Started on 6th Feb 2010 this blog now covers seven Master of Arts Open and Distance Education (MAODE) modules and runs to some 4,500 posts. Over the four years of studying for an MA I've completed: H807, H800, H808, B822 and H810, then, in addition, H809 and H818 as Continual Professional Development (CPD).
In October 2013 I started an MA in First World War History with the University of Birmingham - successfully gaining 60 credits. I will complete this MA with the University of Wolverhampton in July 2019.
Since graduating with the MAODE a further 17 MOOCs have been completed, largely with FutureLearn and Coursera. Indeed, I was privileged to attend the Coursera 'Partner's Conference‘ in March 2016. Since, I have become a Mentor with Coursera's 'Learning How to Learn' and 'Photography' courses.
I recently became a Learning Technologist for a regional college. I am working towards becoming a Google Educator while picking up other skills such as use of virtual and augmented reality, as well as staples such as Google Classroom.
The scope is broad, though the focus here is on e-learning; its potential, practice and problems - with an angle on creativity (writing, advertising and TV, fine art, design), health care (chronic illness: asthma awareness), history (the First World War), sport (sailing and swimming instruction) and applied 'learning and development' (L&D).
External Blog www.mindbursts.com
Twitter @ JJ27VV.
Linkedin: Jonathan Vernon. Active in numerous e-learning and other groups.