The webinar that Chris and I hosted was an exploration of our 1minuteCPD project. 1minuteCPD is a yearlong experiment in micro learning to address digital capabilities in Higher Education. It is openly available and has been created by colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester (see: Meet the authors).
Chris and I were really pleased to have this opportunity to discuss the 1minuteCPD project more widely with the HE community. It was great to see so many attendees to the webinar, from all over the world, engaged in a lively discussion about the merits and challenges of 1minuteCPD and micro-learning more generally. A recording of our TLC is now available on the website and you may also be interested in the recording of our recent presentation on 1minutecpd at ALT-C in September.
From our perspective, we were really interested to learn what brought people to 1minuteCPD and what encouraged them to keep coming back. During the discussions, it appeared that many people believed that the length of the posts was essential to its success and that longer posts, even to just 5 minutes, would not have been as popular. Others felt that longer posts could have an appeal, especially if they could link more explicitly to the pedagogy, however most agreed they would not engage with a longer format on a daily basis. For those interested in a slightly longer format, check out the great resource www.telu.me, which has been created by a consortium of Universities based in Ireland.
It was great to see that many would like to see 1minuteCPD become more of a community led project and has certainly given us food for thought. If you have any suggestions as to how 1minuteCPD could be opened up to the community, we would love to hear your ideas.
Kate & Chris