Category: Conferences & Events

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

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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

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

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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 1, I will discuss our experience of presenting at the conference, and in Part 2, I will detail my experience of peer mentoring in this conference. The theme of this…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Health’s Got Talent is back   After a pandemic-related pause of two years, Health’s Got Talent (HGT) returned on 14th July in a new hybrid format. HGT is the School of Health and Psychological Sciences’ (SHPS) showcase event for celebrating and sharing good practice in teaching and learning. Staff from each of the school’s six…Continue Reading Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Lessons learnt from running a hybrid conference

Conference delegates in a room listen to a presentation, while other delegates listen via Zoom

On June 29th, LEaD held its Learning At City conference. After skipping a year in 2020 and holding the conference wholly online in 2021, this year we were able to return to the in-person experience. However, having seen how hosting conferences online increased the opportunity for people to attend, we also wanted to offer the…Continue Reading Lessons learnt from running a hybrid conference

Learning at City 2022 – Should I stay or should I go?

People in a conference theatre laughing and smiling towards the presenter

Are you wondering if you should attend the Learning at City Conference? Take a look back at conferences past:       With the Learning at City conference 2022 on the horizon at the end of June let’s take a look back at some of our previous posts and resources from past conferences: Way back…Continue Reading Learning at City 2022 – Should I stay or should I go?