Monday, 29 February 2016

FW: Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Frameworks and Practice, 7 April 2016



Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Frameworks and Practice

University of Sheffield, U.K

Thursday 7 April 2016 10 - 4.30


This one-day event aims to share frameworks, projects and experience through which interdisciplinary learning and teaching can be approached. The conference focus is on the emerging practices of interdisciplinary learning and teaching and how theoretical pedagogical frameworks might enhance and further develop interdisciplinary learning and teaching practice.

Talks include:


Catherine Lyall, University of Edinburgh, UK: Interdisciplinary learning and teaching provision: findings from a UK study


David Morrison, Plymouth University, UK: New evidence on interdisciplinarity and how we can teach it

Further details on the programme and speakers are available on the conference website:

Registration and attendance is FREE. Sign up via the online form:


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University of Sheffield

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Friday, 26 February 2016

FW: Join us for 5-days of #creativeHE during #openeducationwk 7-11 March, all welcome, staff and students

Subject: Join us for 5-days of #creativeHE during #openeducationwk 7-11 March, all welcome, staff and students


Hello everybody,

We are back!!! And we are very excited!!!

The distributed facilitation team of #creativeHE decided to offer a mini version of #creativeHE during Open Education Week.

It is an interesting change for us as we offered the last two times over a much longer period (the last one was offered over 8 weeks). We won’t try to cram everything into 5 days. So, please don’t worry. Our approach will be, less is more ;) and our focus is on the interactions we can generate and what we can learn through these.

All you need to do is access the Google + community and start participating. No registration is required and everything is wide open.

Warning! A wide open mind is needed as well as generous commitment during the week to get the maximum out of it. If you have sorted this out, please join us at

On Twitter we will be using the hashtag #creativeHE > Feel free to say hello there as well.

We really look forward to learning together soon,

Chrissi Nerantzi (Manchester Metropolitan University), Sandra Sinfield (London Metropolitan University), Sue Watling (University of Hull), Dr Nikos Fachantidis (University of Macedonia) and Prof. Norman Jackson (Creative Academic Lifewide Education)

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

FW: EARLY BIRD BOOKING: SEDA Spring Conference 2016




Early bird bookings for the SEDA Spring Conference 2016 is now open. If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the booking form.


Dates:      12 – 13 May 2016       


Venue:     The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh


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


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FW: CAPD Educational Research Seminar 17 March - Interdisciplinary learning and teaching provision



Interdisciplinary learning and teaching provision

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Professor Catherine Lyall

Catherine Lyall is Professor of Science and Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh.  She is currently seconded to the Institute for Academic Development to contribute to the university's strategy for interdisciplinary research and to develop a range of new opportunities to support the work of interdisciplinary researchers.  She is an experienced science policy researcher and evaluator of knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary research activities who has acted as a consultant to a number of public bodies including the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Academy and the European Commission. 


Thursday 17 March 2016

Interdisciplinary learning and teaching provision: findings from a UK study

Presented by: Professor Catherine Lyall, Professor of Science and Public Policy, University of Edinburgh

**Lunch Provided**

Date & Time: Thursday 17 March 2016, 1-2pm

Venue: Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Room 3.11, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London Mile End campus.

Please register for this seminar via 
Eventbrite or email the CAPD at – lunch will be provided for those who book, so please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

About the seminar:

 This talk will report on some of the findings from a study, commissioned by the UK Higher Education Academy, which sought to map the scale and type of current interdisciplinary provision within the UK; to assess future trends; and to identify some of the core principles and pedagogies supporting interdisciplinarity in undergraduate and postgraduate taught education. 

For further details, please visit the CAPD website.

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Monday, 22 February 2016

FW: RIDE Conference



Research and Innovation in Distance Education and E-learning 2016

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our annual conference, Research and Innovation in Distance Education and E-learning 2016, which will be held on Friday 11 March.


The conference has a strong research-practitioner focus and we are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for this year will be:


·         Prof. Dr Ilona Buchem – Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany.

·         Prof. Hugh Davis – Professor of Learning Technologies, Director of Institute for Learning Innovation and Development, University of Southampton, UK.


We will also have an exciting set of speakers who will be presenting during the day, drawing on their research and practice in their chosen fields. The event will incorporate the latest outputs from the CDE’s programme of Teaching and Research Awards, and will include paper and workshop sessions with plenty of opportunity to network with other experts. Presentations include the Open Science Laboratory project at the Open University, latest developments in assessment and feedback, digital badging, and MOOC evaluation. 


