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GCU Learn Roadshow

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Glasgow Caledonian University's new VLE: GCU Learn.

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GCU Learn Roadshow

  1. 1. page 1<br />Michael Cox Blended Learning Co-ordinator<br />Aidan JohnstonBlended Learning Advisor<br />
  2. 2. So what is……<br />
  3. 3. What we’ll cover today:<br /><ul><li>Why the change?
  4. 4. Differences for GCU Staff over Blackboard 8
  5. 5. Social Media Tools:
  6. 6. Blogs
  7. 7. Wikis
  8. 8. Podcasting
  9. 9. Inclusion of external mediae.g.: YouTube, Flickr,  SlideShare
  10. 10. GCU LearnCommunities
  11. 11. GCULearn Content System</li></li></ul><li>Why the change?<br /><ul><li>New version of Blackboard
  12. 12. Personalisation for GCU
  13. 13. External features – now, and in the future
  14. 14. Evolution not revolution</li></ul>page 4<br />
  15. 15. Changes for staff<br /><ul><li>Blackboard 8
  16. 16. GCU Learn (Blackboard 9.1)</li></ul>page 5<br />
  17. 17. page 6<br />Blackboard 8<br />
  18. 18. page 7<br />GCU Learn<br />
  19. 19. So what’s better….. ?<br />Richer content and learning resources – “enhancing the curriculum”<br /><ul><li>Social Media Tools:
  20. 20. Blogs
  21. 21. Wikis
  22. 22. Podcasting
  23. 23. Inclusion of external mediaeg: YouTube, Flickr,  SlideShare</li></ul>page 8<br />
  24. 24. So what’s better….. ?<br />Blogs<br />
  25. 25. So what’s better….. ?<br />Wikis <br />
  26. 26. So what’s better….. ?<br />Podcasting <br />
  27. 27. So what’s better….. ?<br />Web 2.0 tools <br />(Go to page live and show blog /wiki example of the <br />inclusion of external mediafrom: <br /><ul><li>YouTube,
  28. 28. Flickr, 
  29. 29. SlideShare)</li></li></ul><li>GCU Learn Communities<br />A Community within GCU Learn is similar to a course, but designed for use by non-academic community groups such as project teams, clubs, and groups. <br />Access to community sites is based on membership, in the same way GCU Learn courses are enrollment-based. <br />Any communities you belong to are listed on your Community Tab. <br />
  30. 30. GCU Learn Communities<br />Communities provide a collection of web-based tools, making it easy for group members to participate in on-line activities:<br /><ul><li>Document sharing
  31. 31. Social media tools – blogs, wikis and podcasts
  32. 32. Image, movie and audio integration
  33. 33. Planning and administration
  34. 34. Communication
  35. 35. Groups
  36. 36. On-line Surveys
  37. 37. Links to other on-line resources</li></li></ul><li>GCU Learn Journals<br />Journals…<br />Benefits of<br />Potential uses etc.<br />
  38. 38. GCU Learn Content System<br />Benefits of using the content system<br /> Collection<br /> Sharing<br /> Discovery<br />page 16<br />
  39. 39. In summary<br /><ul><li>Why the change ? - move to expand tools
  40. 40. Differences for students over Blackboard - minimisedin terms of structure, but richer environment.
  41. 41. Availability of a range of Social Media Tools:
  42. 42. Blogs
  43. 43. Wikis
  44. 44. Podcasting
  45. 45. Inclusion of external mediaeg: YouTube, Flickr,  SlideShare
  46. 46. GCU LearnCommunities- create your own online communication and resource centre.
  47. 47. GCU Learn Content system - easily share and reuse learning objects within GCU Learn.</li></li></ul><li>Feedback<br />Contact<br />Michael Cox<br />michael.cox@gcu.ac.uk<br />x1226<br />Aidan Johnston <br />a.johnston@gcu.ac.uk<br />x1229<br />page 18<br />
  48. 48. Thank you<br />Michael Cox and Aidan Johnston<br />

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