Bring Your Own Device for Learning #BYOD4L

‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’ course (BYOD4L)

11-15 January 2016

BYOD4L is a bite-size facilitated open course offered over 5 days for educators and students  in HE but also anybody else who would like to learn how we can utilise our digital devices for professional, lifelong and lifewide learning.

Together participants will explore the following topics based on the 5C Framework:

  • connecting
  • communicating
  • curating
  • collaborating
  • creating

Using an inquiry-based approach that will enable you to learn with others and/or on your own within a supportive community. You are very welcome to join one or all of the above topics and work towards an open badge or two 😉 There will be seven open badges available in total. One for each topic, one for the community and a course badge if you successfully complete the whole course. All work submitted will be peer reviewed and can be used as evidence of CPD.

If you would like to find out more about #BYOD4L and join, please join the Google+ community at where discussions and collaborations will take place.

The course site is available at Feel free to follow @BYOD4L on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all course announcements. The course hashtag is #BYOD4L.

Each evening there will be a tweetchat between 8-9pm GMT. There is an opportunity to both listen in and contribute to a discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #BYOD4Lchat. In the previous three iterations of the course this has been a vibrant learning space where participants share ideas and learn together.

A special combined #BYOD4L tweetchat will take place on the 13th of January, 8-9pm with #LTHEchat at 8pm UK time.

Please note, this is a registration-free course. You can access all collaborative spaces and resources without additional logins. We would however like to invite you to consider completing the initial survey if you decide to participate in the course. This can be found at Thank you in advance for this.

BYOD4L is openly licensed and has been developed by colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan University and Sheffield Hallam University. It is being delivered and facilitated by Neil Withnell, University of Salford @neilwithnell, Alex Spiers, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine @alexgspiers, and Sheila MacNeill, Glasgow Caledonian University @sheilmcn


Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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