The HEA Arts & Humanities conference took place last month in sunny Brighton: there were quite a few interesting ELT-related sessions at the conference which are outlined below plus links to further information.
Jonathan Worth, Newcastle University Open Lab: Synthesising approaches to openness
Excellent keynote by Jonathan Worth from Newcastle University Open Lab: he talked about not just ‘Teaching with‘ the digital, but ‘teaching of the digital.’ Jonathan discussed his #Phonar global photography classes, Phonar Nation, an international initiative enabling young people to take part in their own representation as well as much, much more: hugely inspiring and thought-provoking. You can read more about his work on using the affordances of social media in teaching here.
Christopher Wiley, University of Surrey: How to use electronic voting systems creatively in arts & humanities teaching
Using electronic voting systems in the context of Dance, Drama and Music to enhance critical engagement. 1.2 abstract here – his presentation isn’t available but you can read more about Christopher’s work, including his role as a Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator here.
Christopher Hall, Sheffield Hallam University: Infographics as module guides (Poster Presentation)
Using infographics to capture an entire module guide on one page – used as a front page in Blackboard and as hard copy. You can read the poster presentation abstract here.
Sarah Crowson & Simon Denison, Hereford College of Arts: How to build a less formal online learning space
Students felt more ownership of the informal online learning space created in WordPress, and engaged more with this space compared to the the official VLE. 12.7 abstract here and you can read in more detail about Sarah and Simon’s action research project here.