DigiFest 13 September – Chelmsford

13 September 2018, 09:30 - 17:00
Chelmsford campus

Book online via Business World – search for DigiFest and select the event in Chelmsford

Programme

Time  Activity Location 
 9.30–10.00  Registration  Mezzanine
 10.00–10.10
 Welcome
 QUE 101
 10.10–11.00
 Keynote: Developing competencies for learning in the digital age – Steve Wheeler  QUE 101
 11.00–11.15
 Break  Mezzanine
 11.15–12.10
 Lightning Strikes
  Nicky Milner
  Dr Claire Pike 
  Naowarat Lewis
  Tom Stacey
  Mark Constable
 QUE 101
 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)
 SAW 104
 SAW 105
 13.10–14.00  Lunch   Mezzanine
 14.00–14.45  Keynote: Why our Digital Strategy matters – Professor Iain Martin    QUE 101
 14.45–15.15  Active learning toolkit – Dr Steve McDonald
 SAW 104
 15.15–15.30  Break   Mezzanine
 15.30–16.00  LinkedIn Learning – Sarah Gyles (ITS)
 QUE 117
 16.00–17.00   The Yellow Brick Road: Building a Learning Pathway in Canvas – Ian Brown (FST)
 Poll Everywhere – Dr James Trueman (AL&T)
 MAB 013
 QUE 117


Developing Competencies for Learning in the Digital Age – Steve Wheeler

Abstract

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.

Bio

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.

Lightning strike: Using Canvas to engage students in team based learning activities – Nicky Milner

Abstract

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.

Bio

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.

Lightning strike: Title TBC – Dr Claire Pike

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

Lightning strike: Video for instruction? – Naowarat Lewis

Abstract

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.

Bio

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.

Lightning strike: Title TBC – Tom Stacey

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

Lightning strike: Title TBC – Mark Constable

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

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.

Data Protection: the law and what it means for me – Dawn Taylor and David Humphreys

Abstract

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.

Bios

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 toolkit – Dr Steve McDonald

Abstract

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.

Bio

Steve is the Director of Learning and Teaching at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. He is the faculty’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Champion, supporting the introduction of these areas into the curriculum. Steve’s PhD, explored dyadic friendships and their meanings in the workplace. He is developing the use of video blogging as a method of supporting and developing assessment literacy for both staff and students. He has been actively involved in the introduction of active learning, and is now developing a toolkit to support staff in adopting active learning.

LinkedIn Learning – Sarah Gyles

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

The Yellow Brick Road: Building a Learning Pathway in Canvas – Ian Brown

Abstract

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.

Bio

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.

Poll Everywhere – Dr James Trueman

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

Event Details

When:
13 September 2018, 09:30 - 17:00
Location:
Chelmsford campus
Booking:

Book online via Business World – search for DigiFest and select the event in Chelmsford