Blended learning:
Enhancing communication
and student feedback
using D2L
Dr Jaclyn Broadbent
School of Psychology, Deakin ...
Talking Aussie
style
• When I say Unit = I mean
subject / unit of study.
(One semester in length)
• When I say Course = I
...
A diverse range of students attend
Deakin University
• 1750+ students trimester 2
• Runs on 4 campuses and off-campus
• 2100+ over the year
• Primarily First years
• Core Unit...
Blended learning is……
Learning that is facilitated
by the effective
combination of different
modes of delivery, models
of ...
Paradigm
shift in
learning
It is now being recognized
that there is a need to
blend traditional face-to-
face learning wit...
On a whole education has been slow to catch up
Desire2Learn: What a great opportunity to
increase student engagement!
We have been using
Desire to learn for
the last 2 years….
And I was excited
when I realized all
the new ways I
could commu...
Customizing learning with Intelligent
Agents
You need to tell the
IA:
• What criteria it is
looking for
• When it looks
• ...
Engage students not logging on to D2L
regularly
To inspire high achievers
To motivate low achievers
Student Survey (n=309)
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
0
4
7
41
48
...
The emails were fantastic as it made me really feel the teaching team
were there anytime we needed them and were keeping a...
The News feed - a Road Map to
Success!
“Just wanted to feed back
that the D2L page for this
subject is fantastic….. it is
much more
interactive, and student
frie...
Why not link your newsfeed to
a Facebook group?
Why not link your newsfeed to a
Facebook group?
RSS Graaffiti
Can automatically post all
of your newsfeed items
onto your ...
@HBS110 AND #FACEBOOK USER STATS
Staff
22%
Question from
students
60%
Sharing from
students
8%
Feedback from
students
10%
...
@HBS110 AND #FACEBOOK USER STATS
Student
miscellaneous
20%
Staff
(encouragement)
12%
Staff (answer)
54%
Student
(answer)
1...
…and include a Twitter widget?
Most amazing teaching I have experienced yet! Jaclyn went above and
beyond with reminders, ...
Video
Note
It made if feel as
though we were in
the room with the
tutors giving us
the feedback. Was
very personal, and
he...
Audio Note "The audio
feedback was
really motivating
because hearing
the feedback
rather than seeing
it made me feel as
th...
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
0 0
8
31
62
The audio feedback provided by my
tutor helped me improve my next
journal(s) %
0
10
20
...
Student Evaluation T2 2012 (mean;
n=435)
3.4
3.6
3.8
4
4.2
4.4
4.6
This unit was well
taught.
The course
materials in this...
Technology is transforming our learning, it is very difficult to
be able predict the future, let alone the next year
Learning should
be about gaining
connections
With different solutions for different
learners
Where learners will have the flexibility to
choose their own learning path
The future of education is a
of online and traditional learning.
Thank you, I hope I see you at Fusion this year 
Any Questions?
FUSION 2014
• Desire2Learn’s Annual Users Conference
• Registration is open! Early bird available until May 1
• Why should...
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Blended learning using Desire2Learn

  1. 1. Blended learning: Enhancing communication and student feedback using D2L Dr Jaclyn Broadbent School of Psychology, Deakin University, Australia
  2. 2. Talking Aussie style • When I say Unit = I mean subject / unit of study. (One semester in length) • When I say Course = I am referring to the whole degree i.e. Bachelor of Psychology (may be 2-4 years). • ………..And remember a THONG is something you wear on your feet
  3. 3. A diverse range of students attend Deakin University
  4. 4. • 1750+ students trimester 2 • Runs on 4 campuses and off-campus • 2100+ over the year • Primarily First years • Core Unit • 30+ sessional staff (TAs) The unit (subject) I run Health Behaviour
  5. 5. Blended learning is…… Learning that is facilitated by the effective combination of different modes of delivery, models of teaching and learning styles and applying them in an interactively meaningful learning environment.
  6. 6. Paradigm shift in learning It is now being recognized that there is a need to blend traditional face-to- face learning with eLearning
  7. 7. On a whole education has been slow to catch up
  8. 8. Desire2Learn: What a great opportunity to increase student engagement!
