Wednesday, 17 October 2018

FW: PedRIO conference: What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?


PedRIO Conference: 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'


Taking place on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the University of Plymouth.


The programme is now available online, please take a look at the interesting papers and workshops we will have taking place.  As a reminder, conference registration is available here                   



We are pleased to host Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE with his Keynote: 'High Seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy'.

For any queries, please email  

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Information is beautiful workshop - London October

How do you create effective, interesting & useful data visualizations, infographics?
David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and
 method for creating successful dataviz and infographics.

Fwd: 4th UK Advising and Tutoring Annual Conference - Call for Proposals


UKAT Annual Conference 2019 – Call for Proposals

Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success.


11th & 12th April at Plymouth University United Kingdom.

UKAT are excited to offer a 4th annual conference that will provide an opportunity to explore new research, innovative practice and contemporary discussion on student support through advising and tutoring. We recognise that for many students the barriers to success (difficulty transitioning; lack of confidence; time and resource poverty) can outweigh the wealth of opportunities and advantages afforded by university experience. Students' development of persistence and resilience can be enhanced by a support network of peers, professional support staff, personal tutors and academic advisors and this conference will bring together members of these groups to share good practice, skills and knowledge.


The conference themes will focus specifically on how student support systems impact on the student experience. Abstracts relating to these areas are welcomed to cultivate student centred discussions within academic advising and tutoring, and should be themed under one of the following;


  • Transitioning students: support/activities and evaluation.
  • Developing Persistence
  • Building student Resilience
  • Academic Advising for Success

A sponsorship prize will be awarded for the best poster at the conference.


The closing date for submission of proposals is 31 October 2018


Please visit for more information and full guidance on submitting proposals.

To submit a proposal, visit


Kind regards,



Dr David Grey, SFHEA

Educational Developer, PCAP Programme Lead | | ( 01904 876225

Learning & Teaching Team |

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX |





Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Fwd: PedRIO conference: Institutional and Subject Excellence


'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'

University of Plymouth, 29th November 2018

An increasing focus on Institutional Excellence in Higher Education has led to a proliferation of 'excellence' agendas (REF, TEF and, most recently, KEF). Pedagogic research crosses the boundaries between research and teaching and has strong implications for the knowledge exchange agenda and thus is perfectly situated to support (and critique) the excellence agendas. In this context, the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) is delighted to announce an upcoming conference entitled 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'.


Aimed at bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, you are invited to submit an abstract for a paper (15 mins with 5 minutes discussion), workshop (1 hour) or poster, themed around one of the following areas:


• Demonstrating institutional and subject excellence
Impact and evaluation – linking teaching and research

Institutional excellence and policy developments
• Public Engagement and Pedagogic Research for impact

 Widening participation and institutional excellence


Please submit your abstract via this link - closing date: 24th September 2018.

Conference registration is also available here                   



Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE.  Keynote title: 'High Seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy'.

The conference will take place on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the University of Plymouth, UK. For any queries, please email  


Saturday, 18 August 2018

Fwd: Transforming Assessment Webinars - nuance in written and audio feedback 4 Apr 2018 [JISCmail]

1) Recording available: "Unlocking the code to digital literacy - implications for learning and assessment" held 1 Aug 2018.
Presenter: Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson (Deakin University, Australia)
In this session Jo will argued for an updated definition and understanding of digital literacy that encapsulates the broader, ubiquitous nature of digital technologies, together with the elements that underpin the understanding. This provides a framework to scaffold and contextualise digital literacy learning through the curriculum and inform assessment practices to ensure our graduates are prepared for a digitally enhanced workplace.
View and download resources:

2) Next session: "Virtual work integrated learning" 5 Sep 2018.
Presenter: A/Prof Sally Male (University of Western Australia, Australia)
This session will explore the 'Virtual Work Integrated Learning in Engineering' project that developed, tested and established an approach for non-placement engagement with engineering practice for engineering students. Learning modules involve authentic tasks, virtual sites, simulations and/or electronic interaction with engineers. Learning modules, results of testing, and next steps will be presented.
Further information and registration:

3) Australian e-Exams Symposium and workshop series (online access 31 Aug)

a) A series of workshops looking at the preliminary findings of the Australian Government funded 'Transforming Exams Across Australia' project will be held in most Australian capital cities over the remainder of 2018.
*** Online attendance is available for the session on 31 Aug 2018 ***
The project focused on enabling authentic e-assessment in exam rooms involving 10 Australian university partners.
The workshops feature a two session format comprising an executive briefing followed by a workshop.

Adelaide: 31 Aug 2018 (following Examinations Network conf). [Online attendance possible for Session 1 only.]
Perth: 10 Sep 2018
Sydney: 21 Sep 2018
Brisbane: 27 Sep 2018 (following Moodle MOOT Australia)
Hobart: 5 Oct 2018
Canberra: 31 Oct 2018 (following EdTechPosium)
Reg free via:

b) An e-Exams Symposium will be held 24 November 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
This full day mini-conference will feature two international guest speakers from Austria and Finland speaking about their e-Exams implementation projects. Prof. Geoff Crisp will the MC for day. Detailed findings from the Australian national project that saw development of an authentic, robust, e-exams platform and 20 trials across multiple university partners will be discussed. All are welcome.
Expression of interest in attending is available at:
(you will be notified when registration payment opens - expected AU$195)

Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics.
Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash Education Academy, Monash University, Australia.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at

Support for this activity has been provided by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (as the 'e-Assessment SIG'), the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, University of New South Wales, Monash University  and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.

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Dr Mathew Hillier
Honorary Academic/Snr Lecturer
The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
The University of Queensland, Australia
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Academic/Snr Lecturer
Monash Education Academy,
Monash University, Clayton Campus (Melbourne), Australia
Transforming Assessment