DigiFest 10 September – Chelmsford

10 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Chelmsford campus

Programme

Time  Activity Location
 11.00–12.00  The art of invisibility in teaching and learning: Stories of disappearing barriers – Alistair McNaught (Jisc)  SAW 104
 12.00–12.30
 To be confirmed
 12.30–13.00
 Parallel Session 1 – Super Lab Tour – Dr Mohammed Najlah (FMS)
 Parallel Session 2 – LinkedIn Learning – Sarah Gyles (ITS)
 SAW 008
 QUE 117
 13.00–13.30
 Break
 13.30–14.30
 Parallel Session 1 – Teaching Room Technologies – Jason Williams and Sarah Gyles (AL&T and ITS)
 Parallel Session 2 – Bloomberg Lab Tour – Dr Handy Tan (LAIBS) (1.30–3.30)
 SAW 104
 MAB Ground floor
 14.30–15.30
 Parallel Session 2 – Bloomberg Lab Tour – Dr Handy Tan (LAIBS) (1.30–3.30)
 Canvas quizzes for learning and feedback – Kate Outhwaite (AL&T)
 MAB Ground floor
 QUE 117


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The art of invisibility in teaching and learning: Stories of disappearing barriers – Alistair McNaught

Abstract

For most students adapting to higher education resources and study habits has challenges. These are good challenges that help students grow. However, a non-trivial proportion of the student body has these challenges exacerbated by disabilities that pose additional barriers to learning. Not all of these additional barriers are good and not all of them need exist.
This interactive session will explore the ‘disabling process’ and examine how many of the study barriers faced by disabled students can be reduced by better use of existing tools, technologies and teaching approaches. The session draws on Jisc's experience of 50 institutional 'accessibility snapshots' across HE and FE, with examples of good practices in inclusive teaching, learning and student support from Anglia Ruskin and beyond.

Bio

An early adopter of technology for learning, Alistair was creating flipped teaching online delivery at Peter Symonds College back in 2000 where he also led a joint project with the National Museum of Science and Industry. At BECTA he co-created and delivered national courses for eLearning before joining Jisc TechDis as a senior advisor where he was a key contributor to TechDis’s highly regarded training resources and services. In 2015 he became an accessibility specialist for Jisc where he has led the development of the popular Accessibility Snapshot service. He is passionate about accessible products and accessible teaching, working with publishers/aggregators on eBook accessibility and an EU project on equipping Future Teachers with the digital skills they need.
Alistair has no intrinsic interest in technology or gadgets, is suspicious of geekery and oriented on the sceptical end of the spectrum but this, coupled with his passion for inclusive teaching and learning results in a pragmatic, down-to-earth approach to his work.

Teaching Room Technologies – Jason Williams and Sarah Gyles

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

Jason is Digital Media Specialist at Anglia Learning & Teaching (AL&T). He generates media for AL&T, including filming conferences and seminars, editing, taking photographs and collaborating with our team. Jason delivers staff development, including face-to-face, one-to-one, group, and online training. He creates and leads online courses such as Open Educational Resources in 15 minutes and Google Tools for Student Engagement. He works on learning, teaching and assessment projects and is currently leading on 5 and 10 Minutes of Digital Literacy.

Canvas quizzes for learning and feedback – Kate Outhwaite

Abstract

Join Kate for a hands-on exploration of how you can use Canvas Quizzes to engage your students and support their learning through thoughtful quiz questions and useful feedback. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Use your own subject knowledge to build quiz questions in Canvas.
  • Add useful feedback to those questions.
  • Build those questions into a Canvas quiz for your students. 
Please note: You will need to have access to a Canvas site to fully participate in the hands-on section of this workshop.

Bio

Kate is Learning Technology Specialist in Anglia Learning & Teaching, providing staff development and support across ARU in the use of Canvas, the Sharepoint VLE and with particular responsibility for the management and use of the Questionmark platform which has provided the ARU online quiz engine since 2011–12.

Event Details

When:
10 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Location:
Chelmsford campus
Booking:

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