Academic Digital Event

E-Learning Symposium, Southampton, 28th/29th January 2010

“This popular symposium combines practical activities and guidance with inspiring ideas to fuel the imagination.

The Subject Centre’s 5th Annual e-Learning symposium will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • Professor Wendy Hall DBE, FRS, FREng Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton
  • Russell Stannard, principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT at the University of Westminster and winner of the Times Higher Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in ICT, 2008.’

Topics to be covered will include:

  • discussion of the future of the Higher Education landscape in the online world
  • exploration of how Twitter can be used for educational purposes
  • Using wikis as a non-linear method of assessment
  • investigation into the use of Facebook for informal language learning
  • description and analysis of a university island in Second Life and how different departments make use of the virtual world
  • review of the potential for using Second Life with EFL students
  • presentation of an innovative blended language course reaching distant students by use of Wimba classroom and Moodle
  • description and presentation of the creation of an online tutorial which explores issues around ELF (English as a lingua franca) in ELT
  • analysis of two projects involved in collaboratively creating, sharing and publishing teaching and learning resources”

See more here. I will be attending this event tomorrow, and the event can be followed on LiveStream if you’re not able to attend.