Category: Conferences & Events

100 ideas for Active learning 

I recently attended a free online CPD course run by the Active Learning Network on inclusive communities.  Over three online sessions in November, several contributors from the book 100 ideas for active learning presented their ideas and encouraged attendees to try out their activities individually or collaboratively in breakout groups. The workshops were inspiring and thought…Continue Reading 100 ideas for Active learning 

Thinking about digital transformation – report from HolonIQ Digital Transformation workshop

Photo of Susannah Quinsee presenting a slide about City's digital transformation 'hot topics'

Earlier this month, City hosted a workshop on digital transformation run by HolonIQ. The workshop was led by Maria Spies, Co-CEO and Meg Hamel, VP Education, both from HolonIQ and included participants from City and other UK higher education institutions. To set the scene for the workshop, Maria asked us to respond to a couple…Continue Reading Thinking about digital transformation – report from HolonIQ Digital Transformation workshop

CREATe Evidence Conference – reforming copyright through evidence

A few weeks ago I went to the University of Glasgow to a 2 day conference organised by CREATe who are the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre. I was invited to attend the Copyright Evidence Conference and contribute to the event based on my expertise related to copyright and online learning. CREATe are an…Continue Reading CREATe Evidence Conference – reforming copyright through evidence

Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

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Blogging guest from the LSE Towards the end of the last academic year, we were delighted to welcome Michael Taster, the Managing Editor of the LSE Impact Blog to our blog writing group. Michael shared some fascinating insights into how to run a high profile academic blog, how to find new content for the blog…Continue Reading Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

Integrating, including, and adapting: thoughts from the UEL 2022 Teaching & Learning Symposium

old-fashioned light bulb on stack of books

On September 16, 2022, I was lucky enough to be invited to present at the University of East London’s Teaching & Learning Symposium conference. The conference included keynote speakers, presentations of practice, and lightning talks. The variety of content was arranged primarily in parallel sessions, so while I couldn’t attend everything live outside of my…Continue Reading Integrating, including, and adapting: thoughts from the UEL 2022 Teaching & Learning Symposium

Media and Learning Conference 2022

Article on the 2022 Media & Learning Conference in Belgium by James Rutherford, Senior Educational Technologist and Project Lead in Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). This report summarises what emerged from the 2-day programme. The Media & Learning Association – a not-for-profit association to promote innovation and creativity in teaching and learning through the use…Continue Reading Media and Learning Conference 2022

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

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From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 2, I will discuss the session I attended on peer mentoring. In Part 1, I talked about a session I attended on duoethnography. As I mentioned in my first blog…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Alt this activity card: Ask students to write alternative text (Alt-Text) for a provocative image relating to the subject. Encourage students to create a meaningful description and consider any assumptions and bias that may arise while doing this.

Last month, I was fortunate to attend and present at the Advance HE Teaching & Learning conference 2022 with my colleague Maria Kaffa, the rising star in our digital accessibility team. The overarching theme across all three days of the conference was on Enhancing student success through student engagement. I attended some sensational sessions, but…Continue Reading Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

In-room and Zoom participants wave to each other

The Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange, a community event to support the sharing of effective teaching practice within the school, has evolved in format since the first one in 2018. Co-hosted by Dr Martin Rich and LEaD, they began as fully in-person events and moved online in the summer of 2020. We are now organising…Continue Reading Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

Screenshot of Ed Fidoe, CEO of the London Interdisciplinary School, talk at Digifest. Depicts screenshot of curriculum map from a typical LIS module.

In the HE digital education conferencing and events space, 2022 has been marked by gradual returns to in-person activities as well as, in some cases, their hybridisation. This was in sharp contrast to the emergency shift to online conferencing (or outright cancellation) that many saw in 2020 and the attempts to improve on and extend…Continue Reading Digifest 2022 in six screenshots