Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Fwd: UP North Learning & Teaching Symposium - Registrations Open

The inaugural UP North Learning and Teaching Symposium, which will be hosted in York.


This year's theme is Inspiring Learning and the keynote speaker is Dr David Roberts from University of Loughborough who will explore the idea of Visionary Learning.


External delegates will be charged £30 (early bird) or £50 from 15th April onwards.


We're aiming to make the day as fun and exciting as possible with the following:

·         An alternative format for the keynote

·         Global engagement via the OneHE platform

·         Prizes for delegate participation

·         Competitions (and more prizes)

·         AR & VR in education technology showcase

·         Live performances

·         Session formats include presentations, workshops and Gimme 5 sessions

·         The symposium close will happen in the SU building (and the bar will be open!)


For more information, visit the conference website:



Finally, the call for proposals is still open, so if you would like to contribute, please do feel free.


Best wishes, Mark.



Mark Dransfield, MSc, SFHEA | Educational Developer, Fellowship Lead | m.dransfield@yorksj.ac.uk

Learning & Teaching Team | ( 01904 876271 | LandT@yorksj.ac.uk

York St John University | Lord Mayor's Walk | York | YO31 7EX |www.yorksj.ac.uk



The call for proposals for our regional Learning & Teaching Symposium, Understanding Pedagogies (UP) North is now open. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 24th Feb 2019. The Symposium will take place on 7th June 2019 at York St John University, York, UK and online via the OneHE global network.


Visit the symposium website or email LandT@yorksj.ac.uk for more information.




This email and any files transmitted with it were intended solely for the addressee. If you have received this email in error please let the sender know by return.

Please think before you print.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fwd: UAL Research Fortnight 4-15 March 2019 - Pedagogic Research Events

The Teaching and Learning Exchange is pleased to present its 2019 programme of pedagogy related evening events, open to any interested colleagues from across the HE and creative sectors.

Booking is essential. For more event details and to reserve your place please visit the individual event links below. 

We hope to see you there!
Tues 05 March 5pm – 6pm         
Martin Newth & Dr Katrine Hjelde
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle
Wed 06 March 5pm – 6pm          
Dr Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle
Thurs 07 March 5pm – 6pm        
Shibboleth Schechter
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle
Thurs 14 March 5pm – 6pm        
Dr Mark Ingham
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle

These events are part of the wider UAL Research Fortnight 2019 programme.

To hear more about our activities you can follow us on Twitter @UALTLE or sign up to our monthly e-bulletin.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The inaugural Scottish Threshold Concepts Conference 27th June


The inaugural Scottish Threshold Concepts Conference, hosted by the University of Dundee, is an exciting opportunity to bring together those interested in this area to share ideas, research and practice. We are delighted that Ray Land, Professor Emeritus at Durham University, will be our keynote speaker.
Lunch and all refreshments included.
Conference webpage

Monday, 11 February 2019

FW: Deadline extended: 5th Immersive Learning Research Network Conference - London, June 23-27, 2019

Call for Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters, and Demos 5th Immersive Learning Research Network Conference iLRN 2019

June 23th – June 27th, 2019
London, UK

Full papers submission deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Extended) Short papers submission deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Extended) Posters and Demos submission deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Extended)

Join the growing network of immersive learning experts and practitioners from across the disciplines in exciting London for iLRN 2019!
The 5th Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network will be an innovative hands-on and scholarly meeting for an emerging global network of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. Workforce trainer, higher education, and K12 practitioners are also invited to participate in iLRN 2019.

About iLRN's Annual International Conference

ILRN's annual conference provides an intensive face-to-face opportunity for the emerging immersive learning professional community to collaborate and create the future of immersive learning and planting seeds of innovation locally in the education, technology, and entertainment sectors. ILRN conferences offer knowledge exchange and collaborative opportunities in scientific presentation streams, poster sessions and panels complemented with hands-on demonstrations and immersive local conference experiences. The iLRN Conference is, itself, designed to be an immersive learning environment making great use of the physical location and stocking it with immersive learning experiences across the Augmented and Virtual Reality spectrum. We seek members of the iLRNetwork, itself, to propose Workshops and Special Tracks throughout covering emerging topics and trends relevant to the community.

