I will be writing up summaries and reflections on the sessions I attended at the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012.
I will link through to the posts here when I publish them. You can follow me on Twitter too to get post updates.
- Using the VLE as a Trojan horse – transforming practice through creative design (First keynote)
- Educational and cultural impacts of technology enhanced learning (Second keynote)
- Enforcing an institutional standard to VLE use (Panel discussion)
- Templates, quizzes and feedback in ePorfolios
- Mobile learning and inclusivity – an institutional roll out
- The role of social media in HE – a focus on careers development
- iTunesU – digital distribution
- Use of YouTube in Higher Education teaching and learning
- Supporting a Postgraduate Virtual Open Week
As per last year, I’ll also link out to the blogs written by other delegates. Do let me know if I forget to add you.
- Julie Usher’s mobile learning presentation (Presentation of the conference I would say. An honest and informed exploration of institutional adoption of mobile learning)
- Julian Beckton
- Grainne Conole
Thing that stuck in my mind
Wow… almost every presentation included a YouTube video. That’s open learning if ever there was.
Most note-worthy YouTube video
- Father Guido Sarducci’s Five Minute University as featured in Ray Land’s keynote
Most commonly occuring image
- Infographic: Every 60 seconds on the web by Erik Qualman on Socialnomics
- @jules_u : “Really interesting slant in Bb session – start with the NSS questions, how can we help students understand the assessment process?”
- @malcolmmurray : “Openess is a threshold concept – it is as much about un-learning – Ray Land”
- @sharonlflynn : “Connectivism, is asking for help with assignments on twitter plagiarism? asks @gconole. Equivalent to chats in the canteen.”
- @alextronic : “If you have poor digital literacy skills, then your not going to get the most from a PLE”
- @julianbeckton : “Longer term Bb appear to be planning a sort of educational social network. But definitely not Facebook. Dear me, no!”