e-teaching: from digitally shy to digitally confident

Watling, Sue (2014) e-teaching: from digitally shy to digitally confident. In: Blackboard World 2014 Conference, 15 - 17 July 2014, Las Vegas.

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The expression ‘e-learner’ has become familiar but ‘e-teacher’ is heard less often. Yet reaching digitally-shy colleagues poses a challenge for whole institution initiatives aimed at the adoption of virtual learning. This presentation looks at how the Blackboard Learn™ platform has been utilised in a UK university to develop a teacher education programme, one which is proving to be instrumental in embedding new and emerging technologies into programme instruction. The postgraduate course, Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age, is delivered and assessed entirely on Blackboard Learn™. Based on the experiential learning cycle, it uses Blackboard tools to create pedagogically sound activities which relocate colleagues as online students, supporting development of critical digital literacies and empowering them to become discerning users of virtual learning technologies. Evaluations show how this investment in realistic and meaningful online experiences is resulting in dramatic shifts in attitude towards adoption of Blackboard Learn™ in their practice.

Keywords:e-teaching, e-learning, Blackboard
Subjects:X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
Divisions:Professional services > Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute
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Deposited On:10 Mar 2015 17:30

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