Plenary #iblc10

PLENARY Jon Alltree, Irene Anderson, Peter Chatterton, Amanda Jeffries Question for the panel: How do we get those who are not converted to develop a more profound & sophisticated understanding of Blended Learning. Martin: Know your students. Peter: Know your staff/stakeholders. Develop communications & engagement strategy & plan. Understand the stakeholders and their needs & the key messages want to communicate to them, and then how you’re going to do it. (e.g. Heads of School Continue Reading →

Guy Saward (@guy75) – Social Bookmarking #iblc10

COLLAB & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING – Guy Saward What/Why? Pilots Impact on teaching & learning Practitioner in teaching, manages lots of daily information, business/IT background… Online resources – accessible anywhere in the world (losing information between machines). Do the students have the same needs? How do they save bookmarks? Use in multiple contexts? Online (social) bookmarking? Uses? For active/problem based learning? Chickering & Gamson, boast to reciprocate & co-operate online Promote collaborative learning? Who is the Continue Reading →

Creating a Community in Blended Learning using the Talents of All? #iblc10

Barbara Lee & David Moxon Creating a Community of Practice in Blended Learning using the talents of all? How far does your CoP exist? Likelihood that Universities are at different stages with their community Certain things evolve May have a mix of lecturers that wish to see student uptake and those that wish to use as research Is tech there for ‘student support’ or is a ‘Community of Inquiry’ being created? Different technologies depending on Continue Reading →

Twitter for Communities of Practice, #iblc10

Twitter for co p bex lewis & david rush View more presentations from Bex Lewis. The slides from the presentation I’m giving with David Rush at the International Blended Learning Conference, Hertfordshire, today. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. Like it? Share it…

Paul Brett, using students as e-ambassadors #iblc10

Students as Partners in ‘e’ blended learning: can they help us? Dr Paul Brett, University of Wolverhampton   Strategic E/Blended Learning Widening Participation: 22,000 students, most 1st generation, wide ethnic mix VLE is widely used, and recently successful in the use of e-portfolio students, with 21,000 students with active engagement.   3 x 180 degree changes that need to make: The e-side of the curriculum might better be done by students than staff We might Continue Reading →

Martin Oliver #iblc10

Martin Oliver London Knowledge Lab Setting Expectations for the Talk: Talk about ideas, not about how to do something specific – think differently about what you’re doing anyway. Roland Barthes Mythologies. Things presented as ‘common sense’/’natural’ and taken for granted… when they should be problematised more. The importance of myth. Norm Friesman – Not about destructing ideas, but about clearing the ground in order to be able to have different conversations. Can ‘Blended Learning’ be Continue Reading →

Mark Nichols, live from Queensland #iblc10

  Mark Nichols, Laidlaw College Auckland   Blended Learning – a term still ill defined.   With OU – defining ‘interactive’ – covered everything from “next” to complex.   Essential Elements of Blended Learning: No absolutes…   Combines the best of online and face-to-face experiences Garrison & Vaughan – thoughtful fusion of f2f and online learning experiences.   BOOKS: E-Learning & Social Networking Handbook Making the Transition to E-Learning   Both crucially see the importance Continue Reading →

Live Feed from Calgary #iblc10

Norm Vaughan Not about add-on technology, but fundamental rethinking of approaches to learning – we’re really just adding tools on top of courses that are deficient and ending up with 1.5 courses, rather than a good course… Late 1990s was where the idea of campus-based online learning came from. Marti Cleveland-Innes Stuggled a bit with the denseness of this presentation – wasn’t just about the text size, found the debate a bit hard to follow.. Continue Reading →