Thursday, 23 November 2017

FW: The Digital University, Social Justice and the ‘public good’

The Digital University, Social Justice and the 'public good', organised through the Society for Research into Higher Education and held at Queen's University Belfast.
https://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/details.asp?EID=332

From the event description:
"This one-day event is a space for dialogue on social justice, the 'public good' and the imperatives and priorities of 'digital learning' in HE. It brings together scholars from across a range of standpoints and disciplines, who will each seek to interrogate a dominant narrative around digital citizenship, digital literacy, and open learning and argue about what these concepts might mean when (re-)framed as a project for social justice and the public good."

Yours sincerely

Dr Ibrar Bhatt
Lecturer in Education
School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work
20 College Green
Queen's University Belfast
BT7 1LN

Email: i.bhatt@qub.ac.uk
Twitter: @ibrar_bhatt | Tel: +44(0)28990971489

Author of 'Assignments as Controversies': https://www.routledge.com/Assignments-as-Controversies-Digital-Literacy-and-Writing-in-Classroom/Bhatt/p/book/9781138185456

Co-convener of SRHE Digital University Network: https://www.srhe.ac.uk/networks/digital_university.asp

Monday, 20 November 2017

FW: Transforming Assessment Webinars - recording 15 Nov 'Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment' + 30 nov 'feedback for learning' [JISCmail]


1) Recording available: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment held 15 Nov 2017.
2) Webinar by colleagues: "Feedback for learning - closing the loop" 30 Nov 2017 [2AM UTC).
3) e-Exams workshop at ASCILITE conference 7 Dec 2017 (free).

Note: the Transforming Assessment webinars will resume in 2018.

Please forward to interested colleagues!
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1) Recording available: Getting it right: guidelines for online assessment held 15 Nov 2017.

Presenters: David Snell and Jane Terrell (Massey University, New Zealand)

This session explored findings and tools developed for an Ako Aotearoa project on developing guidelines for assessment in higher education as well as an online tool that provides guidance to teachers in selecting online assessment tools.

View and download resources via:
http://ta.vu/15N2017

2) Bonus webinar! "Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop" 30 Nov 2017.

This separately run session by colleagues...
A/Prof. Michael Henderson (Monash University, Australia) and A/Prof. Phillip Dawson (Deakin University, Australia).

This concise 45-minute webinar will discuss the findings and practice implications arising from a large-scale, multi-institutional study conducted by the Australian Government funded 'Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop' project. The webinar will explore current educator and student experiences of feedback, and discuss strategies to develop and support effective feedback designs.

Note: the start time is 1.00PM Australian Eastern Daylight saving time (02:00AM Universal time).
The session will be recorded.

Please register for this free session via:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/feedback-for-learning-webinar-registration-39892560723


3) e-Exams workshop at ASCILITE conference 7 Dec (free).

We are running a hands-on workshop on authentic e-Exams suitable for educators, e-learning designers and e-learning technologists.

Title: Workshop 2 "Transforming exams: Hands on with the technology".
Date: Thursday 7 Dec: 10:00am to 1:30pm

Venue: T Block, Room 125, University of Southern Queensland campus, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.
A catered light lunch will be provided.

Capacity: 40 people.
Workshop registration link (no cost):
http://ta.vu/reg7dec

(scroll down to find "Register now and secure your attendance".)

Numbers are limited so please get in quick - but also let us know if you subsequently can't make it so we can free places for others.

Participants will need to bring a compatible laptop. Please refer to
http://ta.vu/eexam-laptops

This workshop is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training funded project: Transforming Exams (Grant ID 15-4747).
Note! only the workshop session and workshop catering are free. Participants must pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Also, if participants attend the ASCILITE conference on 4 to 6 Dec they will need to separately register and pay the conference registration fee.


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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, Monash Office 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 transformingassessment.com

Acknowledgements:
Support for this activity has been provided by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (as the 'e-Assessment SIG'), the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, University of New South Wales, Monash University and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.
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regards,

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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Substantive post:
Academic/Snr Lecturer
Office of Learning & Teaching
Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melbourne), Australia
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Transforming Assessment
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

FW: CALL FOR PAPERS: The ALDinHE Conference 2018

 

 

ALDinHE 2018: The Learning Development Conference

University of Leicester

26th - 28th March 2018

 

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the ALDinHE conference and we are looking forward to celebrating in Leicester with our best conference yet. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Roni Bamber, of Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, and John Hilsdon, from the University of Plymouth.

 

Join like-minded professionals for stimulating debate and discussion, contribute to the research and evidence base for Learning Development, and share your innovative and inspiring practice with a friendly and supportive audience. 

 

As always, this welcoming conference will provide opportunities to explore all aspects of learning development theory, practice and policy. This year, we are particularly interested in exploring the theoretical foundations for:

  • How we think about learning development
    • Managing professional identities
    • Pathways for professional development
    • The problems learning development can solve
    • The value of learning development across the sector
  • How we enact learning development
    • Working with students and colleagues
    • Understanding why tools and techniques work
    • Flexibility within a changing sector
    • Opportunities and challenges

 

We welcome proposals for workshops, paper presentations, lightning talks and posters. Details on how to submit these can be found on the conference webpage: www.aldinhe.ac.uk/leicester18 

 

The deadline for proposals is Monday 27th November 2017.

 

The ALDinHE conference is a supportive environment that promotes creative collaboration between learning developers and is always popular, with a regular attendance of over 140 delegates from the UK and beyond.

 

Mark the date in your diaries. Booking will be open shortly.

