Dr Bex Lewis, bioThis morning, I officially join the Learning and Teaching Development Unit team as University Blended Learning Fellow, with a particular responsibility to promote the use of all aspects of e-learning across the university. Dr David Rush had been in the post for the last couple of years, when it was a completely new initiative, but with the increasing importance of digital technology in the educational world, I can see that this role could grow – which is a very exciting idea!

As I said in my interview, ¨“The term is commonly associated with the introduction of online media into a course or programme, whilst at the same time recognising that there is merit in retaining face-to-face contact and other traditional approaches to supporting students. It is also used where asynchronous media such as email, forums, blogs or wikis are deployed in

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conjunction with synchronous technologies, commonly text chat or audio.” ¨Janet Macdonald Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: Planning Learning Support and Activity Design, 2008, p2

Loved this presentation: “E-Learning Sucks“, and used a few concepts from it in the interview also!

I thought this diagram from the University of Calgary was interesting, and suspect they’ll be more links to follow!

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