The Durham University Blackboard Users Conference on January 8/9, 2013 is all about ‘Make do or Spend?‘ next year (spelt ‘sp£nd’ – see what they did there?) with the focus clearly on the VLE (or other technologies) and how well we use it in the face of stiff competition for student numbers in the current economic climate.
You can follow the growing Twitter backchannel on the #durbbu hashtag.
With a choice of 25 or 40 minute presentations, 40 minute workshop, or a 60 minute panel discussion the event looks to attract a good crowd and diverse set of discussions and presentations.
From past couple of years I’ve followed the Durham event I found the following of interest, either because I follow their work or because, at the time of presentation, the topic piqued my interest:
- 2012 – Ralph Holland: iTunesU – Digital Distribution
- 2012 – Julie Usher: The University in your pocket: opening access to learning and support
- 2012 – Sue Beckingham: The role of Social Media within HE in an age of Openness and Publicness
- 2011 – Tim Neumann: Pedagogical Templates for e-Learning: Seven course design models for varying degrees of location- and time-dependence
- 2011 – Andy Ramsden: Designing, developing and testing a location aware learning activity using QR Codes
- 2010 – Tony McNeill: Much ado about Twitter: Why Students Really Don’t Get Microblogging
- 2010 – Phil Marston: txting disasters: using SMS messaging to provide an immersive student experience
See you in January!