Much has been going on behind scenes at LD HQ over the past year… changes in management, structure and priorities… you know how it is in universities 😉
Well, now a major refurbishment of the online presence is finally getting financial support and workload allocation.
The current LD website hosts some rather old and tired resources, and we’ve just recruited some very keen and able students to help us redesign them, so they speak more effectively to those who use and need them.
Resources on the current website, especially the downloadables, will be simplified into 1-2 page handouts for anyone to browse and use. These will be supplemented with some new instructional modules in moodle, that can be used outside or within subjects across disciplines at UOW.
We’d love your feedback on any of the resources currently on the LD website – we don’t want to ditch things you use and like, but we do want to improve what’s there, and the pathways to them.
So feel free to send comments and suggestions any time over the next couple of months, using the email link at the bottom of the LD website’s information for students page, or the LD FaceBook page, or this blog.
As for the online course flagged earlier (a year ago!), which will explain, promote and support the use of corpus tools, well it’s been played with quite a bit, on various platforms, and a decision as to which to release it on is very close to being made, so there’ll be a final update on that interesting saga by the end of the year, so yay, that’s exciting ! A flyer with all the details will be posted here in due course…