On Monday 20th October 90 participants from the University of Hull and Federation of Partner Colleges met at the Lawns Conference Centre for the launch of the Digital Technologies and Mobile Learning Network. The network aims to support teachers, lecturers and institutions in integrating the use of mobile technologies in teaching, learning scholarly activity and research.
During the one conference to launch the network delegates enjoyed a variety of different activities including presentations, keynotes, workshops and practical demonstrations from teachers and lecturers using mobile technologies in their own teaching.
Some comments from delegates:
Excellent opportunity to share ideas and interesting approaches to pedagogy across the institutions involved.
Some good discussions with like minded people who are willing to partner on a network on this kind.
The availability to actually meet new faces and create contacts. It is an important aspect since I am new within the area. Hopefully all the faces I have met today will be familiar soon. The most valuable topic was Padlet, really nice collaborative tool.
The time given to practice the apps/technology discussed really helps to cement the usage and confidence of using the technology.