Dr Christopher Jobling

Senior Lecturer

Engineering

c.p.jobling@swansea.ac.uk

Reflection is really hard. I’ve done the easy bits: set the scene, presented the data and the written student feedback but now I’ve got to review all this material and provide some intelligent analysis that will move my experiments in e-learning forward. I don’t know how to do this, and I’m stuck.

There is one positive thing though. I can certainly now sympathise with students who don’t like reflection and would definately hesitate before attempting any form of assessment of a student’s ability to reflect!

Conclusion, reflection is really hard. Maybe it needs to be done in private. Or maybe it’s just me!

February 24th, 2009

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Last term I posted a Blackboard survey to evaluate the e-learning in my module EG-259 Web Applications Technology. In Part 1 of a short series of articles, I provided an introduction to set the context for the survey, and in Part 2, I presented the results of a Likert Scale survey with my comments. In this third instalment, I present some of the student comments.

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February 11th, 2009

Posted In: e-learning, reflection

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If you have uploaded content to your Blackboard site and you want to update it, you will have probably jumped through the painful hoops of deleting the old content, renaming and uploading the new and navigating through the seemingly endless sequence of acknowledgment pages that this operation entails. In Blackboard 8, I recently discovered, if you just upload the new content (without renaming the file first), Blackboard adds an automatic sequence number to the new content, but leaves the old one in place to be deleted. This is better, but still one more step than I like.

Recently (today in fact) I discovered an even quicker work around. Simply use the upload dialogue box to select the new content, then press delete on the old. Blackboard will upload the new content (perhaps adding the sequence number) and then delete the old content in one step! I made a quick Jing ScreenCast to demonstrate the steps. Sorry about the microphone noise!

February 3rd, 2009

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Last term I posted a Blackboard survey to evaluate the e-learning in my module EG-259 Web Applications Technology. In this second of a planned short series of articles to be published over the next few days, I present the survey results. Part 1 provides an introduction and sets the context for the survey.

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February 2nd, 2009

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