Open Badges Presentation

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I’ve been invited to speak at the “e-assessment question” conference next week at the America Square Conference Centre in London. I’ll be discussing the process that Newcastle University has recently gone through when exploring the potential of Open Badges, and will talk about the research I am undertaking about the implementation of Open Badges across Europe. I think it will be a very different conference to the “standard educational conference” I attend – Newcastle University is the only educational institution ...
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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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