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Skills and Knowledge Development

Completion of a PhD level of knowing also requires the development of other related skills and knowledge.

When completing an OnPhD you will also be required to develop other skills and knowledge that may not be in direct relation to your domain of knowledge. Yet, they will be required for the completion of your research project and PhD. These additional skills and knowledge should be identified and credit awarded for thier completion. A few of these could be;

  • Project Management
  • Programming (Software Carpentry)
  • Writing continuously, contribute articles to online and open publications
  • Speaking and conference participation
  • Assisting in anothers related research
  • Other(s) identified by you

Dedicate a wiki page or a series of blog posts dedicated to your skills and knowledge development approach. Identify any additional online courses you may take to complete this task.

Provide a link to this in this tasks discussion thread.

Task Discussion

  • Yves Simon said:

    I'll provide more details on this task already developed in the PhD portfolio

    on Dec. 14, 2014, 8:12 a.m.
  • Peter Rawsthorne said:

    What areas do I want, and need, to deepen my skills and knowledge in relation to my identified areas of study? These areas fall into three domains; Heutagogy, Educational Technology, and Solution Architecture.  With each identified item I will include a brief description of how skills and knowledge will be developed.


    • Deepen my involvement with the Heutagogy community
      This will involve my engaging the communities of practice in and around heutagogy and autodidactism.
    • Read extensively about heutagogy and autodidactism (readings list)
    • Write about my approaches to self-determined learning (publish in the open)

    Educational Technology

    • Continue development of School of Badges and focus my efforts on Badge System Design and the technical courses on integrating Open Badges with open source learning platforms (Drupal, Moodle, Wordpress, MediaWiki, etc)
    • Deepen my technical understanding (from a solutions architecture perspective) of available open source learning platforms and approaches.
    • Keep learning about Open Badges technology including alternative methods of assessment an accreditation.
    • Investigate and develop mobile learning applications with particular focus on video.

    Solution Architecture

    on July 9, 2013, 2:12 p.m.