19th Annual SEDA Conference

Opportunities and challenges for academic development in a post-digital age

13 November 2014 - 14 November 2014

Location: NCTL Learning and Conference Centre, Nottingham

Conference Handbook

We will be holding our Annual Fellowships CPD Event the evening prior to the Conference

Day One

09.15 - 09.45 Registration and tea & coffee

09.45 - 10.00 Welcome and Introductions

10.00 - 11.00 Opening Keynote Address

Grainne Conole, Director, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester

11.00 - 11.25 Break

11.25 - 12.10 Parallel Session 1

    1. Rhetoric and reality: The drive of learning technology and its implications for academic development Kathryn James
    2. Structuring creative collaboration: considering the potential of Xerte to facilitate and support active, inquiry-based partnership learning Neil McPherson, Gordon Heggie
    3. #10Dot: Evaluation and experience of running and online Twitter Training Course Chris Rowell, Helen Webster
    4. Can online support make a positive difference to curriculum planning? Gunter Saunders, Peter Hartley, Peter Chatterton
    4A.Open cross-institutional academic CPD, expectations and value: a recent example Chrissi Nerantzi, Sue Beckingham

12.15-13.00 Parallel Session 2

    1. Using new technologies to support a student partnership approach to building Academic Development within Peer Mentoring Ruth Allen, Gabriele Neher
    2. Working in a "third space" to create an institutional framework to underpin use of audio and video Rebecca Dearden
    3. Implementing the new Blended Learning George Roberts, Richard Francis, Mary Deane
    4. Exploring the use of ICT and Digital Media to support the development of Learning to Learn competencies and Transition into Higher Education: a cross European perspective Alison Hudson, Neil Taylor

13.00-14.00 Lunch

13.30-14.00 New to SEDA? Come and find out more

Pam Parker & Stephen Bostock (Co-chairs SEDA)

14.00-15.30 Parallel Session 3

    1. Exploring the highs and lows of developing, organising and running an online conference for the CPD Lecturers Rehana Awan, Linda Robson
    2. A 'Menu' of teaching approaches to transform engagement with technology-enhances learning Stuart Hepplestone, Ian Glover
    3. The challenges and opportunity of redrafting and re-crafting the existing blended course for solely online delivery Dejun Ljubojevic, Diogo Casanova
    4. Visioning the Digital University - from institutional strategy to academic practice Sheila MacNeill, Bill Johnston, Keith Smyth
    5. Enhancing the Personal in Learning Environment and Experiences Brian Whalley

15.30-16.30 Network

    Getting Published with SEDA James Wisdom (Chair, Educational Developments Magazine Editorial Committee)

    SEDA PDF: SEDA programme leaders and potential programme leaders

    This is an opportunity for colleagues to learn more about the SEDA award recognition and programme review processes. Programme leaders will be invited to share their experiences of running a SEDA programme with potential programme leaders so if you are thinking about developing a SEDA programme or would like to raise issues (positive and challenging) about running such a programme, we would be delighted if you would join us.

    SEDA PDF: SEDA Accreditors and Mentors

    SEDA programme accreditors and mentors are invited to attend this session as part of their continuing professional development in these roles.

    Introduction to SEDA and SEDA Fellowships

    Poster Session


    • Learning to love technology Deena Ingham
    • A model for supporting the professional development of researchers using online planning tools and social media Jen Reynolds
    • Bringing learning alive using augmented reality (AR) Dee Vyas, Nillan Fakira

16.30-17.15 Parallel Session 4

    1. Tutor: Participant (student) e-journaling as an effective tool for academic identity work: but whose academic identity work Clare Kell, Cath Camps
    2. Wired for sound - how using audio has changed my feedback for ever Claire Beecroft,
    3. Extending educational development through accredited open online courses - 'non-traditional participants' perspectives on a UK PSF Descripter 1 (M)OOC Neil Currant, Elizabeth Lovegrove, Cat Taylor, Chijioke Nwalozie
    4. Digital Switchover: exploring the UK Quality Code for Higher Education as a resource to support academic practice Harriet Barnes, Tim Burton

18.30-19.00 SEDA Museum of Educational Curiosity

19.00 Drinks Reception and Book Launch

20.00 Dinner

    Day Two

09.15-09.30 Welcome to day 2

09.30-10.30 Keynote Address: Being post-digital: in the wake, in response, in recovery?

Helen Beetham, Consultant in Higher Education

10.30-10.55 Break

10.55-12.25 Parallel Session 5

      1. Flipping Technology Giles Martin
      2. Natives and Immigrants - How can the improvement of 'digital literacy' be actioned Joanne Smailes
      3. "Badges? We don't need no stinkin badges!" Phil Vincent, Daniel Mackley, Arielle Redman, Emma Beresford
      1. Hands-on practice - using the Polleverywhere Electronic voting System as a tool for student engagement in the classroom Darren Gash
      1. Techniques for online teaching and collaboration using webinar and desktop conferencing tools Sandra Partington

12.30-13.25 Lunch

13.25-14.10 Parallel Session 6

      1. Surviving and thriving in the new ecologies of academic development in the post-digital university David Baume
      2. More than just a postcard from Cyprus: lessons from a staff development programme with an overseas partner Peter Lumsden, Kevan Williams
      3. Is it possible to be smart? - addressing the inevitabilites, opportunities and challenges of expanding the learning environment with BYOD Andrew Middleton
      4. Opportunities and obstacles to developing teachersÂ’ learning, networking and active presence through an online Pg Cert HE Helen Pokorny, Frederica Oradini, Anna Caballo
      5. Concept and mind mapping - visual strategies to enhance student and staff learning Peter Hartley
      6. How to share good practice with busy academics in a large University Kieran Kelly

14.10-14.20 Tea and Coffee

14.20-15.20 Closing Keynote - Change Agent Network

15.20-15.30 Summing up and close

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