Registration open for the 2017 Academic Practice and Technology conference, 4th July 2017 at the University of Greenwich, London
The future ain't what it used to be, uttered by the imitable Yogi Berra in 1974 who explained its meaning that times are different. Not necessarily better or worse. Just different. This year, APT 2017 is focused on reimagining higher education in the face of a rapidly changing and sometimes chaotic environment. Registrations are now open for the 2017 Academic Practice and Technology conference, jointly convened by the University of Greenwich and the London School of Economics to be held at the University of Greenwich on the 4th of July 2017.
The main themes of this year's conference address critical challenges and opportunities for modern institutions, teachers, practitioners, develops and technologists alike.
A divided society: seeking ways to harness technology so that practitioners, students and institutions can make effective use to close gaps in retention, progression and graduate outcomes, scaling innovation across disciplines and contexts.
Evolution v revolution: identifying where technology-enhanced learning and teaching can create new institutional practices; addressing teaching, learning and assessment that has fractured or failed to address students' expectations of engagement; addressing the challenges and unintended consequences we risk in advocating institutional change, overcoming resistance and fear; tackling institutional structures and cultures that sit at odds with the aspirations and realities of teaching and learning today
Shifting boundaries: exploring how cross-institutional and cross-cultural approaches, and inter-disciplinarity and trans-disciplinarity can create new and challenging opportunities for learning; challenges to the status quo.
Opportunities: promoting practices, examples, case studies and innovations that have the potential to effect change and enhance staff-student relationships and/or link academia with employers. alumni and professional communities; to develop and deliver innovative technology-enhanced curricula, using technology to change the debate or find new ways to do teaching and learning; to connect and collaborate; to improve links with industry.
Hiatus: engaging in critical reflection, evaluation, analytics and research to fill the gaps in our knowledge and understand better the role and impact of technology in academic practice and policy.
To address these issues, we announce two brilliant and provocative keynote speakers
Dr George Siemens, Executive Director University of Texas Arlington's LINK Research Lab
Dr Ed de Quincey, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University
As always, the conference will provide an exciting opportunity to network with colleagues across the UK and abroad at the historic Maritime Greenwich Campus, a World Heritage site. To secure your place, please register at http://bit.ly/2mIaKlX before the 16th June.
Looking forward to connecting and welcoming you to the conference