Author Archives: Ross Anderson

#HullDTN will be live at BETT 2017!

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Technologies Network will be presenting at BETT 2017.  The BETT show is a huge education show sharing the best practice of technology in all disciplines of education.

 

We are appearing at the Learn Live FE & Skills area on Thursday 26th January at 16:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there and getting involved!

New Academic Year, Stronger Network

New Year, Same Network? Here we are again and it’s back into the new academic year for 16/17. I thought I would just take a moment to reflect on the last year and what we have to look forward to this year. 15/16 seemed to go by in a blur but was an excellent 2nd year for #HullDTN starting really with the ‘Through the Periscope’ online sessions. We found this quite an innovative approach and had several hundred hits throughout the sessions. It was a big change from the previous years Mobile March and felt that the online delivery was where it was at! We are looking forward to teasing it’s latest incarnation ‘Digital Spring’ soon, watch this space!

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We followed this sucess with an appearance at Jisc Digifest 16, where we recieved some excellent feedback and hopefully showed the power of multi-institute collaborative working. We had a great time sharing how far we had come in the previous year and created a Storify of our presentation. This set us up well for our June ‘Flipped Learning’ conference which was really well attended and a blast to be involved with. It was great to see such a wide variety of organisations, roles and approaches to a really interesting subject. We certainly hope to build on this for 2017 with our partnerhip with the Erasmus funded Mobilising & Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies project.

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So what lies ahead? Well, many of our Further Education partners will be involved in the latest round of Government Area Reviews, which will, in part, also look at each institution’s use of technology. We hope that this will only strengthen our collaboration and set a precident for the rest of the sector. In addition there are new changes with the Teaching Excellence Framework for Higher Education which also highlights the use of technology and looks at Digital Literacy. Again we hope our network will be able to support these changes and identfiy our best practice to share nationally, nay Internationally!

But first we have our Digital Spring online event during w/c 20th March 2017 and our network conference during w/c 19th June 2017 to look forward to. We look forward to seeing you there! All that remains for me to say is thanks for taking the time to stop by and check us out! We hope to bring you more of the same, and better, in the coming months so please keep dropping by and find out what else we have been up to. Thanks, Ross.

 

Flipped Learning Conference 2016 – Booking now open!

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University of Hull Federation of Colleges Digital Technologies and Mobile Learning Network

Flipped Learning’ Conference 15 June 2016

to be held at the University of Hull, Lawns Conference Centre, Harland Way, Cottingham HU16 5 SQ

The Digital Technologies and Mobile Learning Network will be presenting a conference on ‘Flipped Learning’ on 15 June 2016 when the keynote speaker will be Professor Alejandro Armellini, University of Northampton, a noted expert on Flipped Learning.

The conference will be delivered as an interactive flipped learning experience with a range of related workshops delivered by Federation of College partners exploring, exploiting and evaluating flipped learning as a useful approach for engaged learning.  The programme for the event and reply slips to be completed are available here.

One of the key issues to be tackled by the network, is to achieve ‘step change’ in the valid pedagogical use of technologies, is that good practice occurs in pockets within departments rather than across educational organisations.   We aim to cause colleagues to re-evaluate their practice, through practically exploring the opportunities offered through the ‘Flipped Classroom’ approach to be used in the conference, requiring delegates to have read papers and ‘completed their homework’ prior to the event, so that they can see the benefits of use and the enhancement of their own knowledge and understanding on the day of the conference.

We hope that you and colleagues, whether they be digital technology novices, experienced users and support staff will find this conference to be of interest and provide interesting approaches to learning, teaching and assessment using flipped learning approaches.  Please note that it would be helpful to bring a mobile device to access the interactive opportunities provided.  We will have a limited number of devices for those colleagues who do not have their own.

Please complete the conference reply slip and the conference workshop choice reply sheets available here, and return them to V.L.Paker@hull.ac.uk  by 20 May.

Information and/or materials for specific workshops will be sent out after 20 May.   We hope you will be able to join us and look forward to hearing from you.  We would be grateful if you could please disseminate the information to other colleagues who may be interested.

Through The Periscope

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The Digital Technologies Network is proud to present ‘Through the Periscope’

‘Through the Periscope’ is a series of online sessions sharing best practice of using Mobile and Digital Technologies for teaching, learning and assessment.

Partner colleges of the Digital Technologies Network will be delivering these online only sessions throughout January and February 2016. There is no need to sign up but just follow the programme details and join us online!

We look forward to seeing you online soon!