Yearly Archives: 2014

Season’s greetings and annual round-up.

Here’s wishing everyone at HYMS a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the HYMS eLearning team. It’s been a busy year for the team with many changes, and we hope that we have been able to make some positive improvements throughout HYMS. Our Changing the Learning Landscape

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HYMS Tools Guide for Teachers

For all teachers/tutors who would like to make better use of the tools we have adopted Joyce Seitzinger’s guide for Moodle to show what Blackboard has to offer. In this guide we have listed each of the different tools which can be found within Blackboard, it also indicates the suitability

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Digital Literacies and Digital Fluencies

We recently completed some further consultancy and workshops with experts from the Changing the Learning Landscape partnership, the results have been a number of recommendations centered on how HYMS can best support the development of digital literacies and digital fluencies in both staff and student groups. But what do we

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Staff skills and responsibilities – key documents

An important element the Changing the Learning Landscape @ HYMS Project has been developing frameworks that will enable staff to create engaging online learning environments. Two important documents have come out of this process. The HYMS Standards for Technology Enhanced Learning: development policy 2014-17 sets out how HYMS teaching should

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New Blackboard – now with added Phase III!

The CLL Team are working hard to put the courses in place for the new look Blackboard in 2014-15. The structure this year is a stepping stone to the final arrangement of courses once all the elements of Curriculum Review have been implemented over the next two years. As such

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The 2014-15 Blackboard structure – a stepping stone

The Changing the Learning Landscape @ HYMS project has identified a need to transform the structure of HYMS Blackboard. Some of these changes are directly linked to the needs of the Curriculum review, but many are more fundamental to our desire to transform the use of the VLE and empower

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A new shape for HYMS Blackboard

One of the aims of the CLL@HYMS project is to develop and enhance the way both students and staff engage with the VLE. There are two main elements to this: firstly giving more control of the content and features of Blackboard to the staff directly involved in teaching; and secondly

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Can you TEL what it is yet?

The CLL team have been busy working on what shape HYMS Blackboard will take in the future. We’re looking to change the structure of the courses in the VLE to make them more engaging and to give more control of the content directly to those involved in teaching. Here’s a

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Meeting Mr MOOC

CLL @ HYMS team participating in a google hangout with ‘Mr MOOC’ –  Dave Cormier, project lead for student relations at University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Following our  return from module two of the Strategic Leadership in Practice Programme at Blackburn the CLL @ HYMS project team have now had

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East meets west

Some Yorkshire-Lancashire technological collaboration in action – sharing resources and ideas.

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