Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Fwd: Reminder: CfP - 2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

Submission deadline 30.06.2012.

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2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning
(ARTEL12)
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2012, Saarbrucken (Germany)

September 18, 2012

Web page: http://teleurope.eu/artel12
Submissions: http://gkgo.me/artel12
Twitter hashtag: #artel12
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Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection
distributed over a wide range of disciplines (CSCW, psychology,
educational sciences, computer science...) the workshop's theme is
encapsulated in the following question:

"What do awareness and reflection mean in the context of TEL, and how
can technologies support either?"

This workshop is a direct follow-up to last year's ECTEL workshops
"ARNETS11 (Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks)" and "ALECR11
(Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaborative Reflection)".


*** Objectives ***

The objective of this workshop is i) to provide a forum for presenting
and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL and ii) to
provide an interactive experience that connects participants' research,
the co-organizing projects' latest proto-types and models with real end
users' learning experiences and needs regarding reflection technology.
The target audience of ARTEL2012 are researchers and practitioners in
the field of TEL.


*** Format of the workshop ***

The workshop format will thus be a mixture of paper and demo
presentations, and sessions in which we will work to link theory and
existing prototypes (both from the involved projects and from the
presented papers and demos) to practical needs in educational and
professional settings. This link is expected to be of value to both
practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible), and to
researchers (in that insights and research pro-totypes become grounded
in practice. There will be a overall narrative trajectory throughout the
day moving from theory at the beginning of the workshop to pragmatic
implementations at the close.


*** Topics of interest ***

We are looking for original contributions that address the following
aspects:
# Theoretical discussion of awareness and reflection in
Technology-Enhanced Learning, and related theoretical concepts (e.g.,
collaborative learning, creativity techniques, experiential learning, etc.)
# Methodologies to study awareness and reflection in the context of
(technology-enhanced) learning
# Empirical studies about technology support for awareness and reflection
# Technology (design, application, evaluation) that supports awareness
and reflection
# Awareness of social context, knowledge, artefacts and processes
# Awareness and reflection in specific contexts, such as higher
education, work-integrated learning, learning networks, etc.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. Demonstrations
are encouraged:
# Full papers (max. 15 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel
approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Empirical
evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for
submission.
# Short papers (max. 7 pages) that state the position of the authors
within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work
in progress.
# Posters and demo papers (2 pages) that summarize preliminary work results

Please submit your proposal via the ginkgo event management system at
http://gkgo.me/artel12

All submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least two
members of the program committee for originality, significance and
quality. The papers will be published in the CEUR-WS.org
(http://ceur-ws.org) workshops proceedings. Submissions should use the
Springer LNCS template
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). We
encourage you to produce your submission using LaTeX as typesetting tool
and the respective LaTeX template.


*** Important dates ***

30.06.2012 Submission Deadline
10.08.2012 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2012 Camera-Ready Papers
18.09.2012 Workshop


*** Organizers ***

Adam Moore, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), @adam__moore
Viktoria Pammer, Know Center (Austria), @contextgroupkc
Lucia Pannese, imaginary (Italy), @lpannese
Michael Prilla, University of Bochum (Germany)
Kamakshi Rajagopal, Open Universiteit (Netherlands), @krajagopal
Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany), @wollepb
Thomas Ullmann, The Open University (UK), @thomasullmann
Christian Voigt, Centre for Social Innovation (Germany), @chrvoigt


*** Supporting projects ***

ARTEL2012 pulls together research on awareness and reflection in
technology-enhanced learning across disciplines (psychology, educational
science, computer science) and across European TEL projects (MIRROR,
ImREAL, STELLAR, MATURE, TellNET, TelMap as co-organising projects).
# MIRROR (Reflective Learning at Work): http://www.mirror-project.eu/
# ImREAL (Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning):
http://www.imreal-project.eu/
# STELLAR: (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning at a LARge scale):
http://www.stellarnet.eu/
# MATURE (Knowledge Maturing): http://mature-ip.eu/
# TellNET (Teachers' Lifelong Learning Networks):
http://www.tellnet.eun.org/
# TelMap (Possible Futures for Technology Enhanced Learning):
http://telmap.org/


*** Background of the workshop ***

The 2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced
Learning (ARTEL 2012) builds upon several successful workshops.

# 1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks
(ARNets11). Workshop homepage: http://teleurope.eu/arnets11.
Proceedings: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/.

# Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaboratice Reflection
(ALECR11). Workshop homepage: http://www.i-maginary.it/ectel2011/index.html.

# 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning
Environemnts (ARPLE11). Workshop homepage: http://teleurope.eu/arple11.
Proceedings:
http://journal.webscience.org/view/events/The_PLE_Conference_2011/paper.html#group_Proceedings_of_the_1st_Workshop_on_Awareness_and_Reflection_in_Personal_Learning_Environments.


*** Background of the conference ***

The EC-TEL 2012: Seventh European Conference on Technology Enhanced
Learning will take place between the 18th and 21st of September 2012 in
Saarbrucken, Germany. This year's motto is 21st Century Learning for
21st Century Skills.

The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a
unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to
address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL,
established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners,
entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations,
strengthen networks, and compliment their core experience. For more
information visit: http://www.ec-tel.eu




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Monday, 18 June 2012

Fwd: Upcoming seminar on 17th July, Emerging Challenges in the Postgraduate Teaching (STEM), University of Liverpool



Dear colleagues,

 

On behalf of Dr Luciane Mello, we are pleased to be able announce the seminar "Emerging Challenges in the Postgraduate Teaching in Biological Sciences" taking place at the University of Liverpool on Tuesday17th July. 

 

This is a day-long event which is free of charge and being held as part of the HEA-STEM seminar series 2012.

The seminar aims to raise awareness of emerging issues in STEM subjects (NOT ONLY BIOSCIENCES) postgraduate teaching, discussing the challenges staff face. This one day event offers participants the opportunity

• to network with other professionals specialising in Master level teaching

• to share good practice (via presentation discussions and group work)

 

Please find attached more information about the seminar and feel free to forward this call to colleagues not on this mailing list.

 

To register or for more information, please contact Lu Mello via lumello@liv.ac.uk

25 places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Best wishes,

 

Tunde

 

T√ľnde Varga-Atkins      FHEA

Learning Technologist

eLearning Unit

Educational Development, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool

 

tva@liv.ac.uk

+44 151 794 1162

twitter: tundeva

 

ELESIG small grants outputs now available: Guide on the Nominal group technique and project report on using clickers and the Nominal Group Technique     

 

Liverpool learning technology news at the eLU blog

Twitter: elearninglpool, VITALUoL

 

 

 

 

 




Monday, 11 June 2012

Fwd: ASKe Feedback Event 28 June, few places left .........



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Subject: ASKe Feedback Event 28 June, few places left .........
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:35:18 +0100
From: Margaret Price <meprice@BROOKES.AC.UK>
Reply-To: Improving Student Learning <ISL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
To: ISL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


ASKe Feedback Event 2012:  'New Perspectives on Feedback'


Date: Thursday 28 June, 09:45-16:30

Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus

Fee: £140

Programme & Registration: www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/events

Enquiries to: Nicola Ranjit nranjit@brookes.ac.uk

 

Feedback continues to disappoint students in higher education and this seems likely to intensify with the new fees regime. However, improvement in feedback practices remains largely elusive especially in an environment with finite resources. Institutions and their staff are being challenged to find the solution to a complex problem.

 

This one day event aims to support those grappling with this problem by bringing together expertise in research, innovative approaches and the student voice in order to generate debate, analysis and ideas to take away.  There will be contributions from researchers, the HEA and the NUS.

 

It will appeal to leaders with responsibility for driving feedback improvement in institutions, departments and programmes as well as practitioners and student representatives seeking to improve feedback practices.  

 

The event will include keynotes, presentations and workshops, and cover:

  • Input on the key messages from research literature
  • New ideas on practice and resources to use 
  • Student perspectives on developing feedback practice
  • Opportunities to ask questions of experts
  • Time and space for participants to share and develop ideas about improving feedback

Keynote speakers

David Nicol, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Expert Associate to JISC for Assessment and Feedback Programme, Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement, University of Strathclyde

Margaret Price, Professor of Learning and Assessment, Oxford Brookes University

 




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Director Pedagogy Research Centre, including ASKe

Faculty of Business, Room N413

Oxford Brookes University

Wheatley Campus

Oxford OX33 1HX

 

t. 01865 485944

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Fwd: European First Year Experience Network: Improving the first year experience workshop - Tuesday 19 June



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Subject: European First Year Experience Network: Improving the first year experience workshop - Tuesday 19 June
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:52:03 +0000
From: Foster, Ed <ed.foster@NTU.AC.UK>
Reply-To: Foster, Ed <ed.foster@NTU.AC.UK>
To: SEDA@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


Apologies for duplication

 

 

European First Year Experience Network

Improving the first year experience: opportunities and challenges

 

 

Tuesday June 19th 2012

10.30am-3:30pm

 

 

As you may be aware, the European First Year Experience Network conference isn’t taking place this year. Whilst this is a pity because it’s a really nice conference. However, it’s more of a concern because this year, more than ever, the first year is going to be crucial to students in the UK.