The conference is free and tickets can be reserved here:


We looks forward to welcoming you on the day.


Your conference chairs:

Prof Steven Warburton, University of Surrey, UK.

Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Kings College College, UK


Thursday, 18 February 2016

FW: Westminster Education Forum conference: digital technologies and innovative teaching in the classroom - inc. best practice - keynotes: ETAG and EdTech UK - Morning, Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar
Digital technologies and innovative teaching practices in the classroom: latest thinking and policy options

Professor Stephen Heppell, Chair, Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) and Chair, New Media Environments, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP), Bournemouth University
Ian Fordham, Chief Executive Officer, EdTech UK
Dr Helen Boulton, The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education; Tim Burnett, BTL Learning & Assessment and e-Assessment Association; Paul Campbell, ATL; Bob Harrison, Toshiba Information Systems Northern Europe; Paul Ladley, games-ED and pixelfountain; John Lamb, British Assistive Technology Association; Johnny McQuoid, BT Openreach; Matt Rogers, DigitalMe; Richard Smith, AmazingICT; Lynne Taylerson, Heart of Worcestershire College; Professor Peter Twining, ETAG and The Open University; Caroline Wright, British Educational Suppliers Association and a speaker confirmed from RM Results

Chaired by:
Lord Bichard, Non-Executive Director, The Key

This event is CPD certified

Morning, Tuesday, 26th April 2016
Central London

FW: Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference


Dear colleagues

Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Tuesday 12th April 2016:

'Active student participation in learning, teaching and assessment'


I am pleased to invite colleagues from across the higher education community to register for the 9th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching conference. This year’s conference has a wide range of speakers, including Keynote presentations from Professor Peter Felten, Elon University, North Carolina and Dr Tansy Jessop, University of Winchester, and I would encourage anyone with an interest in learning, teaching and assessment to book their place. 


The Conference aims to stimulate discussion and debate about teaching, learning and assessment and is a key opportunity for colleagues from across the higher education community to come together to share experiences and learn about the innovative and exemplary work being undertaken here at Glasgow and in the wider HE community. As in previous years, it is anticipated that external delegates will bring other perspectives to our work, share thoughts and concepts and, we hope, leave the Conference with a renewed sense of creativity and inspiration.  



The programme, together with abstracts and the web booking form can be found at:



Throughout the day, in addition to presentations, posters and stands, I am delighted that delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about plans for the new University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Hub and to explore technology enhanced active learning spaces planned for it.


Immediately following submission of your registration form, you will receive an e-mail note of the sessions you have booked into.  Please read this carefully and direct any queries to Fiona Bell:; telephone 0141 330 3370.   



The delegate rate for the Conference is £95.00.


It is important to note that your booking will not be confirmed until we have received your payment; the deadline for receipt of payments is Wednesday 6th April 2016.  If payment has not been received by that date, you will be deemed to have withdrawn your booking.


Payment can be made either by cheque or by purchase order and should be sent to Pauline Kennedy at the Learning and Teaching Centre, Southpark House, 64 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LB.  Unfortunately we are, at present, unable to accept online payments. 


Please note that registration will close on Monday 14th March 2016 and that any questions about the Conference should be directed to Fiona Bell in the first instance.


Best wishes


Frank Coton



Professor Frank N. Coton



Vice-Principal (Academic and Educational Innovation)



FW: [M25-LT-GROUP] INVITATION To Roehampton's Annual Learning & Teaching Conference on 20.4.2016

Roehampton's Annual Learning & Teaching Conference


Becoming a 21st Century Graduate


Dear M25 Colleagues


We would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, which takes place on Wednesday 20th April 9.30-16.00. Information is on our website at:    Bookings are now open at:


Our keynote speaker is Professor Ron Barnett from the Institute of Education / UCL. The conference will includes workshops, debates and discussions around the topic of learning and teaching in the 21st century university.  How can academic and support staff ensure that students are supported throughout their degrees? How can we improve retention rates on our taught programmes? What does a 21st century university teacher look like? What's the role of learning technology? How can we support our students to become excellent and employable 21st century graduates?


