Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Monday, 25 January 2016
Fwd: 14th annual international conference on e-Assessment and computer supported assessment and qualifications, the e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Monday, 18 January 2016
About the Conference
Higher Education Close-Up is a peer reviewed biennial international conference, focused on issues relating to in-depth research into higher education. HECU8 takes place at Lancaster University on 18-20 July, 2016 and follows on from the very successful HECU7 also in Lancaster in July 2014. Higher Education Close Up is a virtual network of the Society For Research into Higher Education. The conference venue will be the luxurious Lancaster House Hotel, with accommodation for delegates in the hotel's ensuite rooms.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Jenni Case, Dr Jan McArthur and Professor Monica McLean have agreed to give keynote speeches to the conference.
For those coming from further afield, you might be interested in combining your trip to HECU8 with the Social Justice in Times of Crisis and Hope: Young People, Well-being and the Politics of Education from Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th July 2016, in Barcelona, Spain or the Higher Education Conference, which will take place in Amsterdam from 13th-15th July 2016 and has the theme ‘The Scholarship of Learning, Teaching and Organising’.
The theme for HECU8 is ‘Locating Social Justice in Close-Up Research in Higher Education’.
This theme is intended to highlight the ways in which close-up research may illuminate and/or contribute to social justice within and through higher education. We consider close-up research to be distinguished by a “fine-grained” approach, in the sense that it reveals a detailed picture of an area rather than presenting information which is more superficial, less nuanced, but is drawn from a wider social field. Each of the keynote speakers has provided a think piece, which raises questions about different aspects of this theme. We ask that conference participants submit proposals for papers that in some way respond to these questions so that an interactive conversation can develop before, during and, we hope, after the conference.
The Call for Proposals outlines this process in more detail"
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Traditionally, the GLAD conference has offered an opportunity for the art, design and media community to share ideas and learn about innovative teaching and learning practices. With an increasing national debate on the meaning of excellence in teaching and learning and the introduction of the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ later this academic year, the 2016 GLAD conference will be looking out beyond the boundaries of art and design education in higher education. We will be inviting along new voices to enrich the debate and promote creative exchange.
Date: Friday 26th February 2016
Venue: MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
Time: One-Day Event starting at 10.30 and finishing at 4.30pm."
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Friday, 15 January 2016
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Open lecture: Student Engagement and Teaching Excellence: Metrics for Enhancement - Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson
Wednesday 3 February 2016, 5 – 6pm, Greenwich, Stockwell Street 11_0004
Student Engagement and Teaching Excellence: Metrics for Enhancement - Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson, King's College London
Student engagement is becoming a key component of UK higher education. However, the term 'student engagement' covers many different areas, ranging from student representation, to academic study, to students' involvement in extra and co-curricular activities. Despite the lack of definition, measuring student engagement across the sector is increasing—including new questions proposed for the National Student Survey (NSS); the development of the HEA's UK Engagement Survey (UKES); institutional-based student awards; and pilot studies as part of the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework.
This talk will explore the different dimensions of student engagement and the various metrics developed. The use of these in practice within institution and in policy development across the sector will be explored. The talk will be grounded by research conducted with students on their expectations and perceptions of higher education, their understanding of student engagement and 'engagement' with engagement at university.
Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson joined King's Learning Institute in 2008. In a cross-institutional capacity she is working on student engagement and experience enhancement initiatives at King's College London. She provides leadership in terms of engaging students and staff with areas of educational development policy and student engagement with educational enhancement. She also leads the King's Experience Internship scheme for undergraduate students.
She is involved in national higher education policy research on students and the student experience, working with HEFCE/BIS/HEA on Learning Gains research; with HEFCE and the HEA on student surveys, including NSS and UKES; with the QAA on student engagement and student expectations; and the Leadership Foundation on academic motivation, prestige and gender.
Camille's current research focuses on international and comparative higher education, with areas of interest in the student experience, student engagement and the curriculum; interdisciplinarity and creativity; academic motivation, prestige and gender; and developing the use of concept mapping in higher education and intersectionality in research design.
Camille holds a first degree in English and Classics from Cornell University (USA) and a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Pennsylvania (USA). She was awarded her PhD by Indiana University (USA) in 2007; her thesis title was Student Engagement in Canada and the U.S. in an Era of Globalization. Before taking up successive posts at the Institute (Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Fellow), she was project associate at IU working on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
All welcome. No need to book.
Travel info and maps: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/greenwich
For more information about our Open Lecture series 2015-16 see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
We are glad to inform you that EDULEARN16 (8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) will be held in Barcelona (Spain), on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2016.
The information is available at: http://iated.org/edulearn
It would be highly appreciated if you could publish this upcoming event EDULEARN16 in your institutional or departmental website. We are sure that it will be very interesting for professionals in the area of Education, Research, Innovation and New Learning Technologies.
After 8 years, EDULEARN has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists. Every year, EDULEARN brings together over 700 delegates from 80 different countries.
It will provide the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences to an international audience. Also, it will offer participants an overview of the current situation of education and new learning technologies.
The deadline for abstract submissions is March 31st, 2016.
Abstracts should be submitted on-line at http://iated.org/edulearn/online_submission
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
EDULEARN16 Organising Committee
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016
FW: Fostering the scholarship of teaching and learning through collaboration - CAPD Educational Research Seminar 21 January
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
The HE Green Paper:
The Threat to the Public University
…and what we can do about it
Saturday 27 February, 10am-5pm
Christopher Ingold Chemistry Building, University College London"
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