This blog is part of a test by members of the Learning Technologies Team, part of Computing & Information Services at Durham University. We are trying experimenting with different ways of communicating with staff and students at Durham and this is one of them.
We hope to use it to capture details of what we are up to, new things we are trying out and links to newsworthy items that we think might be relevant to staff and students interested in e-Learning at Durham (and beyond).
We are using a blog rather than a static web page to encourage two-way communication – please feel free to comment on any thing you see here. You are free to comment without registering (logging in) although your fine words will be held in a queue for moderation (so we avoid adverts for viagra and phishing scams).
If you want to go further and contribute posts to the blog, great! Please register then drop us a line and we’ll upgrade your role to grant you author rights.
We considered a range of different tools (including the wiki tools available in duo – our Blackboard server) but in the end decided to use a dedicated blogging tool – WordPress. This allows us to exploit the large number of third party tools (such as links to twitter). Also it was a reminder to our readers that the LTT do more than just use, support and develop duo
Note that like any blog, the content reflects the opinions of the authors, not necessarily that of the University. Please exercise common sense when reading the articles and note that a mention of any product or service in this blog does not constitute any form of endorsement. Nor should any of the postings here be considered as indicators of current IT Strategy. For that, please look at the official University website.
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