Monday, 20 November 2017

FW: Transforming Assessment Webinars - recording 15 Nov 'Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment' + 30 nov 'feedback for learning' [JISCmail]


1) Recording available: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment held 15 Nov 2017.
2) Webinar by colleagues: "Feedback for learning - closing the loop" 30 Nov 2017 [2AM UTC).
3) e-Exams workshop at ASCILITE conference 7 Dec 2017 (free).

Note: the Transforming Assessment webinars will resume in 2018.

Please forward to interested colleagues!
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1) Recording available: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment held 15 Nov 2017.

Presenters: David Snell and Jane Terrell (Massey University, New Zealand)

This session explored findings and tools developed for an Ako Aotearoa project on developing guidelines for assessment in higher education as well as an online tool that provides guidance to teachers in selecting online assessment tools.

View and download resources via:
http://ta.vu/15N2017

2) Bonus webinar! "Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop" 30 Nov 2017.

This separately run session by colleagues...
A/Prof. Michael Henderson (Monash University, Australia) and A/Prof. Phillip Dawson (Deakin University, Australia).

This concise 45-minute webinar will discuss the findings and practice implications arising from a large-scale, multi-institutional study conducted by the Australian Government funded 'Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop' project. The webinar will explore current educator and student experiences of feedback, and discuss strategies to develop and support effective feedback designs.

Note: the start time is 1.00PM Australian Eastern Daylight saving time (02:00AM Universal time).
The session will be recorded.

Please register for this free session via:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/feedback-for-learning-webinar-registration-39892560723


3) e-Exams workshop at ASCILITE conference 7 Dec (free).

We are running a hands-on workshop on authentic e-Exams suitable for educators, e-learning designers and e-learning technologists.

Title: Workshop 2 "Transforming exams: Hands on with the technology".
Date: Thursday 7 Dec: 10:00am to 1:30pm

Venue: T Block, Room 125, University of Southern Queensland campus, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.
A catered light lunch will be provided.

Capacity: 40 people.
Workshop registration link (no cost):
http://ta.vu/reg7dec

(scroll down to find "Register now and secure your attendance".)

Numbers are limited so please get in quick - but also let us know if you subsequently can't make it so we can free places for others.

Participants will need to bring a compatible laptop. Please refer to
http://ta.vu/eexam-laptops

This workshop is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training funded project: Transforming Exams (Grant ID 15-4747).
Note! only the workshop session and workshop catering are free. Participants must pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Also, if participants attend the ASCILITE conference on 4 to 6 Dec they will need to separately register and pay the conference registration fee.


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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, Monash Office 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 transformingassessment.com

Acknowledgements:
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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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

FW: CALL FOR PAPERS: The ALDinHE Conference 2018

 

 

ALDinHE 2018: The Learning Development Conference

University of Leicester

26th - 28th March 2018

 

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the ALDinHE conference and we are looking forward to celebrating in Leicester with our best conference yet. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Roni Bamber, of Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, and John Hilsdon, from the University of Plymouth.

 

Join like-minded professionals for stimulating debate and discussion, contribute to the research and evidence base for Learning Development, and share your innovative and inspiring practice with a friendly and supportive audience. 

 

As always, this welcoming conference will provide opportunities to explore all aspects of learning development theory, practice and policy. This year, we are particularly interested in exploring the theoretical foundations for:

  • How we think about learning development
    • Managing professional identities
    • Pathways for professional development
    • The problems learning development can solve
    • The value of learning development across the sector
  • How we enact learning development
    • Working with students and colleagues
    • Understanding why tools and techniques work
    • Flexibility within a changing sector
    • Opportunities and challenges

 

We welcome proposals for workshops, paper presentations, lightning talks and posters. Details on how to submit these can be found on the conference webpage: www.aldinhe.ac.uk/leicester18 

 

The deadline for proposals is Monday 27th November 2017.

 

The ALDinHE conference is a supportive environment that promotes creative collaboration between learning developers and is always popular, with a regular attendance of over 140 delegates from the UK and beyond.

 

Mark the date in your diaries. Booking will be open shortly.

