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…

Teaching Complexity – Free webinar series about creative teaching approaches

Teaching Complexity is a free webinar series about open and creative teaching approaches, organised by Bonnie Stewart and David White of University of the Arts London. We’ve already missed the first session but you can get a taste of what the series is about by taking a look at the Connected Teaching session page (includes webinar recording). The schedule of up 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…

Make it Accessible – Captions, Subtitles and Transcripts.

Adding captions and providing transcripts for video and audio content is important for a number of reasons: A moral imperative to not exclude users from content. Aston’s charter to provide an education for all and not to disadvantage any student or member of staff. Accessibility for users that are deaf or hard of hearing. Accessibility Continue Reading…