13 September 2018, 09:30 - 17:00
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||Keynote: Developing competencies for learning in the digital age – Steve Wheeler||QUE 101|
Dr Claire Pike
|12.10–1.10|| Teaching Room Technologies – Jason Williams and Sarah Gyles (AL&T and ITS)
Data Protection: the law and what it means for me – Dawn Taylor and David Humphreys (University Secretary's Office)
| MAB 103
|14.00–14.45||Keynote: Why our Digital Strategy matters – Professor Iain Martin||QUE 101|
Active learning toolkit – Ann Haigh
|15.30–16.00|| LinkedIn Learning – Sarah Gyles (ITS)
The Yellow Brick Road: Building a Learning Pathway in Canvas – Ian Brown (FST)
Poll Everywhere – Dr James Trueman (AL&T)
| MAB 013
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The rapid proliferation and deployment of smartphones, pervasive computing, social and personal technologies is changing the higher education landscape. In this presentation I will argue that new media present new opportunities for learning through digital technologies, but that such opportunities will require new literacies. This is not just my view – it reflects the views of many other commentators including Lea & Jones (2011), Beetham et al (2009) and Lankshear & Knobel (2006). Essentially, the traditional literacies that have dominated higher education in the past are thought to no longer be sufficient in the face of recent changes. I will explore a range of new 'digital literacies and competencies', discuss the concept of 'digital fluency' and highlight some new and emergent pedagogical theories, including connectivism, heutagogy, paralogy and rhizomatic learning, that seek to explain how students are learning in the first part of the 21st century.
Steve is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education where he chaired the Learning Futures group and led the Computing and science education teams. He continues to research into technology supported learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and also has research interests in mobile learning and cybercultures. He has given keynotes to audiences in more than 35 countries and is author of more than 150 scholarly articles, with over 6000 academic citations. An active and prolific edublogger, his blog Learning with 'e's is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education, learning and development. In the last few years it has attracted in excess of 7.5 million unique visitors.
This session will focus on the use of Canvas to create an active learning curriculum for first year students, which aims to encourage engagement and retention through a personalised learning experience. The use of Team-Based Learning embedded into a two-week topic block structure for framing assessment for learning at course level will be introduced. With an emphasis on the importance of pre and post session activities, the module structure in Canvas will be explained with individual test scores from Canvas quizzes, being used to provide bespoke tutorial support in a timely manner.
Nicky is a senior lecturer in biological sciences. She has experience in personalising the learning experience through the use of active learning to enhance student engagement and retention. With a particular interest in using Team-Based Learning and studying infectious diseases, she is developing interdisciplinary learning activities in global healthcare education.
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Utilising video-based learning in support of student achievement is dependent upon a number of key factors including the construct of the video itself, the duration of the video, the ambition of the video in respect of the knowledge and the skills base to be enhanced. The creation of effective videos is vital to students’ engagement and can be classified as either instructional or non-instructional. Instructional videos require a detailed, comprehensive and step-by-step structure targeting a specific audience whilst non-instructional videos require interesting narrative and story board that prolongs the attention span of the desired audience.
Naowarat is a Senior Lecturer in LAIBS specialising in information technology and quantitative methods. Naowarat has produced 26 video lessons and revision tutorials which offer students the opportunity to reinforce their learning in their own time and have been widely accessed by students, gaining in excess of 55,000 hits.
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Join us for an exploration of the classroom technologies that support your teaching. What needs to be considered during content delivery design? What do you find when you arrive in a classroom? How can you incorporate some of the interactive technologies to engage students and how do you go about getting started? (e.g. BoB, PollEverywhere, MyPlayer, lecture capture). This course is aimed at those who are new to the University or perhaps are unsure of some of the facilities in some of our 300+ teaching spaces. We want to boost your confidence in Windows 10, projectors, touch screen panels, and the interactive boards to name a few.
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. Sarah is a Microsoft Certified Expert and a FHEA IT Trainer, specialising in Microsoft applications training and other systems such as ASTRA, AV Technologies and Adobe Dreamweaver. Training through face to face sessions, one-to-ones and instructional videos, Sarah is responsible for administration of Lynda.com and Microsoft Imagine Academy.
2018 has seen the biggest change in data protection legislation for a generation. The privacy rights of EU citizens have been substantially enhanced which means the obligations on companies to protect personal data and demonstrate accountability is more demanding. Learn more in a short presentation tailored for the education sector, with tangible examples for both our academic community but also those in professional services. Find out what ARU has done to meet the new rules and get some practical advice so you can continue with ‘business as usual’ within the legal framework. Some examples (again applicable to our sector) of when it all goes wrong will also be presented. If you teach our students or access their records this one’s for you.
Dawn is Head of Compliance & Risk and is responsible for the GDPR implementation programme at ARU.
David is Information Compliance Manager and will start with ARU in early September from Essex County Council.
Active learning can transform the educational experiences of students, enabling them to achieve and surpass their goals (Biech (2015), Dunlosky et al (2013) Wolff et al. (2015)). What is clear is that universities need to quickly move to not only an inclusive curriculum, but to an active, collaborative learning environment to enable us as educators to provide a transformative educational experience. We need to be stimulating student’s curiosity and enabling their learning and build their confidence in working with others and problem solving. Facilitating the development of these skills for students is difficult to achieve with the traditional didactic method of teaching often associated with universities.
This session will demonstrate the early design and content of the Business School’s Active Learning Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help staff to identify a variety of suitable active learning methods to introduce to their teaching.
Ann is Assistant Learning Technologist in LAIBS.
Lynda.com is changing to Linkedin Learning. See what the new interface will look like as well as refresh yourself on some features of Lynda.com such as personal playlists, Learning Pathways and also how to take advantage of Lynda.com’s content mapping service.
Sarah is a Microsoft Certified Expert and a FHEA IT Trainer, specialising in Microsoft applications training and other systems such as ASTRA, AV Technologies and Adobe Dreamweaver. Training through face to face sessions, one-to-ones and instructional videos, Sarah is responsible for administration of Lynda.com and Microsoft Imagine Academy.
One of Canvas’s strengths is the ability to scaffold learning materials and activities for students. The wide range of tools and approaches available to do this can be daunting. By taking a practical, methodical approach, and giving you a hands-on experience of designing and implementing a pathway, this workshop aims to give you the confidence to implement learning pathways in your own module sites on the LMS.
Ian is a Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Computer Games, teaching at Anglia Ruskin University since 2012. He has been experimenting with Canvas since the changeover was announced and has used learning pathways in deliveries to the 2017/8 level 4 Computer Gaming Technology students.
Do you want to assess students’ understanding, explore controversial topics, or engage students during and after your teaching sessions? Poll Everywhere (PE) can help you do just that! PE allows you to deliver planned or spontaneous polls and immediately visualise student responses. During this workshop we will look at the new Competition feature, and developments in access to Poll Everywhere at ARU. Remember to bring your mobile device and download the app.
James is Academic Lead, Assessment, Anglia Learning & Teaching.