Monday, 9 November 2015

Learning Analytics: innovation in the mainstream

Hard to believe but Wednesday 11th November sees the 36th meeting of HeLF. It's kindly being hosted by Richard Francis at Oxford Brookes University and the final agenda is now available. I look forward to seeing many of you there.


10:00 – 10:30
Arrival and registration
10:30 – 10:40
Welcome and Introduction to the day
Lindsey Martin, Chair of HeLF, Edgehill University
10:40 – 10:50
Welcome and update on developments from Oxford Brookes University
Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience
and Richard Francis, Head of e-Learning
10:50 – 11:00
Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of ALT
11:00 – 11:20
Learning analytics: a view from the sector
Barbara Newland, University of Brighton and Lindsey Martin, Edgehill University
11:20 – 12:00
Learning analytics – a JISC perspective
Speaker: Niall Sclater, JISC
12:00 – 12:30
Discussion – Personal and institutional readiness
12:30 – 12:45
HeLF business
12:45 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:00
Ethical Implications of Learning Analytics
Speaker: Niall Sclater, JISC
14:00 – 14:30
‘Lightning strikes’: Two short presentations on working practices across the sector the implications of these.
·         Large scale systems integrations
John Beaver,  Director of IT Services, Bath Spa University
·         Student Engagement Monitoring Dashboard
Mark Roche, Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University

14:30 – 15:25
Turnitin – Discussion
15:25 – 15:30
Close


Location and directions:
The event will take place in  the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB), at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus (Gipsy Lane site). 

Getting to Brookes
General info is available here.

Train and taxi
Train services to Oxford from most UK towns and cities are relatively frequent. More information here. From the train station, Headington Campus is best reached by taxi or bus.

Buses from railway station.
In semester time the U1 bus service runs frequently to the Headington Campus from the train station. A timetable is attached. The station stop is Frideswide Sq. and the Campus stop is Brookes University B2. Journey time approx. 25 mins. though there can be delays at peak times.

By car.
There is very limited parking on site. Some guest permits are available on the Headington Hill Campus, on the opposite side of the London Road (see map). Even when permits are provided, however, there is no guarantee of a place. Park and Ride services are available from Thornhill and Seacourt, both of which drop at Gipsy Lane (service no. 400). More information on driving to Headington Campus here.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Save the Date! 35th HeLF Event 11th November

My, it's been a busy term so far with lots happening in HeLF with elections to the steering group, surveys and reports seemingly in abundance. As he was stepping down, Neil reassured me that the role of chair didn't bring much work with it. Neil, I beg to differ!

Coming soon: the 35th HeLF event is due to take place on the 11th November 2015. It will be kindly hosted by Richard Francis at the Oxford Brookes University - please save the date!


Based on all the feedback provided during the previous few HeLF events, the overall theme for the 2015-16 events is “Balancing innovation and the mainstream: managing expectations” and, more specifically, the upcoming autumn event will specifically focus on "Learning analytics: innovation in the mainstream". We are currently lining up speakers to bring together an exciting programme for the day. The agenda will be published soon and details of how to book will also be circulated. 

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Outcomes of the 35th HeLF Event: Flexibility of learning resources, tools and teams. Who does what and is the future still open?

Many thanks to Matt Sherlock and his team for hosting Wednesday’s HeLF event at the University of Birmingham. A good turnout and very buzzy indeed.


Ian Myatt, Director of Educational Enterprise: Welcome to Birmingham




Richard Francis - Oxford Brookes University

Every Student Published


Mark Wetton - University of Edinburgh




Lindsey Martin – Edge Hill University




Neil Witt – Plymouth University




Catherine Naamani – University of South Wales




Amber Thomas – University of Warwick

Friday, 29 May 2015


35th HeLF Meeting: Flexibility of learning resources, tools and teams. Who does what and is the future still open?


Wednesday, 3 June 2015 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

Edgbaston, United Kingdom

The next Heads of E-Learning Forum (HeLF) meeting is on the 3rd June, at the University of Birmingham and information on how to enrol has been shared within the HeLF mailing list. It will contain our usual mix of keynotes, lightning strikes and session activities. We look forward to seeing you there.

Agenda

Time

10 am
Arrival and registration
10:30
Welcome and update on developments from the University of Birmingham
10:50
HEFCE’s strategy on flexibility, the Catalyst funding streams and Digital capabilities Scott Court, Senior HE Policy Advisor (Learning & Teaching), HEFCE
11:50
Lightning strike 1. Oxford Brookes (focus on OER)
12:05 pm
Lightning strike 2. Edinburgh (focus on OER) 
12:20
HeLF business
12:35
Lunch
13:35
OER literacy, Lindsey Martin
14:05
Lightning strike 3. Plymouth (teams)
14:25
Lightning strike 4. University of S Wales (teams)
14:45
Lightning strike 5. Extended classroom, Warwick
15:00
Discussion & take home message
15:30
Close

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Outcomes from the Flexible Pedagogies workshop at the University of Leeds

As the dust settles on yesterday's HelF workshop at the University of Leeds, I'll be uploading the outcomes from this event on this post.

Welcome to Leeds: Future of Digital Learning: Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning





Delivering flexibly: Working with programme teams: Dr Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou, Head of e-Learning, University of Bath





Flexible pedagogies, case studies and views from the sector: Dr Alison Le Cornu, HEA





Supporting Flexible Course Development: Dr Neil Ringan, Assistant Head of Learning & Research Technologies (Learning Innovation) Manchester Metropolitan University





Supporting Students across a range of Flexible Learning Experiences: Scott Miller (Learning Technology Manager) and Julie Archer (Learning and Teaching Support Manager)





Monday, 2 February 2015

Flexible Pedagogies: University of Leeds

Just confirming the next Heads of E-Learning Forum (HeLF) meeting is on the 25th February, at the University of Leeds. The meeting will be 10.00 to 15.30. Information on how to enrol has been shared within the HeLF mailing list.

It will contain our usual mix of keynotes, lightning strikes and session activities. One of the keynotes is Dr Alison Le Cornu, (Consultant in Academic Practice, Higher Education Academy), on Flexible pedagogies, case studies and views from the sector

We look forward to seeing you there :-)