Thursday, 9 June 2016

FW: Abertay TLE conference- call for contributions reminder, 19th October 2016

“Seeing Learning Differently”

Abertay University’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Conference

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Abertay University, Dundee


Call for contributions

Following on from the success of our first Abertay Teaching and Learning Enhancement conference in October 2014, we are pleased to announce our second such event will take place on 19th October 2016 and is entitled “Seeing Learning Differently”. Our external keynote speaker for the day will be Kerr Gardiner Head of Learning Technology & Media Production at the University of Glasgow who will talk about "Moving Centuries – the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly blended learning landscape".


There will also be a number of case studies arising from Abertay’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (ATLEF), which is additionally supported by the Enhancement Themes

We are, however, aiming to showcase a range of good practice from across the sector and are looking for external contributions. If you are interested in presenting a “Powered by Pecha Kucha”[1], interactive workshop or short talk, please complete the attached application form and submit to by 12 noon on Monday 20th June.


Registration fees

Registration for the conference will open on 28th June, once the programme is finalised. The cost for attending the conference will be as follows:

Abertay staff and students- £0.

Presenters- £35

External delegates- £50 (registration by August 31st)

External delegates- £75 (registration after September 1st)

External students- £0.


Keep informed

If you do not intend to submit a contribution but would like to be reminded when registration opens please just email You can also follow us on Twitter @AbertayNetTLE, #AbertayTLE16. Here is what a couple of attendees said about our last conference:

“Super conference! There was a real buzz about the University.”

“Great to see Abertay and impressed by the good work going on there. Thanks for organising this event and look forward to more!”


Be sure to cement this date in your diaries for a stimulating day!


Dr Alastair Robertson

Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement



Dr. Alastair D. Robertson, PFHEA
Director of Teaching & Learning Enhancement

Abertay University

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

FW: Transforming Assessment Webinar Update: Next sessions 30 June, 13 July and recording 1 June [JISC]



Transforming Assessment Webinar Update

[Via JISCmail - this is not direct email - apologies for any cross posting]

1) Next sessions 30 June is a live stream for AHE Keynote "Central challenges in transforming assessment at departmental and institutional level" - Followed by a review panel session on 13 July.
2) Recording released 1 June "Adaptive comparative judgement"


1. Next session "Central challenges in transforming assessment at departmental and institutional level" 30 June.
Live stream of the AHE2016 keynote by Prof Sue Bloxham, University of Cumbria.
This special webinar is a live stream from the floor of the Assessment in Higher Education conference secretariat seminar day on 30 June 2016 in Manchester UK.  Please note, the start time for the live stream is different from that of our normal webinars! (See links)

This will be followed up with a panel review session on 13 July featuring three speakers from the day chaired by Sally Jordan, Open University UK:
* Sally Brown (Leeds Beckett University) & Kay Sambell (Northumbria University): 'Changing practice on feedback at an institutional level'
*Amanda Sykes (University of Glasgow) & David Morrison (Plymouth University): 'Half as Much but Twice as Good: Constructing Effective Written Feedback in Any Subject'
* Juliet Williams (University of Winchester): 'Changing colours: what happens when you make enhancement an imperative?'

Further information and register for:
The live stream on 30 June:
The panel session on 13 July:

2. Recording released for "Adaptive comparative judgement for grading project-based assessment" held 1 June.
Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) offers an alternative to marking, especially for performance assessments for which achievement can be difficult to describe in mark schemes. This session explored how ACJ delivered through online technologies can be a valid and highly reliable alternative to traditional analytical marking.
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In other news...
The first four papers from our special journal issue on e-Assessment now online as open access @ETHEjournal

Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics.
Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Office of Vice-Provost Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at

Support for this activity has been provided by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (as the 'e-Assessment SIG'), the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, University of New South Wales, Monash University and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.

