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Learning Technologies Review: the next phase!

In 2009, the ICT Strategy Group established a Learning Technologies Review chaired by the DVC Student Experience. A scoping meeting held in October 2009, involving colleagues from LRIS and CeLT, identified the need to consider technology alongside staff development and … Continue reading

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Outcome of Learning Technologies Review

In February, MMU’s ICT Strategy group and Executive approved a set of recommendations for upgrading the university’s learning technologies to support a step-change enhancement in the quality of assessment and learning for students and staff. Proposals were developed by the … Continue reading

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In order to inform our decision about learning technologies that will best meet MMU’s needs going forward, we have found it useful to tease out variety in behaviours that institutional and personal systems are likely to need to support. We … Continue reading

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Integration Requirements for a new VLE

Consultation for MMU’s learning technologies review has highlighted opportunities for improving the student experience through tighter integration between institutional systems. The diagram below is an attempt to summarise some of the key integration points and information flows for delivering an … Continue reading

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How big are our current VLE course areas?

When thinking about new technologies it is useful to look back at how we’ve used those we have already. A quick check on the average amount of space used by course areas created in our Blackboard/WebCT Vista VLE for the 2009/10 academic … Continue reading

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Learning Technolog Review Requirements Summary

Scope for an initial review of MMU’s learning technologies focuses on the institutional VLE and podcasting; classroom technologies; e-Assessment; e-PDP/e-Portfolio; Information, Advice and Guidance arrangements and analytics to support strategic aims such as student retention and success. A range of … Continue reading

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How we’ve used Vista since 2006

When contemplating new technologies to support learning and teaching for the university, it is useful to understand how our current technologies have been used. MMU’s Blackboard (WebCT) Vista Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) maintains a history of users’ interactions with the … Continue reading

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Requirements from Computing and Maths

The Learning Developments Group (LDG) in the Department of Computing and Maths (DoCM) has prepared a ‘statement of needs’ following consultation across the department to inform the learning technologies review. DoCM staff have invested significantly in the current WebCT system … Continue reading

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Comparing Blackboard 9 and Moodle 1.9

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Message to all staff about MMU’s Learning Technologies Review

For colleagues who missed the all-staff bulletin about the review, the content is repeated here: The department of Learning and Research Technologies is collaborating with the Centre for Learning and Teaching and departmental e-learning champions on a review of the … Continue reading

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