 

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Dr Carina Buckley, SFHEA

Instructional Design Manager | Solent Learning and Teaching Institute

Southampton Solent University | East Park Terrace | Southampton SO14 0RJ

T: 023 8201 3336 E: carina.buckley@solent.ac.uk| www.solent.ac.uk

Co-Chair of ALDinHE: www.aldinhe.ac.uk

FW: CRA Winter Solstice Seminar, 30th November 2017

CRA Winter Solstice Seminar

Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre

Thursday 30th November 2017

A CRA Christmas Treat

 

Come and join us in Manchester for our Winter Solstice Seminar at a knock-down price of just £79 for CRA members and £95 non members to say thank you to all our subscribers and followers. A detailed programme is appended. On a cost-recovery only basis the programme includes contributions from:

 

·         Sam Dent from the University of Sheffield showing the findings of the HEFCE-funded RARA Project looking at the gaps in student attainment;

·         Gill Reindl from Hartpury describing how they have transformed the student experience (and achieved TEF Gold);

·         Ian Welch from QAA describing where they are going next;

·         David Grey from York St John and UKAT talking about researching personal tutoring;

·         The introduction of the Rob Ward Annual Lecture - .... with Rob Ward himself as the inaugural speaker;

·         Steve Outram will introduce you to activities that will enable you to 'get things done!'

 

Booking options:-

  • Eventbrite – using departmental credit/ debit card.
  • Purchase order – complete the attached booking form and return with an official purchase order.

Best wishes

 

Steve Outram

Director
The Centre for Recording Achievement

 

There’s so much to do and see whilst out and about in Manchester

Experience the magic of Christmas at the famous Christmas markets.

The local highly rated museums:- Museum of Science & Industry,  The Manchester Museum,  The Museum of Transport.

Libraries must see:- John Rylands Library,  Manchester Central Library,  Chetham’s Library.

Theatre: The Palace Theatre,  Manchester Opera House

Football fans can enjoy The National Football Museum,   Manchester United Football Stadium Tour,  Manchester City Stadium Tour.

 

 

 

   Cath Hewson

   The Centre for Recording Achievement

   Unit 3B, First Floor, Pier House, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4AL.

   T: 01942 826761

   F: 01942 834623

   E-mail: cath@recordingachievement.ac.uk

   www.recordingachievement.ac.uk   Twitter.com/TheCRA

 

 

 

Our Annual Winter Solstice Seminar

Chancellor’s Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester

Thursday 30th November 2017

 

"Revisiting Target Setting" Webinar

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Led by Sally Wootton, FETN

Booking options available here.

 

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FW: Creativity, Copyright and Citation - Learning on Screen Members' Day 2017

This year the Learning on Screen annual members' day will look at the issues of creativity, copyright and citation with the use of audiovisual in education. The Learning on Screen AGM will also take place during the day. 

Friday 1 December, 10 am – 3 pm

Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD

Rates: 

£30 - Learning on Screen member

£50 - Non-member

£15 - Student rate

 

 

Audiovisual can support creativity in teaching, learning and research across all subject areas, so for our members' day this year we will hear from a range of speakers about how and why they use it in their work. With presentations, demonstrations, case studies and an expert panel discussion, the day will outline how to find and use a wide range of audiovisual content, supported with metadata. We will also hear about ways to reduce the environmental impact of creating new audiovisual material.

Understanding the copyright implications of using audiovisual materials in teaching, learning and research remains a priority issue for our members and the day will cover the latest research and guidance on this. The final piece of the jigsaw is understanding how to correctly cite the use of audiovisual material and our newly updated academic citation guidelines will also be presented on the day.

Event programme 

09.30 am – Registration – tea and coffee will be served in the library

10.00 – Chief Executive's Welcome: Virginia Haworth-Galt, Learning on Screen

10.15 – Creative re-use of archive material in student filmmaking: Dr Shane O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Filmmaking, Kingston University will speak about his work with HE filmmaking students and the films they have made with archive content

10.40 – Creativity, sustainability and the 'albert' initiative: Aaron Matthews, BAFTA Industry Sustainability Manager

11.00 – Conversations about creativity: panel discussion featuring members of the Filmmaking Research Network chaired by Dr Joanna Callaghan, Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at the University of Sussex

12.15 – Creative content: we are opening up our valuable and unique television archive via our off-air digitisation project and making this content available in BoB. Update from Sergio Angelini, Head of Membership Services and Information at Learning on Screen

12.30 – Lunch break (Learning on Screen AGM will take place)

1.45 – Education Copyright Help for Audiovisual Rights in Media (e-CHARM): Dr Jane Secker and Chris Morrison will present the findings and recommendations from their higher education copyright research, work which will form the backbone of Learning on Screen's dedicated copyright service launching next year

