Reading: How should we measure online learning activity?

I’m very interested in learning analytics in general, but probably more so in their application to how they can be used to benefit both the academic┬áteam (to help guide and improve the offered course) and Read More …

How ‘long’ is too ‘long’?

For a few years now I’ve been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning┬ácourse or MOOC: “preferably no more than 4 minutes, definitely no more than 6.” Read More …

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

This resource from Vicki Davis – “A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom” on Edutopia is a good starting point for planning the inclusion of social media in learning spaces. Vicki closes by saying Read More …

Know when to keep it simple

When it comes to developing materials and learning resources for your course, I think it’s important to know when to keep it simple. We have all seen examples, or know of some, where every possible Read More …

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead

Day two of the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference started with this extremely useful insight into the roadmap Blackboard is taking with the ‘Learn’ product, as well as Blackboard’s own opinion on the conference theme: “Make Read More …