The VLE Project Review team have been running workshops with different groups of Blackboard users in order to develop a clear picture of the VLE and associated technologies that will meet (and hopefully exceed) the needs and expectations of Edge Hill students and staff.  Feedback from those attending the workshops has been incredibly positive about the process and the opportunities it provides for everyone to have their views heard. Last workshop for staff this semester is Friday 11 December 9.30 in Solstice and will be followed by a Festive Lunch with mulled wine. All welcome. To book a place and lunch, email Katherine Richardson ([email protected]) asap.

Which brings me now to the 2009 EHU Student e-Learning Survey. This is the second online student survey produced by EHU’s  SOLSTICE Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. It aims to develop an understanding of our students experience, expectations and use of technology-enhanced teaching and learning and this year will also feed into the VLE review. We used the findings from last year’s survey to improve our services to students and we will use this year’s responses to continue to improve existing services and inform new developments and improvements, especially concerning the proposed VLE  requirements.

If you are an Edge Hill student, please (please!) complete our survey. There is a prize draw and two lucky participants will each win £50 worth of  Amazon vouchers.

The survey may be accessed via the GO portal, from Blackboard, from the SOLSTICE webpages or from We plan to close the survey on 20th January 2010.

EHU students, have your say! EHU staff, you are not forgotten as we’ll be running a survey for you in the New Year.