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.
8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), Rome, Italy 21-23 April 2016
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education / James Uhomoibhi, Gennaro Costagliola, Susan Zvacek, Bruce M. McLaren (eds): pp.488-493