Monday, 21 July 2008

iPED International Conference 2008

iPED International Conference 2008
“Researching Academic Visions and Realities”
8 - 9 September 2008, Coventry University TechnoCentre, UK

The iPED Research Network is pleased to welcome you to join us for the 3rd International iPED Conference which will focus is on ‘Academic Visions and Realities’ for higher education staff and students through its themes of conceptions of leadership, emergent pedagogies and academic writing.

Our programme and planning for September are now well advanced. We would like to encourage you to join researchers, practitioners, academic management and educational technologists who will explore our themes collegially. The first two iPED Conferences each involved colleagues from well over 100 institutions across the globe, in roles as peer reviewers, authors, presenters and delegates. iPED 2008 has built on this success.

This year we are delighted to host keynote talks from Dr Philip Chambers - Reflective Learning, UK; Professor James Morrison - University of North Carolina, USA; Dr Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams - Coventry University, UK with Sally Mitchell - Queen Mary, University of London, UK; Professor Robin Middlehurst - Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and Kingston University, UK; together with a Virtual Keynote from Stephen Downes - National Research Council, Canada.

We also welcome invited workshops from Dr Jenny Moon - Bournemouth University and Dr Peter McCaffery - London South Bank University.

Our conference gala dinner will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum on Monday 8 September. Undergoing a £20 million redevelopment, The Herbert is developing a new sculpture gallery, creative media studios, an arts information centre and a history centre to house Coventry city’s archives.

Examples of confirmed contributions to the conference which may interest you:

* “Practical Suggestions for facilitating supervision of interdisciplinary Professional Doctorates”, Dr. Robert Barbour, Unitec, New Zealand
* “The Odd Couple? - Leadership and Strategy from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office”, Professor Robert Burgess, University of Leicester
* “A conception of academic leadership which builds constructively on the past”, Professor Lewis Elton, University of Gloucestershire
* “Anti-Realism for Academic Writing”, Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* “From the case-load of a union leader”, Professor Charlotte Mbali, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
* “Shifting the locus of responsibility for academic writing “, a symposium by colleagues from Edge Hill University chaired by Claire Penketh
* “Personalised Learning (PL) and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) in Enhancing the Student Learning Experience”, Dr Norman Powell, University of Manchester
* “What Technology Can't Fix: Changing Feedback Practices in Higher Education”, Dr. Aisha Walker, University of Leeds

Key Dates:
Discounted accommodation deadline: 10 August 2008
Registrations close: 31 August 2008
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