JISC Online Conference explores learning in transition

Episode 5: JISC Online Conference explores learning in transition. (Duration: 23:56)

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In the fifth of JISC’s online radio programmes, we interview some of the keynote speakers at the JISC online conference, Innovating e-Learning 2011, on 22-25th November. Taking advantage of online technologies, the conference offers live and asynchronous debates on a theme of Learning in Transition.

In this show, Kim Catcheside speaks with Sarah Porter, Head of Innovation for JISC and Bill Rammell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth University, about how institutions can maintain a collaborative approach in a period of increasing competition. Bill Rammell gives the opening keynote to Theme 1 of the conference entitled Tensions in collaboration in a changing landscape and reminds us that change can come at a price.

Ewan McIntosh, closing keynote presenter and CEO of No Tosh Ltd, nevertheless argues for a root and branch change in our approach to pedagogy to ensure that tomorrow’s learners are well-equipped to take charge of their learning. Ewan challenges further and higher education institutions to design curricula that are more student-centred.

In addition, Kim explores with Sarah Porter and Mike Sharples, Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, the experience of taking part in an online conference. Mike, who gives the opening keynote to Theme 2 of the conference, looks into the future of institutional provision and argues for a more considered, professional understanding of the role of technology in the learning environment.

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Useful information

You can find out more about Innovating e-Learning 2011 from the JISC website. In addition to the keynote speakers taking part in the radio show, the programme features an opening keynote by David Puttnam, Oscar-winning film producer and educationalist, plus sessions on technology-enhanced assessment, workforce and employers’ needs, open educational resources and students as agents of change.

New this year, the conference is preceded by a broad-appeal programme of demonstrations, activities and presentations in the Pre-conference Activity Week.

Registration is still open for Innovating e-Learning 2011. Online booking is available.

In addition, JISC offers a wide range of resources on technology-enhanced assessment, the learner experienceopen educational resources, technology-enhanced learning and teaching practice and also guidance and support for institutions in making the best use of technology.

Mentioned in this programme

Dylan Wiliam on formative assessment

Innovating e-Learning 2011

JISC work on Open educational resources

JISC work on the learner experience

John Bergman on the Flipped Classroom

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