Session abstracts

Lecture theatre filled with delegates for learning and teaching conference

Please find below session abstracts and presenter bios. Each session lasts an hour with two presentations taking place within one session or one workshop. 

Book your place for the three parallel sessions at our Engage – Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Please note that you need to book your place for the conference (search for l&tc4 on Business World) before you book onto the parallel sessions.

Parallel session 1 – 11.45–12.45

1a How do I Compare Thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard – Dr Annelie Harvey and Dr Helen Keyes

1b Evaluating the Opportunities of Domain-Specific Immersive Virtual Reality Content to Enhance Learning and Teaching – Paul Driver

2a Improving Retention and Performance through Extended and Holistic ‘Educational Experience’ Approach to Induction – Natalie Kite and Nicola Faulkner

2b Authentic and Industry-Focused Delivery and Assessment in a Blended Learning Environment – Dr Helen Marshall, Professor Eugene Giddens and John Walsh

3a Developing an Employability Tracker – Dr Sebastian Rasinger and Sarah Etchells

3b Evaluating the Effectiveness of Designing a Novel Active Learning Curriculum Aimed at Improving Student Engagement and Retention in Foundation Year Cohorts – Nicky Milner

4 Promoting Learning Gain and Confidence Gain in the Classroom through Self-Assessment and Peer-Instruction – Dr Fabio Aricò

5 MARC (Degree Calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray and Dr Julian Priddle

6 Maximising Student Learning in Practical Based Sessions – Dr Matthew Timmis

7 Piecing it Together: Jigsaws in action – David Jay and Stephanie Dimond-Bayir


Parallel session 2 – 13.45–14.45

8a You Said, We Did: Students informing the adoption of Canvas – Uwe Richter and Dr Julian Priddle

8b Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Conception of Teaching Excellence – Dr Mike Mimirinis

9a Developing Reflective Pedagogical Practice with 360-Degree Video – Dr Nicola Walshe

9b How Critical Reflection develops in an Online Distance Learning Community of Sports Coaching Students – Dr Anna Stodter and Ed Cope

10a The ‘e-factor’: Anglia Ruskin Business School Intern Programme – Donna Franklin

10b Taking a Soft Approach to Hard Dissertations – Paul Fynn

11a ARU+ Transforming the Lives of Learners – George Evangelinos

11b Adobe Actually – Vix Samways and Chris Herbert

12 A Framework to Identify Students’ and Graduates’ Employability – Dr Heike Behle

13 A Laboratory for Teaching and Learning: The Centre for Innovation in Higher Education –Dr Emma Coonan, Dr Simon Pratt-Adams, Maddy Redmond and Deborah McMillan

14 Canvas Quizzes for Learning & Feedback – Kate Outhwaite

15 The History of UK Cheese: An active and tasty exploration of the Team-Based Learning (TBL) Process – Jill Baldwin


Parallel session 3 – 15.00–16.00

16a Tracking International Student Success – Rebecca Rowntree and Jason Jerome

16b Building Student Retention at ARU – Dr Linda Brown and Dr Julian Priddle

17a ‘Go Big or Go Home' – Dr Liz Bradbury and Bek Genery

17b A Futures Perspective on Learning – Dr Alison Greig

18a Building a Pedagogic Research Community – Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Mark Warnes

18b Attempting to Deliver ‘Work Ready’ Graduates using a Capabilities Approach – David Sexton

19a Developing an ePortfolio for Degree Apprenticeships – Tom Taylor and Glen Campney

19b Canvas LMS, a year on in the Faculty of Medical Science – Dr Mark JP Kerrigan, Lindsey Goldsbrough, James Hull and George Evangelinos

20 Barriers and Solutions to adopting Active Collaborative Learning – Uwe Richter and Dr Rachel Berkson

21 Facilitating Assessment Review with Colleagues and Students – Dr Heather Stevens-Lilley and Dr Charlotte Thompson

22 Visual Metaphors: A tool for thought – Dr Beatriz Acevedo and Dr Michelle Fava

23 Accessibility Guides and Templates: The journey so far – Dr Jennifer George