Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012

I will be writing up summaries and reflections on the sessions I attended at the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012. Blog posts 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 … Continue reading Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012

Reflections: Making Open Educational Resources happen (ALT-C 2011)

This is the first of a series of blog posts covering my reaction to the ALT-C 2011 conference sessions.

Planning a resource-based learning website for students


This video is a presentation of how a Social Work Service User Participation website was planned. The site aim is to enable service users and students to interact and to provide a repository of information for students. It was developed by Pat Walton and Sue Lansley of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York with my advice in planning for the student learning experience.

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: Approaches to engaging staff through case studies (Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011)

This post presents a short overview of a parallel session from the 2011 Durham Blackboard Users Conference.This session was mainly about pedagogical templates used to both describe and design models of learning from face-to-face through to wholly distance. It also included descriptions on how case-studies and questionnaires have been implemented as a way to engage staff.