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A GUIDE TO LEARNING EXPERIENCE PLATFORMS
In this session we outlined what to look for in learning platforms and VLEs.
We discussed the advanced pedagogical thinking required for a best-in-class platform, along with the other key pillars for providing excellence in learning experience:
We also took an in-depth look at Blackboard Learn Ultra, Collaborate, Ally and Data, as well as integration with other leading tools and platforms, including Microsoft M365 and Teams.
Dr Charles Knight - Associate Dean, Student Experience, University of Salford
Charles is an academic leader who worked extensively with a range of universities at the strategic level to develop their offering with a specific interest in the use of data to drive performance. Before joining Salford, he was a director of Edge Hill University's Productivity and Innovation Centre working with commercial clients.
Gillian Fielding - Client Experience Manager, Blackboard Europe
Gillian Fielding, BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE, SFHEA, FIITT, is a Blackboard Client Experience Manager . She has worked in education for 30 years in a variety of roles: Digital Skills Manager, TEL Champion, Lecturer, Module Leader, special needs trainer and worked in higher and further education.
Hervé Didiot-Cook - Client Experience Manager, Blackboard Europe
As a Client Experience Manager (Europe), Hervé Didiot-Cook has the opportunity to work directly with current clients especially in the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium and help them to have the best Bb experience possible. Prior joining Blackboard in November 2016, Hervé has worked in the UK Higher Education for more than 25 years. He held various roles and responsibilities: lecturer in French, head of department, external examiner, community of practice lead.
Over 150 million users in more than 80 countries use Blackboard tools.
Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business, and government clients around the world. We connect a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning. Our mission is to advance learning together with the world’s education community so that all learners, educators, and institutions can realise their goals today and prepare for tomorrow.