Extending the Reach with Blackboard+ - Enhancing the Student Blended Learning Experience through Good Online Course Design

Ruth Greenaway

Abstract

The implementation of Bb+ supports the increasing use of a blended learning approach in tertiary education: a fundamental requirement of modern tertiary education. The use of a blended approach facilitates the expansion of the University both physically and virtually as courses are increasingly offered online across the sector. The Blackboard Plus (Bb+) initiative has been developed to broadly and significantly improve the quality of the student experience when using the University’s online learning environment. This will ensure consistency in design and structure across courses in a degree program to improve access to learning materials and for ease of navigation. Bb+ consists of a number of components to guide and support academics with its implementation as they design blended educational programs. To empower academics a bottom-up approach to the implementation of Bb+ is utilised to create the change and to maintain momentum and lasting change across the University.

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Greenaway R. (2016). Extending the Reach with Blackboard+ - Enhancing the Student Blended Learning Experience through Good Online Course Design . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 488-493. DOI: 10.5220/0005899304880493


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@conference{csedu16,
author={Ruth Greenaway},
title={Extending the Reach with Blackboard+ - Enhancing the Student Blended Learning Experience through Good Online Course Design},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={488-493},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005899304880493},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Extending the Reach with Blackboard+ - Enhancing the Student Blended Learning Experience through Good Online Course Design
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Greenaway R.
PY - 2016
SP - 488
EP - 493
DO - 10.5220/0005899304880493