Monthly update October 2017

Published: 30 October 2017 at 08:44

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

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Two pedagogic research speed networking events are taking place at 16.30–18.00 in Cambridge (6 November) and Chelmsford (7 November). Email us at alt@anglia.ac.uk to register.

Below is a list of upcoming CPD opportunities. If you have any contributions for the next update, please drop us a line at alt@anglia.ac.uk by Monday 13 November.

CPD opportunities

Inclusive teaching practice with Dr Linda Brown
Wednesday 1 November, 10.00–12.00, Chelmsford

Enhancing the supervision experience of students on postgraduate major project/dissertation modules with Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Dr Adam Longcroft
Thursday 2 November, 10.00–13.00, Cambridge

Undergraduate Major Project drop-in session with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams
Thursday 2 November, 14.00–15.00, Cambridge

5 minutes of digital literacy (email alt@anglia.ac.uk to register)
Monday–Friday 6–10 November, online

Pedagogic research speed networking event (email alt@anglia.ac.uk to register)
Monday 6 November, 16.30–18.00, Cambridge

Pedagogic research speed networking event (email alt@anglia.ac.uk to register)
Tuesday 7 November, 16.30–18.00, Chelmsford

Curriculum design for course leaders with Peter McDonald and Dr Adam Longcroft
Tuesday 7 November, 13.00–16.00, Cambridge

Curriculum design for course leaders with Peter McDonald and Dr Adam Longcroft
Wednesday 8 November, 13.00–16.00, Cambridge

Talking about teaching seminar – Supporting distance learning students transition to higher education with Yvette Winnard
Wednesday 8 November, 16.30–18.00, Cambridge

Open Educational Resources in 15 minutes with Jason Williams
Thursday–Friday 9–10 November, online

Developing practice in the supervision of Undergraduate Major Projects with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams
Wednesday 15 November, 9.30–12.30, Chelmsford

3rd Wednesday Webinar – Marking matters with Dr James Trueman
Wednesday 15 November, 13.00–14.00, online

Aspects of innovation in course promotion and pedagogy with Dr Adam Longcroft
Wednesday 15 November, 14.00–16.00, Cambridge with video link to Chelmsford

Enhancing the supervision experience of students on postgraduate major project/dissertation modules with Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Dr Adam Longcroft Thursday 16 November, 13.00–16.00, Cambridge

Using data to drive quality enhancement (1): Student satisfaction and feedback with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Toby Carter
Wednesday 22 November, 13.00–16.00, Chelmsford

Google tools for student engagement with Jason Williams
Thursday–Friday 23–24 November, online

Using data to drive quality enhancement (1): Student satisfaction and feedback with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Toby Carter
Thursday 23 November, 13.00–16.00, Cambridge

Undergraduate Major Project webinar with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams
Friday 24 November, 13.00–14.00, online

Copyright and Canvas with Jason Williams
Thursday 30 November, online

5 minutes of digital literacy (email alt@anglia.ac.uk to register)
Monday–Friday 4–8 December, online

10 Days of Twitter with Mark Warnes
Monday – Friday 4–15 December, online

Enhancing the supervision experience of students on postgraduate major project/dissertation modules with Dr Adam Longcroft and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams
Thursday 7 December, 13.00–16.00, Chelmsford

Talking about teaching seminar – So you're thinking of writing a textbook. Are you mad?! With Dr Kevin Roe
Thursday 7 December, 16.30–18.00, Cambridge

Developing practice in the supervision of Undergraduate Major Projects with Dr Adam Longcroft
Wednesday 13 December, 14.00–17.00, Peterborough

Open Educational Resources in 15 minutes with Jason Williams
Thursday/Friday 14/15 December, online

3rd Wednesday Webinar – Pedagogic research: what is it? with Dr Simon Pratt-Adams
Wednesday 20 December, 13.00–14.00, online

Copyright and Canvas with Jason Williams
Thursday 21 December, online

News

Student partnership principles launched

This month the Principles for Partnership were launched. They are a statement of commitment and were co-written by the Students' Union and Anglia Learning & Teaching.

HEPI releases TEF report

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has released Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submission. The report takes the form of a lessons-learned exercise, offering informal yet practical recommendations. 

Searching for HE’s social media superstars

Jisc is searching for the top ten social media-savvy HE professionals who are using social media to add extra value to their practice. Winners will receive an edtech visit for their class, complete with virtual reality and a robot. Find out more or join the conversation using #JiscTopTen. Nominations close on 30 October.

Did you know?

We are part of the project Scaling Up Active Collaborative Learning for student success, which focuses on the use of active learning pedagogies to address differential student outcomes.
Dr Rachel Berkson, academic developer for the project, has written about our Active Learning Conference and is happy to help with any aspect of staff development or resource production. 

