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.




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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.