A Personal Perspective

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

I attended ALT-C this year as a Blended Learning Advisor and a member of the project team for the JISC LLL-WFD ePPSME (Developing an e-Portfolio based Pedagogy for SMEs) project at the University of Wolverhampton. I attended a number of sessions but I will highlight just a few of key inspiring messages I heard.

I must start with what I found to be one of the most inspiring parts of the conference (though there were many). Michael Wesch’s opening keynote was wonderful in setting the scene for a conference hoping to inspire people with the power and potential of embedding technology into the curriculum. Michael talked of the ‘crisis of significance’ (more…)

JISC Innovating e-Learning online conference

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

JISC Innovating e-Learning 2009
Thriving, not just surviving
24-27th November 2009

We are pleased to announce the date of the 2009 JISC online conference

This year’s conference theme reflects the challenges facing further and higher education in the 21st century, yet offers you all of the ingredients you need in a good conference experience. (more…)

e-Portfolio-based Learning

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

When: 28th October 2009, 2-3pm (resheduled from July 6th)
Where: Online via Elluminate

Julie Hughes from Wolverhampton University will host a session on how the use of an e-portfolio system can support students to become critically engaged reflective learners . The session will draw upon 5 years experience in a School of Education with examples shared from Foundation Degree to Masters level. (more…)

e-Portfolios in the 21st century

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

How can e-Portfolios transform 21st century learning?

Date: November 3rd 2009
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Euston House, London

e-Portfolios are not a new concept. In various guises, digital presentations of skills and competences, online records of achievement, and action plans with opportunities for reflection have been in use in education for nearly a decade. So what is new about e-portfolios? (more…)

SEDA conference call

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment
Conference 2010: Communities of Learning

Thursday 6th and Friday 7th May 2010 Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds

Call for Contributions

This year the SEDA Conference Committee invites you to explore and debate the issues around communities of learning. We are delighted to welcome Etienne Wenger as our keynote speaker: who better to launch our debates around this topic? The conference will touch upon some key topics in staff and educational development and learning and teaching with regard to the need to nurture communities, reflection on existing communities and how to respond in an ever changing world to the multifarious demands on academics in HE and FE. (more…)

ELESIG Symposium

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Learning literacies in the digital age

9.45 am – 4 pm, Wednesday October 7th 2009

The Studio, Birmingham

The Higher Education Academy supported ELESIG is a growing community of researchers and practitioners involved in investigations and evaluations of learners’ experiences of e-learning. ELESIG aims to:

  • Identify and exploit the synergies between existing learner experience projects.
  • Build capacity for undertaking learner experience research.
  • Establish a supportive and sustainable network of practitioners who are undertaking learner experience research.
  • Improve our understanding of the skills and strategies needed by learners to participate effectively in technology rich environments and courses.


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