Learning and Teaching Conference 2016
Higher Education - What does the future hold?
Learning Enhancement welcomed over 300 delegates to its Eleventh Annual Learning & Teaching Conference at the Buxton Campus on 4 July.
Professor Kath Mitchell (Vice-chancellor) gave a brief opening address and Dr Ruth Ayres, (Dean of Learning Enhancement) welcomed members of academic staff, students and collaborative partners to the Conference highlighting the focus of the event.
As we enter a period of significant change in higher education – not least the impact of Brexit – we were delighted to welcome Nick Hillman (Director of HEPI) and Lawrie Phipps (Senior Co-design Manager at JISC) to provide the keynote address on how these changes are likely to impact on our practice and the overall student learning experience. You can watch the welcome and keynote presentations here.
The day offered a great opportunity to learn more about different pedagogies and proved popular with delegates. Lawrie Phipps commented, “probably one of the best Institutional L&T conferences I've been to”.
There was a full programme of workshops, presentations and Dome Floor activities including an opportunity to tour the Learning Gallery to learn more about some of the key institutional projects in learning & teaching, quality assurance and library & learner support or stop off at one of the Learning Cafés for a more detailed exploration of an aspect of pedagogic practice. The Technology-enhanced Learning Tradeshow offered bite-size sessions highlighting a number of projects and tools the Learning Enhancement TEL Team have supported over the past academic year. Students who participated in the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme presented their research findings as part of a poster exhibition – More information can be found on the URSS web page and URSS Blog.
For the first time, UDSU presented their Student-led Teaching Awards to the Lecturer of the Year (Tim Marangon), Outstanding Support Staff (the SMART Team), Inspirational Teaching (Jackie Williamson) and Amazing Personal Tutor (Dr Moy McCrory and Lisa Wakefield).
If you would like to follow up on any of the topics raised at the conference, or request advice and guidance on learning and teaching, technology-enhanced learning, library resources or quality assurance and enhancement please email Learning Enhancement at LE-Queries@derby.ac.uk.