Friday, 9 October 2015

FW: October Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) - Free Webinar


Dear colleagues,

Our exciting new programme of regular TLCs continues this month with a webinar debating the question “Is there a role for badges in Higher Education?”.

Leading the debate on Monday 26th October 12:30-13:30 (BST) are National Teaching Fellow, Chrissi Nerantzi (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Professor Ale Armellini (University of Northampton)

The debate format of this TLC will provide participants with an opportunity to experience something different to the common, single room, large group webinar format by using breakout rooms to allow small groups to discuss the topic and formulate questions to put to the debate leaders. We hope that this will provide a very engaging and participatory webinar experience and give lots of opportunities to interact with other participants and the presenters.

Full details of this event and short positioning statements from Chrissi and Ale are available on the TLC blog:  

 We hope you will be able to join us.

 How to join the debate

To attend and take part in the webinar debate simply follow the link to the TLC webinar room here:
To login: Chose the option to Enter as a guest, add your name, institution and country into the Name field and click on the “Enter Room” button.

To ensure that you get the best audio visual experience during the webinars we have provided a simple guide to Ensuring that you are set up correctly to participate in webinars delivered by Adobe Connect.  We recommend that you do this well in advance of the webinar (so that you have plenty of time to seek advice and resolve any issues that you may identify).  Don’t worry it only takes 10-15 minutes as most of the process is automated.

You may also find our Adobe Connect Webinar Participant Guide useful to print out in advance of the session.

Please note

A recording of the webinar will be made available at the same URL under a creative commons licence.


About Teaching & Learning Conversations

TLC is an exciting cross-institutional collaboration to provide open CPD opportunities for everybody teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education. To find out more please visit the TLC website at:

Please feel free to share the link to the TLC programme and individual webinars with others who might also be interested. Further information and recordings from previous webinars can be found in the TLC archive at:

If you have engaged in any way with the TLCs so far, as a participant, facilitator or watched any of the recordings, please consider providing us with some feedback by completing our short survey at:

Through this form, you can also to claim your TLC badge. Thank you very much.

We hope you will be able to join us for this TLC webinar.


The TLC team


Participating institutions and contacts

Manchester Metropolitan University, contact Rod Cullen & Chrissi Nerantzi

University of Northampton, contact Prof. Ale Armellini

University of Salford, contact Calum Thomson

University Campus Suffolk, contact Dr Chris Smith

University of Surrey, contact Dr Simon Lygo-Baker

Sheffield Hallam University, contact Andrew Middleton

London Metropolitan University, contact Charlotte Fregona


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Dr W. Rod Cullen

Learning Innovations Team

Learning & Research Technologies

Learning and Research Information Services

Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

Tel: +44 (0)161 247 3356       
EMail :
Skype: wrod.cullen


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