Monthly update May 2017

Published: 24 May 2017 at 08:44

Welcome to the May 2017 Update of what's happening in learning, teaching and assessment.

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Below is a list of all CPD opportunities taking place in June and July. There are two events led by external speakers: Talking about teaching seminar – What do universities mean by ‘excellent teaching’? with Dr Matthew Williamson, University of Glasgow on Friday 23 June and Reflections on developing the scholarship of teaching and learning with Professor Mick Healey, higher education consultant on Thursday 13 July.

If you have any contributions for the June update, please drop us a line at alt@anglia.ac.uk by Wednesday 7 June.

CPD opportunities – June and July

Student peer-led learning support: Towards higher retention and engagement – Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Tuesday 6 June

Course leader workshop: Curriculum design for course leaders with Dr Adam Longcroft
Wednesday 14 June

Course leader workshop: Curriculum design for course leaders with Dr Adam Longcroft
Thursday 22 June

Talking about teaching seminar – What do universities mean by ‘excellent teaching’? with Dr Matthew Williamson, University of Glasgow
Friday 23 June

Engage – Annual Learning and Teaching conference
Tuesday 27 June

Promoting successful transitioning for students – Faculty of Medical Science
Thursday 29 June

Enhancing the supervision experience of students on postgraduate major project/dissertation modules with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams (10.00–13.00)
Wednesday 12 July

Enhancing the supervision experience of students on postgraduate major project/dissertation modules with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams (14.00–17.00)
Wednesday 12 July

Reflections on developing the scholarship of teaching and learning with Professor Mick Healey, higher education consultant
Thursday 13 July

Course leader workshop: Using data to drive quality enhancement (1) with Dr Adam Longcroft
Wednesday 19 July

News

Active Learning Conference – 11 and 12 September
Booking is now open for our Active Learning Conference, taking place on 11 and 12 September in Cambridge. The deadline for proposals has been extended to 15 June so please submit your proposal for a workshop or presentation.

Association for Learning Technology launched new CMALT initiative
The Association for Learning Technology has launched CMALT, their Certified Membership scheme. It's a peer-based professional accreditation scheme developed to enable people whose work involves learning technology to have their experience and capabilities certified by peers, and demonstrate that they are taking a committed approach to their professional development.

Did you know?

You can view resources from past events on our website. There are videos, recordings and slides from events such our Annual Learning and Teaching conference, Talking about teaching seminars, and TeachMeets.

Call for contributions

International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference
Closing date: 26 May

Engage – Annual Learning and Teaching conference
Closing date: 29 May

ARU Active Learning Conference
Closing date: 15 June

Agile Education, Lean Learning
Closing date: 31 May

CONSTRUIT 2017 Making, thinking and learning in the digital age
Closing date: 13 June

SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education
Closing date: 23 June

2017 Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference
Closing date: 28 June

10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research Innovation
Closing date: 13 July

Journal of Applied Social Theory (JAST)
Closing date: Unknown

Higher Education Pedagogies Journal
No closing date

AERA Open
No closing date

Publications

Association of Learning Technology – blogs
Humanification: Go digital, stay human
Future Happens Hack: Social Media – A report
Best-practice model for technology enhanced learning in the creative arts
Designing for learner engagement with computer-based testing

Higher Education Academy
[Report] What works? Student retention and success change programme: Phase 2
[Blog] Talking Teaching: Why I became a HEA Fellow by Beatrice Ollerenshaw

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
[Blog] Defining student resilience

Jisc
[News article] Two thirds of Scottish students think staff need to improve their digital skills to keep up
[News article] "Keep up!" – 86% of students want higher education to keep up with mainstream tech trends by introducing activity tracking apps

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

[Blog] From Kazakhstan to Myanmar: building capacity in higher education internationally

Resources

Higher Education Academy
Toolkits

Events

Internal

ENGAGE – annual learning, teaching and assessment conference
Date: 27 June
Location: Cambridge

Active Learning Conference
Date: 11–12 September
Location: Cambridge

External

Online

Digital Footprint
Organisation: Coursera
Date: 29 May

4 ways to increase student retention
Organisation: Meetoo
Date: 8 June

HEA

HEA Annual Conference 2017 – Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight
Date: 4–6 July
Location: University of Manchester

NET2017 Conference – 28th International Networking for Healthcare Education
Date: 5 September
Location: Cambridge

Jisc

What would truly digital apprenticeships look like?
Date: 14 June
Location: London

Connect More in England (London)
Date: 20 June
Location: London

Universities

Teaching and Learning Conference
Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University
Date: 14–15 June
Location: Liverpool

Developing Theory into Practice in Higher Education
Organisation: City University
Date: 21 June
Location: London

2020 Vision – Looking forward the future of education
Organisation: Heart of Worcestershire College
Date: 27 June
Location: Worcestershire

European First Year Experience 2017
Organisation: Birmingham City University
Date: 28–30 June
Location: Birmingham

15th annual Academic Practice and Technology conference
Organisation: University of Greenwich
Date: 4 July
Location: Greenwich

Curriculum: Theory, concepts and influences
Organisation: University of Salford
Date: 6 July
Location: Liverpool

NACADA International Conference<
Organisation: NACADA
Date: 10–13 July
Location: Sheffield

Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Date: 20–21 July
Location: Sheffield

Other

Inclusive teaching and learning in higher education: Supporting excellence and offering the best environment for disabled students
Organisation: Westminster Briefing
Date: 25 May
Location: London