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Dr Mathew Hillier
Honorary Academic/Snr Lecturer
The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
(was 'Teaching and Educational Development Institute'),
The University of Queensland, Australia
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Academic/Snr Lecturer
Office of Vice-Provost (Learning & Teaching)
Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melbourne), Australia
Transforming Assessment

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

FW: EATAW 2017 - call for proposals


NOW OPEN: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (further information available here)


9th Biennial EATAW conference: 19-21 June 2017
Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom

Conference theme: Academic Writing Now: Policy, pedagogy and practice

The EATAW 2017 conference aims to articulate a response to the shifting realities of higher education using the sub-themes of policy, pedagogy and practice.

Policy - whether governmental, institutional or departmental – has the potential to impact the teaching of academic writing profoundly, raising questions such as:

·         Where does writing development sit in universities?

·         How do departments effectively equip teachers with different academic backgrounds to teach writing?

·         At what stage should academic writing be taught?

Pedagogy - drawing from a wide range of pedagogical traditions, this sub-theme aims to reflect on how these are responding to the changing landscapes in higher education to address questions such as:

·         Which pedagogic approaches are being used in different teaching contexts?

·         How do we measure ‘good’ writing in different contexts?

·         Is there a place for both generic and discipline-specific writing development?

Practice - a changing academic context has practical impacts on both staff and students provoking questions about how we academic writing teachers should respond to these impacts, leading to questions such as:

·         Is student writing changing?

·         When are digital technologies both used and avoided by students and teachers of academic writing?

·         What physical and mental space do students need for effective academic writing?

The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 January 2017 (23.59 GMT).


The conference website can be reached on Please direct any queries to


All the best,





Silke Placzeck


Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS)


IN033 | Royal Holloway, University of London | Egham | Surrey | TW20 0EX

T: +44 (0)1784 443110







FW: QMUL Educational Research Seminar 23 June - Technology for employability


Technology for employability

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Lisa Gray


Lisa Gray is a Senior Co-Design Manager within the Student Experience team at Jisc, providing leadership on the use of technology-enhanced learning and teaching in Higher and Further Education.  For 10 years she has led a range of innovation and change programmes on the themes of technology-enhanced assessment and curriculum transformation. Lisa has spoken widely on the many ways that technology can enhance assessment and feedback and on the use of e-portfolios to support learning, and has orchestrated a range of highly regarded activities in these areas including the development of advice and guidance materials and series of national workshops.


Thursday 23 June 2016

Technology for employability

Presented by: Lisa Gray, Senior Co-Design Manager, JISC

**Lunch Provided**

Date & Time: Thursday 23 June 2016, 1-2pm

Venue: Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Room 3.11, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London Mile End campus.

Please register for this seminar via 
Eventbrite or email the CAPD at – lunch will be provided for those who book, so please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

About the seminar:

 This session will explore the findings from a recent national study exploring the role of technology in supporting the development and communication of student employability skills. It will present a framework for visioning how technology can support students to develop their employability skills, introduce the issues and challenges currently being faced, share guidance on how practice can be enhanced, and showcase a range of examples of effective practice across UK HE, FE and skills.  

For further details, please visit the CAPD website.

If you have any further enquires please contact

Monday, 6 June 2016

FW: [M25-LT-GROUP] Book now for the 2016 Academic Practice and Technology conference at the University of Greenwich



The programme for our 14th international Academic Practice and Technology (APT) conference "Mind the gap: exploring institutional practices in the post-digital age" which takes place on July 5th 2016 has now been published at:  This is an exciting and thought provoking single day conference held at the historic and world heritage listed Old Royal Naval College campus of the University of Greenwich. 


To book your place, please visit: .


Jointly hosted by the University of Greenwich and the London School of Economics, the conference will explore the role of academic practice and technology in identifying, avoiding, reducing or even exploiting the 'gaps', real or perceived, in the contemporary educational landscape. The event will provide an opportunity for delegates and presenters to debate and explore the significant challenges for higher and post-compulsory education and training arising from the waves of rapid change in a post-digital age.   Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

We have keynotes from blogger and writer Eric Stoller and Professor William Callahan from the London School of Economics, plus a packed selection of workshops and papers from across the sector.


For more information visit: