#Mosomelt 2017 Week 4: Building your eportfolio

This week we invite you to turn your WordPress Blog into an eportfolio: making it into a hub for your mobile social media platforms of choice. You customise your WordPress site in the ‘dashboard’ or “My Sites” section when logged into WordPress. For example use the WordPress Links section to add links then display them via the Wordpress Links Widget for linking your online activity https://wordpress.com/customize/:

Some articles re educational blogging and eportfolios:

Traxler, John, & Wishart, Jocelyn (Eds.). (2011). Making mobile learning work: Case studies of practice. Bristol: ESCalate, University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education. http://escalate.ac.uk/downloads/8250.pdf

Buchem, Ilona. (2011). Serendipitous learning: Recognizing and fostering the potential of microblogging. Form@re, 2011(74 February/March), 3. http://formare.erickson.it/wordpress/it/2011/serendipitous-learning-recognizing-and-fostering-the-potential-of-microblogging/

Farmer, James, & Bartlett-Bragg, Anne. (2005). Blogs @ anywhere: High fidelity online communication. In H. Goss (Ed.), 22nd ascilite conference: Balance, fidelity, mobility. Maintaining the momentum? (pp. 197 – 203). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/brisbane05/blogs/proceedings/22_Farmer.pdf

Downes, Stephen. (2004). Educational blogging. Educause Review, September/October, 14-26. https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0450.pdf

#Mosomelt 2017 Week 3: 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, Vine…). The Map has three layers – one for each cohort of #mosomelt participants, 2017, 2016, and 2015 – please add your POI to the 2017 layer by making sure this layer is highlighted before adding your POI. 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 829 times (over 700 in the past year) – let’s see how many views we can get via the 2017 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 Week2 2017: Introductions

This weeks focus is exploring the start of building an online profile using short form mobile video – for example using Vine Camera, the Twitter App, or Instagram. Both of these video Apps are ‘mobile first’ – so best used by downloading the mobile App to your device.

Use Vine Camera, or the Camera icon within the Twitter App, or Instagram video to introduce yourself to the MOSOMELT community by creating and sharing either a six second Twitter video or an Instagram video. Include the #mosomelt hashtag in the video title, post the link to your video in the Google Plus community, 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 +Victorio Burcio-Martin  6260210353692707394

Reflect on this process in your WordPress blog.

#Mosomelt 2017 Week1 begins – join us in exploring mobile social media in education

Introduction to the mobile social media learning technologies community: create your own accounts for the following social media platforms and signup for the MOSOMELT cMOOC at http://Mosomelt.org/signup 

Download and install the free mobile Apps for these on your smartphone/tablet.
Google Plus – join us on the MOSOMELT G+ Community



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.

#mosomelt Welcome to 2017 and preparing for CMALT portfolio submissions

Annual submission dates for CMALT portfolio submissions are: 1 Feb, 1 June, 1 October.

You can find links to support documentation and example links at: https://www.alt.ac.uk/certified-membership/cmalt-support

Also for those also considering submission of a portfolio for HEA Senior Fellow there is close overlap with a CMALT portfolio.

You can find HEA fellowship information at:



An example of a dual CMALT/HEA-SF portfolio has been kindly shared by Fiona Harvey: