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UH CETL Evaluation Report

This report describes and evaluates the progress of the first two years of the UH Blended Learning Unit CETL, April 05 - March 07. The purpose of the report is to evaluate and inform future progress and strategy of the Blended Learning CETL at UH and the UK National CETL programme. Particular emphasis is placed on sustaining the impact of the programme's many successes.

CETL Evaluation Report 07

The CETL report draws on the Progress Report by the Director of the CETL to its Steering and Advisory Groups. That report summarizes progress on all the work packages in the original proposal and is attached below as an annex to the main CETL report.

CETL Evaluation Annex 07

This page showcases podcasts, videos and other media which demonstrate some of the influence BLU has had on teaching and learning practice at the University of Hertfordshire.


BLU's 2006-07 podcasting campaign attracted over 200 members of staff to attend workshops. Andy Oliver, from the campaign team, provides staff with example podcasts with further information. (Example below)

The pedagogy of podcasting

Lots of lectures are now available as podcasts and many staff are using podcasts in other innovative ways, for example providing interviews with clinical experts and revision guides for students.Listen to the examples below.

Clinical Uses of Ultrasound Podcast

Interview with a Local Physiotherapist Podcast


The School of Education now asks all their first year students to keep a blog. Blogging encourages the students to reflect on their university experience and their learning. You can hear what the students think of blogging in this video:

Student Experiences of Blogging

Listening to the Student Voice

BLU makes use of student video diaries to capture student behaviour and explore attitudes towards technology - to watch excerpts click below

Student Video Diaries Excerpts

Student Mentors

A BLU-Sky funded project is harnessing the capabilities of students to provide mentoring for staff wanting to make more and better use of technology in their teaching. The Times Higher Education Supplement reported on the success of the project:

THES Student Mentors Article

Increasing Student Choice

Martina A. Doolan (National Teaching Fellow 2007 and BLU teacher) gave her students the opportunity to submit work for assessment in a variety of formats - podcasts, edited videos, scripts, reports. One group of students used a mobile phone to record two client meeting role plays then edited them using JumpCut - you can watch these below:

Martina Student Submission 3

Martina Student Submission 4

Live Webcast of our Blended Learning Conference

BLU uses Elluminate virtual classroom software to allow virtual participation at our annual conference. View one of the recorded sessions

University of Hertfordshire Lecturers are using virtual classrooms to hold online tutorials and to support students on work placements.

Interviews with BLU Group Members

Amanda Jefferies, BLU Teacher and School of Computer Science

Amanda Project Interview

Irene Anderson, BLU Faculty Champion, Health and Emergency Professions

Irene Anderson Champion Interview

Internal and External Dissemination

BLU teachers present their research and promote blended learning pedagogy at national and international conferences. Read a selection of case studies and posters