Any Colour As Long As It’s Blackboard

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Published on December 11, 2007

Author: amcneill

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Presentation given at the Eighth Durham Blackboard User Conference, 14 December 2007

Any colour as long as it’s Blackboard using a VLE to support courses in art and design

A bit about me … Tony McNeill PL in Blended Learning Academic Development Centre Kingston University [email_address]

Tony McNeill

PL in Blended Learning

Academic Development Centre

Kingston University

[email_address]

Working with faculties 7 faculties each with own BL strategy BL co-ordinator (.4 secondment) notional .4 e-developer allocation Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA)

7 faculties

each with own BL strategy

BL co-ordinator (.4 secondment)

notional .4 e-developer allocation

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA)

Signifier of difference

 

Familiar reservations How much is this a replacement for contact hours? What are the implications of its usage for staff? Who owns what on Bb? I could never find the time.

How much is this a replacement for contact hours?

What are the implications of its usage for staff?

Who owns what on Bb?

I could never find the time.

a programme designed to induce RSI. I really, really, really, hate Blackboard. I work with another educational content site based in Korea – and although that site is in Korean which I do not speak, it is 50 times more user friendly than Blackboard. Useability

a programme designed to induce RSI.

I really, really, really, hate Blackboard. I work with another educational content site based in Korea – and although that site is in Korean which I do not speak, it is 50 times more user friendly than Blackboard.

Studio culture's all about students making things alongside one another. Creativity can't be taught over the internet. Students know the difference between an online and a studio-based course. Studio culture

Studio culture's all about students making things alongside one another.

Creativity can't be taught over the internet.

Students know the difference between an online and a studio-based course.

The studio

The studio

The studio

The studio

Blackboard is aesthetically inappropriate for A/D staff and students. … they’re [Blackboard pages] the ugliest things you could ever look at. […] They’re horrible. Aesthetics

Blackboard is aesthetically inappropriate for A/D staff and students.

… they’re [Blackboard pages] the ugliest things you could ever look at. […] They’re horrible.

 

2005: e-developers arrive Their role was to: support the development of sustainable e-learning content resources and activities develop strategic exemplars that will act as catalysts for further engagement with educational technology.

Their role was to:

support the development of sustainable e-learning content resources and activities

develop strategic exemplars that will act as catalysts for further engagement with educational technology.

FADA projects We thought we’d: address the question of how a VLE might be used in the context of the studio explore how we might make it more visually appealing to art and design staff and students

We thought we’d:

address the question of how a VLE might be used in the context of the studio

explore how we might make it more visually appealing to art and design staff and students

2005/6 projects BA Illustration and Animation Printmaking

What they said after … I’ve been impressed by the way Jake has made it much more accessible, visually accessible … great visual qualities which lots of people said you couldn’t do with Blackboard. … I think it’s brilliant.

I’ve been impressed by the way Jake has made it much more accessible, visually accessible

… great visual qualities which lots of people said you couldn’t do with Blackboard. … I think it’s brilliant.

More of what they said You have succeeded in making the Illustration and Animation site more visually interesting. But unfortunately it still runs on Blackboard.

You have succeeded in making the Illustration and Animation site more visually interesting.

But unfortunately it still runs on Blackboard.

Unintended outcomes we found a new BL co-ordinator one member of staff secured a KU Learning and Teaching Fellowship good will and engagement

we found a new BL co-ordinator

one member of staff secured a KU Learning and Teaching Fellowship

good will and engagement

Unintended outcomes

What we learned Course-based approach worked well but whole course team need to be involved from the start More student-centred approach to the site

Course-based approach worked well but whole course team need to be involved from the start

More student-centred approach to the site

2006/7 projects BA Fine Art Art and Design History

(Bigger) lessons learned Too early to say but … hybrid and customised approach works well Need to rethink support and development opportunities that address discipline-specific practices and needs

Too early to say but …

hybrid and customised approach works well

Need to rethink support and development opportunities that address discipline-specific practices and needs

(Bigger) lessons learned

Take a look … Blackboard: http://lms.kingston.ac.uk/ (u: designs ; p: designs ) Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/amcneill/ any-colour-as-long-as-its-blackboard

Blackboard:

http://lms.kingston.ac.uk/

(u: designs ; p: designs )

Slideshare:

http://www.slideshare.net/amcneill/

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