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Conference programme for Innovating e-Learning online conference 19-23 November 2012

Conference programme

Main conference programme 19 – 23 November 2012

19 November 2012

10.00-11.00 Opening keynote: Innovation, innovation, innovation presented by Dr Sue Black. Sue is a senior research associate in the software systems engineering group in the Department of Computer Science at University College London and a senior consultant with Cornerstone Global Associates. Sue has received many awards for her work which includes campaigning for equality, and more support, for women in tech, campaigning to save Bletchley Park and setting up The <goto> Foundation, a non profit organisation which aims to make computer science more meaningful to the public. This session will be facilitated by Sarah Porter (JISC).

12.00-13.00 Open architectures - solving more interesting problems  presented by Mark Johnson (OSSwatch) and Martin Hamilton (University of Loughborough).

15.00-16.00  Opening up practice and resources: Are we nearly there? presented by Allison Littlejohn (Glasgow Caledonian University), Jonathan Worth and Shaun Hides (Coventry University). This session will be facilitated by Chris Pegler (Open University).

20 November 2012

10.00-11.00 Organisational transformation and curriculum change: Turning things around presented by Professor Mark Stubbs (Manchester Metropolitan University) and facilitated by Pam Parker (City University). 

15.00-16.00  Shaping up to disruption and learning to love disruption presented by Richard Jones (New Buckingham University), Simon Walker (University of Greenwich) & Rónán O’Beirne (Bradford College).

21 November 2012

10.00-11.00 Mid-week keynote: New for 2012, the mid-week keynote The levers of change will be presented by James Clay. James has been ILT and learning resources manager at Gloucestershire College since November 2006. James is responsible for the virtual learning environment, the use of learning technologies, e-learning, the libraries, digital and online resources and the strategic direction of the college in relation to the use of learning technologies. James was ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2009 for his contribution to changing the college, which has become a leader and an exemplar in its use of learning technologies. This session will be facilitated by Heather Price (JISC).

13.30-14.30 Consultation on ALT ocTEL MOOC presented by David Jennings (ocTEL project manager).  This session will be facilitated by Clare Killen (independent consultant).

15.00- 16.00 Students as digital partners and pioneers: New audiences, new needs, new approaches  presented by Liz Dunne (University of Exeter), Mark Kerrigan (University of Greenwich) and Aaron Porter (former NUS president) with Erin Walcon (student, University of Exeter), Nadia Ashrafi and Jeremy Wildeman (student, University of Exeter). This session will be facilitated by Malcolm Ryan (University of Greenwich).

22 November 2012

10.00-11.00 Lifelong learning in a digital age presented by Dr Alison Felce (University of Wolverhampton), Emma Purnell (University of Wolverhampton) and Marion Manton (University of Oxford). This session will be facilitated by Andrew Comrie (Edinburgh Napier University).

15.00-16.00 Shaping up – from awareness to engagement and changing practice  presented by Dr Peter Chatterton (Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire), Gabi Witthaus (University of Leicester) and Helen Beetham (independent consultant and University of Exeter).

23 November 2012

10.00-11.00 Assesment and feedback: Balancing the educational effectiveness and resource efficiency of assessment - what do we know, what are we doing and where might we end up? presented by Professor Mark Russell (King's College London). 

15.00-16.00 Closing keynote: Why do I need a teacher when I've got Google? will be presented by Ian Gilbert, founder of Independent Thinking Ltd, one of the most inspirational and effective educational organisations in the UK and beyond. He is also the creator of widely used tools such as Thunks ™ and 8Way Thinking, author of several best-selling books including the ‘classic’ Essential Motivation in the Classroom, The Book of Thunks – winner of the first ever educational writing award from the Society of Authors - and his latest Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve Got Google? and the editor of the hugely popular Independent Thinking Series. This session will be facilitated by Diane Brewster (Open University).

Other sessions

Thinking space  during this conference Joy Jarvis, Sally Graham, Helen Barefoot and Karen Clark will work with artist Joel Cooper to help 'make the thinking visible' to participants.


Conference blog  as in previous years, the conference blog was written by James Clay.