Teach Learn Collaborate Repeat
A Teaching and Learning Event by Talis
Day 1 – Monday 12th July
09:15 – 09:30
Conferencing Opening and Welcome
09:30 – 10:30
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®: The Challenges of Teaching and Learning
We’re starting off with a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® activity to spark discussion around the challenges experienced this year, and what changes we’re keeping moving forward.
Spaces for this session are limited. Sign up, and we’ll send you a pack of Lego to use.
Suzanne Faulkner, Teaching Fellow, National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics, University of Strathclyde
10:45 – 11:30
Developing Partnerships in Course Design
What is an engaging learning experience and how can we create it? Who should be involved in this process? If we are to learn anything from the pandemic, we need to start building partnerships in learning design, both at course and curriculum level. This talk will address the idea of co-creation and partnership in learning design, involving faculty, educational developers and students.
Dr Alexandra Mihai, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Research and Development (ERD), Maastricht University
11:30 – 12:30
Fireside chat: Balancing what we’ve missed against what we’ve gained
In this live discussion, we will be talking about what we’ve learned this year and how we can implement it to enhance our activity.
Dr Wendy Garnham, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Director of Student Experience for the Central Foundation Year Programmes, University of Sussex
Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln
Dr Chris Trace, Head of Digital Learning, University of Surrey
13:30 – 14:30
Case studies from the Talis Elevate Community
This session invites colleagues from across the sector to share how they’ve used Talis Elevate for a wide variety of activities, and the impact this had on the learning environment.
Critical Pedagogies and Talis Elevate: Aimee Merrydew, University of Keele
From Onboarding and Journal Clubs: Suzanne Faulkner, University of Strathclyde
Using Talis Elevate and Padlet Together: Dr Helen Lovatt, University of Nottingham
Controversial Content and Continuum of Conversation: Ian Wilson, York St John University
Solent Active Reading Project: Dr Roy Hanney, Solent University
Virtual Poster Symposium: Dr Victoria Walden, University of Sussex
Assessing student engagement with Talis Elevate: Dr Dannielle Green, Anglia Ruskin University
14:45 – 15:30
Workshop: How can we remove barriers to entry for students to engage?
Getting our students to play an active role in the learning process is critical. In this collaborative workshop, we will explore some of the strategies colleagues from across the sector have taken to encourage student engagement with the learning process, and work collectively to document strategies for lowering barriers to entry for student interaction.
Day 2 – Tuesday 13th July
09:15 – 09:30
Conferencing Opening and Welcome
09:30 – 10:00
Pedagogy First, Implementing Digital Solutions During the Pandemic in the Faculty of Arts at UoN
In this session, Dr Cecilia Goria will discuss the approach the Faculty took to defining their pedagogic approach at the start of the pandemic. We’ll hear what process was taken towards the adoption of tools and systems, and what is taking priority in the new academic year.
Dr Cecilia Goria, Digital Learning Director in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham
10:00 – 10:45
The Evolving Use of Talis Elevate at the University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln first adopted Talis Elevate back in 2018, and now have over 20% of the university using it. In this session, we’ll hear how Talis Elevate has become a core tool in their toolkit and the processes the Library and Digital Learning Teams have implemented.
Ian Snowley, Dean of Student Learning Development and University Librarian at the University of Lincoln
Andy Beggan, Dean of Digital Education, University of Lincoln
11:00 – 12:00
Live Panel: Active Collaborative Learning and the Next Normal
Many of the practices that have been core to our activity over the past year are here to stay. In this session, we will invite senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss the topic, exploring the priorities we should consider with our future practice, and how Universities are supporting their academics when redeveloping curricula.
Elaine Swift, Head of Digital Learning and Teaching, University of Worcester
Dr Rafe Hallett, Dean of Education, University of Keele
Prof Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy and Head of Learning and Teaching Academy, University of the Highlands and Islands
13:00 – 13:30
A Guide to: Embedding Collaborative Learning
Over the past 3 years, Talis has been working closely to support academics with embedding collaborative activity into teaching practice. This session will explore some of the key themes around embedding collaborative activity into your teaching, regardless of the technology used.
14:00 – 15:00
Official Launch of the Active Online Reading Project
Talis is sponsoring a QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project looking into Active Online Reading practice. This project seeks to explore how students’ reading practice has changed during the pandemic, but also, how collaborative reading can have an impact on reading practice. This session, hosted by the project leads will outline the project aims in more detail, and explain how you can get involved in the project outputs.
Dr Jamie Wood, Associate Professor in History in the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln
Dr Jon Chandler, Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London
Dr Anna Rich-Abad, Assistant Professor in Medieval History at the University of Nottingham
15:00 – 15:15
Conference Closing Remarks: What next?
In this wrap-up session, Matt East, Education Lead at Talis will give an overview of how you can utilise Talis Elevate at your institution. He will outline the shape of the Talis Elevate Pilot Programme, supporting you through implementation, piloting, evaluation, and wider rollout.