Workshops, conferences, events, courses, calls for submissions – Nov, Dec and beyond

The JISC Regional Support Centre Northwest is developing a programme of online events – watch out for details in future updates.
Events will be short ‘bites’ covering a range of topics – themes include teacher education, inclusive practice, resources…  (And recordings for you of the ones you miss!

* JISC Digital Media’s winter training dates and details – everything from finding ‘free-to-use images, video and audio’ to using digital media in VLEs.  But will they come north of Bristol? Great if you’re down that way, though there is a cost.
*Using Wikis to support students’ group work – 16th Nov, 2011
at Lancaster University Management School, lecture theatre 11
‘The speaker uses a multi-stage role play exercise as part of a final year undergraduate course to encourage students to actively engage in issues around the Arab-Israeli conflict and its resolution…
Contact if you’re interested.

* Don’t forget these scholarly activity workshops that I flagged up last month.  19th November is the one in Newcastle, other two are further afield..

*Programme is out for the Research Day at Liverpool Community College (April 29th, 2011) and invitation for expression of interest to contribute (deadline 3rd Dec).  I’ll shortly be putting up information in the Research and Scholarly Activity Network site.  If you’re interested in going along, get in early as it looks likely to book up fast!  Contact if you want to talk through your ideas.

 * ‘Preparing successful bids…2-day workshop organised by ActionPlanning
6-7 Dec  or 28Feb-1 Mar in London;  and 24-25 Jan in Birmingham.
Not cheap mind:  £385  Here’s more detail

*Assessment in Higher Education Conference.
6th July, 2011.  University of Cumbria, Carlisle
Call for papers, practice exchange discussions and posters – deadline Feb 28, 2011. More details  (you need to be a C-SHEN member, but it’s easy to join and they have a great range of activities going on…)

*Active and Interactive Learning – sharing best practice organised by the Institute of Teaching and Learning at the University of Huddersfield.  On 17th November, 9-5 and it’s free.  Get in touch with  Trish Moore:  (or ask me

*Higher Education Surveys for Enhancement conference. 
19th May, 2011, Nottingham.  Proposal by Dec 10th.
Using student experience surveys in order to explore the implications for the enhancement of teaching and learning…      More details

*Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Support and Dyslexia/Dyscalculia in HE/FE…  set up in response to the high level of demand for specialist training…
See the course web site



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Keeping in touch with HE: for HE in FE / HE staff. Oriented towards: *Staff Development - esp. relating to teaching, learning and scholarship. *Supporting student transition to HE level study and their engagement / progression. *Policy updates that have impact on the sector. *Links to partners and partner activities (like the Higher Education Academy)
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