October 30th, 2007
Liverpool Hope University
Monday 16th â€“ Tuesday 17th June 2008
Professor Ron Barnett, University of London, UK
Professor Jan Botha, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Professor Ference Marton, Goteborg University, Sweden
Professor Sari Lindblom-Yl anne, University of Helsinki, Finland.
For further details, please go to the conference website
October 26th, 2007
The University of Ulster is pleased to host its 6th annual eLearning Conference which will take place at Jordanstown on 17 January 2008.
The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the benefits of using on-line technologies in teaching, learning and assessment. The conference will address themes associated with the creation, support and development of an e-learning community, with particular emphasis on the impact of e-learning.
The conference will be of particular interest to those involved with:
- the promotion of e-learning
- the development of e-learning related skills
- the development of course material for e-learning routes
- the transition of material and courses to an e-learning medium
- the support of e-learning, including library and resource centres
- the development of collaborative online materials and support
John Traxler University of Wolverhampton
Sue Harrison TechDis
Peter Bullen Blended Learning Unit, University of Hertfordshire
Liz Burd University of Durham
Please note that places must be reserved in advance by completing the booking form available online.
October 24th, 2007
In addition to our popular ‘Lectures and Lecturing‘ resource, we now have some additional online resources for staff on ‘Groupwork‘ and on ‘Curriculum Design‘.
We welcome feedback on these resources, as well as contributions and suggestions for improvements.
October 22nd, 2007
The JISCPAS service has released four new case studies to add to its collection of good practice studies in plagiarism prevention. Art and Design tutors will be interested in one on ‘plagiarism in non-text based media’ and there are studies from a range of other subject areas.
October 22nd, 2007
Helen Jones posted a link to this video, called “A Vision of Students Today” to the Pedagogy and Curriculum Community of Practice. Produced by Michael Wesch at Kansas State University with his class of 200 students, it is a great snapshot of how students in that class spend their time….almost certainly representative of students across the western world, give or take a few technologies and activities of choice. It’s very thought-provoking.
You can read the transcript here as well as a higher quality version of the video, and further comment and interpretation from the professor.
October 18th, 2007
Students in England are to have their own government minister and a national forum to influence university policy.
Lord Triesman will be the first “minister for students” – with specific responsibility to speak up for higher education students.
ReadÂ the full story on the BBC website
October 17th, 2007
The Business School’s ‘Managed Learning conference’ is being held on the 20th December.
The theme is ‘ Managed Learning in the World of Web 2.0′ and explores how Web 2.0 technology can redefine the original Managed Learning Environment ideals.
For more details and to register for the conference, please visit the conference website or contact the conference administrator on 0161 247 3854.
If you wish to present your work at the conference, please contact Jannine Andrew
October 12th, 2007
These links may help…
Podcast: What is Web 2.0 and how is it impacting on education? (JISC) – passed on by the Researchers’ Bulletin.
“In this podcast, JISC’s Lawrie Phipps and Dave White from the University of Oxford speak about the impact such technologies – commonly gathered under the umbrella term ‘Web 2.0′ – are having on education and research and how institutions can harness them meaningfully and effectively in support of their students.” [Source: IRN, No 154, 07/09/07]
And for this one, Neil Ringan tells us that “the clue is in the title” – a Powerpoint presentation entitled Web 2.0 trendy nonsense.
October 12th, 2007
This really useful resource from JISC has case studies of 18 learning space projects and a photo gallery in Flickr.
Thanks to Margaret Kendall for passing on the link.
October 1st, 2007
The latest Sunday Times University guide is available online. The methodology is quite interesting reading as well.