Staff development opportunities (Dec listing)

The latest from this intriguing project on ‘the Net *Generation’ and ‘digital natives’ …
A critical view of the use of these terms to describe university students. 
Session led by Chris Jones from the OU
Wed 1st Dec, 12.30 – 1.50.   f/f session at Lancaster Uni:  See this site for information. 
Or join the session via the internet:
Access the session on the day via this link  – suggest you access a bit earlier, say 12.15 to get set up … no software install is necessary but pre-configuration is required so please go to this site in advance just to check things out [this site will do all the checks for you – no faff] 

*Flexible learning forum at Lancaster University on the topic of virtual classrooms.  Tuesday, 7th Dec 2-3.  Bowland North SR 11.  Get in touch if you’d like to come along ( or simply join virtually via Adobe Connect .  The session will include a brief input, but the focus will be on discussion around issues concerned with teaching and learning.
If you have never attended a Connect meeting before:  Test your connection:
Get a quick overview:

 * You are invited to contribute to a brainstorm on the question: “which ICT-based innovations are potentially disruptive to current models of higher education” (forms of teaching, assessment, course structure, estate, research and research management, student management,  etc…) 
Brainstorm closes on 10th December. 
And a few weeks later will be published a report drawing out the key points, and this will  help shape JISC’s support for the sector in harnessing innovation.

*A series of free workshops based around the
JISC Effective Assessment in a Digital Age publication and associated online resources will take place during January – March 2011.
Workshops will be held in London 20 January 2011; Birmingham 16th February 2011, Bristol March 2011, date to be confirmed and Newcastle 24 March 2011.  See this site for more information.  (These workshops are free!)

– NB they are currently making calls for contributions:

*Learning Global:  Fourth Learning and Teaching conference
University of Northampton on Wed 11th May, 2011
Deadline for abstracts 3rd January. 
Four themes:  Global Learning issues of employability and assessment; Technology enhanced global learning; Learning global as a transnational opportunity; Researching the international student experience and global citizenship.  Certainly worth a further look

* Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) conference: 
Research into e-assessment
Alas, it’s in Southampton, but over two days in the summertime – 5th and 6th July [no price yet on website that I could see]
Deadline for submission of proposals is May 13th
More information

*ALT-C 2011  [Association of Learning Technology Conference, 2011]
This to alert you to the imminent call for papers – see the web site
Conference takes place 6-8 Sept, 2011 in Leeds with the theme:  ‘Thriving in a colder and more challenging environment’


About intouchwithhe

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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