zQakCH28-qxU.ks_HQmVOzuKo&usp=sharing


This exercise explores the affordance of smart mobile devices to use their built in GPS and content creation tools (camera, audio and text) to geotag user generated content and create user-generated contexts. User-generated contexts add a contextual layer of information that locates events and experiences within their specific geographic location. How can this add value and context to learning activities and experiences within your own context?

Suggested Reading:

Bruns, Axel. (2007, March 21-23). Beyond difference: Reconfiguring education for the user-led age.Paper presented at the ICE3: Ideas in cyberspace education: digital difference, Ross Priory, Loch Lomond, Scotland. http://snurb.info/files/Beyond%20Difference%20(ICE%203%202007).pdf

Cook, John. (2007). Generating new learning contexts: Novel forms of reuse and learning on the move. Paper presented at the ED-MEDIA 2007 – World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada. http://www.editlib.org/p/25762/

Herrington, Jan, Reeves, Thomas, & Oliver, Ron. (2009). A guide to authentic e-learning. London and New York: Routledge.

Cochrane, T., Narayan, V., Antonczak, L., & Burcio-Martin, V. (2016, 19-20 April). Modelling Open Practices in Professional Development: Creating a culture of open social scholarship. Paper presented at the The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16: Open Culture, University of Edinburgh, UK. https://oer16.oerconf.org/sessions/modelling-open-practices-in-professional-development-creating-a-culture-of-open-social-scholarship-1057/

Frielick, S. (2016). Researching teaching: The importance of SOTL. Education Review, (October). Retrieved from http://www.educationreview.co.nz/magazine/october-2016/researching-teaching-the-importance-of-sotl/#.WMWw8hhh0UF

Haynes, D. (2016). Introducing SOTEL. International Journal for the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1), 1-2. http://ejournals.library.gatech.edu/ijsotel/index.php/ijsotel/article/view/17/14

Wickens, R. (2006). SoTEL: Toward a Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 32(2), 21-41. http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjuce-rcepu/article/view/19975/15485



#MOSOMELT 2019 Week2: Exploring short form mobile video

This weeks focus is exploring the start of building an online profile using short form mobile video – for example Instagram or a Twitter Video (uses your smartphone camera within the Twitter App). Both of these video Apps are ‘mobile first’ – so best used by downloading the mobile App to your device. Previously we used ‘Vine’ – but this has now been discontinued and incorporated into the Twitter App – this is an example of part of the life-cycle of change when using social media platforms!

Use Twitter or Instagram video to introduce yourself to the MOSOMELT community by creating and sharing either a Twitter video or an Instagram video. Include the #mosomelt hashtag in the video title, post the link to your video in the #MOSOMELT community at https://community.sotel.nz, Tweet the link to the video with the #mosomelt hashtag in your Tweet, and comment on other participant videos.

You could also try creating and sharing an MSQRD selfie video – as demoed here by @atz119 and @amanda_lees https://community.sotel.nz/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=34#p99

Reflect on this process in your WordPress blog.

You can see the start of a collection of shared video introductions at: Introductions

#MOSOMELT 2019 Week1: setting up your online profile

Introduction to the mobile social media learning technologies community: in signing up for the #MOSOMELT cMOOC you created your own accounts for several social media platforms for the MOSOMELT cMOOC. To help use these in your daily workflow download and install the free mobile Apps for these on your smartphone/tablet. Then you will be able to capture and share ideas with the #MOSOMELT community quickly and simply.

Reflect on this process in your WordPress blog, and list your goals for participation within the #mosomelt cMOOC for 2016.

TIP1: Make sure to include the #Mosomelt hashtag in the title of any blog posts associated with the cMOOC.

TIP2: In the “Sharing Settings” of your WordPress Blog you can link your Twitter account so that any new posts in your Blog are ‘announced’ on Twitter automatically.