Friday, 23 September 2016

Meetings for 2016-17

There will be 3 meetings for HeLF members in 2016-17.

November 2016

UCL from the air

Tuesday 8th November, 2016

UCL, London.

Theme: Digital Skills and Scholarship

CC BY 2.0 Matt from London

March 2017

Thursday 16th March, 2017

University of Birmingham, Birmingham.

Theme: Learning Spaces

CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 jisc_infonet

June 2017

Wednesday 7th June, 2017

The Core, Newcastle University, Newcastle.

Theme: Learning Analytics

CC BY-SA 2.0 clovislives

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

38th HeLF Meeting - Enabling Strategic Change

The 38th HeLF meeting, Enabling Strategic Change: Policy, Practice and People, was held at the University of Birmingham on 9th June, 2016.

The morning featured a panel on Institutional TEL Strategies and a group discussion on TEL Policies & Frameworks. The Strategy panel members were Mark Gamble, University of Bedfordshire (Chair), Fiona Strawbridge, UCL, Chris Turnock, University of Hull, Peter Bryant, LSE and Stella Ekebuisi, QMUL. A recording of the panel discussion is available to HeLF members only, via a message on the Jiscmail list (login required).


In the afternoon there were 5 short presentations. Slides for 4 presentations are available below and recordings of all 5 presentations are available to HeLF members only, via a message on the Jiscmail list (login required).

The Strategic TEL Landscape

Sarah Davies, Jisc

Where's the Humanity? Re-instating Humans in Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy Development

Sarah Hayes, Aston University

Updated Overview of the Extended Classroom Initiative

Amber Thomas, University of Warwick

Implementation of E-Submission & Grading Policy

Rob Howe, The University of Northampton

About HeLF Meetings

HeLF Meetings are held three times a year at different venues across the UK. The events for 2016-17 are currently being planned, based on feedback from members.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

37th Meeting - ‘Measuring and evidencing excellence in the mainstream’

Heads of E-Learning Forum (HeLF) 37th Meeting
23rd February 2016  

Overall theme for 2015-16: ‘Balancing innovation and the mainstream: managing expectations’

‘Measuring and evidencing excellence
in the mainstream’
10:00 – 10:30
Arrival and registration
10:30 – 10:40
Welcome and Introduction to the dayLindsey Martin, Chair of HeLF, Edgehill University
10:40 – 10:50
Welcome and update on developments from University of LeedsProfessor Neil Morris
10:50 – 11:15
An overview of developments in the HE sector (Green Paper,TEF, QAA, etc)
Gwen van der Velden, University of Bath
11:15 – 11:45
Introduction to HEDG and Q&A discussion on the changing nature of innovation in the changing HE landscapeSpeaker: Mandy Asghar
11:45 – 12:15
Discussion – External forces and the impact on innovation
12:15 – 12:30
HeLF business
12:30 – 13:15
13:15 – 13:30
Update and trends from the ‘What’s in your Toolbox?’ Xavier Birche, University of Roehampton
13:30 – 14:00
‘Lightning strikes’: short presentation(s) on recognising, measuring and evidencing excellence in the use of digital technologies?
  • The use of Mahara for CPD framework and student engagement Phil Vincent, York St John University
  • Institutional module surveys at Ulster - A strategic approach to measuring student satisfaction - Andrew Jaffrey University of Ulster
14:00 – 15:00
CONFIRMED: Turnitin response to HeLF survey and sector concernsMarc Daubach, Corporate VP of International, Turnitin andWill Murray, Senior Vice President, International Sales and Product Management
15:00 – 15:25
Debrief on Turnitin issues (HeLF members only)
15:25 – 15:30