JISC RSC YH e-Learning Conference 2010: Active Learning

10 Jun 2010 (Full day event)
09:30 (for 10:00 start) - 16:30
Leeds Metropolitan University, The Rose Bowl, Leeds, West Yorkshire


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Brief Details:Which tools and technologies are effective in facilitating collaborative learning, simulating ideas and concepts, assessing learning, inspiring learners, reflecting on learning and enhancing mobile and distance learning?

This year's JISC RSC YH E-Learning Conference is focused on Active and Interactive Learning with the use of a variety of tools and technologies.
Information:A series of interactive workshops will enable delegates to learn practical, transferable hands-on skills through the use of technology and challenge their approach to teaching, training and learning whilst collecting evidence for their CPD.

Delegates will be able to transfer their experiences from the engaging learning activities to their own role, whether that be as learner, teacher, library staff, technical staff, manager or business professional.

Our interactive exhibition area will also allow delegates to explore new and emerging technologies to experience how these can further enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Places are free for our supported learning organisations but are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Cost:FREE Event (for supported organisations only - otherwise £150)
Event Type: Regional Event
Event Duration: Full day event
Event Directions: Click for venue directions
Closing Date:BOOKINGS CLOSED
Associated Files:
  • e-Learning Conference 2010 Flyer
  • e-Learning Conference 2010 Workshop Guide
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    Programme for event: JISC RSC YH e-Learning Conference 2010: Active Learning

    10 June 2010

    09:30

    Registration and Refreshments

    10:00

    Welcome and Introduction

    Speaker: Mrs. Marion Miller, JISC RSC-YH

    10:05

    Keynote Speech

    Speaker: Mr. Steve Bunce, Vital

    10:35

    A: INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA

    This year, even our exhibitors have got interactive and invite delegates to come and join in a range of activities...
    - collect a Sony PSP from ConnectED and complete the exhibitor quiz for a chance of winning the secret prize draw
    - use your own device to capture pictures and video in the exhibition area and learn how to transfer straight into a learner’s portfolio
    - explore your own geographic areas of contemporary and historic interest via Digimap
    - work through interactive online tasks designed to help learners practise their Functional Skills in a wide variety of real-life scenarios
    - create your own personal resource in just 3 easy clicks! It can be a poster or worksheet or even a fun greetings card or calendar.

    B: STUDENT CREATED CONTENT ON THE GO

    We will demonstrate how students have been engaged by creating their own digital content using their mobile phones. Content is then instantly uploaded to classrooms, public spaces and exibitions using a piece of equipment called the Media Centre.

    Speaker: Mr. Nick Di Maggio, Bradford & District PCDL Partnership
    C: GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION AND THE CLOUD AT LEEDS MET

    Leeds Met will share their experience as early adopters of Google Apps using mail, calendar, docs and sites to enhance the student experience. The session will include a hands-on walk though the main features to show how it can be used by staff and students for effective collaboration.

    Speaker: Mr. Steve Jones, Leeds Metropolitan University
    D: COPYRIGHT CHALLENGES FOR COLLEGES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    All state colleges in the UK hold a CLA Licence. The workshop will explain how CLA are developing their licences so that teachers, lecturers and students can continue to use published information effectively in a modern learning environment. In this way colleges can take advantage of the latest learning technology, whilst continuing to respect copyright.

    Speaker: Mr. Gursh Sangha, The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd
    E: PERSONALISED LEARNING PLANS - OUR AND YOUR IDEAS

    Barnsley College have been working with personalised learning plans for a number of years now and will provide an overview of their personalised learning plan and what your organisation might use and develop. This active workshop will explore what would make a “good personalised learning plan” and how to host, promote and bring together the views of the audience.

    Speaker: Mr. Rob Hutton, Barnsley College
    F: MoLeNET, MATTS & MOBILE LEARNING - A TOOL FOR CHANGE

    This workshop will explore how the MoLeNET3 project has focussed on spreading the net, by reaching more practitioners and subject areas across the college and by introducing mobile learning to a small number of Sheffield secondary schools. Delegates will consider the use of mobile devices; exchange their experiences; articulate the main barriers to increasing use and the ‘top five’ changes they want.

    Speaker: Mr. Dave Pickersgill, Sheffield College
    G: RESOURCES FOR FUNCTIONAL (KEY) SKILLS

    This workshop, and the associated resources, is for managers, administrators and practitioners involved in the development and delivery of functional skills qualifications. Delegates will learn about and trial a range of online, interactive resources that can, are and could be used to support the delivery of Functional Skills.

