Designing for the Mobile Learner Webinar

This is the first of a series of webinars Blackboard will be running during 2019, that look at different aspects of academic practice relating to teaching and learning with technology. The first episode is taking place 11-12pm Tuesday 26th March 2019. What is being covered? Why is mobile learning important? What kind of content are learners Continue Reading…

Digital Etiquette (netiquette) – Discussion Boards

As a follow up to my previous post Making discussion boards work, I have put together some guidance aimed at students that covers netiquette in relation to using discussion boards in a educational setting. These guidelines will be re-purposed into a student guide about Digital Citizenship with further topics such as email and use of virtual Continue Reading…

Making discussion boards work

Use of discussion boards can bring a whole host of benefits to the learning experience. It can help students develop a number of skills including digital citizenship, writing in the language of a discipline, debating, asynchronous dialogue and critical thinking to name but a few. It is also an opportunity for tutors to give feedback Continue Reading…

Using OneNote with Collaborate Ultra – My presentation at BbMoCo October 2018

I presented a lightning strike presentation on the use of OneNote in conjunction with Blackboard Collaborate. I concentrated on two use cases, both of which have been needs driven by what the community will generally refer to as the severely lacking whiteboard capabilities of Blackboard Ultra. After outlining some context in terms of Aston’s experience Continue Reading…

Reflections from The MoCo User Group October 2018

On Friday 26th October 2018 I attended the MoCo User Group meeting at Birkbeck University London. I did a the Lightning strike presentation about using OneNote with Collaborate Ultra, which I have written up in a separate post (link to come). The day was split into two parts, Blackboard Collaborate in the morning and Blackboard Continue Reading…