Day 2 - 27th October
09:00 - 09:30 Creating compelling student experiences through distance and online learningIan 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 MyattDirector 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 populationsJames Redgate, Head of Business Development,RM Results
- 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 RedgateHead of Business Development
10:30 - 11:00 Morning coffee and networking
11:00 - 12:30 The Course Resource Appraisal ModellerDiana 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 LaurillardProfessor of Learning with Digital Technologies
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Blended learning: The student perspectiveDenise Sweeney, Professional Development Officer (Learning and Teaching),University of Nottinham
- 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 SweeneyProfessional Development Officer (Learning and Teaching)
University of Nottinham
14:00 - 14:30 Evolving curriculum design to incorporate effective use of technologyPeter 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 AlstonLecturer (Learning Technology)
University of Liverpool
14:30 - 15:00 Digital Possibilities: Equipping teaching staff with the skills required to embrace blended learningSarah Moore, Learning and Teaching Professional Development Manager,University of Sheffield Rachel Bovill, Learning and Teaching Professional Development Manager,University of Sheffield
- 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 MooreLearning and Teaching Professional Development Manager
University of Sheffield
Rachel BovillLearning 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 approachStylianos Hatzipanagos, Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning,King's College London
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:
- Greater involvement of the module leaders in learning design tasks;
- 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 HatzipanagosSenior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning
King's College London