Monday, 16 December 2013

FW: HEA Inspirational Leaders seminar/webinar series

HEA Inspirational Leaders seminar/webinar series

 

The HEA has launched a new seminar series, looking at inspirational leaders in learning and teaching. This series will offer a programme of thought-provoking events looking at a selection of the HEA’s thematic work.

 

The events will be held in the HEA’s York office but simultaneously webcast to enable delegates to attend either in person or virtually. Topics will include online learning; students as partners; employability and retention and success.

 

Open online learning, 21 January 2014

The first seminar/webinar will take place on 21 January 2014, 12:45 – 15:00, on the topic of open online learning. The event will feature a discussion of the issues currently facing Open Education as it moves from ring-fenced funded project activity to become core-centrally supported activity. Dr Neil Morris (University of Leeds), Professor Gr√°inne Conole (University of Leicester) and Professor Ale Armellini (University of Northampton) will present how their leadership, in the approach to Open Educational Practice, will influence their institutions going forward.

 

There is no charge to attend, but a place (either in person or via the webinar) must be booked. Bookings are now open.

 

Best Wishes

 

 

Chris

 

Chris Vincent

Administrator (Flexible Learning)

 

T: +44 (0)1904 717500            E: flexible.learning@heacademy.ac.uk   Twitter: @HEA_flexible

The Higher Education Academy, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5BR

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Subscribe to the Flexible Learning mailing list by going to: https://my.heacademy.ac.uk/. Create your personal account, and go to ‘Subscribe to Bulletins’. Tick ‘Flexible Learning’.

 

 

 

 

Lorna Shrubb

Administrator

 

T +44 (0)1904 717500            lorna.shrubb@heacademy.ac.uk

The Higher Education Academy, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5BR

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Friday, 6 December 2013

FW: Next research and policy seminar/webinar from the HEA

 

The HEA Research and Policy Seminar/Webinar series continues on Tuesday 10 December with a discussion of, Curriculum reform initiatives in higher education, a new report by Dr Ann Pegg from The Open University.

 

Dr Pegg will discuss the report’s findings and the different approaches to curriculum reform taken by the case study institutions and the wider group of universities who contributed to the study.

 

This free event can be attended in person at our York offices or online via Blackboard Collaborate. For those attending in person, the seminar will begin at 12:45 with a buffet lunch from 12:00. Please book your place in advance. Further details about the event are available on the website.

 

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

FW: [ALT-MEMBERS] Free workshop: Using tablets within a Higher Education clinical setting

 

The Royal Veterinary College is hosting this free workshop, in conjunction with the HE Academy, which examines the use of mobile and tablet learning. It's relevant to non-medical colleagues as well and human and veterinary medics.

 

Details are here:

 

With best wishes,

Sarah

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pedagogic research conferences at Plymouth

 

Dear colleagues,

Please find below information about two upcoming conferences, organised by the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) at Plymouth University, one of which includes a call for papers. Please do circulate to interested colleagues, and encourage them to submit an abstract for the April conference. One of our keynote speakers, Simon Kemp, has just been awarded the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year!

1)    PedRIO Internationalisation and the Student Experience 2013 Conference – 18th December 2013 – Registration open

The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory, Plymouth Business School and the English Language Centre are hosting a one day conference on internationalisation and the student experience in HE on 18 December 2013 from 8.30am - 5.15pm.

The day will feature high quality, interactive contributions from academics including Dr Sheila Trahar, from the University of Bristol:   Are we still struggling with ‘internationalisation’? and Plymouth University's Professor Troy Heffernan: Transnational Education: Navigating a Complex Future , as well as practitioners and students involved with pedagogical research in an international context.

For further details and registration please click here.

2)    PedRIO Annual Conference – 2nd April 2014 – Call for Abstracts open

The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) is hosting its third annual conference in 2014.  Aimed at bringing together leading academics from the UK and beyond, the conference will present:

·         High quality papers;

·         Interactive workshops;

·         Show and tell sessions;

·         Poster contributions.

The conference will be themed around six key areas and welcomes contributions based on research from across and  between disciplines:

·         Education for sustainable development

·         Medical education

·         Masters level teaching

·         Spaces to think

·         Digital innovations

·         Inclusivity and engagement

It will also include keynote papers by Simon Kemp (University of Southampton) and Jack Miller (University of Toronto).

