Category Archives: OCTEL


Well, as planned, I have made a good start on OCTEL. I’m currently heading towards London via the M4 on Megabus. Enjoying the fact that I have the time to leisurely browse, take part in discussion and ponder the first weeks’ tasks. I’ll wait to watch the webinar, as my data limit is getting close to the max and tomorrow is billing reset day 😉


Starting #OCTEL

This week, as are many others, I am starting ALT’s OCTEL open learning course. I’ve signed up to a few ‘MOOCS’ in the past and have only got part way through until the dramas of life got in the way. When I was engaging with them, I learned a great deal, so I suppose if one objective of such courses is the flexibility to take what you want from them, then they were a success on a personal level, even though I did not fully complete them in the wider sense.

I signed up to last years’ OCTEL, but work and life got in the way more than ever and the sheer volume of messages flowing through the mailing list felt overwhelming, even for a technology hardcore like myself.

Anyway, this year, the course looks more refined and I am looking forward to completing it entirely. As I signed up for CMALT in February, I am also pleased that it is possible to use this as a vehicle to help achieve it. Double whammy!!

Also, in true TEL style, I intend making a good start tomorrow, on my ipad, as I travel to London on Megabus.