 

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Dr Carina Buckley, SFHEA

Instructional Design Manager | Solent Learning and Teaching Institute

Southampton Solent University | East Park Terrace | Southampton SO14 0RJ

T: 023 8201 3336 E: carina.buckley@solent.ac.uk| www.solent.ac.uk

Co-Chair of ALDinHE: www.aldinhe.ac.uk

FW: CRA Winter Solstice Seminar, 30th November 2017

CRA Winter Solstice Seminar

Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre

Thursday 30th November 2017

A CRA Christmas Treat

 

Come and join us in Manchester for our Winter Solstice Seminar at a knock-down price of just £79 for CRA members and £95 non members to say thank you to all our subscribers and followers. A detailed programme is appended. On a cost-recovery only basis the programme includes contributions from:

 

·         Sam Dent from the University of Sheffield showing the findings of the HEFCE-funded RARA Project looking at the gaps in student attainment;

·         Gill Reindl from Hartpury describing how they have transformed the student experience (and achieved TEF Gold);

·         Ian Welch from QAA describing where they are going next;

·         David Grey from York St John and UKAT talking about researching personal tutoring;

·         The introduction of the Rob Ward Annual Lecture - .... with Rob Ward himself as the inaugural speaker;

·         Steve Outram will introduce you to activities that will enable you to 'get things done!'

 

Booking options:-

  • Eventbrite – using departmental credit/ debit card.
  • Purchase order – complete the attached booking form and return with an official purchase order.

Best wishes

 

Steve Outram

Director
The Centre for Recording Achievement

 

There’s so much to do and see whilst out and about in Manchester

Experience the magic of Christmas at the famous Christmas markets.

The local highly rated museums:- Museum of Science & Industry,  The Manchester Museum,  The Museum of Transport.

Libraries must see:- John Rylands Library,  Manchester Central Library,  Chetham’s Library.

Theatre: The Palace Theatre,  Manchester Opera House

Football fans can enjoy The National Football Museum,   Manchester United Football Stadium Tour,  Manchester City Stadium Tour.

 

 

 

   Cath Hewson

   The Centre for Recording Achievement

   Unit 3B, First Floor, Pier House, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4AL.

   T: 01942 826761

   F: 01942 834623

   E-mail: cath@recordingachievement.ac.uk

   www.recordingachievement.ac.uk   Twitter.com/TheCRA

 

 

 

Our Annual Winter Solstice Seminar

Chancellor’s Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester

Thursday 30th November 2017

 

"Revisiting Target Setting" Webinar

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Led by Sally Wootton, FETN

Booking options available here.

 

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FW: Creativity, Copyright and Citation - Learning on Screen Members' Day 2017

This year the Learning on Screen annual members' day will look at the issues of creativity, copyright and citation with the use of audiovisual in education. The Learning on Screen AGM will also take place during the day. 

Friday 1 December, 10 am – 3 pm

Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD

Rates: 

£30 - Learning on Screen member

£50 - Non-member

£15 - Student rate

 

 

Audiovisual can support creativity in teaching, learning and research across all subject areas, so for our members' day this year we will hear from a range of speakers about how and why they use it in their work. With presentations, demonstrations, case studies and an expert panel discussion, the day will outline how to find and use a wide range of audiovisual content, supported with metadata. We will also hear about ways to reduce the environmental impact of creating new audiovisual material.

Understanding the copyright implications of using audiovisual materials in teaching, learning and research remains a priority issue for our members and the day will cover the latest research and guidance on this. The final piece of the jigsaw is understanding how to correctly cite the use of audiovisual material and our newly updated academic citation guidelines will also be presented on the day.

Event programme 

09.30 am – Registration – tea and coffee will be served in the library

10.00 – Chief Executive's Welcome: Virginia Haworth-Galt, Learning on Screen

10.15 – Creative re-use of archive material in student filmmaking: Dr Shane O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Filmmaking, Kingston University will speak about his work with HE filmmaking students and the films they have made with archive content

10.40 – Creativity, sustainability and the 'albert' initiative: Aaron Matthews, BAFTA Industry Sustainability Manager

11.00 – Conversations about creativity: panel discussion featuring members of the Filmmaking Research Network chaired by Dr Joanna Callaghan, Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at the University of Sussex

12.15 – Creative content: we are opening up our valuable and unique television archive via our off-air digitisation project and making this content available in BoB. Update from Sergio Angelini, Head of Membership Services and Information at Learning on Screen

12.30 – Lunch break (Learning on Screen AGM will take place)

1.45 – Education Copyright Help for Audiovisual Rights in Media (e-CHARM): Dr Jane Secker and Chris Morrison will present the findings and recommendations from their higher education copyright research, work which will form the backbone of Learning on Screen's dedicated copyright service launching next year

2.15 – ERA update: Helena Djurkovic, Chief Executive of ERA

2.30 – Learning on Screen website reveal: Gabriel Hernandez, Head of Digital Development at Learning on Screen will provide an exclusive look at our new website, launching in February 2018 and fully opening up our wealth of scholarly resources to UK education

2.45 – Audiovisual Citation Guidelines: discussing best practice in audiovisual citation a member of the academic panel involved in the updating of this invaluable resource will present the revised citation guidelines

3.00 pm – Close

 

 

Lucy Witcomb
Events Officer

Learning on Screen
Opening up access to moving image and sound since 1948

E-Mail: lucy@bufvc.ac.uk
Tel.: 020 7393 1507

Learning on Screen | @LearnonScreen | @OnDemandBoB | @bobinschools

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