The 3rd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

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The 3rd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference was held between Tuesday 8th September and Thursday 10th September 2015.

2015's conference theme was 'Celebrating the Diversity of Teaching Excellence.'

The three main strands of the conference were:

  • Assessment and feedback at the centre of what to do.
  • Enriching learning with media online learning objects.
  • Engaging students in learning.

Below is the time-table from 2015's conference, containing links to Panopto lecture recordings, staff profiles, PowerPoints, and more materials from the conference.

Day One, Tuesday 8th September:

TimeEventLocationResource
09:00 Registration Concourse, now known as Think Tank, Llandinam  
09:30

Welcome to the Conference

Tim Woods, Tim Davies

Think Tank, Llandinam  
10:00

Keynote Speaker - Creativity, Imagination and Play: Their Contibution to Excellent Teaching

Alison James, University of the Arts, London

A6, Llandinam   
11:00 Coffee Break Think Tank, Llandinam  
11:30

Breakout 1A - Abandoning the Lecture Theatre

Chris Loftus, Amanda Clare

B23, Llandinam  
 

Breakout 1B - Experiential Learning on Leadership for Final Year Undergrads

Professor Andrew Henley

B22, Llandinam   
12:00  Breakout 2A - (continued) B23, Llandinam  
 

Breakout 2B - Performance Calibration through Partly Peer Assessment

Yonghuai Liu

B22, Llandinam  
12:30 Lunch Geography Tower, Senior Common Room  
13:30

Poster Session - Good Practice Fair

Welcome to the Good Practice Fair

John Grattan

'Appealing to the Curious' - How the Lifelong Learning Art and Design Programme Captures and Engages New Audiences at Public Events

Alison Pierse

#polidiss: Using Twitter to Suport Undergraduate Dissertation Students in Politics and International Relations

Dr Jenny Mathers

Using iPads for Teaching and Marking

Gareth Norris

Use of Multimedia to Support Teaching in Earth Observation Modelling

George Petropoulos, Peter Bunting, Hywel Griffiths, Andrew Hardy

Recognising Contiuing Professional Development in Teaching and Supporting Learning

Graham Lewis

Video Diaries for Suppoting Labratory Report Writing

Joanne Wallace

Think Tank, Llandinam  
14:30

Breakout 3A - What do Students want from Feedback, and How can we Meet their Needs?

Basil Wolf

B23, Llandinam  
  Breakout 3B - 'Begin where the Learnin is' (but where is the learner?) - Creating Online Learning Opportunities in the Master's in Educational Practice B22, Llandinam  
15:00 Tea Break  Think Tank, Llandinam  
 

Panopto Drop-in Session to get Help with Panopto (AberCast)

E-Learning Group

B23, Llandinam  
15:30

Aberystywth University Learning and Teaching Strategy and the Student Experience

John Grattan

A6, Llandinam  
16:00

TEL Workshop 1A - 'It's Easier than I Thought' - Using Turnitin for Marking and Feedback

E-Learning Group

B23, Llandinam  
 

TEL Workshop 1B - Moving into Media

E-Learning Group

B22, Llandinam  
17:00 END OF THE DAY     

Day Two, Wednesday 9th September:

TimeEventLocationResource
09:00 Registration Think Tank, Llandinam  
09:30

ECA Winners - Exemplary Module Showcase, Tours of the AU Exemplary Course Award Winning Modules

Rosemary Cann, Adam Vellender (Rupert Marshall in Absentia)

A6, Llandinam  
10:00

Internal Keynote Speaker - Using Audio Feedback

Ayla Göl

A6, Llandinam  
10:30

Breakout 4A - Student as Producer - Using Research Engaged Teaching to Enhance the Learning of Biomechanics Students

Daniel Low

B23, Llandinam  
 

Breakout 4B - 'Have You Done The Reading?' - Motivating Students by Foregrounding the Purposes and Potential Benefits of the Seminar Session

Dr Kate Egan, Ms Wikanda Promkhunton

B22, Llandinam  
11:00 Coffee Break  Think Tank, Llandinam  
11:30

Breakout 5A -Hands-on-Workshoop - Create and Publish your Aspire Reading Lists

Joy Cadwallader

B23, Llandinam  
 

Breakout 5B - Collaborative Learning

Andrew St George

B22, Llandinam  
12:00 Breakout 6A - (continued) B23, Llandinam  
 

Breakout 6B - Improving the Literacy and Numeracy Skills of Undergraduate Students: Concerns, Initiatives and Proposals

Dr Rosemary Cann

B22, Llandinam  
12:30 Lunch Think Tank, Llandinam  
13:30

Breakout 7A - Sustainability Network Wales - Update on How our School-Univeristy Partnership Initiative is Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Schools

Dr Joanne Hamilton, Dr Paula Hughes

B23, Llandinam   
 

Breakout 7B - Effective Teaching and Learning for International Students in Welsh University Settings

Mr Supachai Chuenjitwongsa

B22, Llandinam   
 14:00

Breakout 8A - Using Twitter to Support Teaching and Expand your Students' Horizons

Dr Jenny Mathers 

B23, Llandinam   
 

Breakout 8B - Improving Engagement with Games as a Form of Feedback

Heather Norris

B22, Llandinam   
14:30 Breakout 9A - (continued)  B23, Llandinam   
 

Breakout 9B - Learning Analytics - How can Evidence from TalisAspire Reading List Management System Enhance the Learner Experience?

Sahm Nikoi, Sarah Gwenlan

B22, Llandinam  
15:00 Tea Break

Think Tank, Llandinam

 
 

Drop-in Turnitin - Get Help with Turnitin

E-Learning Group

B23, Llandinam  
15:30

Students' View on the Effectiveness of Turnitin and E-submission

Lauren Marks

Aberystwyth Student Union  
16:15

Roundtable Discussion with School Teachers - Transition to University 

Tim Woods, Chairman

A6, Llandinam  
17:00  END OF THE DAY     

Day Three, Thursday 10th September:

TimeEventLocationResources
09:00 Registration Think Tank, Llandinam  
09:30

Media Showcase - Watch Videos Created by AU Staff

Mary Jacob

A6, Llandinam  
10:00

CADARN Learning Portal - Enabling Production and Promoting your Educational Media

Tom Bartlett, John Grattan

A6, Llandinam  
11:00 Coffee Break Think Tank, Llandinam  
11:30

Breakout 10A - Students as Collaborators using Problem-Based Learning to Inform University Practice

Dr Rachel Rahman

Hermann Ethé Room, Hugh Owen Library

 
 

Breakout 10B - Mindful Bodies - Theory and Practice in Undergraduate Theatre Studies

Margaret Amers, Andrew Filmer

E3, Hugh Owen Library  
12:00

Breakout 11A - The Use of Tablets for Educational Purposes

Steve Atherton, Antonio Barriga Rubio

Hermann Ethé Room, Hugh Owen Library  
  Breakout 11B - (continued) E3, Hugh Owen Library  
12:30 Lunch E6, Hugh Owen Library  
13:30

CADARN Open House in the Media Lab and Recording Studio

CADARN Learning Portal

E4, E5, Hugh Owen Library  
 

TEL Workshop 2 - AberLearn BlackBoard from Required Minimum to Exemplary

E-Learning Group

E3, Hugh Owen Library  
15:00 Tea Break E6, Hugh Owen Library  
 

Drop-in 3 - AberLearn BlackBoard 

E-Learning Group

Hugh Owen Training Room  
15:30

CADARN Open House in the Media Lab and Recording Studio

CADARN Learning Portal

E4, E5, Hugh Owen Library  
17:00 END OF THE CONFERENCE