Blended Learning Team at Blackboard, #oer15 and Talis Insight Conferences

The Blended Learning Team were out and about last week presenting and participating at a number of national and international conferences.

Jim Emery attended the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference at the University of Liverpool. Jim presented a paper titled “ Rubrics – Turnitin, Blackboard and Excel”.  Jim was also part of a panel session on delivering MOOCs using the Blackboard Open Education Platform where he shared experiences of last year’s GCU Games On event.

Sheila MacNeill was a keynote speaker at the international OER 15 conference at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff last week.  Her keynote “Airing my Open Washing” dealt with some of the challenges of mainstreaming open educational practice.  A recording of the presentation is available here.

Sheila was also an invited speaker at the learning analytics session at the Talis Insight Conference in Birmingham. As well as presenting on developments at GCU, Sheila was also part of an expert panel.

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