Frequently Asked Questions
How does this online learning programme work?
We’d like to encourage staff to take control of their own learning and to utilise their lifelong learning skills through exploration and PLAY. There will be no classes or workshops offered to support this programme. Instead, you are encouraged to work together and share with each other your discoveries, techniques and problems, both in person and through your blogs.
Is this programme open to all University staff or just some?
Yes, it is open to ALL University staff regardless of position and status, but the first group will be piloted with CLS staff only.
How long do I have to complete the programme?
The first programme begins on November 3rd. A second group will start in 2009.
How do I track my progress for each of the 25 Things?
Everyone taking part in the programme will have to keep a blog to track their progress and will also need to register their blog so that we can track your progress.
What if I can’t view YouTube?
Will there be any training classes offered to show us how to do this?
No, this is a self-directed programme. If you need assistance with an item, you are encouraged to be resourceful and to find a colleague who can help. Reading other 25 thingers’ blogs can help, too.
How will I find the 25 things and how will I know what to do with them?
Each week several tasks will be added to the 25 Things blog with details about what they are and what to do. The reason for this gradual approach is to allow you to focus each week on a different area without feeling overwhelmed and also not to rush through all the Things.
What if I need help – who can I call?
Since this programme is self-directed and is being completed by many people simultaneously, you are encouraged to work with colleagues. If you want to ask questions of the 25 Things team, you can contact us through your blog or via a firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t feel comfortable with my colleagues reading my blog, can I participate anonymously?
Yes and No. Since you control all the information that you share on your blog, you can choose to use a screen name to keep yourself anonymous. But, of course, if you want a prize, the team will need to know who you are!
Are there any rewards?
There will be a small (and probably silly) prize for everyone who completes the full course and we will also organise a prize draw.
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