On Friday I attended an E-Learning Celebration held by the University’s CELT department (Centre of Excellence for Learning and Teaching).
It was a mixed experience but some of the presentations were very interesting and demonstrated how academic staff are utilising new technology.
One demonstration of particular interest to me was about Second Life. I’ll no doubt be posting more about Second Life in the future as I haven’t even explored it myself yet but I’ve heard a lot about it recently from other people’s blogs, listservs, CILIP Update, etc etc. Wolverhampton University are currently in the process of setting up a virtual campus on Second Life for our students to use as part of their studies.
There were also talks on wikis, bluetooth, VLEs, e-portfolios and reusable learning objects – copies of the powerpoint presentations are available here.