For further details, please see: http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/pedrio/newsandevents/Pages/PedRIO-Annual-Conference.aspx

To submit an online abstract please click here (deadline: 10th January 2014).

There is no charge for attending either event, and tea, coffee and lunch will be provided. If you have further queries or would like any additional information please email pedrio@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 584529

I look forward to welcoming you to Plymouth.

Best wishes,

Debby

 

 

Debby Cotton

Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy & Head of Educational Development,

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA),

PedRIO Fellow,
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Plymouth University,
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

FW: Jisc webinar: Assessment and feedback - how technology can make a difference

 

You may be interested in this webinar which will disseminate the findings of the Jisc Assessment and Feedback programme.

 

The changing face of assessment and feedback: how technology can make a difference

5 December 2013 1-2pm (GMT)

Online (Blackboard Collaborate)

 

Over the past two years, the Jisc Assessment and Feedback programme has worked with over 30 institutions in the UK further and higher education sector to pilot new approaches that address a range of challenges to better meet the needs of learners, employers and staff. This webinar will share some of the experiences, approaches and lessons learned from these projects around key themes including:

 

·         Influencing change in assessment and feedback practices through a principle-led approach

·         Assessment and employability: the role of technology in supporting the development of skills and competences to enhance employment prospects

·         Feedback and feed forward: the role of technology in supporting learner engagement with feedback and improving progression

·         Electronic assessment management and how technology can support assessment lifecycle processes to make more effective use of resources

 

A range of resources will also be shared that can help inform you and your organisation about good practice in enhancing assessment and feedback through technology.

 

The session will involve a mixture of presentation and discussion, giving participants opportunities to ask questions and share their own experiences in these areas.

 

The webinar is open to all and free to attend although registration is required.  For further information and to register, please go to http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/the-changing-face-of-assessment-and-feedback-05-dec-2013

 

Kind regards,

 

Marianne

 

Marianne Sheppard I Researcher/Analyst I Jisc infoNet

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

FW: HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey

 

 

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HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey - Final Call for papers

12 November 2013


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Dear Colleagues,

It is only two weeks until the call for papers for our conference closes and we are delighted with the response so far!  The HEA STEM conference entitled "Enhancing the STEM Student Journey" will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May 2014.

Presentations are accepted in the following formats;

  • Full paper – a maximum of 6 pages including references & eligible for publication afterwards,
  • Oral presentations - only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words,
  • Workshops - only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words,
  • Posters- only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words, we have three prizes available for Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Staff.

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment in STEM disciplines
  • Enhancing the employability skills of STEM graduates
  • Innovative STEM education
  • Transitions within the student experience
  • Students as partners
  • Laboratory and technical skills
  • Mathematical and Statistical skills in the disciplines
  • Internationalising STEM education

 

Important dates/deadlines:

  • 22 Nov 2013 deadline for the submission of full papers, abstracts for oral presentations and workshops
  • 10 Jan 2014 notification of acceptance of full papers, abstracts for oral presentations and workshops
  • 24 Jan 2014 deadline for submissions for poster competitions
  • 21 Feb 2014 deadline for the submission of camera-ready copies of full papers (undergraduates, postgraduates, support staff/technicians and lecturers)
  • 14 Feb 2014 notification of acceptance of poster abstracts
  • 14 Mar 2014 at least one presenting author to be registered.

 

Presentation Format: Pecha Kucha

This year, we're taking a new approach to presentations, using a Pecha Kucha (literally translated: chitchat) presentation format to allow more time for interaction and discussions.

Submissions should be made via EasyChair ; https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=heastem2014

 

Poster Competition

Posters (A1 841 x 594 mm) will be displayed throughout the conference. There will be prizes for the best posters from Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Staff – good luck!

Further details on the conference can be found at; http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/stem-conference-2014

 

Technician of the Year Awards

Launch; 2 September 2013
Closing date; 1 February 2014

In recognition of the valuable role technicians have in supporting the student learning experience the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is sponsoring annual awards for technicians who have provided outstanding support for the student learning experience.  The awards ceremony will take place at the conference and we are excited to announce that Professor Iain Stewart of BBC Earth fame will presenting the awards for the STEM Technicians of the Year and will be giving a talk after dinner about his subject area.