2.15 – ERA update: Helena Djurkovic, Chief Executive of ERA

2.30 – Learning on Screen website reveal: Gabriel Hernandez, Head of Digital Development at Learning on Screen will provide an exclusive look at our new website, launching in February 2018 and fully opening up our wealth of scholarly resources to UK education

2.45 – Audiovisual Citation Guidelines: discussing best practice in audiovisual citation a member of the academic panel involved in the updating of this invaluable resource will present the revised citation guidelines

3.00 pm – Close

 

 

Lucy Witcomb
Events Officer

Learning on Screen
Opening up access to moving image and sound since 1948

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Events and conferences | BERA

Events and conferences | BERA: "TEF WHAT NEXT ….?’ A HE SIG THEMED SEMINAR
16 March 2018

Birmingham City University

We hope this seminar will give members the chance to explore and discuss the impact of TEF on pedagogies and other institutional behaviours (e.g. shifting policy and focus as a result of TEF results). We are looking for any papers reporting on or reflecting on TEF since the first assessment..."

'via Blog this'

Friday, 10 November 2017

FW: Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included)

The 2nd in our Open Lecture Series for 2017-18 will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of Nov at 5:30-6:30pm in the iconic Greenwich campus, Queen Anne 065 (QA065), Park Row, London SE10 9LS

Professor Richard Hall's talk is titled 'Dismantling the Curriculum in Higher Education'. More information can be found here:
http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series/richard-hall

Attendance is free and there is no need to register.

The lecture will also be broadcasted live with Panopto via this link https://tinyurl.com/critical-pedagogy-2
You can tweet your questions/comments using #edlecture

The recording of the first open lecture on 'Learning gain' by Prof Simon Lancaster can be accessed via our Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/album/3694974/video/240801616

Kind Regards,
Timos

P.S. The full programme for this year's Open Lecture Series can be found here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series

Monday, 23 October 2017

FW: Transforming Assessment Webinars (November session and other news) [JISCmail]



1) Reminder next session: "Students' preferences for assessment feedback via personal analytics solutions" 1 Nov 2017.
2) Final session for 2017! "Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment" 15 Nov 2017.
3) The 2017 ASCILITE SIG Survey – please respond!
4) Transforming Assessment (e-Assessment SIG) related sessions at ASCILITE conference 4-6 Dec 2017 (Australia).
5) e-Exams workshop following ASCILITE conference on 7 Dec 2017 (Australia).
6) AHE: "Transforming Feedback: Research and Development Conference" 28 June 2018 (UK)

Please forward to interested colleagues!
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1) Reminder next session: Students' preferences for assessment feedback via personal analytics solutions 1 Nov 2017
Presenters: Dr Linda Corrin and Paula de Barba (University of Melbourne, Australia)

This webinar explores students' preferences as to the types, format and timing of assessment feedback to be delivered via personal learning analytics. That is - information that is customised and delivered to the student about their own performance.

Further information and registration:
http://ta.vu/1nov2017

2) Final session for 2017: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment 15 Nov.
Presenters: David Snell and Jane Terrell (Massey University, New Zealand)

This session explores findings and tools developed for an Ako Aotearoa project on developing guidelines for assessment in higher education as well as an online tool that provides guidance to teachers in deploying online assessment tools.

Further information and registration:
http://ta.vu/15nov2017

3) The 2017 ASCILITE SIG Survey – please respond!

As a member of the Transforming Assessment (e-Assessment) SIG under ASCILITE we would like to invite you to participate in an anonymous 6 - 8 minute survey designed to ensure that the SIG is relevant to you and other members. The survey will also help ASCILITE and SIG leaders such as myself better understand your needs within the SIG.

The survey has been vetted by the leaders of each ASCILITE SIG who are all keen to know what you think. We do hope that you can find a few minutes to complete it.
Survey link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HR95VL5

We would very much appreciate if you could complete the survey by 25 October 2017. (The survey closes that evening at about 8pm Eastern Australian time).
Once we have tabulated the results, we will make them available to the ASCILITE Executive Committee, all SIG leaders, on SIG websites and in the ASCILITE member bulletin for SIG members to view.
Thank you for your time - On behalf of all SIG Leader(s).


4) Transforming Assessment (e-Assessment SIG) related sessions at ASCILITE conference 2017.

