Durham Blackboard Conference 2015 Abbi Flint Keynote – Engagement through partnership

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Engagement Through Partnership – Abbi Flint

Abbi started her keynote discussing the framework that the Higher Education Academy launched on students as partners. Below are my rough notes from the presentation combined with Dr Rebecca Gill’s more comprehensible notes!
Fostering partnership – it’s a strong way to increase student engagement – growing topic recently.

What do we mean by partnership?

Definition(s) of partnership:

  • Partnership isn’t interchangeable with student engagement, but is a specific form of it. It is a movement away from the ...
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Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2014

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Durham University held the 14th Blackboard Users Conference on the 9th and 10th of January. This is the second time I have attended the event and found it as beneficial as before. An extremely well organised event with a good variety of engaging presentations.
Dr Franck Michel and I presented a paper titled, “Using technology to support reflective learning – Newcastle University’s implementation of ePortfolio”. This was well received with very positive feedback from our peers. This is due ...

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Moodle for Mobile Learning

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I’m very pleased, and proud, to announce my first publication! You can purchase a set of screencasts titled ‘Moodle for mobile learning” through Packt Publishing at this address – http://www.packtpub.com/moodle-for-mobile-learning/video. They are available on an introductory offer of £14.99 so I advise purchasing sooner rather than later!
It’s been a real labour of love creating the screencasts. Previous to this venture, I recorded my screencasts without serious planning or any script, whereas working with Packt helped my to focus ...
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My final week at Sunderland College

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It is now my final week at Sunderland College. Next week I start a new job at Newcastle University as an e-learning development officer with a focus on e-portfolios. I’m extremely excited about this new position and about working for Newcastle University.

It will be with a heavy heart that I leave Sunderland College though. I’ve spent over 10 years of my working life there. When reflecting back over the time, I think of all the different projects that I ...

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Efest – Ofsted, eLearning in Africa, and the need to be a sausage roll.

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Yesterday I attended the RSC Northern’s end of year event – eFest. Here is a summary of my day.

Very quickly on arrival I was catching up with familiar faces and being introduced to some new ones too. It was very interesting to meet Neil from South Tyneside College and have a great discussion about iPads in the classroom. I hate the word ‘networking’ but these events are excellent to meet new people and share some of the great practice ...

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