LTA Connect: Frameworks for enhancing how we use VLEs
In this LTA Connect webinar Dr David Walker, who leads on Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Sussex, engaged participants in exploring a number of established design frameworks that can be used to enhance the use of Virtual Learning Environments by staff and students, and to evaluate the effectiveness of VLE activities and engagement.
Learning & Teaching Values
Key to understanding and harnessing the affordances of virtual learning environments and associated learning technologies is the need to reflect upon the impact of these technologies on our pedagogical practice; the impact that these technologies have on the relationship between teacher, learner and that being learned; and the impact of discipline on technology use and pedagogical style.
This webinar will explore frameworks to support the evaluation and development of practice in the use of VLEs. It will also explore the concept of 'minimum standards' and highlight a devolved approach adopted at the University of Sussex which sought to enhance consistency of the staff and student experience whilst respecting differences in disciplinary pedagogies.
Dr David Walker is Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Sussex where he established the new Technology Enhanced Learning Office and leads strategic institutional approaches and developments in the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment. Listed among the top 50 influencers in Higher Education on social media by JISC, David is a founding Editor of the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT), member of the Executive Committee of the UK Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) and a member of the UCISA Academic Support Group. You can follow David on Twitter @drdjwalker