Yes you do! Well – we all require some TLC occasionally. Of course I’m referring to the new Technology and Learning Community web site (TLC): http://tlc.aston.ac.uk which provides advice and guidance on appropriate and potential uses of technology enhanced learning (TEL), here at Aston. It is aimed at all staff or students wishing to know more about a specific technology. TLC serves the needs of “those in the know”, who will appreciate the powerful search engine to quickly locate resources, and those who are just curious. The intuitive navigation structure also serves to encourage those new to TEL to discover and understand the potential of certain tools and applications. It is a public website, therefore we are incorporating resources, case studies, and guides generated by Aston, but also linking to effective practice and guides across the globe. It has been created to answer the important questions of; “why, what, and how do I exploit learning technologies to enhance the learning experience.”
This website is being continually enhanced, and is being built for the use of Aston staff and students, so it is imperative that we get your feedback for improvement. Contact Kevin Brace in CLIPP to give us your ideas. The “Community” aspect of the web site is part of the ongoing work. Broadly speaking we will aim to create features to enable discussions around particular tools. Watch this space. Being a public site, we also want others in academia to benefit from the resource. Send us your comments, link to us, and suggest content. Sharing resources and knowledge is vital in this current economic climate.
Moving to Blackboard 9.1
For those wishing to know more about our impending move to Blackboard 9.1, please access the new resources added to the TLC Blackboard page, to find all those answers to your pressing questions.