26 - 27 October, 2016 | Kensington Close Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Day 2 - 27th October

08:55 - 09:00 Chairperson's welcome to Day 2

Fiona Harvey, Education Development Manager,University of Southampton

Fiona Harvey

Education Development Manager
University of Southampton

09:00 - 09:30 Creating compelling student experiences through distance and online learning

Ian Myatt, Director of Educational Enterprise,University of Birmingham
  • Lessons learned from launching fully online courses at the University of Birmingham
  • Getting the online aspect of blended learning right
  • Leveraging internal and external resources to enhance the learning experience
  • Managing expectations of staff, students and stakeholders


Ian Myatt

Director of Educational Enterprise
University of Birmingham

09:30 - 10:30 Roundtable discussions: The role of eAssessment in providing high quality student feedback to globally distributed student populations

James Redgate, Head of Business Development,RM Results
Key themes / questions:
  • Improving student satisfaction through managing the process of marking students assessments to consistent time and quality standards
  • Ensuring each of your students, irrespective of their global location, receives high quality feedback on their assessments
  • Facilitating blended learning through the range of assessments offered – paper-based, digitally submitted, computer-based assessments, audio, video


James Redgate

Head of Business Development
RM Results

10:30 - 11:00 Morning coffee and networking

11:00 - 12:30 The Course Resource Appraisal Modeller

Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies,UCL

The sessionwill run as a workshop to introduce participants to the issue of planning andcosting the teaching activities required to move from f2f to blended and whollyonline courses. This will include a demo of an online tool designed to helpwith modelling the teaching costs and learning benefits of moving to moreonline. Participants who bring their own laptops will have hands-on interactionwith the tool, as well as group work to share ideas and experiences in the bestways of optimising the move to blended and online teaching and learning.


Diana Laurillard

Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

  • How are students using learning technology to optimise their learning in blended learning environments?
  • What is the thinking that underpins their learning technology use?
  • What are the variations in learning technology use and thinking amongst students?
  • What is learning technology use contingent on?
  • What is the role of university teachers in enhancing students' learning using learning technologies?


Denise Sweeney

Professional Development Officer (Learning and Teaching)
University of Nottinham

14:00 - 14:30 Evolving curriculum design to incorporate effective use of technology

Peter Alston, Lecturer (Learning Technology),University of Liverpool
  • Understanding how blended learning can support course aims and objectives
  • Considering available technologies at the curriculum design stage
  • Overcoming the challenges of transitioning from old to new
  • Guiding course design to ensure consistently high quality blended learning practice across an institution
  • Establishing the best blended learning model to meet your students’ needs


Peter Alston

Lecturer (Learning Technology)
University of Liverpool

  • Taking an experiential approach to teaching blended learning
  • Encouraging staff to ask critical questions about blended learning in light of their discipline and student needs
  • Emphasising the consideration of technology as part of teaching design, rather than an add-on
  • Cultivating value around blended learning


Sarah Moore

Learning and Teaching Professional Development Manager
University of Sheffield


Rachel Bovill

Learning and Teaching Professional Development Manager
University of Sheffield

15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon tea and networking

15:30 - 23:59 Redefining teaching observations for the online tutor: a learning design approach

Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning,King's College London
The workshop will revisit the notion of peer observation in the context of online learning and teaching. Dialogue, consensus between the observer and the observee and the focus on peer review which are perceived to be of great value in traditional, face-to-face observations are constrained in online learning spaces; however the great advantage of an online environment is the digital, longitudinal trail of a tutor’s teaching philosophy as opposed to the ‘snapshot’ of teaching practice in a traditional observation. The observed trail consists of the learning design as it is captured in the online space of a course/ module, as well as the tutor and student interactions. The process can lead to a rich self and peer evaluation and useful feedback.
The workshop will explore this process by introducing an online tool that has been designed to be used for self-evaluation so that practitioners and module teams can share designs without seeming to impose top-down standards. The tool serves two purposes:
  1. Greater involvement of the module leaders in learning design tasks;
  2. Enhancing the understanding of key learning design principles that lead to greater tutor effectiveness

Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos is Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning at King's Learning Institute, King's College London and a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of London. His research portfolio includes: learning design and evaluation of online learning environments, formative assessment and technology-enhanced assessment, computer mediated communication and computer supported collaborative work, open educational resources, social media and social networking in an educational context. He has edited books and peer reviewed journal special issues on social media and assessment. He has developed and led successful research funding applications and participated in research projects at a national (UK) and European level.


Stylianos Hatzipanagos

Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning
King's College London