The new schedule of Autumn and Winter 2012 SaGE awareness events is now available for staff to sign up.
These sessions will provide staff with an opportunity to ensure they are familiar with the tools within NILE which will allow students to submit electronically and for them to provide feedback.
The first hour will consist of a presentation and demonstration, with the remaining hour for those staff who wish to stay and try the material on their own modules in NILE or a training module in NILE with the benefit of the Learning Technologist present.
The schedule and link to sign up is shown below:
|17/10||10-12||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
|24/10||10-12||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
|24/10||2-4||MB6 – Avenue Campus|
|31/10||2-4||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
|7/11||2-4||MB6 – Avenue Campus|
|8/11||10-12||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
|15/11||10-12||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
|21/11||2-4||MB6 – Avenue Campus|
|29/11||2-4||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
|4/12||2-4||Tpod – Park Campus Library|
Signup using the link below:
Staff who wish to feedback on the SaGE process generally should use the comments feature on the link below:
Read more on this at the Guardian Higher Education Network
Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2012),
October 29-31, 2012, Dublin, Ireland (www.iicedu.org)
The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2012 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.
To submit a paper, please visit http://www.iicedu.org/Paper%20Submission.html
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: September 01, 2012
*Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: September 10, 2012
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: July 15, 2012
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 25, 2012
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: August 10, 2012
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: August 15, 2012
*Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: September 18, 2012
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Report Acceptance /Rejection: September 10, 2012
*Camera Ready Paper Due: September 30, 2012
*Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): May 30, 2012 – August 20, 2012
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors and Participants): August 21, 2012 – October 10, 2012
*Conference Dates: October 29-31, 2012
For further information please visit IICE-2012 at www.iicedu.org
NILE sites have been created for the 12/13 academic year and are ready to be used.
You should now move content from your old sites to the newly coded areas. There are a number of steps which will help you in this task:
1. Find the modules which you will be involved in during 12/13. Ensure you select the correct module which should have a course ID which describes the module, the session, and the year of activity (e.g. DRA1018-STD-1213). The name of the module will be prefixed with the year of activity (e.g. 12/13 Web Enabled Organisations)
2. Add yourself to the module using this guidance
3. Follow the guidance inside the module template to copy material from other sites as needed. The template should be used where possible to assist you to structure material and provide students with a consistent experience.
4. Create additional material, links and Turnitin submission points within the new module as needed
5. When you are satisfied that all content is in place then make the site live to students.
6. Students will be automatically added to the site as they are confirmed as enrolled.
Sites have also been created for courses/programmes in addition to the session specific modules, and you will see these when conducting the search in point 1 (above). If you wish to use course sites you have the choice of using either those which are broken down by the session (in the same way as the modules. e.g. CBDDRAMA-1FT-1213). Alternatively you may wish to only have one course site for the whole year regardless of the session variation (e.g. CBADRAMA-1213).
Both types have been created and regardless of the option you choose, students will still be automatically added but will only see the site you are using once you have made it available.
If you need further guidance or advice email LTSupport@northampton.ac.uk
Call for papers : Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education (ELEHE):
ELEHE is an open-access international peer-reviewed online journal published by The University of Northampton:
Invitation to authors to submit articles for publication in the forthcoming Autumn 2012 edition
The theme is “Creative strategies for enhancing the learner experience”.
Papers which embrace this theme in flexible ways, incorporating interesting and innovative techniques which have been shown to impact positively on students. In line with the aims and scope of the journal, we seek articles which actively incorporate the student voice. The journal welcomes research articles (3-6000 words); critical case studies (3-4000 words); short reports (up to 2000 words) and book reviews (up to 1000 words).
Invitation to attend FREE event: Embedding Business & Community Engagement JISC infoNet (http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/) are delivering 4 events across the UK aimed at managers of core business functions, senior and middle managers with responsibility for development, co-ordination or support of Business and Community Engagement related activities.
Event details at: http://bit.ly/BCEAll BCE is an integral part of what Further & Higher Education sectors aim to achieve, and links very closely with both ‘Learning and Teaching’ and ‘Research’.
These workshops are provided by the JISC BCE Programme (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/bce.aspx) and offer you an opportunity to learn about activities across other institutions and explore methodologies to help you reflect and evaluate on your own institutional practises in this area.
During the event you will: – Explore the BCE landscape, and share your experiences – Define the nature of ‘embedded’ regarding BCE within your own organisation – Gain an understanding of the issues associated with embedding BCE – Explore a JISC methodology for reviewing and evaluating the extent to which BCE processes and strategy is embedded within the mainstream activities of your institution – Inspire you to continuously review and improve your internal processes
These FREE events are running in 4 cities across the UK, book a place on one of these today:
Thu 7 June 2012 – Hilton Cardiff http://bit.ly/BCECardiff
Wed 13 June 2012 – Etc Venues, Farringdon, London http://bit.ly/BCELondon
Tue 26 June 2012 – The Lighthouse – Glasgow City Council http://bit.ly/BCEGlasgow
Wed 27 June 2012 – Centre for Life, Newcastle http://bit.ly/BCENewcastle
Book your free place on one of four new to teaching workshops
The HEA is running a free workshop on strategies to enhance learning and teaching for home and international students.
The workshop will run four times across the UK and is intended for staff new to teaching who have students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds.
The dates are:
Book your place now in the most convenient location for you.
Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.
- Course Objectives:
- Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniques
- Construct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjects
- Design and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learning
- Map and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning tools
Have you ever thought about using Twitter to support your students or to keep them updated with your research and news?
The LSE Public Policy Group have put together an excellent guide to Using Twitter suitable for academic staff. Open this Link for more details
I am also happy to help anyone to get started with Twitter or discuss best ways to get started just send me an email!
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