EVENT - The lecturer’s perspective: an analysis of the feedback practices of academic staff
Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London
13 February 2012
The fifth seminar in the 2011/12 educational research seminars series run by the Learning Institute at QMUL, presents the results of a study designed to better understand the feedback practices of academic staff at a UK research-led institution, a key finding of which is that an individual’s understanding of the purpose of feedback has a strong influence on their practice.
EVENT - A student centred approach to developing the content, delivery, and assessment of Research Process modules: Insights and evaluations of student retention
Cardiff Metropolitan University
22 February 2012
This event is being hosted as part of the Higher Education Academy's Workshop and Seminar Series 2012.
EVENT - 9,000 Ways to Engage: SLTN Annual Conference
Birmingham City University (City North Campus)
28 February 2012
The Student Learning and Teaching Network (SLTN) Conference will be focusing on the diversity of initiatives, projects and opportunities that students can get involved in during their time at University.
With the fees rise on the horizon, the SLTN want to continue promoting a positive attitude to getting involved in Learning and Teaching, and encouraging students to creatively engage with their Institution instead of conceding to the increasingly 'consumer' stance.
The one day conference will encourage delegates to share their experiences of active student engagement at their home institutions, bringing together “9,000 Ways to Engage” through the course of the day.
They welcome staff to their events, but strongly encourage them to bring along interested students.
EVENT - Widening Access to Higher Education:
Scottish, UK and European Policy Dimensions
School of Education, University of Edinburgh
1 March 2012
This seminar will disseminate findings drawn from the EU Sixth Framework Project Lifelong Learning Policy and Practice in Europe (LLL2010), which ran from 2005 – 2011. The project involved 12 European countries and Russia and investigated various aspects of lifelong learning policy and practice, including higher education, adult education and workplace learning. The potential of lifelong learning to promote social inclusion as well as economic growth was a major focus of the study.
EVENT - Collaboration in the new HE landscape
Woburn House, London
1 March 2012
The English HE Sector is rightly proud of its world- class reputation including its commitment to widening access and participation, employer engagement and local and regional regeneration. A crucial element in achieving these goals is the strength of partnership working and collaboration between Higher Education Institutes and Further Education Colleges. Many of these partnerships have strong historical roots and are critical in facilitating participation in HE by under-represented and disadvantaged groups, and meeting the skills and knowledge needs of employers and employees. However, the introduction of contested 'quota' funding is placing these partnerships under severe strain.
This Conference, organised by the Association of Colleges (AoC), Universities UK and GuildHE, aims to explore jointly common problems and issues and identify new models of collaboration that will work in a more market-orientated system.
EVENT - What Works? Student Retention & Success Conference 2012
University of York
28 - 29 March 2012
This two-day conference will take a research-informed approach to answering the question 'what works' to improve student retention and success in higher education.
EVENT - AoC Annual HE in FE Conference 2012
Holiday Inn, Kings Cross, London
29 March 2011
The Association of Colleges (AoC) conference will explore the significant changes higher education is undergoing particularly the challenges faced by colleges as they seek to ensure more people can benefit from local, flexible and affordable HE. Workshops will include presentations on the information needs of the new market, the emerging regulatory framework, funding HE teaching, external quality assurance, and higher level skills policy.
EVENT - 'Future Directions' conference - Graduates For Our Future
Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
26 April 2012
Wales’ first national Learning and Teaching Conference.
The focus of the inaugural conference will be to showcase and celebrate the first Wales-wide quality enhancement theme, Graduates For Our Future, and its three work strands: Students as Partners; Learning in Employment; and Learning for Employment.
CALL – for papers to Reflecting on our achievements – What’s next for technology-enhanced learning and teaching?
The Fielder Centre, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
13 - 14 June 2012
Deadline for papers: 29 February 2012
The Seventh International Blended Learning Conference will provide a unique opportunity to hear from a wide variety of work associated with the JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery projects, moving beyond the initial outcomes to the stories of embedding innovation.
They welcome proposals/abstracts relating to innovation and institutional enhancement and suggested themes include: Changing and enhancing practices with digital literacies; Technology-enhanced assessment and feedback; Curriculum design; Open educational resources.
CALL – for applications to attend SCORE OER Residential Course
The Open University
18 – 23 March 2012
Closing date for applications: 2 March 2012
The Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE) is inviting applications for the OER Residential Course, which is free to HEFCE funded institutes. Previously known as the Short-term Fellowship, the SCORE OER Residential Course is an intensive, one-week course providing education specialists with the foundational knowledge needed to engage with Open Educational Resources (OER). The course is designed for those with little or no experience of OER and provides a practical grounding in both creation and use of OER.
CALL – for proposals to 17th Annual SEDA Conference
Aston Business School, Birmingham
15 - 16 November 2012
Deadline for Contributions: 30 April 2012
The theme for the 2012 Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Conference, is Excellence in Teaching: recognising, enhancing, evaluating and achieving impact. They invite proposals for sessions exploring aspects of excellence in teaching.