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Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond
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  • 1. Emerging Learning Technologies: Blackboard and Beyond<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />Facilitators: Catherine Paul & Emily Renoe, UBC<br />
  • 2. Introductions<br />Facilitator Bios: Emily + Catherine<br />Introduce yourself to your colleagues next to you:<br />What does emerging learning technologies mean to you?<br />Why should you care about emerging learning technologies?<br />
  • 3. Discussions<br />What Emerging Technologies (ETs) are you currently using in your courses? <br />Remember ETs can be anything…. i.e.Abacus? Crayons? Social media tools like Twitter? Facebook?<br />
  • 4. Our Timeline<br />Introductions – 20 min<br />Discussions and definitions – 40 min<br />Case Studies (tool demo) – 45 min<br />Group Activity – 45 min<br />Sharing and wrap-up – 30 minutes<br />
  • 5. Objectives<br />Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:<br />Reflect upon the results of using learning technology in instruction and consider ways to adapt lessons accordingly<br />Be able to discuss advantages and disadvantages and prospects of using learning technology in your teaching practice<br />Consider ways of incorporating learning technology  into your Blackboard or other CMS course.<br />Learn one thing that you didn&apos;t expect to learn.<br />
  • 6. What are Learning Technologies?<br />A few definitions:<br />…learning technologies encompasses information and instructional technology, as well as communications tools, applications and systems that support learning. –educause<br />Learning technology- also known variously as e-learning, instructional technology and educational technology, is the use of technology to support the learning process. – educause<br />
  • 7. Resources<br /> Horizon Report - UK<br /> JISC – Joint Information Systems Committee - UK<br />
  • 8. Use of Learning Technologies in Higher Ed Now<br />Using collaborative learning technologies (Web 2.0) leads to development of a new sense of communities of interest and networks, and also of a clear notion of boundaries in web space.<br />Advice and guidance is available to institutions, but there is no blueprint for implementation of Web 2.0 technologies, and each is currently deciding its own path<br />Deployment of learning technologies is in no way systematic and the drive is principally bottom up, coming from the professional interest and enthusiasm of individual members of staff <br />
  • 9. What is Blackboard?<br /><ul><li>Learning Management System (LMS) resources for students to access online.
  • 10. PDFs, powerpoint, video, audio, and other applications are created outside of Blackboard Blackboard is a tool that allows faculty to add and added into Blackboard courses for students to enhance teaching and learning efforts.</li></li></ul><li>How can I use Blackboard?<br /><ul><li>Deliver “hybrid” courses
  • 11. Simultaneously face-2-face and have a web-presence
  • 12. Deliver fully online courses
  • 13. Distance learning courses</li></li></ul><li>Benefits to Learners<br /><ul><li>Extend faculty-student interaction opportunities
  • 14. Learners can explore subjects in greater depth
  • 15. Learners can study the material on their own time
  • 16. Learning not bound by the “physical” classroom</li></li></ul><li>How Can I Use Blackboard?<br /><ul><li>Post course content, syllabus, videos and more
  • 17. Communicate using announcements, email and online discussions
  • 18. Assess student learning with online quizzes and homework assignments
  • 19. Gradebook
  • 20. Link to external web content </li></li></ul><li>Pros and Cons of BB<br /><ul><li>What do you think the advantages/disadvantages of using BB are?</li></li></ul><li>“Many of the benefits of institutional learning can now be enhanced using social media.” - Educause presentation 2009<br />
  • 21. Case Study #1 Tool Demo<br />
  • 22. As of June 2009, Flickrit claims to host more than 3.6 billion images.[<br />Self Expression<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulobrandao/2762313433/<br />
  • 23. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?<br />Estimates put the number of users between 6 and 10 million users.<br />http://twitter.com/<br />Relating as more experienced co-creators rather than employers<br />
  • 24. Preziis a free web-based tool that helps you create dynamic presentations- replacing powerpoint! Estimated number of visits per day to prezi are 577,636 <br />
  • 25. Sharing enthusiasm <br />for common interests<br />http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/<br />
  • 26. Contacts<br />Catherine Paul catherine.paul@ubc.ca<br />Twitter catherinepaul<br />Facebook: catherine.paul@gmail.com<br />Emily Renoe emily.renoe@ubc.ca<br />Twitter: emilyr<br />Facebook: emilyrenoe<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/EmergingTech<br />
  • 27. YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos, and view them in MPEG-4 format. There are over 300,000,000 account on YouTube, and 200,000 videos are uploaded every day! <br />Social media changes… who we can reach<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />
  • 28. Facebook is a free-access social networking directory website. It is an electronic directory made up of individuals’ photographs and names. As of May 09, there are 200 million active users.<br />Social media changes… how many people we can reach<br />
  • 29. Social media changes… our methods of expression<br />
  • 30. Case Study #2 YourTurn<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/<br />EmergingTech<br />
  • 31. Sharing & Wrap Up<br /><ul><li> Group ActivityDebriefing- Show Your Stuff</li></li></ul><li>Objectives<br />Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:<br />Reflect upon the results of using learning technology in instruction and consider ways to adapt lessons accordingly<br />Be able to discuss advantages and disadvantages and prospects of using learning technology in your teaching practice<br />Consider ways of incorporating learning technology  into your Blackboard or other CMS course.<br />Learn one thing that you didn&apos;t expect to learn.<br />
  • 32. Sharing & Wrap Up<br /><ul><li>A Vision of Today’s Student video</li></ul>www.youtube.com<br />

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