UCISA Learning Analytics Event

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On the 12th of April, I attended the UCISA event on learning analytics. This was a single day event held in Birmingham. Due to travel issues, we unfortunately missed the first speaker, Sarah Porter, Co-Chair of the National Inquiry into data in HE, High Education Commission – the author of the HEA report, “from bricks to clicks

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Zdenek Zdrahal, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

The second speaker was Zdenek Zdrahal from Media Unit at the Open University. He ...

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Centre For Recording Achievement – 4th International Seminar

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I’ve recently returned from the CRA conference in Plymouth. The seminar was titled “Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolio” and had attendees from as far afield as Tokyo and the United States.

Introductory Plenary and discussion

The conference started with an introduction from Rob Ward, the Director of the CRA, and from Pauline Kneale, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at Plymouth University. The title of the first main session was “The global ePortfolio Research Forum – Joining the dots ...

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Durham Blackboard Conference 2015 Abbi Flint Keynote – Engagement through partnership

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Engagement Through Partnership – Abbi Flint

Abbi started her keynote discussing the framework that the Higher Education Academy launched on students as partners. Below are my rough notes from the presentation combined with Dr Rebecca Gill’s more comprehensible notes!
Fostering partnership – it’s a strong way to increase student engagement – growing topic recently.

What do we mean by partnership?

Definition(s) of partnership:

  • Partnership isn’t interchangeable with student engagement, but is a specific form of it. It is a movement away from the ...
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Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2014

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Durham University held the 14th Blackboard Users Conference on the 9th and 10th of January. This is the second time I have attended the event and found it as beneficial as before. An extremely well organised event with a good variety of engaging presentations.
Dr Franck Michel and I presented a paper titled, “Using technology to support reflective learning – Newcastle University’s implementation of ePortfolio”. This was well received with very positive feedback from our peers. This is due ...

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Efest – Ofsted, eLearning in Africa, and the need to be a sausage roll.

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Yesterday I attended the RSC Northern’s end of year event – eFest. Here is a summary of my day.

Very quickly on arrival I was catching up with familiar faces and being introduced to some new ones too. It was very interesting to meet Neil from South Tyneside College and have a great discussion about iPads in the classroom. I hate the word ‘networking’ but these events are excellent to meet new people and share some of the great practice ...

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