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Mr Chan Chun Sang
Educational Development Centre

Please do it NOW! Archive your online courses at Learn@PolyU!

Do you want to know more about how effective your Blackboard course is? Do you want to increase your students’ success by understanding more about their online behaviour in your Blackboard course? If you are interested in analysing the data to answer the above questions, you should read this blog. It will introduce to you how to make use of the course archive to achieve this.

How about course reports?

You may have a question: There is already a course reports function in Blackboard. Why do I need to use this archive to analyse my courses? The reason is simple -- the content of the bundled course reports function is  quite limited. Do you want to obtain raw data or detailed data for customizing your own report? We have discovered a way that archiving your Blackboard course could help you to obtain the raw data. Details of that method will be introduced later. Nevertheless, you should archive your course ASAP and should perform it before 14th July, 2017.

 

 

 

Mr Darren Harbutt
Educational Development Centre
 
 

Dr. Patrick Ting uses Facebook for teaching optometry students at PolyU.

Mr Chan Chun Sang
Educational Development Centre

Apart from knowing the difficulty of a question you asked in a blackboard test, do you want to analyse the data in your own way? For example, you could analyse the correlation among questions or analyse student scores by combining them with other data sources, say their exam result. In order to carry out advanced analysis, instructors can download students' test submissions through the Download Results page. However, a minor bug was found recently in this feature. By reading this blog, you will know more about this bug and the workarounds suggested by ITS and Blackboard. 
 
 
 
Mr Chan Chun Sang
Educational Development Centre

Have you seen the following strange scripts when you downloaded data from Blackboard?
 
 
The data downloaded from Blackboard could reveal meaningful results if you carried out analysis on them. However, it would be very difficult to read if the cells were like this.
Mr Darren Harbutt
Educational Development Centre
 
 
When Lei Mangubat wanted to get her student to look closely at some Physiotherapy case studies, Padlet seemed like a good choice.
 
 
Mr Darren Harbutt
Educational Development Centre
 
ALT
Q: How do I become an Associate Member?
A: Sign up here with your work email address from PolyU, EdUHK or HKBU
 
Mr Darren Harbutt
Educational Development Centre
 
 
 
When considering the impact of educational innovations, a wise educator looks at what their learners are doing and the outcomes of those actions...
 
Mr David Watson
Educational Development Centre
 
Living in Mixed Reality
Image credit: flickr photo by turkletom
shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
 
 
Living in a Mixed Reality
 
So 2016 is the year in which Virtual Reality (VR) finally takes off, and that potentially could have a pretty exciting impact on education at all levels.  From Quick Reference (QR) Codes to Second Life and 3D Virtual Worlds we now arrive at the anticipated launch...
 
Mr Darren Harbutt
Educational Development Centre
When Marc Prensky wrote Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants in 2001 and noted:
 
“Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach”
 
he struck a nerve with many. Prensky has since gone on to play down the importance of the Natives/Immigrants divide as the century progresses, but the question of how today’s learners may be different from the past is still valid and should concern all educators...
 
Dr. CHAN Hin-wang, Kevin
Department of Applied Social Sciences
 
 
More and more researchers and educators underscore the efficiency of knowledge transfer through active participation of students. Therefore, the increasing number and sizes of large classes, with fewer opportunities of in-class interactive activities, in higher education sector brings new challenges of effective learning. With an aim to engage students in a large class context, the current project propose the promotion of active learning through peer instruction, a pedagogy in which students discuss and learn from each other in a flipped classroom context, with the facilitation of student response system...
 
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