Conference Mishaps?

Great thoughts re conferences which make me laugh because I see the truth behind it: As birds fly south in the winter, so academics feel an irrational urge to go to conferences where they can exchange knowledge, along with the latest virus to have leapt from chickens to man. Global warming scientists fly around the world to warn others against doing so. Literature professors cross frontiers to talk about trans-nationalism and visit former colonies to…

Abstract: Programming Collaborative Learning

Name: Dr Bex Lewis Conference: Exploring collaborative learning in Higher Education media education programmes The HEA funded TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) has worked across 22 programmes in 8 universities. TESTA has built a community of practice (CoP) interested in assessment and feedback processes at a sector level. FASTECH is a new JISC-funded project which builds upon this CoP, and starting with 15 core programmes, seeks to use standard technologies that have already been…

Paper Abstract for @Pelecon12: Digitising Programme by Programme

In April, we have the annual Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference. The following abstract has been accepted: Abstract: FASTECH is a new JISC-funded project building on a new body of knowledge about staff and student experiences of assessment and feedback, collected from over 22 degree programmes in 8 universities through the HEA-funded TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) project. From this baseline data we have identified many common and distinctive disciplinary challenges facing students…

#CfP Abstract Submission: Encouraging Faith Voices in Digital Spaces

Media, Religion, Culture Conference 2012 http://mrc.anadolu.edu.tr/ Format: Presentation, leading to discussion. I was alerted to this conference at the weekend, and had about 24 hours to pull together a conference proposal. We'll see if this ticks any of the right boxes...  We live in a ‘digital age’, in a world that is increasingly defined and shaped by the digital. When we talk about ‘unplugging’, we are giving the impression that the effects of digital culture…

Are you contributing to @pelecon (April 2012)?

One of my favourite e-learning conferences, which interestingly has renamed itself 'Excellence in Learning' (rather than electronic learning) has produced it's website, and you can see blog entries from previous events here: #pelc10, #pelc11. Submit a Paper As in previous years, the conference welcomes proposals for papers, workshops, symposia, panels and demonstrations from across all sectors of education and training, focusing on areas such as: Emerging learning technologies Classroom learning technology New pedagogies and practices…
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