The draft ASCILITE conference program (subject to change) has now been released!
http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/
We would very much like meet you 4-6 December 2017 (conference), 7 December (workshops) in Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

Transforming Assessment (e-Assessment SIG) will be represented my Mathew in connection with the following sessions:
Monday 4 Dec:
"Me, Us, and IT: Insiders' views of the complex technical, organisational and personal elements in using virtual worlds in education" (paper presentation).
Tuesday 5 Dec:
"Transforming exams: How IT works for BYOD e-exams" (paper presentation).
"Get to know the ASCILITE Special Interest Groups" (ASCILITE SIGs information session)
"The Me, Us and IT of webinars for an ASCILITE SIG" (a digital poster about Transforming Assessment webinars!)
"Transforming Exams - stories from across Australia" (panel session for national e-exam project).


5) e-Exams workshop following ASCILITE conference on 7 Dec.

We are running a hands-on workshop on authentic e-Exams suitable for educators, e-learning designers and e-learning technologists.

Title: Workshop 2 "Transforming exams: Hands on with the technology".
Date: Thursday 7 Dec: 10:00am to 1:30pm
Venue: T Block, Room 125, University of Southern Queensland campus, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.
A catered light lunch will be provided.
Capacity: 40 people.
Workshop registration link (no cost):
http://ta.vu/reg7dec
(scroll down to find "Register now and secure your attendance".)
Numbers are limited so please get in quick - but also let us know if you subsequently can't make it so we can free places for others.
Participants will need to bring a compatible laptop. Please refer to
http://ta.vu/eexam-laptops
This workshop is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training funded project: Transforming Exams (Grant ID 15-4747).
Note! only the workshop session and catering are free. Participants must pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Also, if participants attend the ASCILITE conference on 4 to 6 Dec they will need to separately register and pay the conference registration fee.


6) Transforming Feedback: Research and Development Conference 28 June 2018 (UK)

Our colleagues at 'Assessment in Higher Education' (AHE) are running a one day conference in Manchester, UK on 28 June 2018.

Feedback is a challenging aspect of Higher Education academic practice. Despite considerable efforts across the sector to enhance the effectiveness of feedback and address student concerns, successive National Student Surveys continue to highlight assessment and feedback issues.  At the same time, considerable advances have been made with theorising and rethinking the notion of feedback, challenging assumptions and current practices. We might consider, for example, the consequences of tension between the neoliberal, high accountability policy framework of higher education and the development of feedback that promotes self-regulated learning.

Keynote: "Feedback for the longer term: Developing student feedback literacy"
Professor David Carless University of Hong Kong

Transforming Assessment will also be running a post-conference webinar in the form of a panel style session as part of our 2018 series.

The call papers and conference registration is now available:
http://ta.vu/ahe2018cfp

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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, Monash Office 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 transformingassessment.com

Acknowledgements:
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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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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FW: Open Lecture on Learning Gain next Tuesday at 5-6pm (live broadcast link included)

 

The 1st in our Open Lecture Series for 2017-18 will take place next Tuesday the 24th of Oct at 5-6pm in the iconic Greenwich campus (QA065). 

 

Professor Simon Lancaster's talk is titled  'When metrics collide: dilemmas in learning gain'. More information can be found here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series/simon-lancaster 

 

Attendance is free and there is no need to register. 

 

The lecture will also be broadcasted live with Panopto via this link https://tinyurl.com/learning-gain-1 
You can tweet your questions/comments using #edlecture

 

Kind Regards,

Timos

 

P.S. The programme for this year's Open Lecture Series can be found here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series 

 

Dr Timos Almpanis, SFHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Teaching, Learning & Professional Development

Educational Development Unit

QM162, Greenwich Campus

University of Greenwich

London SE10 9LS

 

Tel: +44(0)208 3318901  | E-mail: T.Almpanis@gre.ac.uk

 

University of Greenwich, a charity and company limited by guarantee, registered in England (reg. no. 986729). Registered office: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

FW: Call for proposals - 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference

 

Dear Colleagues

I am very pleased to be able to announce the call for proposals for presentations and workshop sessions at the 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference. This year the conference has been extended and will be a two-day event. If the date is not already in your diary, the Conference will take place on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th March 2018.

The title of this year’s Conference is ‘Learning Spaces’, with a focus on ‘Visualisation in Learning and Teaching’ on the first day. We welcome proposals for presentations or interactive workshops which address the Conference theme and which focus on one or more of the Conference sub-themes. As in previous years, we welcome paper proposals from colleagues from outside the University of Glasgow, as well as welcoming external delegates to the conference. Registration will open once the conference programme has been finalised.

