The three papers that the BLE was involved in were well-received, contributing to the collaborative and sharing ethos of the conference, and fitting in tightly with the conference themes.
On Day 1, A collaborative approach to improving online assessment and feedback opportunities, presented by Leo Havemann and co-written with Sarah Sherman, described the BLE's eAssessment and Feedback project. You can see the slides here:
Following that, they were asked to work in groups to consider the impact if specific learning technologies were suddenly pulled. They completed a shared spreadsheet to capture the risk analysis of such occurrences. You can access the spreadsheet here
|Manoj Singh, QMUL|
Finally, on Day 3, Manoj, with Sultan, gave the paper Pulling the plug(in): Dealing with a technical crisis by sharing knowledge, resources and experience: a companion presentation about the experiences of QMUL and the BLE members when the MediaCore service was given a year to be decommissioned. Manoj described how this required an intensive needs analysis exercise to be conducted to identify feasible replacements, then a migration project. This unexpected yet massive piece of work had to be undertaken at the detriment of other projects at all the affected institutions.
And the video of the presentation:
|Leo and Wadud holding up their certificates to the camera|
At the annual ALT awards ceremony, which celebrated 10 years at the conference, the BLE TEL Support Team's 2010 accolade of a highly commended Learning Technology Team was remembered as representatives were given a special certificate.
Photos via Flickr:
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