This week we are delighted to have Kate Wright to discuss ‘normalising the use of technology’.
In the past Technology Enhanced Learning was treated as something set apart from the rest of teaching and learning. HEIs often had e-learning strategies which existed separately from their learning and teaching strategy. Things are changing and the use of TEL is becoming ‘business as usual’ with e-submission, e-marking, lecture capture and use of the VLE now a mainstream part of teaching. How far advanced is this process, and what does it mean for teaching staff, support staff and students? And how do we continue to innovate and change in an environment where technology is standard part of day-to-day life? This topic was originally suggested by, and the questions were developed with, Mary Jacob, E-learning Advisor at Aberystwyth University.
Kate Wright is the E-learning Group Manager at Aberystwyth University. She has been working in the field of e-learning since 2003 and in that time has been involved in developing the use of a number of e-learning tools and systems, including Blackboard, Qwizdom and online assessment. She has been involved in the implementation of the institution’s E-learning Strategy, Benchmarking and Gwella projects. Kate has an interest in e-assessment and led the rollout of Questionmark Perception at Aberystwyth. She has presented papers at a number of conferences including the Questionmark Perception Users Conference (2009 and 2011) and the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference (2010 and 2012) and has recently co-written an article in the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) on online assessment for laboratory practicals.
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