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OER 2010: Exploring OER Content, Design and Communities
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MoodleMoot UK 2010
MEC 2010: Celebrating 30 Years of Sharing Learning Technology Experience and Expertise
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COAR General Assembly, 2nd March 2010
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Using a departmental blog with post-16 Health Sciences students
Online Learning – a Guide for Associations
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Conference reviews
OER 2010: Exploring OER Content, Design and Communities
by Theo Lynn and Neil Bruton

OERlogoOER10, organised by RLO-CETL, was held in the Gillespie Centre at Clare College, Cambridge from 22 to 24 March. Theo Lynn and Neil Bruton provide an overview of the conference.

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Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2010
by Leo Havemann and Mimi Weiss Johnson

A review of the 2010 Blackboard conference which recently took place in Swansea, and offered Blackboard's user communities a taste of the brand new release (9.1). The conference offered an interesting variety of topics from both technological and pedagogical angles, including contributions from delegates on the interesting and effective uses they make of Blackboard in its many current flavours.



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Telling Stories at ELI2010: the Educause Learning Initiative 2010 conference, Texas
by Jackie Carter

Educause logoThis article covers my experience at the ELI2010 conference through a report of the main themes covered at the event, and an overview of the poster presentation I gave on a case study approach to unveiling teachers’ and learners’ experiences of using real world data.



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MoodleMoot UK 2010
by Jessica Gramp

Moodle Moot 2010 logoMoodleMoot UK 2010 was held from 13th-14th April at the University of London. This review focuses on the opening and closing keynote presentations and looks at how social constructionist theory can encourage self-directed learning. It also expores how visual design can impact  the uptake of online learning tools.

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MEC 2010: Celebrating 30 Years of Sharing Learning Technology Experience and Expertise
by Theo Lynn, Neil Bruton and Kieran Linehan

MEC conference logoMEC2010 provided a rich and diverse learning experience to 1,200+ delegates over three days through workshops, hands-on presentations, and trade exhibits on learning technologies.

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