Our themes of this year are:


o The student journey / learning journeys


o Retention, retention, retention


o Stragglers and strugglers / the role of student support


o Making the most of technology


o Employability and the curriculum


Do join us if you can!


Kind regards


Bridget Middlemas

2016 Conference Organiser


Bridget Middlemas, SFHEA

PICASA Coordinator & SEDA Programmes Convenor | Learning & Teaching Team

Grove House | University of Roehampton | London SW15 5PJ

(t) 0208 392 3499

PICASA Project at Roehampton - Promoting Internationalisation of HEIs in Eastern Neighbourhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptations


PICASA on Twitter at: UKPICASA

Bridget on Twitter at: bmiddlemas

Teaching at Uni at:  teachingatuni



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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

FW: Transforming Assessment Update: next session 2 March "Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams" [JISC]


Transforming Assessment Webinar Update

[Via JISCmail - this is not direct email - apologies for any cross posting]

1) Next session: 2 March 2016 "Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams"
2) Recording: "Developing a 4‐dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment" held 3 Feb

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1) Next session 2 March 2016
"Designing for Learner Engagement with Computer-based Summative Exams"

Presenters: Richard Walker and Zoe Handley (University of York, UK)


How do we prepare university students for high stakes computer-based testing? What steps should instructors take to ensure that students can perform to the best of their abilities? These are the some of the questions that this session will explore.

A Learner Engagement with e-Assessment (LEe-AP) framework for instructors has been developed which highlights engagement issues when introducing computer-based assessment and includes guidance for students and instructors. The framework touches on socialisation measures, preparation for test-taking, revision strategies, test organisation and the presentation of questions via the user interface. The session will explore the experiences of postgraduate education students taking high stakes computer-based examinations as well as reflections on practice after using the framework to prepare a new MA cohort (2015-16) and in mock exams held in November 2015 and January 2016.

2) Recording for
"Developing a 4‐dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment" held 3 feb 2016.

Presenter: Dr Chris Landorf (University of Queensland, Australia).

This presentation reported on the development of an interactive digital learning environment and associated learning activities for construction industry learners. The learning environment is based on a time-lapse 3-dimensional (4D) visualisation of a major construction project, the University of Queensland's Advanced Engineering Building. Additional resources associated with the design and construction of the building including interviews, design documents and contracts are also integrated. This provides a realistic context for simulated in-class activities and assignment work that activate student learning and enhance critical thinking skills using problem-based learning approaches. The project was funded by an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching grant.

View the session recording and download resources via

Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics.
Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Office of Vice-Provost Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at

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Dr Mathew Hillier
Honorary Academic/Snr Lecturer
The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
(was 'Teaching and Educational Development Institute'),
The University of Queensland, Australia
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Academic/Snr Lecturer
Office of Vice-Provost (Learning & Teaching)
Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melbourne), Australia
Transforming Assessment

Friday, 12 February 2016

FW: UKAT Conference March 2016 - Register Now

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UK Advising and Tutoring Conference

17th - 18th March 2016

Exploration of Student Advising, Support and Guidance in the context of Student Success, Attainment and Retention 


Dates:               Thursday 17th - Friday 18th March 2016
Venue:             Southampton Solent Conference Centre, Sir James Matthews Building, 157-187, Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7NN

Keynotes include:

Charlie Nutt
Executive Director of NACADA - Global Community of Academic Advising, and Associate Director and Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Kansas State University.

Liz Thomas  
Liz Thomas Associates – Higher Education Research and Consultancy, and Professor of Higher Education at Edge Hill University.


Delegate registration is now open.

In the changing landscape of the HE and FE sector, many new roles are appearing to support and advise our students. The guiding roles of academic faculty and central services are also being re-defined and explored. UKAT's first autumn conference aims to explore the current trends and methods of student advice, support and guidance, consider the broader context of student success, attainment and retention, and promote the sharing of experiences and innovative practice.

United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring is a professional body of practitioners and researchers interested in all aspects of advising and personal tutoring in FE and HE in the UK. UKAT recognises that effective personal tutoring and academic advising is at the core of student success, and aspires to lead the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of student advising and tutoring in the UK and beyond.
We hope you are able to join us for our launch event in March 2016.

Best Wishes,

Emily Foster
UKAT Communications Co-Coordinator

UKAT is proudly allied to NACADA - The Global Community for Academic Advising


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