Abertay University is holding its biennial Teaching and Learning Conference on the 19th October 2016 with the theme “Seeing Learning Differently”. Kerr Gardiner will be the keynote speaker talking about “Moving centuries – the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly blended learning landscape” and the rest of the day comprises of a number of short talks, interactive workshop and a “Powered by PechaKucha” session. Early bird rates apply until the 31 August so get your ticket now! Tickets and more details are available at: https://abertaytle.wordpress.com/abertay-tle-conference-seeing-learning-differently/
Find out what exactly is meant by ‘Authentic Learning’, including his list of the twelve elements needed to deliver successful authentic learning events, on Steve Revington’s website. Steve is a multiple award-winning Canadian academic who has been teaching for over thirty years. Although he works mainly with children, the theories can be applied at any level.
This blog is definitely worth following if you have an interest in TEL. It has been recognised by the community as being one of the top ten e-learning blogs, and is produced by the TEL team, led by Dr David Walker, previously Senior Learning Technologist here at the University of Dundee. The latest post is Developing accessible web content, which has been written in collaboration with another former Dundee Staff member Dr David Sloan.
A slightly worrying feature on the Times Higher Education website with 6 academics discussing the results of a recent survey, which suggested research misconduct in the UK is more prevalent than perviously feared.
This dynamic duo were keynote speakers at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s International Colloquium in April 2016. The organisers have now collated a collection of bite-sized videos of their visit which include the keynote, interviews and a CPS/CPD workshop.
This can be accessed here
For more information on the work of these globally-renowned theorists and consultants visit their website
This is part of a series of webinars delivered as part of the Focus On: Collaborative Provision QAA project.
Thursday’s session includes the University’s own Lynn Boyle, Programme Convenor BA Childhood Practice, School of Education and Social Work, discussing support of students, regardless of distance.
For more information and registration click here
New post: ‘If you spend your life looking behind you, you don’t see what’s up front’: Constructing learning through experience (and how the digital might help)
Reflection, recognition and connection – exploring HEA Senior and Principal Fellowship workshop
Wedesday 23rd June, 10.30-3.15pm
Dalhousie Building Room 2F14
Staff from the University of Dundee and beyond are invited to this HEA fellowship workshop and networking event. Participants will be able to consider their teaching practice, current or future fellowship, and how best to access support available from the Higher Education Academy. There will be the opportunity to share practice and learning, to develop ideas, and relate this to professional development and recognition.
We’ve just been having a look at Mark’s wordpress site, which is a fantastic read for anyone with an interest in using digital tools and social media in academia. There are a lot of resources and information around this topic, including tweeting, podcasting, blogging and video casting.
Follow him on Twitter: @mark_carrigan
There are still a few spaces available for this event, which should be well worth making time for. If you can’t come along next week, it’s being run again in Edinburgh on 17th May.
Transition skills: staff and student event
Wednesday 11th May, 10.30 – 3pm, Dalhousie Room 2F11
This event will offer access to a suite of newly created student and staff resources. These resources have been designed for staff to help students gain an understanding of the changes in their transitions and to face these changes as a normal part of their higher education.
Staff and students attending the event will be able to use the resources in an interactive workshop and, by providing feedback, will influence the final design of the resources prior to their publication and distribution across the Scottish higher education sector.
Click here for programme and registration