    Speaker: Mr. John Dalziel, JISC RSC Northwest

    11:20

    Refreshment Break

    11:40

    A: INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA

    This year, even our exhibitors have got interactive and invite delegates to come and join in a range of activities...
    - collect a Sony PSP from ConnectED and complete the exhibitor quiz for a chance of winning the secret prize draw
    - use your own device to capture pictures and video in the exhibition area and learn how to transfer straight into a learner’s portfolio
    - explore your own geographic areas of contemporary and historic interest via Digimap
    - work through interactive online tasks designed to help learners practise their Functional Skills in a wide variety of real-life scenarios
    - create your own personal resource in just 3 easy clicks! It can be a poster or worksheet or even a fun greetings card or calendar.

    B: RATEMYPROFESSOR: BEING A TEACHER IN AN ONLINE WORLD

    How can you manage your online identity? What are the issues for teachers in using social media? What is Twitter and how might you use it effectively in your professional life?

    Speaker: Ms. Liz Bennett, University of Huddersfield
    C: ICT DIPLOMAS - A FLEXIBLE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT APPROACH

    The new ICT Diploma offers the chance to be innovative in both the delivery of the sessions and the assessment. Ken Scott presents a practical session around Collaborative Technologies.

    Speaker: Mr. Ken Scott, JISC RSC-YH
    D: USING VIDEO TO RECORD LECTURES AND INTERVIEWS

    Attendees are invited to a hands-on demonstration of a number of video cameras (with a range of price tags). The focus will be on selecting and using video to record lectures and interviews for educational purposes. Attendees are invIted to consider the Five Golden Rules of video production to ensure a polished and professional result.

    Speaker: Mr. Stephen Gray, JISC Digital Media
    E: INDUCTION & TUTORIAL: SHARING GOOD PRACTICE THROUGH THE VLE

    This session will show how a VLE was used as a collaborative interactive tool during staff development to build and develop the sharing of good practice for induction and tutorials. It will also show how learners contributed to the design of their own areas.

    Speaker: Ms. Wendie Adams, Joseph Priestley College
    F: COLLABORATIVE LEARNING WITH SMART CLASSROOM SUITE

    This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to explore SMART’s classroom suite software using Fizzbook Spin Netbooks. Delegates will experience how classroom suite allows the teacher to present interactive learning activities and then roll out quizzes and interactive activities on the devices.

    Speaker: Mr. Matthew Pearson, Steljes
    G: PORTABLE NETWORKS FOR MOBILE LEARNING

    In this hands-on workshop delegates will be shown how a temporary wireless computer network can be used with a broad range of portable technologies to support mobile learning. You will be introduced to the technologies involved and explore some of the learning activities they could support.

    Speaker: Dr. Trevor Collins, Open University
    H: 3D IN EDUCATION

    An interactive demonstration and discussion around the use of “REACH OUT” - the 3D interactive system, now in 150 educational establishments. This unique interactive system gives the illusion of objects flying out of the screen and “hovering” above your head! A range of fully developed modules across all subject areas are available including sensory, life and functional skills software and 3D films.

    Speaker: Mr. Pravin Jethwa, Amazing Interactives

    12:40

    Lunch Break

    13:45

    A: INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA

    This year, even our exhibitors have got interactive and invite delegates to come and join in a range of activities...
    - collect a Sony PSP from ConnectED and complete the exhibitor quiz for a chance of winning the secret prize draw
    - use your own device to capture pictures and video in the exhibition area and learn how to transfer straight into a learner’s portfolio
    - explore your own geographic areas of contemporary and historic interest via Digimap
    - work through interactive online tasks designed to help learners practise their Functional Skills in a wide variety of real-life scenarios
    - create your own personal resource in just 3 easy clicks! It can be a poster or worksheet or even a fun greetings card or calendar.

    B: REPOSITORY AND BEYOND...

    This session is about developing better VLE courses (via Moodle) and will cover two generic key issues (contextualisation and different stages of use/staff development). Participants will discuss the importance of including interactive elements and will start turning a basic repository course into a pedagogically effective learning space.

    Speaker: Ms. Mel Speight, Harrogate Training Services
    C:FINDING FREE IMAGES ONLINE

    If you’ve ever needed to find images online that you can use in your work materials then this workshop is for you. It will guide you to some of the best places to locate free-to-use, copyright cleared images for use in both teaching and learning. You’ll never use Google to find images again!

    Speaker: Mr. Dave Kilbey, JISC Digital Media
    D: THE GADGET SHOW

    This session will include a number of activities using the JISC RSC YH mobile learning “Out of the Box” kit. This will be a hands on exploration of what makes the perfect piece of mobile learning equipment. A chance to explore and share ideas with others.

    Speaker: Mr. Chris Barber, JISC RSC-YH
    E: VIDEO ONLINE LEARNING IN SOCIAL CARE ENVIRONMENTS WITH DEAN MARTIN

    In this hands-on workshop delegates will explore the use of Moodle and other online resources in training staff who interface with service users in Social Care environments. A number of case studies and interactive scenarios will explore how to inform the approach of all staff working with Dementia patients (e.g. Hairdressers, Chiropodists, IT workers - not just those in the caring role) and how online resources can change the way you work!

