The course shell in Blackboard is a digital space that supports autonomous and guided learning, and a starting place that the teachers can use to ensure easy access to all learning tools and rubrics, course content, and support materials. In this presentation, Tiffany Cammidge and Pamela Johnson discuss the strategies they used toward the development of course content for inclusion in the Blackboard course shell using the SAMR Model principles of technology integration developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. With this model, learning opportunities can be modified and redefined, both inside and outside the classroom, to dramatically enrich learning potential.
Lecturer of English, Petroleum Institute
Tiffany Cammidge is a Lecturer of English and the English 3 Course Coordinator in the Academic Bridge Program at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tiffany’s career has seen her at the front of the classroom in Japan, South Korea, and for the past seven years the UAE. Through an innovative blended-learning program, she is currently studying in her part-time toward a Doctorate of Education from the University of Calgary, Canada, with a focus on post-secondary leadership. Tiffany’s research interests are varied and include topics pertaining to educator professional development, assessment, as well as the effective incorporation of technology for teaching and learning in the classroom.
English Language Lecturer, Petroleum Institute
Pamela Johnson is the Instructional Technology Facilitator with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, as well as an English Language Lecturer at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before joining the PI, Pamela was the Coordinator for Course and Instructional Design at UAE University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an Apple Education Trainer. Pamela has presented at international conferences on the realities of adopting a new device at educational institutions and holds an MS Ed from the University of Pennsylvania.