Invitation: Aberystwyth University’s Learning and Teaching Conference 2021

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We’re looking forward to this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference which is just under a month away, 29th June-2nd July 2021.

As you may have read, this year’s Conference will be taking place online via Teams so you can join us for as much or as little of the conference as you wish.

You can view the full programme and book your place online.

We’re grateful to have a number of external speakers this year.

Our keynote, Dr Chrissi Nerantzi will be talking about open and flexible pedagogies. At Manchester Metropolitan University, Chrissi developed the openly-licensed practice-based professional developmental programme FLEX which incorporates formal and informal pathways of engagement. She is the founder of the cross institutional Creativity for Learning in Higher Education community, the Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC) webinars, as well as many other initiatives. You can read more about Chrissi on our blogpost

In addition to Dr Nerantzi, we also have Dr Dyddgu Hywel, Senior Lecturer in Education from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Dr Hywel will be delivering an interactive presentation on priroritising student and staff well-being (Dr Hywel’s presentation will be delivered through the medium of Welsh and we will be offering simultaneous translation).

Andy McGregor, Director of edtech for JISC will be delivering a workshop for us looking at the future of assessment, whilst Joe Probert, our Customer Success Manager at Vevox, will be giving us some pointers on how to use polling software to engage learners.

As well as our external speakers, we’ve also got some great presentations and discussions lined up from colleagues across the University, with great practical tips and case studies.

We’ve got sessions on the following topics:

  • Launch of the new Digital Skills strategy
  • Distance Learner special interest group
  • Student presentations
  • Hints and tips on embedding skills
  • Running workshops online
  • Stimulating and monitoring student engagement
  • Roundtable discussion with the English Department
  • Embedding stats and excel skills
  • Virtual field trips
  • How blended learning impacts neurodiverse students

And much more…

Hope to see you there.

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