  9. 9. We have been using Desire to learn for the last 2 years…. And I was excited when I realized all the new ways I could communicate and engage with students
  10. 10. Customizing learning with Intelligent Agents You need to tell the IA: • What criteria it is looking for • When it looks • What is sent in the email
  11. 11. Engage students not logging on to D2L regularly
  12. 12. To inspire high achievers
  13. 13. To motivate low achievers
  14. 14. Student Survey (n=309) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree 0 4 7 41 48 These emails motivate me to do well in the next assessment piece or to log on to CloudDeakin more often % 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree 0 0 4 26 70 These emails made me feel that the Unit Team cared about how I was progressing in the unit %
  15. 15. The emails were fantastic as it made me really feel the teaching team were there anytime we needed them and were keeping an eye on our progress, it truly did motivate me to continue to pursue high marks. I was so happy with the first journal email I got, that I even sent it to my parents. Made me feel that someone acknowledged my achievements and cared, made me feel included and special. It made my self esteem go through the roof and I felt extra proud. [The email] encouragement goes a long was especially when things are getting a bit overwhelming. It definitely made me feel better about my results and made me want to do better the next time.
  16. 16. The News feed - a Road Map to Success!
  17. 17. “Just wanted to feed back that the D2L page for this subject is fantastic….. it is much more interactive, and student friendly, than any of the other pages I have seen thus far. The YouTube videos are a great idea” (Unsolicited student email T1, 2012).
  18. 18. Why not link your newsfeed to a Facebook group?
  19. 19. Why not link your newsfeed to a Facebook group? RSS Graaffiti Can automatically post all of your newsfeed items onto your Facebook wall
  20. 20. @HBS110 AND #FACEBOOK USER STATS Staff 22% Question from students 60% Sharing from students 8% Feedback from students 10% Percentage of Posts on Facebook Question from students 100% Percentage of Posts on CloudDeakin Discussion Boards
  21. 21. @HBS110 AND #FACEBOOK USER STATS Student miscellaneous 20% Staff (encouragement) 12% Staff (answer) 54% Student (answer) 14% Replies on Discussion Boards Student miscellaneous 30% Staff (encouragement) 13% Staff (answer) 20% Student (answer) 37% Replies on Facebook
  22. 22. …and include a Twitter widget? Most amazing teaching I have experienced yet! Jaclyn went above and beyond with reminders, emails, Facebook, twitter and weekly updates to ensure that students felt in control of their work (T2 2013).
  23. 23. Video Note It made if feel as though we were in the room with the tutors giving us the feedback. Was very personal, and helped reflect on what was done well and what could be improved on (2013 student feedback)
  24. 24. Audio Note "The audio feedback was really motivating because hearing the feedback rather than seeing it made me feel as though my tutor cared more which then motivated me to want to do well and improve” (Student Survey 2013)
  25. 25. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 0 0 8 31 62 The audio feedback provided by my tutor helped me improve my next journal(s) % 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 0 0 8 23 69 The audio feedback given to me by my tutor made the marking feel more personalised % Student Survey (n=309)
  26. 26. Student Evaluation T2 2012 (mean; n=435) 3.4 3.6 3.8 4 4.2 4.4 4.6 This unit was well taught. The course materials in this unit were of high quality. The teaching staff gave me helpful feedback. I would recommend this unit to other students. The technologies used to deliver the online content in this unit performed satisfactorily. The on-line teaching and resources in this unit enhanced my learning experience. HBS110 University
  27. 27. Technology is transforming our learning, it is very difficult to be able predict the future, let alone the next year
  28. 28. Learning should be about gaining connections
  29. 29. With different solutions for different learners
  30. 30. Where learners will have the flexibility to choose their own learning path
  31. 31. The future of education is a of online and traditional learning.
  32. 32. Thank you, I hope I see you at Fusion this year  Any Questions?
  33. 33. FUSION 2014 • Desire2Learn’s Annual Users Conference • Registration is open! Early bird available until May 1 • Why should you attend? • Join the discussion on the most heated topics in eLearning • Build your network, share best practices and techniques • Learn about updates and future direction of Desire2Learn • Participate in hands-on training workshops • Be inspired by world renowned industry keynotes • Main Conference Dates: July 14 – 16 • Post Conference Dates: July 17 – 18 • Pure Product Training will be offered • Venue: Music City Center, Nashville, TN • More information – visit www.Desire2Learn.com/FUSION

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