Monthly Archives: January 2019

“AI is the next art form,” says VR pioneer Edward Saatchi

Edward Saatchi is the rare VR studio head who doesn’t have much faith in the future of virtual reality movies. That’s what we learned from our conversation with him last year — now, he’s ready to commit to that idea. At Sundance today, Saatchi announced that he’s shifting his company Fable away from virtual reality experiences. (It’s… Read more »

Call: Conference for Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE)

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The annual conference for Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) is being held at Newcastle University, UK 4-5th September 2019 The call for contributions is now live and we ask for your proposals by 16th February, 2019. We celebrate 10 years of RAISE this year! There will be keynotes from Bruce Macfarlane, Cathy Bovill and Colin Bryson. The conference… Read more »

The Rise Of Conversational Interfaces And Their Impact On Business

We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in how people interact with computers. What started as an impressive novelty has become a trillion-dollar opportunity and a trigger to an arms race between technology’s largest companies to be the go-to solution for voice search. Conversational user interface provides the kind of direct engagement with computers… Read more »

Student-led Learning – Breaking the mould

Some quite extreme measures taken by this school or ‘Learning Village’ in Australia where they have developed their education explicitly around student-led learning allowing the students to have almost complete control around their education. ‘Mario Trinco, who is sending his three daughters to the school, said he hoped it would set them up for success…. Read more »

Book launch – of interest to biographic researchers: 22nd February

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Methods of Research Into The Unconscious Applying Psychoanalytic Ideas to Social Science  Edited by K. Stamenova and R. D. Hinshelwood & Fomenting Political Violence Fantasy, Language, Media, Action Edited by S. Krüger, K. Figlio and B. Richards JOIN KALINA, BOB, STEFFEN, KARL & BARRY FOR THE JOINT BOOKS LAUNCH 22ND FEBRUARY 2019, 6.30PM  The Institute… Read more »

Call: Innovative Practice in Higher Education Editorial Board Membership

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Apologies for cross posting – please read on if this is of interest…   From:    STILES Mark J <m.j.stiles@STAFFS.AC.UK> Subject: Innovative Practice in Higher Education Editorial Board Membership Colleagues I’ve been asked to send this on behalf of the board members (which includes myself) of the IPiHE Mark Innovative Practice in HE is an online… Read more »

BETT 2019 Day One

Held over four days at the Excel Centre in London,  BETT showcases the education, technology landscape with 800 +leading companies, 103 Ed tech startups and over 34,000 attendees. In other words, it’s big and it’s busy. Day One was attended by John Moran, Jenna Giles-Bodilly and David Hunt from CEL. Although there are a wide… Read more »

Presentations from international conference: Academic Literacies and EAP

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For those interested in Academic Literacies and English for Academic Purposes Information on the event (212 November 2018) https://www.baleap.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Programme-Academic-Literacies-and-EAP-UoE-November-24-2018.pdf and for the online resources click through from here: Conference Resources pages Academic Literacies and EAP: Same or different? The theme of the first event organised jointly by ALDinHE and BALEAP was Academic Literacies and EAP: Same or different? The… Read more »

Workshop: Unit Delivery and Assessment Landscaping

This workshop will look at different delivery patterns, including multi-modal delivery, eg. Blended Learning, Flipped classroom, online and face-to-face. We will also look at the timetable, ILOs and the design of your unit. This workshop will explore Panopto, Audience response systems, eg. Mentimeter, Turning Point, Kahoot; social media, Padlet, Trello, WordPress and Slack Key Information… Read more »

Workshop: Enhancing Feedback & Strategies for Future Engagement

This workshop will look at the benefits of online assessment handling and how marking online can save you time and provide a better student experience to your students. You will also learn about Intelligent Agents, Discussion Boards and Video Notes in Brightspace Key Information Aimed at: Academic Staff Indicative Frequency: Weekly Facilitated by: Ann Luce… Read more »