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Brunel University London, UK
July 29, 2015
"The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student"
eLearning 2.0 is a lively international conference exploring technology-enhanced learning and social media technologies. The conference is a collaborative space for educators, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers to share their eLearning classroom successes, as well as new developments in their research and workplace. The main theme of this year's conference is "The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student". This educational paradigm shift is fuelled by the unprecedented access that students now have to information coupled with a view of learning as a constructive process consisting of selecting, organising and integrating information.
The theme broadens the discussion from last year's theme of "Flipping the Classroom." It seeks to showcase any use of technology to enhance learning which requires us to "think differently." The conference seeks contributions on evolving pedagogical approaches, as well as to raise the profile of research in technology-enhanced learning; spread good practice in the use of technology to enhance learning; and facilitate collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
Chris Evans, Brunel University London, UK & Jennifer Killham, University of Cincinnati, USA
INTERDISCIPLINARY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Ellen Jameson, Visiting Research Associate, Indiana University, USA Gabriel Recchia, Researcher, Centre for Digital Knowledge Cambridge, UK Mark Childs, Senior Research Fellow, Coventry University, UK Sue Beckingham, Educational Developer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: flipping the classroom, use of social media for teaching, constructivist and connectivist theories of learning, games and gamification, the maker movement, security, privacy, social networking, podcasting, wikis, blogging, video sharing, screencasting, folksonomies, MOOCs, eLearning 2.0 and people with disabilities, the potential impact of eLearning 2.0 on the Third World, creativity and Web 2.0, human-computer interaction, and business.
eLearning 2.0 will comprise invited keynote speakers and individual presentations. Presentations will be in one of three formats:
• Traditional 20 minute presentations in PowerPoint or Prezi
• Shorter 5 minute 20 slide (Ignite) presentations in PowerPoint
• Poster presentations
Powerpoint/Prezi presentations will be recorded and published online as a series of screencasts. There are no full papers published or required.
All welcome! Whether you are conducting educational research, responsible for policies for technology enhanced learning, or just experimenting or planning to experiment with technology enhanced learning, you are very welcome to participate. Presenters must submit a 500 word ABSTRACT and TITLE for BLIND REVIEW. Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to apply. Submission indicates consent for your presentation to be screen recorded.
w: www.elearning2.org t: @elearning2 #elearning2
Brunel Business School (Eastern Gateway building), Brunel University London, West London, UK. Brunel University is in Uxbridge on the western edge of London. Uxbridge is in a prime location for reaching the transport network that embraces London and South-east England. It is a short drive from the M4, M40 and M25 and has the added benefit of being on the edge of the London Underground network. It is a 25-minute drive from London's Heathrow airport.
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Submission of title and abstract DEADLINE: June 19, 2015
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Mobile technologies for learning in developing countries
Date: 18 June 2015 Time: 16.30 - 19.00
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 - Management School, Lancaster University
Professor Mpine Makoe, University of South Africa and Professor Mikko Ruohonen, University of Tampere, Finland (Visiting Academics). In this public lecture Professors Mpine Makoe and Mikko Ruohonen will present findings from their fundamental research about how mobile technologies are being developed and used to support learning in developing countries. The research will consider the ways in which this has been achieved, challenges faced, outcomes arising, and prospects for the future. The academics will offer fascinating insights into practices that already exist within remote and rural areas of Africa and India.
This will be followed by a question & answer session and a drinks reception.
This event will be live streamed - http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/edres/event/5285/
Further information about Mpine Makoe
Further information about Mikko Ruohonen
Please email Alice Jesmont to reserve a place.
Who can attend: Anyone interested in this educational field
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Friday, 5 June 2015
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
THE HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016
Partnering EARLI-Sig 4 & ECER Network 22
July 13-15 2016 Amsterdam
Given the multi-level nature of the issues at stake within higher education, representatives of major EU and US networks of higher education researchers decided to combine their expertise and organize this joint conference in the Summer of 2016 at the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Also a number of national higher education associations are actively involved. Particular purpose of this conference is to unite the macro, meso and micro levels of higher education research, therefore covering the scholarship of learning, teaching and organizing.
For colleagues from abroad it could be interesting to combine attending The Higher Education Conference 2016 with attending the HECU conference, which will take place at Lancaster University, UK July 18-20 2016, just a one hour flight from Amsterdam. For more information on HECU contact Paul Ashwin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Didi Griffioen, Ph.D.
