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Head shot of Professor Gregor Kennedy smiling

Professor Gregor Kennedy

On 19 November, 2014, we were especially delighted to host Prof. Gregor Kennedy and Mr Travis Cox (both from The University of Melbourne) at RMIT University in Melbourne.

In this presentation Gregor and Travis will explored some of the strategic thinking behind, and practical uses of the Blackboard learning management system at the University of Melbourne.

Gregor introduced us to the basics. He provided a simple overview of how an articulation of different meanings of “use of learning technology” has been important in informing academics’ use of the learning management system at the University of Melbourne.

Travis looked beyond. He  provided practical and concrete examples of how staff have used the learning management system beyond templated subject sites. There was plenty of time for discussion and questions.

The workshop was hosted by the LTIF project, Beyond Blackboard Course Shells: “What on earth are they using?”


Professor Gregor Kennedy is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation) at the University of Melbourne and is responsible for leading the University’s strategy in the area of technology enhanced teaching, learning and assessment.

Mr Travis Cox provides strategic and operational leadership for expansion of eLearning and online learning, and integrated service and support frameworks for users of the LMS, Lecture Capture and associated learning technologies.