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…

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..…

DEBUT #iblc10

  Canterbury Christ Church: DEBUT 1 technologist available per 5 Faculties. Every new piece of software, staff needed training – wanted a new system where staff were CONFIDENT to experiment with new types of software. Allan Martin, DigEULit Project What is digital literacy? Not about the technology, about the culture – socially situated (what do you NEED? Different for different people). Ask staff to evaluate themselves: Awareness Confidence Evaluation Reflection Adaptability Initial year – HEA…

Facebook: Social or Learning Communities #iblc10

  Facebook: Social or Learning Communities Steve Woodward, Haydyn Blackey & Simon Jones   CELT (Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching) – a central unit   Existing literature (narrow, but growing interest, because students use it so much) Most relatively negative – we don't want tutors poking their noses into our social space. (Jones, Blackey et al, 2009, p776) Few use it for educational tasks, so do we need to respect that student want…

Peter Bullen, Keynote (#iblc10)

 Notes just taken at keynote, Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertforshire.  Peter Bullen: Changing Practice – Reflections on the Blended Learning Unit Still fears every time using technology, help others to overcome these fears. What things are critical to the success of the BLU?   What was BLU built on? University Strategy – university committed itself to exploiting technology, in the classroom & online. Studynet (the VLE) – developed in house, personalised environment, works well,…