Important Dates
• Special Tracks and Workshop proposals deadline: October 15th, 2018 (extended)
• Notification of acceptance Special Tracks and Workshops: October 29th, 2018
• Full papers submission deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Extended)
• Short papers submission deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Extended)
• Posters and Demos submission deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Extended)
• Author notification of acceptance (full papers): March 1st, 2019
• Author notification of acceptance (long/short papers, posters): March 1st, 2019
• Camera-ready deadline (full papers): April 1st, 2019
• Camera-ready deadline (short papers and posters):April 1st, 2019
• Author registration deadline (full papers): May 6th, 2019
• Early registration deadline for long/short papers and posters: May 6th, 2019
• Main Conference, Special Tracks and Workshops: Monday June 24th – Thursday June 27th, 2019
• Pre-Conference Social Event: Sunday June 23rd, 2019 (optional) Select to present in either the Research or the Community strand…

Strand 1: High Quality Immersive Learning Research iLRN 2019 Call for Papers Call for Papers (General Track)

The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) invites original, heretofore unpublished research papers for submission to be presented and published at iLRN 2019 in London, UK. The iLRN General Track is open for any theme, topic, or research problem related to immersive learning, although research submissions related to the conference research theme of Immersive Learning in Urban Environments will be preferentially considered. All contributing papers must undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process. Accepted papers will be included in the online conference proceedings volume, depending on the overall quality and track chair's decision, either as long paper (10 – 12 pages) or as a short paper (6 – 8 pages). High quality contributions will be included as full papers (14 pages) in Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) conference proceedings series volume.

Topics of interest in the context of immersive environments for the main conference include (but are not limited to):

• Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices
• Mixed Reality Immersive Learning Spaces
• Cognitive and Pedagogical Analysis
• STEM Education including gender-specific approaches
• Cultural and societal aspects of immersion
• Learning and Training Applications
• Games and Gamification
• A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
• Art and Creativity
• Immersive Science
For more information about the Main Track please visit https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2019/cfp/

Fwd: The EDC 2019 Conference - online

Dear Colleagues

The EDC 2019 Conference is fact approaching. For the first time we are holding this event online, and hoping that many of you will be able to join us. The conference will take place from 12 to 3pm EST, each day February 19th to 22nd. Please see the welcome page:



And to register, for a mere $50 for EDC members and $75 for non members:



We do hope you can join us

On behalf of the EDC 2019 Conference Committee



Friday, 8 February 2019

Fwd: UKAT Conference: Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success, University of Plymouth, 10-12 April

 UKAT Conference: Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success, University of Plymouth, 10-12 April

UKAT (UK Advising and Tutoring) are excited to offer their fourth Annual Conference, that will provide an opportunity to explore new research, innovative practice and contemporary discussion about student support through advising and tutoring.   We recognize that for many students the barriers to success (difficulty in transitioning, lack of confidence, time and resource poverty) can outweigh the wealth of opportunities and advantages afforded by the university experience.   Students' development of persistence and resilience can be enhanced by a support network of peers, professional support staff, personal tutors and academic advisers, and this conference will bring together members of these groups to share good practice, skills and knowledge.


The conference themes will focus specifically on the impact student support systems have on the student experience, particularly with reference to the following themes:-


     Transitioning students:  support/activities and evaluation;

     Developing persistence;

     Building student resilience;

     Academic advising for success.


We are delighted to be able to welcome our two keynote speakers, Oscar van den Wijngaard of the University of Maastricht and Ryan Scheckel of Texas Tech University.


For more information, visit:-



We look forward to welcoming you to Plymouth.


On our website you will also find information about the activities of our Professional Development and Research Committees.