Echo360 Active Learning Conference EMEA
Organisation: Echo360
Date: 5-6 June
Location: London

Improving student retention in the changing higher education landscape
Organisation: Universities UK
Date: 7 June
Location: London

Widening Participation in Higher Education: Boosting Social Mobility, Fairer Access and Choice
Organisation: Public Policy Exchange
Date: 8 June
Location: London

LDCIN#6
Organisation: Learning Design Cross-Institutional Network (LD-CIN)
Date: 9 June
Location: Stoke

Science and Innovation 2017
Organisation: GovNet
Date: 13 June
Location: London

Supporting LGBT Students and Staff in Higher Education
Organisation: Westminster Briefing
Date: 14 June
Location: London

Enhancing the international student experience: effective strategies for 2017 and beyond
Organisation: Universities UK
Date: 15 June
Location: London

Next-generation digital learning environments workshop
Organisation: Jisc
Date: 16 June
Location: London

Widening access and participation in higher education
Organisation: ModernGov
Date: 20 June
Location: London

Standards in Sport: Ethics, Integrity and Governance
Organisation: Open Forum Events
Date: 22 June
Location: Manchester

Connecting Higher Education: International perspectives in research–based education
Organisation: UCL, University of Adelaide and McMaster University
Date: 26–28 June
Location: London

Supporting disabled people in the workplace
Organisation: Westminster Briefing
Date: 27 June
Location: London

Leading Assessment for Learning in Higher Education
Organisation: Assessment in Higher Education
Date: 28–29 June
Location: Manchester

2017 HETL – UWS Scotland Conference
Organisation: International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association
Date: 28–30 June
Location: Paisley, Scotland

National Association of Disability Practitioners Annual conference
Organisation: NADP
Date: 29–30 June
Location: Hinckley

The European Conference on Education 2017
Organisation: The International Academic Forum
Date: 30 June–2 July
Location: Brighton

EDULEARN – 9th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Organisation: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Date: 3–5 July Location: Barcelona, Spain

World Conference on Computers in Education Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone
Organisation: International Federation for Information Processing
Date: 3–6 July
Location: Dublin

Technology in Learning: Reshaping the Educational Landscape
Organisation: Open Forum Events Ltd
Date: 4 July
Location: Manchester

Diversity, inclusion and the power of staff networks
Organisation: Westminster Briefing
Date: 6 July
Location: London

15th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications
Organisation: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
Date: 8–11 July
Location: United States

Teaching Excellence Framework: Quality, Accessibility and Student Choice
Organisation: Open Forum Events Ltd
Date: 11 July
Location: Manchester

The 1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education
Organisation: EAI
Date: 13–14 July
Location: Canterbury

CONSTRUIT 2017 Making, thinking and learning in the digital age
Organisation: Edumotiva
Date: 13-16 July
Location: University of Warwick

The ICBTS 2017 International Academic Multidisciplinary Research Conference in London
Organisation: International Conference on Tourism, Transport and Technology
Date: 14–16 August
Location: London

Safeguarding against extremism in higher education
Organisation: Public Policy Exchange
Date: 5 September
Location: London

Annual conference 2017: Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)
Organisation: Association for Learning Technology
Date: 5–7 September
Location: Liverpool

RAISE 2017 – Perspectives on student engagement: looking forward…thinking back
Organisation: Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement
Date: 6–8 September
Location: Manchester

International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference
Organisation: IEEC
Date: 6–8 September
Location: Glasgow

24th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning (ICTEL)
Organisation: ADTEL
Date: 12–13 September
Location: London

Digitally Engaged Learning
Organisation: UAL
Date: 14–15 September
Location: London

Enhancing student mental wellbeing in higher education
Organisation: ModernGov
Date: 27 September
Location: London

Where next for Degree Apprenticeships?
Organisation: Westminster Employment Forum
Date: 18 October
Location: London

Developing Teaching Excellence: Supporting and developing the work of groups and teams
Organisation: SEDA
Date: 16–17 November
Location: Cardiff

SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference
Organisation: Society for Research into Higher Education
Date: 5 December
Location: Newport, Wales

Creating a culture of inclusivity for disabled students
Organisation: Policy-UK Forum
Date: 12 December
Location: London

Inside Government

Increasing the Employment Prospects of UK Graduates
Date: 24 May
Location: London

Widening participation in higher education: Boosting social mobility, fairer access and choice
Date: 8 June
Location: London

Supporting Part Time and Mature Students within Higher Education
Date: 28 June
Location: London

Supporting disabled students throughout higher education
Date: 4 July
Location: London

Postgraduate Education 2017
Date: 6 July
Location: London

Improving the student experience in higher education
Date: 11 July
Location: Manchester

The future of the Research Excellence Framework
Date: 28 September
Location: Manchester

Westminster Higher Education Forum

Raising educational attainment in the North of England – school improvement, opportunity areas and social mobility
Date: 26 June
Location: Manchester

Improving Apprenticeships in England – quality, assessment and options for policy
Date: 5 September
Location: London

Meeting England’s higher-level skill needs – where next for Degree Apprenticeships?
Date: 18 October
Location: London

Technology in Higher Education – data analytics, the learning experience and next steps for MOOCs
Date: 18 October
Location: London

Where next for higher and degree apprenticeships?
Date: 18 October
Location: London