Wednesday, 12 December 2007

PDP Practitioners Resources

The Centre for Recording Achievement has set up a page for PDP resources -

The Teaching - Research Interface: Implications for Practice in HE and FE

The Teaching - Research Interface: Implications for Practice in HE and FE
ESCalate conference 29 – 30 April 2008
Stirling Management Centre
University of Stirling

2008 Conference themes include:
•Widening Participation (progression and retention) including the role of HE
in FE
•Technology Enhanced Learning
•Contexts of Learning
•Research-Teaching Linkages

Keynote speakers include:
•Professor Gert Biesta: Professor of Education, University of Stirling
•Professor Terry Mayes: Emeritus Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University
•Professor Dai Hounsell: Professor of Higher Education, University of Edinburgh
•Professor Gill Crozier: Professor of Education, University of Sunderland

Abstracts will be reviewed as received and authors notified within 2 weeks
of submission

We would particularly encourage papers by staff delivering HE in an FE
A number of bursaries are available for part-time staff and full-time students
Invitation to submit abstracts/ workshop papers

The conference will comprise keynotes, parallel sessions of workshops,
discussion papers and round table/symposium groups.

We are seeking abstracts/workshop papers (maximum 400 words) from those
wishing to participate in seminar/workshop sessions on any of the conference

Submissions can be for individual papers, posters, group symposia and
individual or group workshops aimed at encouraging informed debate and
discussion by delegates.

Deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 29th February 2008 –
For more details:

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Institutional Research Conference

Exploring the Hinterlands: Mapping an Agenda for Institutional Research
Conference, Southampton Solent University, UK, 25-26 June 2008

We are pleased to announce this major conference focusing on Institutional
Research to be held in Southampton in June 2008

Proposals for papers and posters are invited from scholars interested in
presenting at the first Institutional Research conference to be held in the
UK. Suggestions for workshops and presentations of work in progress are
also welcome. The event presents an exciting opportunity for dialogue and
networking with UK and international higher education managers and
academics who are interested in institutional research.

The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2008. Please send your proposal
to or

The early-bird registration deadline is 31 March 2008.

For further information and online booking, please visit .

Monday, 10 December 2007

On-line resource

You are invited to access the recently expanded online resources posted at Arranged alphabetically by topic are links to 170 teaching, learning and educational management sites, based in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and the U.S. Also at the site are weekly teaching tips that are aligned with the cycle of the academic year. Feel free to share the resources your colleagues, and if you choose, to post a link on your Web site.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007



World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

June 30-July 4, 2008 * Vienna, Austria


** Submissions Due: Dec. 19, 2007 **

Hosted by Vienna Univ. of Technology

Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

ED-MEDIA Call for Participation

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Going mobile

I bought a new phone a couple of months ago as part of a better value contract and because it looked as if it was better on the web. Interestingly I didn't really know what I was getting with it and using it has pushed me into mobile living - I am using my laptop much less as I find it easier to check my email etc on the phone.