Penny Robinson









Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Fwd: EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS: SEDA Spring Conference 2019



Collaboration to support the student experience and progression


Early bird bookings for the SEDA Spring Conference close 5pm Thursday, 5 April 2019 at the Clayton Hotel Belfast.


Session bookings and conference programme will be available in March 2019.


If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the booking form.


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

Fwd: Conference Call: The Education of Spatial Designers and the Design of Spaces for Education

Colleagues, please find details of two interdisciplinary education conferences for Summer 2019, New York, and Winter 2020, Florida.

Pre-recorded and Skype presentations options for delegates unable to attend in person. Pre-recorded presentations permanently accessible on the AMPS academic YouTube channel.

Publishers include: Routledge Taylor&Francis, UCL Press and more.
Apologies for any cross posts.
Please pass it on.



June 17-19, 2019. Stevens Institute of Technology.
Abstracts Due: April 01, 2019
Theme: The Education of Spatial Designers



16-17 January, 2020. Florida State University.
Abstracts Due: June 20, 2019
Theme: The Design of Spaces for Education and Wellbeing


Education | Teaching & Learning | Instructional Technology | Organizational Psychology | Wellbeing | Spatial Design | Architecture

These two events are organised by the Stevens Institute of Technology, Florida State University, PARADE (Publication and Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments) in collaboration with the research organization AMPS and the scholarly journal Architecture_MPS.

Full submission details:

SUMMER 2019. New York / New Jersey.

WINTER 2020. Florida.

Fwd: Universal Accessibility in HE - Seminar, March 25th University of Worcester

Promoting universal accessibility in higher education: The role of information technologies, Seminar - Monday March 25th, University of Worcester

The keynote address is provided by, Professor Richard Jackson from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College in Massachusetts. Richard is also an advisor for CAST, the US-based organisation which provides guidance on how best to implement Universal Design for Learning right across the educational lifecourse. Richard has a particular interest, and strong research tradition, in sharing how accessible technologies can assist to realise learning potentials for ALL students' .

The seminar also features a case study from Ashiya Abdool Satar from UNISA, the largest online university in Southern Africa. UNISA harnesses IT potential to ensure a diverse body of students, across a vast geographical space, is enabled to access Higher Education. Insights into sector-leading initiatives within the UK that strengthen accessible and inclusive practices will also be shared.  Colleagues from the University of Kent, whose OPERA initiative won the Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Support for Students, will illustrate how a systematic approach to universal digital accessibility has transformed the student experience and impacted positively on students' learning outcomes.

Crucially, the seminar will also provide a forum to explore how University teaching staff and support services can learn from partnerships with industry, and from initiatives with other stakeholders such as library and information services.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information and to book your place on the seminar.  You are also encouraged to invite a student representative from your University.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sean Bracken, PFHEA

University of Worcester.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community

Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community
9th-12th September 2019
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, UK.

For some reflection on last year’s event please see the Contemplative Pedagogy Network blog: https://contemplativepedagogynetwork.com/2018/09/19/reflecting-on-the-contemplative-pedagogy-symposium/

17th annual e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition - ‘‘Transformation, Change and Evolution’’

17th annual e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition -  ‘‘Transformation, Change and Evolution’’
America Square Conference Centre, City of London - Weds. 10th and Thurs. 11th April 2019.

Following this link for exciting news about the future of the conference

We are delighted to announce the 2019 conference and exhibition, which will take transformation as its theme, looking at both:
•       the way that e-Assessment is effecting learning and assessment processes in education, training and development to the benefit of learners, employees  and institutions, and
•       the manner in which e-Assessment as a process is changing and growing and advancing.