Research Project Leader 'Excellence in Higher Professional Education|Knowledge Center Education and Teaching|
Senior Policy Advisor Research & Education| Staff Department Education and Research|
Hogeschool van Amsterdam| Spui 25 (entrance at Handboogstraat 2), room 1.19, 1012 WX Amsterdam| T: +31 (0)62112 57 947 | E: D.M.E.Griffioen@hva.nl
SAVE THE DATE:
The Higher Education Conference; The Scholarship of Learning, Teaching & Organizing
Amsterdam, July 13-15 2016, partnering EARLI & ECER - www.HEC2016.org
Griffioen, D.M.E. & De Jong, U. (2014). Implementing Research in Higher Professional Education: Factors that Influence Lecturers' Perceptions. Educational Management Adminstration and Leadership. See: http://ema.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/04/1741143214523008.abstract
Griffioen, D.M.E., De Jong, U. & Jak, S. (2013). Research Self-Efficacy of Lecturers in Non-University Higher Education: A Staff Perspective. Innovation in Education and Teaching International, 50(1), 25-37. See:www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DNdNZJE5gPjY52mqKikp/full
Griffioen, D.M.E. & De Jong, U. (2013). Academic Drift in Non-University Higher Education Evaluated: A Staff perspective. Higher Education Policy 26, 173-191. See: www.palgrave-journals.com/hep/journal/v26/n2/abs/hep201224a.html
FW: Conference on Postgraduate Taught education: funding, choice and student experience - keynote from HEFCE: Westminster Higher Education Forum, Morning, Thursday, 22nd October 2015
FW: CRA Webinar: an introduction to the NUS Academic Support Benchmarking Tool, 12.30-13.30 10 July 2015
An introduction to the NUS Academic Support Benchmarking Tool
Led by Kate Little, Senior Project Officer, NUS
Friday 10th July 2015
12.30 – 13.30p.m.
The fourth in NUS's series of learning and teaching benchmarking tools, this new resource aims to present key principles of good academic support from a student perspective. Each of the ten principles has five levels of suggested practice, from "first steps" to "outstanding", allowing institutions to benchmark their practice and get ideas for enhancement. The tool is designed to start conversations between students and staff and lead to tangible improvement in the provision of academic support for students.
The webinar will introduce you to the finalised resource (some of you may have had the opportunity to feed back on the draft principles at an earlier CRA event), as well as giving you the chance to consider how you could use the tool with students at different levels of your institution. The webinar is also an opportunity to feed back to, and ask questions of, the tool's creator Kate Little, Senior Project Officer, NUS .
CRA members are entitled to attend this webinar at no cost; there is a small charge for others. You can book online at http://tinyurl.com/qb4umyx
All good wishes
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Supporting the Implementation of the Higher Education Achievement Report
''Recording for Achievement - Organising for the HEAR'' Webinar. Led by Mark Atlay, University of Bedfordshire Wednesday 17th June 2015 13.00- 14.00pm.
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An introduction to the NUS Academic Support Benchmarking Tool Led by Kate Little, Senior Project Officer, NUS, Friday 10th July 2015, 12.30 – 13.30pm.
Book online at http://tinyurl.com/qb4umyx
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Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC)
Sandra Sinfield, Senior Lecturer in Education and Learning Development from London Metropolitan University, will lead a TLC webinar on Tuesday the 30th of June, 12-1pm UK time during which we will discuss Blogging to learn.
We hope you will be able to join us.
How to join the webinar
To attend and take part in the webinar access the TLC webinar room here: https://mmu.adobeconnect.com/tlc/
To login: Enter as a guest and add your name, institution and country.
We highly recommend that you access the webinar room about 30 mins in advance to test the technology. For further help with this, please check http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/tlc.php
Webinars enable active participation using audio, video, text and the whiteboard. A headset is required to fully participate. If you are not planning to speak you will just need headphones to listen to the discussion. When you have entered the webinar room, start the Audio Setup Wizard under Meeting at the top left to check your headset.
A recording of the webinar will be made available at the same URL under a creative commons licence.
About Teaching & Learning Conversations
TLC is an exciting cross-institutional collaboration to provide open CPD opportunities for everybody teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education. TLC brings together colleagues from different disciplines, institutions and countries. TLCs are also open to students in HE and we are very interested in including students’ contributions to the programme.
Together, we discuss and debate a variety of current teaching and learning topics in a series of webinars which provide a great opportunity to reflect on and share good practice and to find out what is happening beyond your own institution the more global HE landscape.
All webinars are open to the wider community to join.
Please feel free to share the link to the TLC programme and individual webinars with others who might also be interested. Further information and recordings from previous webinars can be found at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/tlc.php
If you have engaged in any way with the TLCs so far, as a participant, facilitator or watched any of the recordings, please consider completing this short survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TAoGtLxKBpBZUBIs-aHqqbXreFBStPg6X9Pqkg0APq0/viewform Through this form, you will also to claim your TLC badge. Thank you very much.
We hope you will be able to join us for this TLC webinar.
The TLC team
Participating institutions and contacts
Manchester Metropolitan University, contact Chrissi Nerantzi & Dr Rod Cullen
University Campus Suffolk, contact Dr Chris Smith
University of Surrey, contact Dr Simon Lygo-Baker
Sheffield Hallam University, contact Andrew Middleton
University of Northampton, contact Prof. Ale Armellini
London Metropolitan University, contact Sandra Sinfield
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