At Talis Insight Europe 2019, our keynotes play an important role in informing our audience of Higher Education initiatives and key themes, to give a wider perspective over the two days. Our opening keynote set the tone for the ongoing digital transformations happening in universities across the world. Andy Beggan, Dean of Digital Education at the University of Lincoln explained how they had approached this. Our closing keynote came from Ale Armellini, Dean of Learning and Teaching, and Director of
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Dr Paul Dyer, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, details how Talis Elevate played a key role in his research project, investigating how students engage with a Learning Research Methods Module. The project looked into how Research Methods could be enhanced beyond a passive, unpopular course in Biomedical science by using a Team-Based Learning Methodology, adopting a number of active learning principles. Talis Elevate was the primary delivery mechanism for resources used in this project. Further research will be looking
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Last month, I attended the ALT East of England Meetup at the lovely UEA campus. The theme of this event was all around gamification in teaching, with a number of examples and use cases from Anglia Ruskin, UEA, and LAL Language. What really struck me at this event was the variety of examples that were shown; everything from quizzes with digital badges, to using Oculus Rifts for training, team-based 360 simulation approaches for Digital Marketing students, to using an escape
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The Reading List Foundation is a charity that aims to lessen the financial burden of attending university for students in the UK. They donate £250 to nominated students via schools and colleges, in the form of an e-voucher, that they can spend on books and materials for their course. The team at Talis thought this was an interesting initiative, and we invited their Co-Founder to share what they do with our audience.

Dr Jamie Wood is Principal Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning, School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln. Over the past academic year, he has been working on a pilot project for Talis Elevate, using Talis Elevate within his classes. The Talis team were delighted to invite him to present at Talis Insight Europe 2019 to share his findings.

We asked Louise Clarke, Head of Research & Learning Support, Head of Social Sciences Libraries at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford to present at Talis Insight Europe 2019. Due to their unique set up, we really wanted to hear from Louise about the implementation of Talis Aspire at the University of Oxford and share their experiences with the rest of the Talis Aspire community.