hurrahNext Thursday morning I have an interview as a 1-day-a-week Blended Learning Fellow at the University of Winchester. Currently generating ideas for my 10 minute presentation:

“The potential impact of blended learning on the learning and teaching experience of staff and students at Winchester”

Already had a number of good discussions, and have ideas, plus been picked up more on the ALK-C 2009, especially via Twitter and Elluminate, picking up tips and presentations from CrowdVine, but obviously a lot of the role is going to be prioritising as new technologies roll towards us!

I would LOVE to know (and crowd-source!) your tops tips for this, what’s worth investing time in, and seems to pay off for the students (and yourselves), and what you’d put to one side. I’ve watched the arguments rage about “is the VLE dead”… I use Twitter and blogging extensively, and so want to investigate learning applications for this, but also think Wikis, etc. have great potential! THOUGHTS?!

3 Responses

  1. I’ve found Twitter very helpful as I’ve entered into conversations and followed links and discovered new opportunities. For me, it’s resulted in new clients, telesminar guests, being invited to be a guest speaker, more views to my blog posts and selling moe books.

    Having Twitter linked to my Facebook account has led to even more exposure. I don’t spend much time on Facebook but it works for me alongside Twitter. Facebook is a good way of inviting even more people to your events.

    Wikis seem to be a good way forward. Recently discovered Wikihow, they are inviting new articles on many keyword phrases. I see it as a sway to get more exposure adn be seen as an expert in your field.

    Love to know how you get on

  2. In the name of transparency let the web be the platform and student to publish their work online. Give them guidance in reputation and portfolio building, whatever their topic, and give the opportunity to join the online community within their field. That way you will integrate your blended-learning efforts with the university’s marketing and each and every student becomes an ambassador that can generate attention, interest and maybe even desire to join the university.

    Obviously it will only work if you are a good enough university….

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