Today I became a student again as I started my Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. The course is run by my institution, the University of Dundee, and there are about 30 of us enrolled in this cohort. We kicked off today with a one day workshop, and whilst we predominantly study by distance learning there are a series of further half day workshops and we are all in small group study sets which will meet approximately monthly.
I’m looking forward to doing this course and in particular to reflect on the role that the Web 2.0 type tools that I use everyday will play in supporting my studies and helping to develop my personal learning environment. It will also be interesting to experience Blackboard as a student, as opposed to a teacher. Will my view on whether the VLE is dead or not change? Watch this space!