The 5th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

View the 5th Annual Conference Programme [pdf link]

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The 5th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference was held between Monday 10th July and Wednesday 12th July 2017, on Penglais Campus.

2017's conference theme was 'Promoting Staff and Student Growth.'

The three main strands of 2017's conference was:

  • Innovative assessment.
  • Providing feedback for learning.
  • Enricing learning through media.

Below is the time-table from 2017's conference, containing links to Panopto lecture recordings, staff profiles, PowerPoints, and more materials from the conference.

 

Day One, Monday 10th July:

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

Welcome [audio file]

John Grattan, Tim Woods 

Listening to Students and Staff: BlackBoard Refresh and Students on Tech

Mary Jacob, Kate Wright

A6, Llandinam  

Conference Abstracts

Conference Timetable

Audio File 

10:00

Keynote Speaker - Interactive Classroom Technologies and Teaching Excellence [PowerPoint Link]

Dr Rachael-Anne Knight, City University of London 

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

Breakout A - Enhancing Student Involvement Through Action Learning Residential Workshops [PowerPoint Link]

Robert Bowen, Sophie Bennett

B20, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
 

Breakout B - Reflective Writing and Student Engagement

Malte Urban

B22, Llandinam  
 

Breakout C - LEGO - The Building Blocks for Understanding Object-Oriented Programming [PowerPoint Link]

Helen Miles

B23, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
12:00

Breakout A - Embedding Innovative Assessment into a New Third Year Undergraduate Module - Student and Staff Perspectives

Victorian Wright, Alison Mackiewics, Antoia Ivaldi

B20, Llandinam  
  Breakout B - Engaing Students Using OneNote Class Notebook - Case Studies of First Year Students B22, Llandinam  
 

Breakout C - Learning with Lego [PowerPoint Link]

Sarah Higgins

B23, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Think Tank, Llandinam  
13:00

E-learning Clinic 1

E-learning Group

B23, Llandinam  
13:30

Breakout A - One-to-One-to-Many: Sharing the Fruit of Individual Instruction with the Learning Community, Using Social Media [PowerPoint Link]

Professor John Harvey

B20, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
 

Breakout B - Encouraging Engagement with Outside Reading 

Sarah Dalesman

B22, Llandinam  
 

Breakout C - Improving Student Perceptions of Employability Skills Development Via Online Tasks and Feedback 

Les Tumilty, Simon Payne

B23, Llandinam  
14:00 - 15:00

Good Practice Fair - Posters and Demonstrations:

Teaching for Postgraduates at AU (TPAU)

Annette Edwards, Ian Archer

ORBYTS:Using Media to Engage School Students in Research

Dr Maire Gorman

Brilliant Club: Teaching Opportunities for PHD and Post Docs

Dr Maire Gorman, Greg Scannell

Using Online Booking Software for Tutor Meetings

Dr Gareth Norris

Using the Cornell Notetaking System to Enhance Student's Notetaking Skills and Revision Techniques

Les Tumilty

Digging a Little Deeper: Further Insights from Module - and Coure - Level Student Feedback

Victoria Wright

Peer Teaching and Learning in the Spanish Language Teaching Tool

Jennifer Wood

Think Tank, Llandinam   
15:00

Breakout A - Who's Afraid of Forums and Blogs? 

Marta Monda (AU), Philippe Mahoux Pauzin (Université de Lorraine)

B20, Llandinam  
 

Breakout B - Video Essays: Criteria, Benefits, Tools

Dafydd Sills-Jones

B22, Llandinam  
 

Breakout C - Facing Battle: Teaching Long-Term Change Through Multiple Media

Brieg Powel

B23, Llandinam  
15:30 Tea Break Think Tank, Llandinam  
16:00 - 17:00

Workshop A - TEL Workshop 1 Grade Centre for Sending Marks to AStRA

E-Learning Group

B20, Llandinam  
 

Workshop B - TEL Workshop 2 Panopto and AberLearn BlackBoard for Formative and Summative Assignemtns and Exams

