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10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference

2017 Theme : Legacy March 29 – April 1, 2017 The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments.  Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference. The conference is free to attend. Continue reading →

Special Interest Groups – What’s on

ILIaD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together staff to share good practice, learn from one another and collaborate, or to look in more depth at a specific area of Education excellence or innovation. In support of the Education Enhancement Theme, last year saw the establishment of a number of new Technology Enhanced Learning  SIGS which are now going from strength to strength. Continue reading →

Review: High Impact Pedagogies Conference

On the 7th September, the University welcomed representatives from over 50 Higher Education Institutions to discuss the findings of the Higher Education Academy funded research:  "Engaged student learning: high impact strategies to enhance student learning" by Professor Carol Evans, Professor Daniel Muijs and Dr Michael Tomlinson and to look at opportunities to take this work further. Continue reading →

Special Interest Groups – What’s on

ILIaD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together staff to share good practice, learn from one another and collaborate or to look in more depth at a specific area of Education excellence or innovation. In support of the Education Enhancement Theme, last year saw the establishment of a number of new Technology Enhanced Learning  SIGS which are now going from strength to strength. Continue reading →

How Podcasting helps academics tell engaging stories.

Reporting from September's Podcasting Micro-Conference #sotonpod16    Martin Austwick talks to the audience at #sotonpod16   In designing the Podcasting Micro-conference, we wanted to exploit the recent growth in podcasting production and opportunities for researchers, educators and staff keen to capitalise on the increasing success of the medium to reach out, tell stories and engage the public. Continue reading →

Call for Proposals: The quest for teaching excellence and learning gain: issues, resolutions and possibilities

The Call for Proposals for the SEDA Spring Teaching and Learning Conference 2017 is now open. If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the guidance and the proposal form. Dates:      11 – 12 May 2017 Venue:     Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester Proposals should be submitted electronically to SEDA at office@seda.ac.uk, using the proposal form, by Monday 7th November at 5pm. Continue reading →

HEA Conference – Call for Proposals

Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight HEA Conference 4-6 July 2017 I Renold Building, University of Manchester (Sackville Street Campus) CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS The Higher Education Academy is delighted to announce the return of its Annual Conference and today opens a call for proposals that focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in the age of the Teaching Excellence Framework. Continue reading →

Mentoring Networking and CPD Event, 5th July 2016 – Last three tickets !

A full day of keynotes and CPD activities focussing on mentoring. Programme 09.30-09.45  Registration & Refreshments 09.45-10.00  Welcome -  Professor James Anderson, Associate Dean Education and Student    Experience, Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences 10.00-10.50  Keynote1  Jos Finer Head Organisational & Staff Development, St Andrew’s University. Continue reading →

Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2016

ILIaD were pleased to have two papers accepted for the Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2016, one by Adam Warren and the other by Stephan Caspar, Sarah Fielding and myself. Not only was it a chance for us to share ideas with like-minded colleagues, but there was a wide range of speakers from a number of local universities... and it was also a chance for us to see Solent's new facilities! http://www.solent.ac. Continue reading →

ELESIG South event: Students as Producers

On Wednesday 29th June, Adam Warren and Tamsyn Smith attended the second symposium organised by the Southern branch of ELESIG (Evaluation of Learners' experiences of E-learning Special Interest Group). The event was considering the role of Students as Producers. It included presentations from practitioners across a range of disciplines, looking at different ways that students can be actively involved in developing and evaluating their own learning. Continue reading →