Speakers already confirmed for the conference include
•       John Black, Director, JFB Consulting, Independent Consultant
•       James Blackburn, Head of User Experience, Pebble Pad
•       Sue Bridgeman, Business Manager, EDExams
•       Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Director, Alphaplus
•       Helen Chapman, editor, World Exam Report
•       Helen Claydon, Senior Research Fellow, ACER International United Kingdom Ltd,
•       Patrick Craven, Director of Assessment Policy, Research and Compliance, City and Guilds
•       Gareth Hegarty, Senior Manager, eAssessment Transition Int. Baccalaureate Organization (UK)
•       Pawan Kumar, CTO, Wheebox
•       Louella Morton, Executive Director, Testreach
•       Dr Mary Richardson, Programme Leader MA Educational Assessment UCL Institute of Education
•       Martin Ripley, Director, World Class Arena Ltd.
•       Denis Saunders, CEO and Founder, Calibrand the currency for talent ®
•       Vegard Sivertsen, CEO, Cirrus Assessment
•       Matt Wingfield, Chair, e-Assessment Association
•       John Winkley, Commercial Director, Alphaplus Consultancy
•       Dr Naomi Winstone Department of Higher Education, University of Surrey

Details of the provisional programme, plus information about the conference including Booking arrangements can be found at www.e-assessment-question.com

FW: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 - Call for submissions- deadline extended to 5pm, 14th February








   Call for Submissions  

                          Deadline extended to 5pm, Thursday 14th February


LJMU's Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June 2019


Now in its 18th year, LJMU's annual Teaching and Learning Conference is a forum to share and discuss innovative and effective teaching, learning and assessment practices, as well as explore findings from teaching-related research and evaluation.  On the theme of 'Developing Inclusive Learning Cultures', this year's two-day event will showcase the work of academic and professional service staff, and students, across a range of higher education teaching and learning topics related to the theme.  The conference's broad theme can be interpreted in many ways but could include – how staff engage in conversations about practice; how we work in partnership with students to seek their feedback, and enhance curriculum; or how we develop our provision to ensure all students can progress and achieve.  We are interested in sessions that include the use of interactive teaching methods, learning technologies and creative approaches to curriculum, inclusive teaching and assessment design.


Organised by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter Byers, with LJMU's Teaching and Learning Academy, the Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at the Mount Pleasant Campus (Redmonds Building).  Interim Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Mark Power will open the event. 


The Conference is open to all LJMU staff, students and LJMU's partner institutions.  Additionally, we warmly invite all colleagues working in post-16 education to attend this event, for which there is no charge, although places for external visitors, excluding LJMU partner institutions, are limited.

Submissions must be received by 10am on 4th February 2019.

The submission form can be accessed here.


LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference website can be found here .




If you have any other queries about the event, please contact:


LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference Team

Teaching and Learning Academy

Liverpool John Moores University

3rd Floor, Exchange Station

Tithebarn Street


L2 2QP


Tel: 0151 231 8114 / 8678


Email: LJMUTLC19@ljmu.ac.uk





Monday, 28 January 2019

Anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ activism in the academy and beyond

27th March - Liverpool

This event will be in an interactive, conversational style in which we will highlight perspectives from activists, students and academics, and encourage interaction and new connections to develop both new knowledge and practice. We encourage researchers, teachers, students and activists to attend. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please register by Friday 15th March 2019.


Thursday, 24 January 2019

Fwd: Call for contributions: 1st CIHE Conference, 'Creative Approaches to Pedagogic Research'

Call for Contributions

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge campus), 10 July 2019

We are delighted to announce our inaugural annual conference entitled 'Creative Approaches to Pedagogic Research'.

Our keynote speakers are Prof Pauline Kneale (University of Plymouth) and Prof Mike Sharples (Open University), both of whom are Honorary Visiting Professors at CIHE.  We will also have two workshops from Dr Mark J. P. Kerrigan (Plymouth College of Art, Honorary Visiting Fellow at CIHE) and Prof Gina Wisker (University of Brighton).

This conference is an opportunity to share and learn about current innovative approaches to research-informed teaching and learning.