Sue Ferguson, Rob Francis

B22, Llandinam  
 

Workshop C - TEL Workshop 3 Introducing Turnitin's Feedback Studio 

E-Learning Group

B23, Llandinam  
17:00 END OF THE DAY    

 

Day Two, Tuesday 11th July:

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

Welcome

Elizabeth Treasure, Vice Chancellor

ECA Winning Module Tours

Brieg Powel, Stephen Chapman, Gareth Norris

A6, Llandinam  
10:00

Keynote - Learning ina Mobile Age: Watershed or Wasted Opportunity? [PowerPoint Link]

Dr Kevin Burden, University of Hull

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

Breakout A - Is it Time to Stop Using Lectures?

Neil Taylor

 

B20, Llandinam  
 

Breakout B - Wow! We've Got to Share This. Examples of Innovative Assessments

Dr Stephen Atherton, Dr Paula Hughes, Alison Pierse

B22, Llandinam  
 

Breakout C - Tablet Teaching 2.0: Potential for Engaging with Students and for Widening Participation

Daniel Burgarth

B23, Llandinam  
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch  Think Tank, Llandinam  
13:00

E-Learning Clinic 2

E-Learning Group

B23, Llandinam  
13:30

Keynote Speaker - Implementing the York Pedagogy [PowerPoint Link]

Professor John Robinson, University of York

A6, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
14:30

Breakout A - Cefnogi myfyrwyr yn ieithyddol: heriau a chyfleoedd // Supporting Students Linguistically:

Challenges and Opportunities 


Cathryn Charnell-White, Eurig Salisbury

B20, Llandinam  
 

Breakout B – How Successful is Within-Lecture (Self) Assessment of Student Engagement, Knowledge and Learning?: Experiences from Some Part 2 Geography Modules [PowerPoint Link]

Stephen Tooth

B22, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
 

Breakout C - Socrative in the Spanish Language Classroom

Jennifer Wood

B23, Llandinam  
15:00 Breakout A - (continued) B20, Llandinam  
 

Breakout B - How to Arrange Digitized Readings for Your Seminars Through your Aspire Module Reading Lists [PowerPoint Link]

Joy Cadwallader, Non Jones 

B22, Llandinam PowerPoint PDF
 

Breakout C - Audio-Feedback versus Written-Feedback: A Dialogic Insight

Dr Gareth Norris, Dr Heather Norris, Alexandra Brookes

B23, Llandinam  
15:30 Tea Break Think Tank, Llandinam  
16:00

Workshop A - Sut mae addasu aseiniad yn gallu annog myfyrwyr I ddefnyddio erthyglau o gyfnodolion //

How Adjusting the Assignment can Encourage Students to use Journal Articles 

Dr Siân Lloyd-Williams

B20, Llandinam  
 

Workshop B - TEL Workshop 4 Effective Lectures

Mary Jacob

B22, Llandinam  
 

Workshop C - Create and Publish a New Aspire Reading List 

Academic Engagement Group, Information Services

B23, Llandinam  
17:00 END OF THE DAY    

Day Three, Wednesday 13th July:

TimeEventLocationResource
09:00

Internal Keynote Speaker - Using Virtual Reality Headsets in Learning and Teaching [Handout and PowerPoint Link]

Dr Stephen Atherton, School of Education

0.15, Physics Main

PowerPoint PDF

Handout PDF

10:00 Coffee Break Post Graduate Centre, Llandinam  
10:30

Breakout A - Engaging the Digital Student with an (Almost) Exemplary Practice

Stephen Chapman

B23, Llandinam  
11:00

Breakout A - Brilliant Club: Teaching Opportunities for PhD and Post Docs [PowerPoint Link]

Dr Maire Gorman, Greg Scannell

B23, Llandinam  
11:30 END OF THE CONFERENCE