Call for contributions

TELTSA: Technology Enhanced Learning: Theories, Systems and Applications
Closing date: 3 November

Immersive Learning Research Network
Closing date: 15 November

iHE 2018: iPads in Higher Education Conference 2018
Closing date: 17 November

9th Open Educational Resources Conference: Open to All
Closing date: 17 November

12th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Closing date: 30 November

TeachMeet – Active Learning
Closing date: 12 January 2018

Transforming Feedback: Research and Development Conference
Closing date: 15 January 2018

Flexible Learning Symposium
Closing date: 20 January 2018

Creativity, Excellence and Innovation in Education
Closing date: 19 February 2018

Attainment Symposium: Closing the Attainment Gap: Student Success for All
Closing date: 20 February 2018

Employability Symposium: An Enterprising Mind-Set for Employability
Closing date: 1 March 2018

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

Research in Learning Technology
Closing date: Unknown

Higher Education Pedagogies Journal
No closing date

AERA Open
No closing date 

Publications

Association of Learning Technology
[Guide]  A Design Guide for Open Online Courses
[Journal article] Collaborative technologies, higher order thinking and self-sufficient learning: A case study of adult learners
Development of an institutional framework to guide transitions into enhanced blended learning in higher education
[Blog] #HEBlogSwap – Sharing Practice and Building Community in Cyberspace
[Book] Creating the Digital Campus – Active Learning Spaces and Technology

AREA Open
[Research article] Entry Characteristics and Participation in a Peer Learning Program as Predictors of First-Year Students’ Achievement, Retention, and Degree Completion

Bloomsbury Learning Environment
[eBook] Assessment, Feedback and Technology

Elsevier
[Journal article] Video games can develop graduate skills in higher education students: A randomised trial – Matthew Barr

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
[Report] Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions

Higher Education Academy
[Blog] Why should we design student interactions for diverse cohorts into our learning and teaching?
Video games and employability: a game-based learning approach to develop graduate attributes

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
[Blog] Professional development for those who teach in higher education
Alternative providers: debunking the myths
Measuring Learning Gain from practice and work-based learning programmes
[Guidance] Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: Year Three procedural guidance 
[Report] Year one outcomes for first degree students
Undergraduate transfers in England

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
[Blog] The decline of sub-bachelor higher education qualifications

Jisc
[Blog] Three key ways to build staff digital capabilities and confidence
Gotcha! How to avoid that sinking feeling – and the phisherman’s hook
The push and pull towards new models of publishing

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
[Blog] Research impact: the importance of effective research management
In conversation with Tessa Harrison, King’s College London

NMC
[Toolkit] Scaling Solutions Across Higher Education Toolkit: The NMC Horizon Project in Action

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland
[Report] Opening Educational Practices in Scotland

QAA
[Guidance] Contracting to Cheat in Higher Education – How to Address Contract Cheating, the Use of Third-Party Services and Essay Mills

SEDA
[Book article] Advancing Practice in Academic Development: Chapter 17

Unite Students
[Report] Everyone In – Insights from a Diverse Student Population

Wonkhe
[Blog] Graduate wellbeing and the transition to work
Understanding student surveys: a student perspective

Resources

Refreshed sites moved to Canvas
Academic Honesty for Academics
Classroom management guidance and resources
E-Submission@Anglia Ruskin
Learning and Teaching in Practice

Canvas support resources
How to build a module in Canvas
Canvas Student Support
Advanced Canvas (Assessment)
Advanced Canvas (Media)
Advanced Canvas (Collaboration)

David Wortley
Guide to 360in360 Transmedia Storytelling 

Events

Internal

TeachMeet – Active Learning
Date: 25 January 2018
Location: Chelmsford

TeachMeet – Active Learning
Date: 26 January 2018
Location: Cambridge

Engage, Learning and Teaching Conference
Date: 26 June 2018
Location: Chelmsford

External

Online

Association for Learning Technology

BLE Digital Champions: CPD assignments drop-in session
Date/time: 8 November, 12.30–13.30

Online Winter Conference 2017
Date/time: 12/13 December, 9.30-16.30

Centre for Recording Achievement

Tutoring the Tutors
Date/time: 9 November, 12.30–13.30

A Strategic Approach to Embedding Employability
Date/time: 10 November, 12.30–13.30

Revisiting Target Setting
Date/time: 6 December, 12.30–13.30

HEA

UKES Student Engagement Survey Results
Date/time: 8 November, 12.30-14.30

Peer review of teaching: A rapid appraisal
Date/time: 12 December, 12.30-14.00

HEFCE

Degree apprenticeships webinars
Date/time: Various

JISC

Inclusive policies
Date/time: 6, 13, 20, 27 November

Universities

[Lecture] Critical Pedagogy
Organisation: University of Greenwich
Date: 22 November
Location: Greenwich

