Blended Learning: One Year In

Yesterday, it was 1 year to the day since I started as Blended Learning Fellow at the University of Winchester, and rather than looking at my rather terrifying "to do" list, I thought I'd celebrate what I have done. My contract was 0.2 (1 day per week), until 2 months ago, where I have 12 months at 0.4! Building up an extensive set of material on the internal 'Learning Network Blended Learning Pages' (Moodle-based, which…

Students 'let down' by the academic Luddites

Survey finds that academy is failing to capitalise on new technology. Sarah Cunnane reports Research from the US Department of Education suggests that students studying online tend to outperform those receiving face-to-face tuition; The Open University in the UK has topped 20 million downloads on iTunes U; and, worldwide, social media has overtaken pornography as the number one activity on the web. However, recent statistics from the US show that the academy may be failing…

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…