Friday, 29 October 2021

Fwd: UKAT annual conference 2022


UKAT Annual Conference 2022

4 - 6 April 2022 (online)

Dear Colleagues

We are excited to announce that registration for our 2022 annual conference is now open! 

Based on our collective recent experiences, the 2022 UKAT Annual Conference will explore how we might reimagine advising/tutoring so that it is more relevant to students, more effective at helping all students and institutions to achieve their intended outcomes, and more efficient in its operation. The conference will focus on five key themes:

  • Digital technology - how can our experiences of the widescale adoption of digital technology and the pivot to online learning inform the future role of technology in advising and tutoring?
  • Identity – how can advising and tutoring support student and cohort identity development?
  • Community – how can advising and tutoring support learning communities, and build the sense of belonging that is important to student success?
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – what role does advising and tutoring have in enhancing equality and inclusion in higher education, and in enhancing success for all students?
  • Student-Centred Transformation – higher education is transformative, but how can advising and tutoring empower students and give them agency in the transformation that they experience through their education?

The Call for Proposals is now open. Full details of session formats can be found on the Call for Proposals page of the conference website and the call closes on 6 January 2022. We strongly recommend you consider submitting a proposal to the conference.

We recognise that it may be challenging for members to attend an in-person conference during the 2021-22 academic year due to funding and travel restrictions, and the pressures of continuing to deliver flexible blended learning to students. We have therefore decided that the 2022 UKAT Annual Conference will be an online conference to make it as accessible as possible to all who are interested in attending. For those who are able to meet in person, we are trying to arrange in-person, one day pre-conference study day to be held on Friday 1 April. Watch out for more details coming soon! Delegate registration for the conference and study day will open early in 2022.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our conference!

Best wishes

Alison Raby (UKAT Publicity)

Friday, 22 October 2021

Fwd: [JALT] University of Portsmouth-Kaplan Online Learning & Teaching Symposium (Friday, 19 November 2021, 5-9 pm SGT)

University of Portsmouth-Kaplan Online Learning & Teaching Symposium (Friday, 19 November 2021, 5-9 pm SGT)

You are cordially invited to attend the University of Portsmouth-Kaplan Online Learning & Teaching Symposium. Please register here and upon acceptance of your participation into this free-of-charge symposium,  you will be sent a Zoom link one week prior to event. It takes place on Friday, 19 November 2021, 5pm - 9pm SGT (9am - 1pm GMT).

Registration here: UOP-KAPLAN2021

Visit our website to read the full announcement.

Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Playful University Platform Thematic Webinar Series: Design(ing) for playful higher education

 We are delighted to announce the second instalment of the Playful University Platform Thematic Webinar Series: Design(ing) for playful higher education. Each webinar features authors from two special issues of the Journal of Play in Adulthood edited by CHEF-boardmember Rikke Toft Nørgård and Dr. Alex Moseley. The first special issue on ‘The Playful Academic’ is already out, while the second special issue ‘Design(s) for Playful Learning’ will be out next month – you can find the special issues and the speakers’ articles here:

Each webinar will include both presentations based on the published articles as well as activities exploring the theme and approach to playful higher education. The webinar series will conclude with an online book launch and reception celebrating the 2-year anniversary of the Playful University Platform.


All webinars are open, online and free to all – but registration is required


On 11 October, 15.00-16.30 CET, we kick of the series with the interesting and important subject of What is it like to be a Playful Academic, and how can we forge ways to get there? with Annika Lübbert, PhD student, Department of Neuro- and Pathophysiology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, GermanyPedro Gonzales-Fernande,  PhD student, HfMT in Hamburg, Germany and Katrin Heimann, Postdoc, Interacting Minds Center at Aarhus University, Denmark


You can register for and read more about the event here: (zoom-link and details will be sent upon registration the day before the event)


The PUP Thematic Webinar Series 2 is part of the Playful University Platform, a project under CHEF lead by Rikke Toft Nørgård and Josephine Eghave Midttun Solheim. 


You can find more information and sign-up for the individual webinars by following the links in the attached pdf or by visiting the CHEF event page here:


You can also visit the Playful University Platform (PUP) here: to learn more about the project, get your hands on loads of PUP materials (and the videos from the first instalment of the webinar series). Here you can also sign up to get notified when more events and opportunities in relation to playful higher education or PUP are happening

Fwd: Assessment in HE webinars

We are delighted to advise you that The Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Network we will be running a series of webinars in partnership with Transforming Assessment during this forthcoming academic year.  This session is scheduled for Wednesday 06 October 2021.  Please see details below:


06 October 2021: Using video in assessment and feedback

This session will explore two approaches to using video in assessment and feedback.  This panel session is jointly presented by Transforming Assessment and the Assessment in Higher Education Network (UK).


Session chair: Fabio Arico (University of East Anglia, UK)


Presenter 1: Justin Rami (Dublin City University, Ireland)

The impact and possibilities of video feedback in higher education – towards a model of care, trust, and social presence

This presentation will explore the use, impact and possibilities of Video Feedback in Higher Education towards a model of care, trust and social presence. Fostering the conditions for the design of a sustainable model in which dialogical feedback/forward can develop means the function of feedback can be mutually understood and utilised.


Presenter 2: Elizabeth Hidson, Ian Elliott, Alison Griffiths, Vikki Wynn, Simon Sheard & Jemma Bell (University of Sunderland, UK)

Video-enhanced dialogic assessment of teaching practice portfolios

Our guiding research question asks "what evidence of practice is co-constructed through the video-enhanced dialogic assessment interview process?" In this presentation, we present the Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment (VEDA) process and research project in the context of teacher education. VEDA can most easily be imagined as an online viva voce oral examination. We share two key case studies from the ongoing project. One focuses on the trainee teacher for whom formative video-stimulated recall, reflection and dialogue is part of their learning i.e. assessment for learning. The other case study will present the summative high-stakes VEDA interview where the assessor must be confident that all the evidence presented demonstrates that the candidate meets the necessary teachers' standards.



Please download abstracts for both presentations (PDF).


To register for this session please login (or create an account) then click the 'register now' button Log in to Register


Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, DVC Academic, University of Canberra and Dr Mathew Hillier, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.

Time is displayed below is in *universal coordinated time* Follow this link to view your local time. 01 September 2021 07:00 - 08:00 UTC


Linda Shore MBA

LED Research Centre

University of Cumbria

Fusehill Street



England CA1 2HH


Fwd: SEDA/SHED Winter Conference open for bookings!

Rethinking the Remit of the University in Challenging Times

SEDA is delighted to announce the return of the in-person conference on 2-3 December 2021 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.


Further details of the full programme of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities will be available shortly on the conference website.


In the meantime, you can book your place via Eventbrite and join us through Twitter for our pre-conference discussion: #sedaconf


We look forward to seeing you in December!


Carole Davis & Helen King

(Co-Chairs: Staff & Educational Development Association (SEDA))


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