Blended learning with webinars and web conferencing software

Web conferencing may be seen as just for distance learning or business, but there are many opportunities to exploit synchronous online communication for campus-based courses. With the overhead, and often cost, attached to enterprise-level systems, surely we should be exploring ways technologies such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate and others can be used, where appropriate, … Continue reading Blended learning with webinars and web conferencing software

Durbbu 2016: Creating failure opportunities

The Durham Blackboard User Conference (#durbbu) this year encouraged learning from failure and through this theme enabled a more critical discussion of what works and what doesn’t when using learning technologies in higher education. From the sessions I attended, skills development and the role of learning technologies for this stood out the most. My tweeting … Continue reading Durbbu 2016: Creating failure opportunities

Durbbu 2016 – Solution to Perennial Presentation Problems

This is a  quick summary of a case study at Durham University presented by Elaine Tan at #durbbu 2016, utilising the institutional video platform to support formative feedback on student presentations. There is a common problem on degree programmes: the student presentation. It’s a problem because too often students are expected to undertake presentations without … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Solution to Perennial Presentation Problems

Durbbu 2016 – Blackboard’s Journey

Comment on VLE provider Blackboard’s keynote at #durbbu 2016 presented by Alan Masson and ponderings over whether the ‘journey’ is about technology or about ourselves. Masson outlined Blackboard’s view of a journey shared by both institutions and the company to increase adoption and increase innovation. Whilst this is certainly a view that echoes with learning technologists, both objectives … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Blackboard’s Journey

Durbbu 2016 – Transition to HE and student partnerships

Using VLE sites to support student transition to higher education presented by Regent’s University London and Durham University at #durbbu 2016. Ideas around student partnership in site development and possible opportunities for adaptive inductions. At York we have a number of well-established pre-arrival sites across most departments on our institutional VLE. Recently, with the updating of … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Transition to HE and student partnerships

Durbbu 2016 – Digital literacy and social networks

Thoughts on Eric Stoller’s keynote from #durbbu 2016, considering the place for digital literacy and localisation of global expertise via online social networks. Digital literacy, to me, is the fluency of an individual to adapt to new forms of computer-based technologies, treating technology as an embedded part of daily life, but also to recognise the … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Digital literacy and social networks

November 2015 – Work review

This month it’s flipping classrooms with a webinar on flipped learning pedagogy. I promoted the use of in-class technology to capture handwritten learning materials and create video learning resources. I also wrote up my top tips for creating videos for the flipped classroom teaching model. Flipping webinars I delivered the first of a two-part webinar … Continue reading November 2015 – Work review

Three insights into student use of lecture capture supporting independent learning

This post summarises three conclusions arising from a mixed methods study of students’ use of lecture capture, drawing upon the detailed experiences of 12 students from the Department of Biology and the Department of Psychology. Participants provided diaries of how lecture capture was used to support private study, records of their use of the system … Continue reading Three insights into student use of lecture capture supporting independent learning

September 2015 – Work review

September’s highlight was the ALT-C conference where I presented an extended paper intended to challenge the uncritical acceptance of lecture capture. The rest of September involved preparation for the start of the new academic year. Cornock, M. (2015). Justifying lecture capture: the importance of student experiences in understanding the value of learning technologies. Extended paper, #867, ALT-C … Continue reading September 2015 – Work review