Reflections on parallel sessions: Ensuring learning design (Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011)

This post is a reaction to one of the parallel sessions at the 2011 Durham Blackboard Users Conference. As Learning Technologists (LT), we often run the risk of being stuck between ensuring sound pedagogical practice and accommodating the wants of senior managers. None more so when distance learning is presented as a solution to addressing problems of over-crowding, over-working, and over-expenditure.

Reflections on parallel sessions: Student-centred induction (Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011)

This post presents a short overview of a parallel session from the Durham Blackboard Users Conference. This session outlined an approach to student induction and preparation for online study on a distance learning course.

Session: ‘Three steps to success’ by Nichola Hayes, University of Leicester.