Julie Usher, Adel Gordon, Kardi Somerfield and Rob Howe attended the Blackboard Learning and Teaching Conference in Leeds (11-13 April 2011) and managed a hat trick of presentations along with Julie coordinating the first informal meeting of the Learning Objects Usergroup.

Twitter was actively used during the three days and you can review the stream of conversations.

The Northampton presentations covered:

Putting the TIGER into the Blackboard tank (Rob Howe) – a review of how the TIGER project is putting Open Educational Resources into the Blackboard environment.

Sticky Content: Creating Blackboard sites that keep students coming back for more (Kardi Somerfield and Rob Howe) – a report of Kardi’s URB@N project on creating engaging NILE modules and how this is influencing Northampton’s strategic direction.

Lecture capture using Panopto at The University of Northampton (Adel Gordon and Rob Howe) – a review of the first 9 months of implementing video capture using the Panopto tool.

As normal the networking was invaluable as colleagues from other institutions shared experiences and we were able to talk direct to suppliers. Looking forward to next year’s event in Antwerp !