[Lecture] Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Education
Organisation: University of Greenwich
Date: 7 December
Location: Greenwich

iHE 2018: iPads in Higher Education Conference 2018
Organisation: Bath Spa University
Date: 10–13 April 2018
Location: Bath

Transforming Feedback: Research and Development Conference
Organisation: University of Cumbria
Date: 28 June 2018
Location: Carlisle

Other

Data Matters. Work effectively in the new HE landscape
Organisation: HESA
Date: 3 November
Location: London

Wonkfest17
Organisation: Wonkhe
Date: 6–7 November
Location: London

Considering the Future of Higher Education in post-Brexit Britain
Organisation: Public Policy Exchange
Date: 8 November
Location: London

Digital leaders programme – higher and further education
Organisation: Jisc
Date: 9-10 November and 23-24 November
Location: Belfast

Digital Transformation in Local Government
Organisation: Public Policy Exchange
Date: 16 November
Location: London

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

International Conference on Blended Learning
Organisation: Saudi Electronic University
Date: 21–23 November
Location: Saudi Arabia

Implement the Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowances
Organisation: ModernGov
Date: 22 November
Location: London

Digital capabilities community of practice
Organisation: Jisc
Date: 30 November
Location: Birmingham

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

GDPR Conference – Practical guidance to sector implementation
Organisation: Jisc
Date: 6 December
Location: London

Higher Education and Brexit
Organisation: Policy-UK Forum
Date: 7 December
Location: London

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

Enhancing the student experience Conference
Organisation: Universities UK
Date: 13 December
Location: London

[Seminar] Enhancing the international student experience
Organisation: Universities UK
Date: 14 December
Location: London

2017 Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference
Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University
Date: 19 December
Location: Sheffield

2018 International Conference on e-Society, e-Learning and e-Technologies
Organisation: ICLST Committees
Date: 10–12 January 2018
Location: London

Adapting to the Transformed Student-Consumer in Higher Education – Exploring and succeeding in the new higher education landscape
Organisation: Policy-UK Forum
Date: 31 January 2018
Location: London

Promoting Growth through Strong Intellectual Property Policy: Supporting UK Research, Development and Innovation
Organisation: Public Policy Exchange
Date: 7 February 2018
Location: London

Degree apprenticeships: making the most of the opportunities
Organisation: Universities UK
Date: 21 February 2018
Location: London

12th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Organisation: IATED
Date: 5-7 March 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

Flexible Learning Symposium
Organisation: Higher Education Academy
Date: 15 March 2018
Location: York

4th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning (ICTEL)
Organisation: Association for Development of Teaching, Education and Learning
Date: 11–12 April 2018
Location: London

Attainment Symposium: Closing the Attainment Gap: Student Success for All
Organisation: Higher Education Academy
Date: 18 April 2018
Location: York

9th Open Educational Resources Conference: Open to All
Organisation: Association for Learning Technology
Date: 18–19 April 2018
Location: Bristol

Understanding and improving the student experience: making a real difference in the new age of metrics
Organisation: SEDA
Date: 10–11 May 2018
Location: Leeds

Employability Symposium: An Enterprising Mind-Set for Employability
Organisation: Higher Education Academy
Date: 15 May 2018
Location: York

Immersive Learning Research Network
Organisation: Immersive Learning Research Network
Date: 25–28 June 2018
Location: Missouri, USA

IIIS Summer 2018 conference
Organisation: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
Date: 8–11 July 2018
Location: London

Inside Government

Widening Access and Improving Social Mobility in Higher Education
Date: 15 November
Location: London

8th Annual Research, Development and Innovation Conference
Date: 23 November
Location: London

Higher Education Data Conference 2017
Date: 29 November
Location: London

Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education
Date: 30 November
Location: London

Measuring Learning Gain in Higher Education
Date: 5 December
Location: London 

Embracing Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education
Date: 18 January 2018
Location: London 

Westminster Higher Education Forum

Next steps for education technology in England
Date: 28 November
Location: London

Quality assurance and standards in legal services - professional competence, advocacy standards and consumer protection
Date: 29 November
Location: London

The Teaching Excellence Framework – development and implementation post-Higher Education and Research Act
Date: 5 December
Location: London

Next steps for improving mental health provision at university
Date: 7 December
Location: London

The future of Transnational Education - opportunities, quality assurance and priorities for supporting growth
Date: 16 January 2018
Location: London

Raising educational attainment and increasing social mobility in England – implementing opportunity area plans and priorities for the new Parliament
Date: 18 January 2018
Location: London

Accelerated degrees and credit transfer – putting the Higher Education and Research Act into practice
Date: 22 January 2018
Location: London

Disabled students – funding, inclusivity and access
Date: 6 February 2018
Location: London

The future of curriculum design and learning gain
Date: 27 February 2018
Location: London

Next steps for evidence-informed teaching in England – CPD, using data and evidence, and the Chartered College of teaching
Date: 1 March 2018
Location: London