Therefore, we invite contributions of 30 minutes focussing on any of the below three strands, which underpin CIHE's mission, or other creative approaches to pedagogic research.
·         Digital Futures 
·         Active Learning 
·         Design Thinking Pedagogy 
We encourage innovative use of the 30 minute time slot including (but not limited to):
·         Micro-teaching
·         Short practice workshop 'How to…'
·         Interactive debate and discussion
Please submit your proposal using this form by 18 April 2019.
Please note it is our intention to publish contributions as chapters in an edited volume in 2019/20.
Registration fees
External delegate: £75.00
External doctoral student: £30.00
ARU staff member: £0.00
ARU doctoral student: £0.00
The conference booking system will be open shortly.
The conference webpage is now open and can be accessed here.
If you have any queries or questions, please contact us via cihe@anglia.ac.uk.

Dr. Emma Coonan
Research Fellow, Centre for Innovation in Higher Education

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT 
Anglia Learning & Teaching, 2nd Floor, Abbeygate House
Learning Development Services

| T: +44 (0) 1223 698 890| Internal ext. 2890

Find us on social media @CIHE_ARU
Read the latest CIHE research report: Building higher education curricula fit for the future


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Fwd: UK Advising & Tutoring *free* webinar this Thursday and full series schedule

Tutoring Matters 

The UKAT webinar series

Happy New Year to you! 

UKAT are excited to announce the January to July 2019 schedule for our new FREE webinar series 'Tutoring Matters'.  The monthly webinars are designed to support all those engaged with personal tutoring and advising, whether that be as a practitioner, leader or related support role. They will also act as key professional development for those undertaking tutoring and advising roles. Facilitated by various key professionals associated with UKAT and collaborative in nature, the webinars will cover important issues for academic advising. 

Further information and an overview of the programme can be found at https://www.ukat.uk/professional-development/webinars/current/  The links under the 'Details 'column will give you more information on individual sessions and enable you to book on via Eventbrite (for session 2 onwards, booking will go live approximately a month before the session is due to take place). 

SessionDate / time
The UKAT Research Mentoring ProgrammeEmily McIntosh
Wendy Troxel
Research showcase - Knowing you: Learning Analytics, the Johari Window and Personal TutoringRicky Loweshttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/2
Research showcase - "How can I be an effective personal tutor and what is out there to help me do this?"  A qualitative study into staff perceptions of their personal tutor role and the influence of key resources
Ben Walker
Alison Raby
Using solution-focused coaching with students
Dave Lochtie
Ben Walker
Institutional infrastructureEmily McIntoshhttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/5
Using analyticsSamantha Ahernhttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/6
Setting up a PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) scheme to enhance the student experience
Clair Zawadahttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/7
We'll be announcing the rest of the year's programme at the UKAT conference which takes place on the 11th and 12th April 2018 at the University of Plymouth. 

If you would like to facilitate a webinar, please get in touch.  We are also open to suggestions from members about topics they would like to see covered.  To make a suggestion, or for any other queries regarding the webinars, please email profdev-committe@ukat.uk or bewalker@lincoln.ac.uk 


Tutoring Matters 1
The UKAT Research Committee Webinar
Thursday 17 January 2019  2.00-3.30pm
The first UKAT Research Webinar will take place on Thursday 17th January 2019 from 2-3.30pm GMT.  We would like as many UKAT members and their colleagues to join us as we discuss how to ensure that tutoring and advising practice is evidence-informed.  Whether you have engaged in the scholarship of advising and tutoring before or are a complete newcomer and want to find out about what's been published in the tutoring space and the projects we are supporting, please do sign up.  You will have the opportunity to hear from participants in the UKAT research mentoring programme, about the work NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) and to discuss the "gaps" in the literature and what we can do to address them. 

To book a place on this webinar please use the following Eventbrite link. 
(Sent on behalf of Ben Walker - UKAT Professional Development Committee; 'Tutoring Matters' coordinator)

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, Chair of Professional Development
University of Derby Union of Students, Student Voice & Development Manager

Recent Publication:

Lochtie, D., McIntosh, E., Stork, A. and Walker B.W. (2018) Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education. Foreword by Professor Liz Thomas. Northwich: Critical Publishing. Available here.