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: Concepts of Location, Mobility and Mobile Learning – Second Keynote (Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011)

In this second keynote lecture of the Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011, Professor John Traxler began by challenging the notion that elearning allows learning ‘anywhere, anytime’, and that it is infact not wholly true. There remains unresolved considerations, including sociological issues, to implementing mobile learning. I present here some of his key messages interwoven with my own interpretations.

Reflections: Augmented Reality in Learning – First Keynote (Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011)

This is the first post of my reflections from the 2011 Durham Blackboard Users Conference (abstracts also available on Durham site) on the theme of Location. My posts won’t be a complete representation of the session, more how I interpretted them and the points that stood out for me. I thought a series of short(ish) posts would be more digestible than a long waffly one. I will add more and collate them in the Reports section of the site shortly.

Rewiring Inclusion: strategies, tools and techniques to promote barrier-free learning (JISC/ALT Conference on Accessibility) [Short report]

Report back on attendance of JISC TechDis / ALT conference ‘Rewiring Inclusion: Strategies, tools and techniques to promote barrier-free learning’, Nottingham, 9th Feb 2010. Matt Cornock, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. Funded by University of York FELT RRF.