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Is the future blended? The future of work, teaching, learning and the 'university' in a post-pandemic world

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Date

12 May 2021

13 May 2021

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14 May 2021

online 12:00 - 16:00 each day

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About the Event

 

DCG Spotlight: Is the future blended? The future of work, teaching, learning and the 'university' in a post-pandemic world

What will the 'future' of education and work look like? How will our working practices change and adapt? How will we prepare our staff and students? This event will allow us to consider the emerging future of work and education and explore approaches in preparation for an uncertain future.

We will be addressing the following themes, via workshops, discussions and presentations:

  • Developing student and staff digital capabilities for an uncertain future.
  • Adapting and developing teaching and learning practice; 
  • Maintaining and enhancing social interaction; 
  • Developing 'new' working practices and skills; 
  • Supporting student and staff wellbeing

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Speakers

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Amy Sampson

Head of Digital Learning

Falmouth University

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Annette Webb

Digital Trainer

York St John University

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Alasdair Blair

Associate PVC Academic

De Montfort University

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Caitlin Berry

Digital Transformation Change Support Officer

University of Exeter

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Dr Catriona Cunningham

Academic Development Partner

University of Stirling

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Catriona Cunningham is an Academic Development Partner at the University of Stirling. She is the Lead for the Stirling Framework for Evidencing Learning and Teaching Enhancement (SFELTE) and is currently researching in the area of internationalisation and interculturalism in higher education, with a particular interest on the impact on academic identities.

Charlotte Ellis

Charlotte Ellis

Learning Technology Media Adviser

University of Derby

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Charlotte Ellis is a Learning Technology Media Adviser at the University of Derby, supporting academic staff to utilise media to enhance their learning and teaching practices. A Fellow of AdvanceHE, Charlotte specialises in areas related to increasing digital capabilities through the use of media in teaching and media-based assignments.

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David Parkes

Director

De Montfort University

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Director of Library and Learning Services at De Montfort University and a National Teaching Fellow. He heads the libraries as well as the Centres for Student Success, Enhanced Learning, and Maths Learning. A Chartered Librarian and Technologist, and as a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he writes and speaks widely on emerging technologies, smart buildings, learning technologies, future libraries, the provision of information and digital literacy, psychogeography and transition to universities. He contributes to the Educause/NMC Horizon Report expert panel

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Derek Robertson

Digital Learning Manager

University of Stirling

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Derek Robertson is Digital Learning Manager at the University of Stirling. The Digital Learning Team supply a learning design, development and support service to facilitate technology-enabled learning and teaching at the University.

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Professor Gilly Salmon

CEO & Principal Consultant

Education Alchemists Ltd

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Professor Gilly Salmon, PhD, PFHEA, NTF. is CEO & Principal Consultant at Education Alchemists Ltd. Professor Salmon is one of the world’s leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners in learning futures. She publishes, blogs & presents on innovation and transformation in Higher Education. Her books ‘E-moderating’ and ‘E-tivities’ are considered seminal texts. Her ‘Carpe Diem’ learning design methodology is extensively deployed internationally. She has 30 years’ experience at senior levels, in universities in the UK and Australia. She has initiated, strategized, implemented & completed significant institutional and educational change. She is an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, & Visiting Professor at Edge Hill and Derby Universities in the UK.

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Professor Gunter Saunders

Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement

University of Westminster

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Gunter is a Professor at the University of Westminster and has worked in Higher Education for over 30 years teaching and researching in Microbial Genetics and developing approaches for the integration of technology into teaching. Gunter is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, recognised for his contributions to the support and development of learning and teaching, including classroom design. Gunter is currently leading the university’s development of capability for technology enhanced learning.

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Fanni Tanka

Student

University of Stirling

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Fiona Handley

Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching

University of Brighton

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Fiona Handley is a Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at the Learning and Teaching Hub at the University of Brighton. She has interests in Digital Literacies, staff/student partnership working on digital technology initiatives, and most recently developed the University’s response to covid (Digitally Enabled Learning).

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Dr Ismini Vasileiou

Associate Professor in Information Systems

De Montfort University

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Dr Vasileiou is an Associate Professor in Information Systems within the School of Computer Science and Informatics. Her research interests and publications span Digital Transformation, Social Engineering, Security Education, and Learning Analytics. As a Fellow of BCS, and a Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (SFHEA), it reflects her activity as both an IT professional and an educational practitioner.

Jenni Houston

Head of Digital Skills

University of Edinburgh

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As Head of Digital Skills I work in partnership with the university’s professional services, colleges and external organisations to lead the development of staff and student digital capabilities. This includes developing digital skills strategy, steering training provision for organisational projects and directing a range of services for building digital capabilities.

Johanna Westwood

Johanna Westwood

Learning Technologist

University of Derby

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Johanna Westwood is a Learning Technologist at the University of Derby, supporting academic staff to use technology to enhance their learning and teaching practices. A Fellow of AdvanceHE, Johanna specialises in areas related to the development of digital capabilities in both staff and students, peer mentoring and online course design.

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Josephine Kinsley

Learning Technologist

Queen Margaret University

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Many years in education as a student then lecturer, supporting eLearning, training and service management provided skills that were essential during the pivot from face-to-face to blended learning. Currently providing support at Queen Margaret University to learners and teachers using technology to enhance the student experience and build digital capabilities.