Further details can be found at; http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/HEA_STEM_Technician_of_the_Year_2014

 

STEM Subjects

BioSciences

Biology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Others in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry & Arboriculture

Food and Beverage studies, Agricultural Sciences

Built Environment

Architecture, Building, Landscape Design, Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional), Urban Design, Others in Architecture, Building and Planning.

Computing

Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Health Informatics, Games, Computer Generated Visual & Audio Effects, Others in Computer Science

Engineering and Materials

General Engineering, Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Others in Engineering, Materials and Minerals Technology, Maritime Technology, Others in Technology,

GEES

Geology, Physical Geographical Sciences, Science of Aquatic & Terrestrial Environments, Human and Social Geography, Development Studies, Environmental Science.

MSOR

Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics Support, Others in Mathematical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Chemistry, Physics, Forensic and Archaeological Science, Astronomy, Others in Physical Sciences

Psychology

Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

 


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Monday, 11 November 2013

HEA Research and Policy seminar/webinar

 

 

Higher education for the future: flexible pedagogies that empower learners for complexity, uncertainty and change

 

The next HEA Research and Policy seminar/webinar will be based on a HEA-funded research inquiry into the relationship between HE pedagogy and developments around flexible learning.

 

The research considered the pedagogical questions that arise about purposes and outcomes of HE, in an era of increasing 'flexibility' facilitated by technological changes, globalisation of the sector, rising participation and changing employer expectations. It will be presented by Professor Daniella Tilbury and Dr Alex Ryan from the University of Gloucestershire. Professor Tilbury is Chair in Education for Sustainability and University Director of Sustainability at Gloucestershire, while Dr Ryan is Associate Director of Sustainability (Academic).

 

It will be held on 12 November in York and starts at 12:45. The event can be attended either in person or via Blackboard Collaborate. There will be a buffet lunch for anyone attending in person, which will be available from 12:00. Further details about the event are available here.

 

 

 

Dr Alex Ryan

Associate Director of Sustainability (Academic)

 

Professor Daniella Tilbury

Director of Sustainability

 

DH204 Dunholme Villa, Park Campus

University of Gloucestershire GL50 2RH

Telephone: 01242 715416 or 01242 577976 (UK)

 

The future of quality Higher Education includes the Sustainability imperative:

 

Latest Publication:

Ryan, A & Tilbury, D (2013) "Uncharted waters: voyages for Education for Sustainable Development in the higher education curriculum"

Curriculum Journal, Volume 24, Issue 2: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09585176.2013.779287

 

Online Resource:

Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in HE: http://efsandquality.glos.ac.uk/

 

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

From the HEA Arts and Humanities Newsletter



Workshops taking place in November and December 2013

Learning across disciplinary divides: integrating art and science through emergent curriculum design, University of Westminster, 20 November 2013.

Using the Broad Vision art/science learning project as a case study, this seminar aims to stimulate debate on the processes, successes and challenges of working across disciplines in higher education.

Exploring and examining expertise in Media teaching, learning and assessment; enhancing courses, developing resources, De Montfort University, 4 December 2013.

As the interdisciplinary Leicester Media School at De Montfort University establishes, media programme provision and related academics from arts, humanities and technology are coming together. This seminar will explore current learning and teaching practices, examine and share best practice, and develop interdisciplinary models for curriculum development across media in HE.

Philosophical enquiry: its method and purpose in higher education, Heythrop College, 6 December 2013.

Philosophical Enquiry is a powerful pedagogy grounded in Philosophy for Children (P4C), successfully established in schools. Delegates will be introduced to its theory, practice, and relevance to Higher Education. Examples of its use at Heythrop College and other HEIs will demonstrate its application in learning, teaching and the development of transferable skills and employability across academic disciplines.

Happenings and knowledge promenades: working cross discipline, University of Arts Bournemouth, 17 December 2013.

The workshop explores the value and potential of cross discipline collaborative activities and the dynamism of the Happening and the “knowledge promenade” in learning and teaching. Diverse case studies from a range of disciplines will provide inspiration and focus for interactive group activities that will develop further creative cross discipline ideas and collaborative opportunities that can make future “Knowledge Promenades” and Happenings . . . happen.



Events listed by discipline.

You will find information on all discipline specific workshops, seminars, and other HEA hosted or funded events, and selected non-HEA events via the following links:

Archaeology

Art and Design

Dance, Drama and Music

English and Creative Writing

History

Journalism

Languages

Media and Communications

Philosophy and Religious Studies