Changing the Learning Landscape - Practitioner Workshops 2014
Building on the Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme which took place during 2013, the Higher Education Academy is now running 8 practitioner-focused events. These workshops offer opportunities to explore practical, innovative uses of digital technologies in learning and teaching and how they might align to strategic priorities in institutions and disciplines.
The workshop are run in association with the CLL programme and are designed to complement its focus on embedded use of digital technologies across institutions. They will showcase discipline-specific uses of digital technologies and explore how approaches might transfer across disciplines. They will also engage with current advances in technology enhanced learning and consider ways in which practitioners can take advantage of the opportunities they offer. By providing examples of teaching practice from across the sector, participants will explore how the implementation of technological approaches has enhanced learning and teaching, and will gain inspiration for their own practice.
Who are the workshops aimed at:
Academic staff, and others who teach and support learning in higher education, who have a desire to explore the use of technology within their teaching in order to develop and enhance their own provision and that of their colleagues, and how they might operationalize institutional e-learning strategies.
Each workshop will focus upon a main theme but will demonstrate how multifaceted the use of technology to enhance learning can be.
Please click on the link of workshops underlined to direct you to further details on each workshop, which will direct you the event's booking page.
Schedule of Workshops:
- Realities of social media in learning and teaching - University of Warwick - 24 April
- Digital literacy - London School of Economics - 7 May
- Challenges of ‘residency’ on the web - Plymouth College of Art - 19 May
- Online assessment and feedback: Ensuring effective use of technology and innovate practice - University of Derby - 10 June
- Flexible and seamless learning - University of Hertfordshire - 11 June
Simulations, virtual worlds and augmented reality - University of Bradford - 18 June (Currently being developed)
- Bring your own device and mobile learning - University of Southampton - 7 March
- Open Educational Practice and MOOCs - University of Leeds - 31 March
These themes are drawn from the latest research on innovative pedagogy with digital technologies and from CLL projects that were funded during the first year of the programme. The workshops will offer the opportunity to cascade and disseminate some of the findings from these CLL projects as well as provide examples of current practice.
Each workshop will be hosted within an institution that has expertise in the main theme for the event. This allows the hosts to demonstrate their experience and disseminate their practice to the wider sector.
The workshops are supported by the CLL Moodle platform where resources and materials relating to the themes will be available. Additionally a forum and discussion platform will be utilised to aid conversations and help to embed and explore practice outside of the events themselves.
In 2013 The Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme offered exciting opportunities for academic staff and for those working in development and support roles to explore how learning technologies can enhance their work in practical and creative ways.
Through one-day events, workshops and online activities, participants experienced how innovative approaches to learning technologies can enhance both the staff and student experience of teaching and learning. All activities drew on real-life examples and expertise in teaching and development staff in universities, FE colleges delivering HE, and from our CLL partners: the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) , Association for Learning Technology (ALT, JISC and the National Union of Students (NUS).