Teacher Training and Technologies Conference 2012

"Complementing teaching and learning with tablet and mobile devices"

Friday, 3rd February 2012 at University of Huddersfield (#hudt3c)

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As teacher educators we need to be 'ahead of the game' when it comes to incorporating IT technologies into our own teaching. We also need to understand how we can support trainee teachers to use such technologies effectively in their own teaching. Tablet and mobile technology has developed at an incredible rate over the last few years and more of our students have access to such technology. How are we able to develop not only our own skills and understanding but those of our trainees and other students? This FREE conference offered the opportunity to participate in an event that gave delegates access to practitioners from across the Lifelong Learning sector and HE who have developed ways of using technology to enhance learning. This conference was jointly presented by JISC RSC Yorkshire and Humber with the PCET Consortium/HUDCETT of the University of Huddersfield.

 

Conference Programme

TimingSessions

09:00

Registration and coffee + Strat of Exhibition

10:00

 Welcome and Introduction
Denise-Robinson

Dr. Denise Robinson, Director Consortium and HUDCETT, National Teaching Fellow

 

10:15

 Keynote - Rates of Change
James-Clay

James Clay, ILT & Learning Resources Manager, Gloucestershire College

Cloud computing, mobile, tablets, 4G, internet TVs, social learning, learning analytics, game based learning, augmented reality and e-books are all being used now or are just on the horizon.  Change is all around us and the modern teacher needs to be adaptable and innovative. The rate of technological change appears to be getting faster. Can our existing cultures allows us to take advantage of the potential of emerging technologies? Or do we need to change the way we change?

 

11:00

Break

11:15

Workshops A1, A2 or A3

12:15

Lunch + Exhibition (list of stands TBA) + Podcasting (by Podbay)

Exhibitors

  • Faye Morrison, Podbay - Capturing your voice on the use of mobile and tablet technologies in supporting teaching and learning.
  • Rob Hutton, Barnsley College - Use of interactive slates and its applications.
  • Gareth Firth, University of Leeds - Exploring the use of iPhones to access educational resources.
  • Chris Barber and team from JISC RSC YH - Opportunity to try a variety of ICT tools and equipment.
  • Ros Foggin, IfL Regional Advisor - Familiarisation of IfL Reflect

13:00

 Teacher Training and eSkills / Mobile Technologies
Elaine-Szpytma

Elaine Szpytma, Zip-E Consultancy

The presentation provides an overview of the eSkills program and how it was embedded in initial teacher training (ITT).  This approach has provided opportunities for trainee teachers to actively experiment with new and existing technologies and reflect on their potential use within their own subject areas.  Observation of classroom practice and feedback from trainees confirms a growing confidence in the use of technology and how it can be used effectively within a teaching and learning context.

 

13:45

Workshops B1, B2 or B3

14:45

Plenary + Prize Distribution

Workshop Details

A1

 Piloting iPad 2 tablets with Students
Sylvia-Hepworth

Sylvia Hepworth (University of Huddersfield)

The School of Human and Health Sciences launched a project to pilot the incorporation of i-pads into their teaching. Sylvia Hepworth (Subject leader: Flexible Learning) will outline the project aims and the progress to date, including feedback from students as to the value of i-pads in their learning.

 

A2

 Interactive slates for teachers at Barnsley
Rob-Hutton

Rob Hutton, Barnsley College

Rob will talk about how Barnsley College have given all lecturers an interactive slate and the reasons that the college went down this route. You will be able to find out how lecturers are using the slates, what the feedback is, more importantly what has been the impact on learning.

A3

 Easy Apps: Teacher Training and applications of tablet and mobile technologies
Christopher-Barber

Christopher Barber, JISC RSC Yorkshire and Humber

This workshop will look at the use of tablets (i.e. iPads and other similar devices) and how they might be used in teaching and learning. It will introduce a number of different ways of approaching classroom learning and consider the use of tablets for inclusive and personalised learning. It will also consider the use of a number of specific apps for use in different scenarios e.g. information seeking, collaborative working, accessible learning, games and so on.

 

 

B1

 Using and resisting Facebook for back channel discussions:  two experiences, two views
Alison-Iredale
Louise-Mycroft

Alison Iredale  (University of Huddersfield) and Louise Mycroft (Northern College)

Alison Iredale and Louise Mycroft share their discussions and differing views around using social media with students.

B2

 Exploring the Benefits of Electronic Assessment Management through GradeMark
Cheryl-Reynolds

Cheryl Reynolds (University of Huddersfield)

The University of Huddersfield is an early adopter of Turnitin for Electronic Assessment Management across large and complex areas of its provision. Over the last four years, it has developed and implemented strategies to optimise the benefits of EAM for institutional efficiency, student satisfaction and achievement.  This session will share some of our findings and recommendations for others considering similar approaches.

B3

 Easy Apps: Teacher Training and applications of tablet and mobile technologies
Christopher-Barber

Christopher Barber, JISC RSC Yorkshire and Humber

This workshop will look at the use of tablets (i.e. iPads and other similar devices) and how they might be used in teaching and learning. It will introduce a number of different ways of approaching classroom learning and consider the use of tablets for inclusive and personalised learning. It will also consider the use of a number of specific apps for use in different scenarios e.g. information seeking, collaborative working, accessible learning, games and so on.

 

 

 

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Conference Competition Specification (competition now closed)

Winners of Galaxy Tab

Category A: Practical applications (4 Awards*)

Ann Yates
Accrington and Rossendale College

Ben Beaumont
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Sara Hattersley
University of Warwick

Tony Booth
Nelson & Colne College

Price Draw winner

Glenys Richardson
North Lindsey College

 

We invite Consortium / HUDCETT / JISC RSC community to submit a case study or theoretical paper on the application of tablet and mobile devices in complementing teaching and learning (Lifelong Learning) for either initial teacher training or continuing professional development. The submissions can be made for one or both of the following categories.

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Category A: Practical applications (4 Awards*)

A paper around 1000 - 2000 words on practical applications of a tool with a case study including:

  • Description of the tool
  • Teaching and learning strategy employed (including context)
  • Outcome and impact on learning and learners
  • Evaluation including pros and cons
  • Recommendations

Award:  A Galaxy Tab P1000 (4 awards)

Category B: Theoretical framework (1 Award*)

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A paper around 2000 - 4000 words giving the theoretical framework that underpins the use of tablet and mobile devices in teaching and learning.   

Award: A Galaxy Tab P1000 (1 award) + opportunity to publish in the Teaching in Lifelong Learning Journal subject to peer review.

Deadlines for submissions (Competition now closed):

Abstracts (100 words) and Final Submission  : Friday, 13th January 2012 (Competition now closed)

* Submissions will be judged by an independent panel of experts. Winners are expected to collect the awards at the conference or from Consortium office at University of Huddersfield

Please send your submissions or queries to cpcet@hud.ac.uk

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Prize-draw for delegates

There will be a prize-draw for delegates on the day to win a Galaxy Tab P1000

 

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