    Speaker: Mr. James Whitehead, Sheffcare Ltd
    F: WII ARE ALL ACTIVE LEARNERS

    This workshop explores how the Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit is currently being used in education to support learning. Five practical examples will be provided to demonstrate how the Wii is being used to personalise learning, encourage teamwork and support functional skills. For those new to the Wii experience, there will also be an opportunity to have a go for yourselves – make sure you bring your trainers!

    Speaker: Mr. Scott Hibberson, JISC RSC-YH
    G: iTUNES U

    This workshop will give an overview of iTunes U and its applications as a powerful distribution system for digital content - both within the College environment and to learners in your local community and worldwide. For institutions with an HE provision and a comprehensive library of learning content, iTunes U is an innovative way to get learning materials into the hands of students and opens up new possibilities for learning.

    Speaker: Mr. Luke Fieldhouse, Apple Europe Limited
    H: INTERACTIVE 3D LEARNING

    During this workshop a demonstration of stunning Interactive 3D learning applications will be demonstrated. The use of 3D learning objects within the classroom environment not only engages students but also enhances the learner journey as difficult to understand subject matter becomes far easier to digest and more importantly easier to remember.

    Speaker: Ms. Helen Richardson, Doncaster College

    14:30

    Refreshment Break

    14:50

    A: INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA

    This year, even our exhibitors have got interactive and invite delegates to come and join in a range of activities...
    - collect a Sony PSP from ConnectED and complete the exhibitor quiz for a chance of winning the secret prize draw
    - use your own device to capture pictures and video in the exhibition area and learn how to transfer straight into a learner’s portfolio
    - explore your own geographic areas of contemporary and historic interest via Digimap
    - work through interactive online tasks designed to help learners practise their Functional Skills in a wide variety of real-life scenarios
    - create your own personal resource in just 3 easy clicks! It can be a poster or worksheet or even a fun greetings card or calendar.

    B: PUTTING SUPPORT TOGETHER: MIWAY

    This session will enable participants to work through key elements of a new online life and career planning tool called Miway and understand its application. This will lead to a discussion on the extent to which this type of software is used by students. Do students know anything about what we discuss at these conferences?

    Speaker: Mrs. Aqsa Mahruf, Aspire-i Ltd
    C: USING MULTIMEDIA TO COLLABORATE IN THE WORKPLACE

    Henshaws College and JISC TechDis will demonstrate In-Folio (the accessible e-portfolio), currently being used in the workplace and Xerte, an award winning learning object tool. Delegates will have a chance to create their own resources and see how both support accessible practice, not just within teaching and learning.

    Speaker: Mrs. Emma Millard, TechDis
    D: COOKING UP A STORM: MOBILE DEVICES IN SCHOOLS

    Paul Haigh has courted controversy with the public and the press with Notre Dame High School’s announcement of the use of mobile devices in the classroom. Using his experience, work with him in the session to devise a recipe for smooth implementation of mobile devices in your classrooms, covering policy, safety, discipline, staff development and publicity.

    Speaker: Mr. Paul Haigh, Notre Dame High School
    E: NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY ON THE EDUCATION SECTOR

    Digital Region is investing £100m in providing a next generation network that can both enable new applications such as virtual learning/remote classrooms, and help make existing services such as electronic libraries/electronic student records more accessible. This workshop is aimed at helping you understand how the network could enable these services.

    Speaker: Mr. Richard Jepson, Digital Region Limited
    F: GAMES BASED LEARNING

    Find out about the latest and most compelling advances in mobile learning with a demo of SONY PlayStation Portable and Second Sight. Our workshop, as well as focusing on Second Sight and SONY PSP will also cover advances in mobile technology including mobile phones, i-Pods and the Nintendo DS. We will also touch on how to maximise the use of this emerging technology and how to find and create compelling content.

    Speaker: Mr. Andy Goff, ConnectED
    G: THE FLIP SIDE

    Become Steven Spielberg and make your own blockbuster! Delegates will learn how Calderdale College are using Flip cameras in initial Teacher Training and will get the opportunity to use the cameras and see how easy it is to edit your own movies.

    Speaker: Ms. Deborah Philip, Calderdale College

    15:40

    Debate: Switch Off That Mobile!

    Should we be embracing learner-owned devices?
    The use of mobile devices for learning has generated debate ever since they became ubiquitous. There are differing views as to the pedagogical value, safeguarding issues, security concerns and value for money of using learner-owned devices in the learning environment. Some see mobile devices in the educational context as disruptive whilst others regard them as valuable aids to learning. Should technology for learning only be used when owned and controlled by the organisation?

    Join in the Summer Conference debate, challenge the panel and cast your vote!

    16:15

    Prize Draw, Evaluation & Close

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