Lumping and splitting: rolling out a new VLE at the University of Lincoln

Beckton, Julian (2009) Lumping and splitting: rolling out a new VLE at the University of Lincoln. In: e-Learning: A Reality Check - Do We Practice What We Preach? , 8th - 9th January 2009, Durham University.

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Lumping and splitting: Rolling out a new VLE at the University of Lincoln
Describes how the University of Lincoln adapted the "out-of-the box" version of the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment to meet the various requirements of the different teaching departments
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This paper describes how the University of Lincoln adapted the Blackboard virtual learning environment by modifying the snapshot extracts to create Blackboard sites that met the needs of teaching departments, rather than attempting to impose a single model on the University. Lumping refers to the process of creating a site out of multiple modules thus facilitating delivery of content to students across multiple awards. Splitting in contrast refers to the creation of special interest groups within modules based on data from the University's MIS systems.

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Additional Information:This paper describes how the University of Lincoln adapted the Blackboard virtual learning environment by modifying the snapshot extracts to create Blackboard sites that met the needs of teaching departments, rather than attempting to impose a single model on the University. Lumping refers to the process of creating a site out of multiple modules thus facilitating delivery of content to students across multiple awards. Splitting in contrast refers to the creation of special interest groups within modules based on data from the University's MIS systems.
Keywords:Blackboard, Virtual Learning Environment
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD)
ID Code:1756
Deposited By: Julian Beckton
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009 10:59
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:30

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