The 1st Annual Learning and Teaching Conference


 The 1st Annual Learning and Teaching Conference         


The 1st Annual Learning and Teaching Conference was held between Wednesday 18th September and Friday 20th September 2013. 

2013’s theme was ‘Why Should I Change the Way I Teach? Enhancing Student Engagement and Learning’

Conference Programme 2013


Day One, Wednesday 18th September:





10:00 – 11:00

Session 1 – Keynote Address

Higher Education, Students and Technology is changing, are you?

Dr Neil Morris, University of Leeds

A12, Hugh Owen


11:30 – 12:30

Session 2A –

Enhancing the Motivation to Learn: Using in Class Voting and Assessment for Learning Activities to Improve Student Engagement in Lectures 

Dr. Stephen Atherton 

Technology Can Be A Suitable Aid to Student Engagement and Learning

Dr. Nazrul Islam



A14, Hugh Owen


Session 2B –

Some Thoughts on Opportunities for Formative Assessment and Effective Feedback

Robin Chapman

Survival Guides, Wikis and Weblogs: Designing and Coordinating an Online Learning Community to Support the Professional Development of Earl-Mid Career Lecturers and University Teachers

Dr Joanne Maddern





C164, Hugh Owen


14:00 – 15:00

Session 3A – Sustainability Network Wales: Enhancing Learning and Teaching in School

Dr Elizabet Hart

Distance Learning: Some Challenges and Solutions

Dr Owen Thomas

Designing Online Modules

Dr Gareth Norris

A14, Hugh Owen


Session 3B – Supporting Students with Directed Learning Resources: Advantages of Private Study

Dr Hazel Davey

Engaging Students on Study Tours: Some Example Activities

Ian Keirle

C164, Hugh Owen


15:30 – 16:40

Session 4 – Using Blogs to Enhance Creative and Reflective Processes

Dr Andrew Filmer

An Effective Use of Electronic Learning Portfolios for Teaching Islamic Studies in Aberystwyth University

Dr Ayla Gol

C164, Hugh Owen





Day Two, Thursday 19th September:





10:00 – 10:45

Session 1 – Employability Keynote

Employability Keynote Changing the way, we Teach or Thinking About our Disciplines as More Than a Concept? Linking Research-Teaching-Employability Dr Vicky Gunn, Glasgow University

Dr Vicky Gunn,

Glasgow University

A14, Hugh Owen


12:15 – 13:00

Session 3 – Enhancing Learning: Social Networking in the Field and Role-play for Large Class Sizes Dr Carina Fernley

Dr Carina Fernley

A12, Hugh Owen


14:00 – 15:00

Session 4A – The Use of E-learning Technology to Structure Learning and Enhance Student Engagement

Dr Basil Wolf, Dr Malcolm Leitch

The Use of E-learning and Technology to Develop Scientific Literacy Skills

Dr Eli Saetnan, Dr Basil Wolf

A14, Hugh Owen


Session 4B – Facebook Use for Student Support

Karl Drinkwater

Teaching Through Student Participation in Global Meetings

Madeline Carr

C164, Hugh Owen


16:00 – 17:00

Session 5A – Turning it in or Churning it out? Technology Enhanced Learning as Feedback

Dr Rupert Marshall

Evaluation and Enhancement Via the Student Perspective

Juanita Foster-Jones and Dr Allen Foster

A14, Hugh Owen


Session 5B – Electronic Assessment of a Laboratory Practical

Dr David E. Whitworth

Using Twitter to Engage Students Outside the Classroom

Dr Jenny Mathers

C164, Hugh Owen





Day Three, Friday 20th September:





10:00 – 11:00

Session 1A – Copyright: An Impediment to Enhanced Learning?

Dr Jonathan Davies

A14, Hugh Owen


Session 1B – The CADARN Learning Portal - Challenge and Opportunity

Dr Thomas Bartlett

Improving Engagement with Feedback – Tablet Assessment Project

Prysor Davies

 C164, Hugh Owen


Session 1C – Aspects of Aber, Aspects of Wales: An international Student Guide to Study, Business, Culture and Society

Jon Morgan

Reading Lists and £9k Fees: Quick Wins for Introducing Texts

Joy Cadwallader

A12, Hugh Owen


13:00 – 14:00

Session 3 – Poster Session

Up-cycled Clothing for Cottage Industries in Mid Wales

Alison Pierse

Comparison of print, Online (Wimba), and eBook Formats for Distance learning and Content Delivery

John Nelson

Recognition of Teaching Development

Graham Lewis

Online Feedback

Antonio Rubio

Developing Interactive Artifacts to Promote Assessment for Learning for Undergraduate Students

Stephen Atherton, Malcolm Thomas

The Nexus Website – Sharing Good Practice in Technology-enhanced Learning at Aberystwyth University

Mary Jacob

Poster Session Abstracts 



14:00 – 15:00

Session 4A – An Example of Student-Centred Learning for the Year 2 International Tourism Development Module (SMB): The Use of Wikis to Enhance Student Learning

Amanda Talbot

How Can we Enhance Student Engagement with the ‘Climate Change Debate’?: Experiences from a Level 1 Geography Module

Stephen Tooth

A14, Hugh Owen



Session 4B – TARDIS Teaching for Online Work-based Learning

Dr Richard Davies

Evaluating how Science and Technology are Communicated to the Public

Dr Malcolm Thomas, Dr Stephen Atherton

C164, Hugh Owen



Session 4C – Small-Group Academic and Personal Tutorial – The Tuesday Lunchtime Club

Balazs Pinter

Using HTML5 to Teach HTML5 (and Other Things)

Dr Hannah Dee

A12, Hugh Owen



Session 5 – The Learned and the Learning: Moving Partnership Beyond Platitudes

A14, Hugh Owen