DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK CONFERENCE 5 June 2019: ‘FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATION’

Conference to be held from 9.00 am on 5 June 2019 at the Lawns Conference Centre, Cottingham  HU16 5SQ  

Parking and lunch available.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9:00 –
9:30
Registration, tea and coffee
9:30

9.40
Welcome:  Professor Kevin Burden, Faculty of Arts Culture and Education.
Opening the Conference. Professor Becky Huxley-Binns Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education). 
9.45

10.35 
Keynote speaker: Wouter Hustinx, Head of an Expertise Centre on Educational Innovation at PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Belgium).

Presentation available here

Using the ‘Digicomp Framework’  EU project, a ‘Framework for Evaluation’ of the professional development of teachers in the use of technologies in learning and teaching: a focus on practice and what difference has it made, as well as learning gains and learner progression.
In his keynote, Wouter will present two practice-oriented cases, founded on theoretical models.  The first case relates to the blended learning-policy at PXL, which incorporates rubric assessment and collegial peer reviews.  The second case relates to professional development of HE-teachers in Ecuador and Cambodia via a blended learning and a design-based research approach.
10.35 –
10.45
Discussion on the matters raised in the presentation
10.45 –
11:15
Tea/Coffee available in the Conference Room.

Good practice/Workshop themes: Experiences and good practice from partners in using digital and mobile technologies in learning and teaching and assessment’. 
11.15 –
12.00
WORKING SESSION 1: a choice of one session from four themes, a session could be 40 mins in length or have two 20 minute sessions:
Session A.
Room 3. 
40 mins
(i)   Talking Technology with Lego, reflecting attitudes to using technology
Theresa Marriott and Emily Armstrong, University of Hull.

This workshop will optimise on the work carried out using Lego Serious Play with academics to break down barriers on developing their digital skills and embedding technology in their teaching learning and assessment practice.  Academics have been using the bricks to build on how they feel about technology and what they can do to develop confidence in using technology in their current and future practice.   
Session B. 
Room 2.  
2 x 20 mins
(ii)   ‘Nearpod in and out of the Classroom’ – Kelly McGurk, Wilberforce College.

(ii)  ‘Using Interact is a tool’ for creating online quizzes that generate leads, segment your audience, and drive traffic to your website.  A free online software which gives learners/staff choices. For example which staff member might be able to help. Based on buzz feed quizzes. (see https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/preview/5c6d20796c505b00143e5609 )
Robert Chaffe and Jed Williams, Bishop Burton College.
Session C.  Lecture Theatre.
40 mins

(iii)   ‘Level Up’  Deborah Millar, Grimsby Institute of FE and HE.  
Session D.  
Room 4.
2 x 20 mins
(iv)  Digital Prop Challenge, who, what, when and why… 
Sarah Abbott, Stacy Vipas, Selby College.
Enhancing CPD with digital props, challenging tutors to embrace specific digital technologies within their departments, supporting their development and sharing their experiences with others.

(iv)  ‘Assessment feedback or plagiarism detection?’  Uses and future applications of ‘Turnitin’ Debbie Meakin and Chris Skerrow Hull College.
An initial analysis of what is being used for online assessment and feedback
12.05 – 1.20   Lunch and networking

1.25 – 2.00
VIDEO PRESENTATION:  ‘Digital Competence for FE and HE staff and the impact digital interventions have on students’.  Vikki Liogier, Head of learning Technologies, Education & Training Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLVkwtwSlvs&feature=youtu.be  

NB.  You can follow up on the presentation with discussion and group activities at your leisure from the ‘Enhance Digital Teaching Platform and the Digital Teaching Professional Framework’. https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/supporting/support-practitioners/edtech-support/enhance-digital-teaching-platform/

2.00 – 2.15 

Discussion on the matters raised in the presentation.
2.20 – 3.05  WORKING SESSION 2: a choice of one workshop from 3 themes, a session could be 40mins in length or have two 20 minute sessions:
Session E.  Room 2.  2×20 mins (i)  ‘VEO for Teaching and Learning’: Observation and opportunities for use in Sport, Hair and Beauty, teaching and learning Jonathan Butler, Wilberforce College

(i)   ‘Mentimeter’ Emily Armstrong, University of Hull. 
This workshop will look at the progress of the University’s Mentimeter pilot and give a quick demonstration of how you can use Mentimeter to increase classroom interaction.
Session F.  Conference Room.  40mins
(NB. Limited to 20 people)
(ii)  ‘Drone Challenge : Using Tynker to Code a Drone’.
Ray Kirtley and Kevin Burden University of Hull.
This workshop builds on the GIGS project, a recent Erasmus + project www.gigs.eu , and will give participants the challenge to build a set of codes using the Tynker app ( https://www.tynker.com ) to fly a drone over a challenging course.  The workshop will explore the potential of this methodology in FE/HE
Session G  Lecture Theatre.  40 mins (iii)  ‘360 Teams’ replacement for the VLE’.  Adam Corkett, Riding College.
3.10 – 3.30 Plenary with refreshments available in the Conference Room

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