Posts categorised: Insight 2015

As per my previous post on 5 questions for Sheila MacNeill, she nominated David White to answer 5 questions from her. So here are the questions from Sheila, and their responses from David: 1. What excited you the most about Talis Insight 2015? And why did you agree to get involved? I’m interested in the intersection between commercial providers and higher education institutions. I’m also keen to explore what the role of digital technology is in higher education now that
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Kitty Inglis joins us for Day One at Talis Insight 2015. In addition to being the Librarian at University of Sussex, Kitty is also a member of the SCONUL Executive Board. Here is a title and a short synopsis from Kitty, on her session for the 15th of April: Delivering academic library services in a digital age: Opportunities and challenges Academic libraries need to be agile and their staff equipped with the requisite skills in order to be able to
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I shared 5 questions with Sheila, to help provide a little more info about her and her session at Talis Insight 2015. I also requested that she nominate one other speaker and 5 questions she would like them to answer! So here are the questions, and their responses from Sheila: 1. What excited you the most about Talis Insight 2015? And why did you agree to get involved? Well I was very flattered to be asked to speak at the
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Mark Brown joins us for Day One at Talis Insight UK 2015. Mark recently moved from New Zealand to join The National Institute for Digital Learning based at the Dublin City University as a Director. Here is a title and short synopsis from Mark, on his session on the 15th April: Developing a Vibrant Digital Learning Culture: Exploring the Question of Quality This presentation explores the question of quality in the wider context of how to create a rich and
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We are excited to bring the Talis Awards this year to Talis Insight UK 2015. We have teamed up with Richard Cross from Nottingham Trent University, representing the Talis Aspire User Group, to make this happen. As per Richard’s email to the LIS-TALIS-ASPIRE mailing list, we are inviting awards under two categories. Here is an excerpt from his email: “The Innovation Award: to recognise any technology or process that is unique or new (at least within the context of institution, department or school).
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We are happy to confirm three more sessions from Day Two of Talis Insight UK 2015. Here is a brief snapshot of the sessions: Star or supporting act? impacts of technology on teacher roles in Higher Education Sue Greener, Principal Lecturer University of Brighton The loneliness of the long-distance doctorate is hardly the best preparation for today’s university  teachers. They still need to develop scholarship, learn their craft, hone their subject consciousness;   but faced with the new guy on
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Niall has been working closely with JISC as a consultant leading their activities around Learning Analytics. Previously he was also the Director of Learning and Teaching at the Open University. So when we were thinking about the Learning Analytics theme at Talis Insight 2015, we reached out to Niall. Here is a title and synopsis from Niall for his session: Developing a national support infrastructure for learning analytics Learning analytics has been identified by the Jisc community as a priority
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How can any conference around Teaching and Learning be complete without a student’s perspective in the mix? So we were really excited when Matthew East accepted our invitation to speak at Talis Insight 2015. Here is a title and a short synopsis from Matt to give you a flavour a what to expect from him: The changing approaches to learning in the digital domain As we all know, the learning landscape is changing dramatically, as is the way our students
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Sheila wears several hats. In no particular order: Learning Technologist, Academic, trustee for ALT, Blogger, owner of several pairs of shoes… and the list goes on. We were delighted when she accepted our invitation to speak at Talis Insight 2015, and bring her perspective on Learning Analytics. As I have with all other speakers, I requested Sheila to share a title and synopsis for her session. So here it is: Let’s start at the very beginning: making sense of the
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David White will be kicking things off for us on Day One at Talis Insight 2015. In addition to his role as Head of Teachnology Enhanced Learning at the University of the Arts London, he is also widely known for “visitors and residents“. I recently requested David, if we would share a title and synopsis for his session at Talis Insight 2015. He is what he shared: Learning and teaching in the Post-digital era The digital has ‘disappeared into use’,
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