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Linda K Kaye

Reader in Psychology

Edge Hill University

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Dr Linda Kaye is a Reader in Psychology at Edge Hill University. She specialises in cyberpsychology, in particular how online settings promote social inclusion and well-being. Her work in cyberpsychology started back in 2007 when she started her PhD at the University of Central Lancashire on the topic of "Motivations, experiences and outcomes of playing videogames". Since then, she has worked in the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University and dedicated her research to explore a wide range of topics in the area of cyberpsychology. Some of these include; social identity and stereotypes in digital gaming, personality correlates of online behaviour, and psychosocial impacts of online communication. Linda is also one of four founding members and now currently Chair of the BPS Cyberpsychology Section. This work has resulted in her being involved in a wide range of BPS task groups and policy enquiries. Further, Linda has her own private consultancy company "The CyberDoctor" in which she has worked with a range of clients to help inform technological solutions and give psychological insight into their users' online experiences.

Laura Hollinshead

Laura Hollinshead

Learning Technologist and Associate Lecturer in Psychology

University of Derby

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Laura Hollinshead is a Learning Technologist and Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, supporting academic staff to use technology to enhance their learning and teaching practices. A Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE, Laura specialises in areas related to the development of digital capabilities in both staff and students.

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Melissa Highton

Director of Learning. Teaching and Web Services

University of Edinburgh

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Melissa is strategic lead at the University of Edinburgh for online learning, learning technologies, web services and digital skills training.

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Dr Paul Cowell

Lecturer in Economics, Deputy Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching

University of Stirling

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Originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I have been at Stirling since 2007. I hold a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Stirling, a MSc Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and I obtained my PhD from the University of Stirling in 2018. My postgraduate studies were supported by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 studentship, awarded through open competition. Currently, I am the programme co-director of the BA (Hons) Economics degree and the Undergraduate Economics Advisor of Studies. I am also the Deputy Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for SMS, and the L&T committee representative for the Economics division. I am also an Associate of the Economics Network. I have held my current post of lecturer since August 2017, in addition to being a module coordinator (2015-17), and a teaching assistant (2013-17) until my full time appointment. My teaching responsibilities include advanced and intermediate macroeconomics at the undergraduate level, and delivering the core micro and macro modules on the MSc Economics for Business & Policy. I am currently leading the adoption of the CORE project of learning and teaching in Economics across the division, from undergraduate to postgraduate. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert LTHE). In both Spring 2019 and Spring 2020 I was awarded a Teaching Impact Award and a RATE Excellence in Teaching award. I passionately believe in, practice, and research the role of pedagogy in the learning of Higher Education, particularly in the field of Economics.

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Rebecca Padgett

Programme Leader

York St John University

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Rebecca Padgett has been lecturing in higher education since 2010. Prior to this she has significant experience in all elements of sports business management leading and operating at board and ministerial level across the public, private and voluntary sectors. She has developed and led education programmes, sporting events and businesses on an international, national and local level. Rebecca is actively researching employability and work readiness development particularly around pedagogies and authentic assessments for embedding digital literacy and commercial awareness to help students navigate the non-linear graduate market.

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Rob Court

Change Manager

University of Exeter

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Change Manager with a background in digital communications. Managing the development and day-to-day running of the Digital Hub, the University's dedicated online and offline location for supporting the staff and students in developing and discovering digital tools and the skills to use them through video, written guides and a team of support students. Also, supporting a range of projects developing and improving the university's digital tools.

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Rose Leeson

Digital Transformation Change Manager

University of Exeter

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Digital Transformation Change Manager with a background in strategy. My focus in the team is partnering our digital initiatives with our wider strategy and vision as well as supporting the change management of technology roll outs to different university communities.

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Sarah Jones

Deputy Dean

De Montfort University

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Sarah Jones is Deputy Dean at De Montfort University and is focused on future uses of media, education and technology. Sarah holds a PhD in Immersive Storytelling and has advised the UK Government on Immersive Technologies. Sarah is an Apple Distinguished Educator and listed as one of the top 50 UK EdTech specialists.

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Sarah Gardiner

Student

University of Stirling

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Scott Redrup

Senior Learning Technologist

Falmouth University

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Scott manages a team of Learning Technologists responsible for the development and maintenance of key student-facing systems at Falmouth University. A lover of games, Scott uses playful, creative exercises, to drive continuous improvements to the systems and processes that the team provides.

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Tom Cunningham

Academic Development Partner

University of Stirling

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Tom Cunningham is an Academic Development Partner at the University of Stirling. He is the Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), with particular interests in Assessment & Feedback and the use of Storytelling in HE.

Event Schedule

Wednesday

12:00

Welcome

 
13:45

The true meaning of Digital Transformation in HE: Learning environment vs. Tech

Ismini Vasileiou, Associate head of School (Teaching and Learning), De Montfort University
14:15

Comfort break

14:50

A case study of cross boundary working, creative assessment strategies and the use of digital technology to enhance the employability of undergraduate students at York Business School

Rebecca Padgett, Programme Leader, York Business School; and Annette Webb, Digital Trainer, York St John University
15:20

ucisa update

Deborah Green, ucisa CEO
15:30

Networking fun

16:00

Close

Thursday

12:00

Open

 
12:05

Digital capabilities for teaching: Combining pedagogy and technology in staff development

Gunter Saunders, Associate Director Digital Engagement and Library Services, University of Westminster; Jo Kinsley, Learning Technologist, Queen Margaret University; and Mike Highfield, Principal Education Consultant, Blackboard
12:25

Digital Fluencies to meet the challenges and opportunities of the digital world

Fiona Handley, Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton
12:55

Out of office; approaches to working while maintaining a sense of community in a distributed team

Amy Sampson, Head of Digital Learning and Scott Redrup, Senior Learning Technologist, Falmouth University
13:55

Comfort break

14:00

Preparing for Pandemic Learning: the development of a new module to support students for a new university experience

Sarah Jones, Deputy Dean; David Parkes, Director; and Alasdair Blair, Associate Pro VC (Academic), De Montfort University
15:30

When 'I' becomes 'we': Social identity and well-being in the online world

Linda K. Kaye, Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University
16:00

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