Save the date! Student Transitions Symposium, University of Dundee, 9 June 2017

Sally Brown

We are pleased to announce that CASTLE will be holding a Symposium to celebrate the end of the current Student Transitions Enhancement Theme. There has been a lot of excellent work going on in the University around this Theme and this will be an opportunity to share colleagues’ work with a wider audience.

We are delighted to have Professor Sally Brown as keynote for the day.

More information will follow in the New Year – watch this space!

Call for papers – Learning Development Conference, Hull, April 2017

ALDinHE

The ALDinHE is holding next year’s conference in the University of Hull, and a call for papers has just been put out, with a proposal deadline of 28th November.

Themes  include:

  • The Impact and Evaluation of Learning Development
  • The Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Collaboration in the Changing Environments
  • Creative Cultures in Learning Development

For more information click here

Assessment and Feedback Workshop, 2 February 2017

University of bath

The Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Bath are holding a day’s workshop, open to all.

Topics covered will be:

  • Approaches to transforming assessment and feedback
  • Technology-enhanced feedback
  • MOOCs and online self-assessment
  • Student participation in assessment and feedback

More information can be found in this pdf (358KB): Day Workshop Assessment Feedback Bath 2017

Remember, CASTLE can help towards funding your attendance at such events – get in touch at castle@dundee.ac.uk

Registration now open!

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Friday, 7 October 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00

Scrymgeour Hall in the Scrymgeour Building, Park Place  

Taking social innovation as its focus, this event will break the usual symposium format – it will be interactive, dynamic and open – and will look at the successes and challenges of social innovation in the 21st century. With speakers from both academia and the wider professional network, expect to be inspired and astonished!

This free symposium is open to all staff and students with an interest in finding out more about this exciting area, and includes all refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

Booking essential through EventBrite

This Symposium is hosted  by CASTLE in partnership with the RSA Scotland and the SiE

Abertay Learning & Teaching Conference 19 October

Abertay UNi

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/

What is Authentic Learning?

Sandcastles by Neil Turner CC BY-SA
Sandcastles by Neil Turner CC BY-SA

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.

University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

US TEL blog

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.