 

So it’s a good job that there’s a one-day symposium to give colleagues the chance to reflect and make plans for 2012-13.

 

 

Symposium Themes

 

We now have centres of excellence in the first year experience in the US, Australasia and Europe. There are journals, textbooks, and articles written. We know that the transition from post-16 to higher education is a challenge in many national settings. We don’t lack knowledge about the problems students face when they first arrive on our campuses.

 

Yet change is hard.

 

This session will provide a quick overview of key research into the first year experience, but will concentrate on strategies for institutional change to improve new students’ experiences. Becka Colley (University of Bradford) and Ed Foster (Nottingham Trent University) will share one change implementation strategy from the centre using the HERE Project toolkit and will explore other models and approaches.

 

In the afternoon, we will build on the highly rated Show and Tell sessions model from previous conferences and provide colleagues with the opportunity to present their both showcase their work to a wider audience and learn from their peers.

 

There is a small charge for the day of £60 and places are limited so you are encouraged to place your booking as soon as possible.  Any materials will be shared with participants after the event.

 

To book a place, please go to http://onlineshop.tees.ac.uk/

 

We are currently in discussion with a European partner for a second event in the Autumn and have started to plan a full conference for 2013.  We look forward to seeing you at one, or all, of these events.

 

 

Thank you

 

Ed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Foster

Study Support Co-ordinator, Nottingham Trent University Library

0115 848 8203, ed.foster@ntu.ac.uk

 

 

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Fwd: HEA Event - Enhancing the Quality of Student Blended Learning through Integrative Formative Assessment Methods




Dear All
 
A free HEA Event  ‘Enhancing the Quality of Student Blended Learning through Integrative Formative Assessment Methods’ will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield on Tuesday 10 July 2012 from 12.00 to 16.30. Full details of the event and booking instructions are available via this link http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/seminars/themes/tw036_huddersfield.
 
Please forward this e-mail to colleagues who may be interested in the topic but who do not subscribe to the list.
 
Thanks
 
Chris Ireland
The Business School
University of Huddersfield
Office: Learning Development Group (BS1/26B)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1484 473023
 
 

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Fwd: 'What Works? Student Retention & Success' workshop - 21 & 22 June 2012



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Subject: 'What Works? Student Retention & Success' workshop - 21 & 22 June 2012
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:07:55 +0000
From: Foster, Ed <ed.foster@NTU.AC.UK>
Reply-To: Foster, Ed <ed.foster@NTU.AC.UK>
To: LDHEN@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


And if you’re not going to the excellent event at Leicester on the 22nd, this might be of interest to you…

 

What Works? Student Retention & Success

Using findings from the three year research project to change institutional practice

 

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 June 2012

Nottingham Trent University, City Site

 

Dear colleague

 

Between 2008 & 2011, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation & HEFCE funded seven research projects to explore factors that supported student retention & success. The researchers found a range of issues that reinforced the findings from earlier research into student withdrawal. However, importantly, they also identified factors that help students to remain and succeed. ‘What Works?’ was always intended to be useful to practitioners, not just researchers, and so we are offering this free two-day seminar on strategies for improving retention & success.

 

The two days will focus on slightly different elements:

 

Thursday 21 June  – learning, teaching and curriculum design for improving student retention and success

 

Friday 22 June  – peer-to-peer, pastoral and professional support for improving retention and success

 

The sessions will include presentations from three of the project teams, will provide plenty of opportunity for colleagues to reflect on their own practice and consider strategies for improving retention at their own institution.

 

For more information and to book a place, please take a look at:

 

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/21_22_June_What_Works_Workshop

 

This session is of interest to:

 

·         Lecturers, particularly personal tutors and course leaders

·         Staff developers

·         Learning developers

·         Colleagues working on institutional strategies to support retention such as WPSA and OFFA

·         Colleagues involved in student support

 

 

 

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Ed Foster

Study Support Co-ordinator, Nottingham Trent University Library

0115 848 8203, ed.foster@ntu.ac.uk

 

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