SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2019

Collaboration to support the student experience and progression

09 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

Location: Clayton Hotel Belfast


Associate Professor, Geraldine O’Neill is a Principal Fellow of the UK HEA and educational developer in UCD Teaching & Learning, University College Dublin. In her time in UCD, she has supported and evaluated many institutional teaching, learning and assessment projects. She is current working on an institutional approach to programmme-focused assessment. In a recent 2-year secondment to the Irish National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, she coordinated the national  Assessment Enhancement theme (Assessment of, for and as Learning). A key aspect of this national project was the shift towards empowering students in the assessment process. Having gained her PhD in Occupational Therapy in 1995, she has a track record of research dissemination, with her focus in the last 15 years on professional development, curriculum design and assessment.

Dr Carina Buckley has been the Co-Chair of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education since 2014, and leads on the strategic development of the association and its activities. She is the Instructional Design Manager at Solent University, responsible for the development of the VLE as a rich, interactive teaching space, and regularly collaborates with academic colleagues on projects around student engagement and identity.

David’s passion is to improve learning in higher education, based on a thorough understanding of the conditions for student learning and educational change.

David has, since 2001, been an independent international higher education researcher, evaluator, consultant, staff and educational developer and writer. Since 2010 he has been a Fellow of the University of London Centre for Distance Education (CDE). For CDE, he co-wrote, and tutors on, an online PGCertHE; co-leads the Integrating Information project; and is helping build ODL capacity for higher education in Nigeria. For SEDA, with Ruth Brown, he is supporting the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Partnerships for Enhancing Blended Learning (PEBL) project, working with Universities across East Africa.

David was founding Chair of the UK Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), where he co-led the initial development and implementation of teacher accreditation in UKHE; co-founder of the UK Heads of Educational Development Group (HEDG); a founding council member of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED); and founding editor of the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD). David was previously a Director of the Centre for Higher Education Practice at the UK Open University. He is currently a member of SEDA Conference and Events committee.


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