This year the Conference has six sub-themes which are:

  • Visualisation in learning and teaching - novel use of digital technologies for visualisation. We welcome abstracts that show the application of digital technologies in visualisation related to learning, teaching and assessment. Particular areas of interest would be 3D applications, and the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
  • Learning in a virtual space - the modern web offers a plethora of opportunities for interaction and collaboration for today’s learners, and challenges educators to harness the power of these participatory tools and to use them meaningfully in order to enhance student learning. We invite submissions that outline innovative use of web 2.0 services for teaching, learning and assessment. Proposals describing more traditional types of virtual spaces, such as Moodle and other VLEs, are also very welcome.
  • Promoting active learning in the classroom - whilst newer spaces can be developed for new ways of teaching, existing space can be used in different ways to promote active learning in the classroom. Disciplines can learn from each other about how space can be used to enhance student engagement during contact time and with increased focus on the time spent in a classroom, thinking about how to make the most of that time is becoming increasingly important. We welcome abstracts that showcase innovative and novel ways to engage students during contact time, including abstracts that show cross and inter-disciplinary implementation.
  • Learning in practice - learning through experiential and work-related opportunities beyond the traditional learning spaces provided on campus can prove invaluable for developing skills and knowledge, for supporting professional development, as well as for employability. We welcome abstracts that discuss approaches to creating effective learning opportunities off campus, with a focus on the application of knowledge and experience of real-world environments to develop professional competencies, attitudes and values.
  • Independent learning - student learning happens both within and outwith the classroom, with the bulk of student work taking place independently. The promotion of independent learning skills and self-directed learning environments is a crucial element of students' university experience that feeds into: student work, assessment and engagement with feedback. We encourage abstracts that focus on promoting students' independence in learning.
  • Inclusive and accessible spaces - how can we develop and support a culture of accessibility and inclusion that helps students to reach their full potential, while also enjoying their time at university? What types of teaching practices can help to support student mental health and wellbeing? We invite submissions describing strategies designed to help students build confidence and minimise the stress of making the transition to independent learning. We also welcome abstracts that outline adjustments that can be made to make it easier and more enjoyable for all students to engage with learning environments in an inclusive manner.

 Call for abstracts:

The Conference will comprise a mixture of presentations (30 minutes – 20 minutes talk and 10 minutes questions), interactive workshops (60 minutes) and lightning talks; I invite you to submit abstracts (max 300 words) for presentations and workshops using the online tool at: http://learn.gla.ac.uk/abstracts/ .

 

We wish to have as much engagement with students and student learning as possible through the Conference so we will be asking all presentation and workshop proposals to identify student engagement again this year – this may be in the form of having students as part of the presenting team, or students may have been involved in the development, running or evaluation of projects being submitted.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

·         The proposal aligns with the title and themes of the Conference.

·         The work is sufficiently accessible and interesting to a wide audience.

·         The proposal demonstrates how students have been or will be engaged in preparing for or delivering the presentation or workshop, or in the development, running or evaluation of the project being presented.

·         The work can be clearly and effectively presented in the allocated time.

·         The authors of this work have thought about how they will engage participants.

·         The outcomes proposed in the presentation/workshop/poster can be readily achieved.

 

Please submit your abstracts by Monday, 23rd October, 9am. As with previous Conferences, successful abstracts will be published in the Proceedings booklet and online formats.

 

Registration:

Registration will open early in the New Year, when the full programme will be announced. Full details will also be published on the website:

 

 

Building on the success of previous Conferences, I look forward to your participation in what I am sure will prove to be, once again, a lively and engaging event.

 

All best

 

Matthew

 

Dr Matthew J. Williamson PFHEA

Director, Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service (LEADS)

 

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 3890

 

Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service

Southpark House

64 Southpark Avenue

University of Glasgow

G12 8LB

 

 

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

 

 

FW: REMINDER: SEDA Spring Conference 2018

 

 

 

 

*Apologies for cross posting*

 

Understanding and improving the student experience: making a real difference in the new age of metrics

 

The deadline for proposals for the SEDA Spring Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 is 30 October. If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the guidance and the proposal form.

 

Dates:      10– 11 May 2018

               

Venue:     Doubletree by Hilton, Leeds

 

Proposals should be submitted electronically to SEDA at office@seda.ac.uk, using the proposal form, by Monday, 30th October at 5pm.

 

Follow discussions about this and other SEDA conferences on Twitter using #sedaconf

 

Joseph Callanan
Events and Publications Officer
Staff and Educational Development Association
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London WC1H 9HF 

United Kingdom
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