2014 Edge Hill SOLSTICE eLearning and CLT Conference

  • Conference Call
  • Learn­ing & Teach­ing in Higher Edu­ca­tion: Effec­tive Prac­tices

    The 2014 SOL­STICE eLearn­ing and CLT Con­fer­ence will take place in the Busi­ness School at Edge Hill Uni­ver­sity, Orm­skirk, UK on June 5 – 6, 2014 and will focus on the enhance­ment of stu­dent learn­ing through evi­dence informed practices.

    This well-​established con­fer­ence includes:

    • keynote speech: Dr. Viv Caru­ana, Reader in Inter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion of Higher Edu­ca­tion, Leeds Met­ro­pol­i­tan University
    • a choice of pre­sen­ta­tions and workshops
      • engage in debate
      • analy­sis of evidence
      • case stud­ies of good practice
    • also a bit of fun and net­work­ing too!
    • input from students
    • an exhi­bi­tion area
    • oppor­tu­ni­ties for del­e­gates to network
    • refresh­ments and lunch
    • optional evening activ­ity (sep­a­rate cost)

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    We invite pro­pos­als for papers, work­shops, demon­stra­tions, pre­sen­ta­tions, short “PechaKucha” style pre­sen­ta­tions and posters which broadly align with the fol­low­ing themes, or relate to other areas of effec­tive practices:

    Day One — SOL­STICE Con­fer­ence Themes

    • Cre­ative deploy­ment of tech­nolo­gies to enhance the stu­dent experience
    • Get­ting the best out of the VLE
    • Adding value to large group teach­ing using technology
    • Cre­ative use of tech­nolo­gies in the classroom
    • Elec­tronic assess­ment and feedback
    • Stu­dent induc­tion into HE and the role of technology
    • Going beyond PowerPoint
    • Tech­nolo­gies and for­ma­tive assessment
    • The role and use of online classrooms
    • MOOCS and devel­op­ments in online course structures
    • Approaches to enhance­ment of learn­ing, teach­ing and assessment
    • Post Grad­u­ate Learn­ers and learning
    • Other

    Day Two – CLT Con­fer­ence Themes

    • Stu­dent induc­tion and transitions
    • Mak­ing the first year expe­ri­ence a success
    • Assess­ment for learning
    • Reten­tion focused practices
    • Adding value to large group teaching
    • Enhanc­ing employability
    • Skills and infor­ma­tion literacy
    • Aca­d­e­mic writing
    • Teach­ing and sup­port­ing inter­na­tional students
    • Lead­ing change in the teach­ing and learn­ing arena
    • Inter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion and inter­na­tional stu­dents’ experiences
    • Feed­back
    • Emerg­ing chal­lenges and improv­ing stu­dent success
    • Edu­ca­tion for sus­tain­able development
    • Other

    Evening Event

    We will be organ­is­ing an optional event on the evening of Thurs­day 5th June 2014 to enable del­e­gates to net­work and enjoy our lovely cam­pus and the sur­round­ing area. We will be invit­ing all reg­is­tered del­e­gates to attend. This will be at a sep­a­rate cost for those del­e­gates who wish to join us.

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