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Engage: annual learning and teaching conference 2018

Our annual learning and teaching conference, Engage, celebrates learning, teaching and assessment-related activities across our University. The conference includes keynotes, workshops and paper presentations.

Here you can take a look at the resources from the keynotes and presentations from our 2018 conference.


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Meeting the educational expectations of students, employers and government – how can we balance the many demands?

Professor Iain Martin

Reimagining Higher Education in the Digital Age

Professor Neil Morris, University of Leeds
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Please see below for resources from all other presenters.

Parallel session 1 – 11.45–12.45

1a How do I Compare Thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard – Dr Annelie Harvey and Dr Helen Keyes

1b Evaluating the Opportunities of Domain-Specific Immersive Virtual Reality Content to Enhance Learning and Teaching – Paul Driver

2a Improving Retention and Performance through Extended and Holistic 'Educational Experience' Approach to Induction – Natalie Kite and Nicola Faulkner

2b Authentic and Industry-Focused Delivery and Assessment in a Blended Learning Environment – Dr Helen Marshal, Professor Eugene Giddens and John Walsh

3a Developing an Employability Tracker – Dr Sebastian Rasinger and Sarah Etchells

3b Evaluating the Effectiveness of Designing a Novel Active Learning Curriculum Aimed at Improving Student Engagement and Retention in Foundation Year Cohorts – Nicky Milner

4 Promoting Learning Gain and Confidence Gain in the Classroom through Self-Assessment and Peer-Instruction – Dr Fabio Aricò

5 MARC (Degree Calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray and Dr Julian Priddle

6 Maximising Student Learning in Practical Based Sessions – Dr Matthew Timmis

7 Piecing it Together: Jigsaws in action – David Jay and Stephanie Dimond-Bayir

Parallel session 2 – 13.45–14.45

8a You Said, We Did: Students informing the adoption of Canvas – Uwe Richter and Dr Julian Priddle

8b Exploring Undergraduate Students' Conception of Teaching Excellence – Dr Mike Mimirinis

9a Developing Reflective Pedagogical Practice with 360-Degree Video – Dr Nicola Walshe

9b How Critical Reflection develops in an Online Distance Learning Community of Sports Coaching Students – Dr Anna Stodter and Ed Cope

10a The 'e-factor': Anglia Ruskin Business School Intern Programme – Donna Franklin

10b Taking a Soft Approach to Hard Dissertations – Paul Flynn

11a ARU+ Transforming the Lives of Learners – George Evangelinos

11b Adobe Actually – Vix Samways and Chris Herbert

12 A Framework to Identify Students' and Graduates' Employability – Dr Heike Behle

13 A Laboratory for Teaching and Learning: The Centre for Innovation in Higher Education – Dr Emma Coonan, Dr Simon Pratt-Adams, Maddy Redmond and Deborah McMillan

14 Canvas Quizzes for Learning & Feedback – Kate Outhwaite

15 The History of UK Cheese: An active and tasty exploration of the Team-Based Learning (TBL) Process – Jill Baldwin

Parallel session 3 – 15.00–16.00

16a Tracking International Student Success – Rebecca Rowntree and Jason Jerome

16b Building Student Retention at ARU – Dr Linda Brown and Dr Julian Priddle

17a 'Go Big or Go Home' – Dr Liz Bradbury and Bek Genery

17b A Futures Perspective on Learning – Dr Alison Greig

18a Building a Pedagogic Research Community – Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Mark Warnes

18b Attempting to Deliver 'Work Ready' Graduates using a Capabilities Approach – David Sexton

19a Developing an ePortfolio for Degree Apprenticeships – Tom Taylor and Glen Campey

19b Canvas LMS, a year on in the Faculty of Medical Science – Dr Mark JP Kerrigan, Lindsey Goldsburgh, James Hull and George Evangelinos

20 Barriers and Solutions to adopting Active Collaborative Learning – Uwe Richter and Dr Rachel Berkson

21 Facilitating Assessment Review with Colleagues and Students – Dr Heather Stevens-Lilley and Dr Charlotte Thompson

22 Visual Metaphors: A tool for thought – Dr Beatriz Acevedo and Dr Michelle Fava

23 Accessibility Guides and Templates: The journey so far – Dr Jennifer George

Closing address

Education strategy workshop and closing address

Professor Aletta Norval