Teacher Training and Technologies Conference 2013

"Delivering FETT through Blended Learning"

Friday, 1st March 2013 at University of Huddersfield (#hudt3c)



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‌The Consortium's Teacher Training and Technologies Conference 2013 will focus on the delivery of FE teacher training via blended learning. This is very much a delivery method that has an increased profile and one that is certainly encouraged and favoured by LSIS. However, the problems of maintaining quality whilst providing learning through blended learning can be challenging. This conference (which will take place after the brief Network meeting on Friday 1st March) will be open to teacher educators from across the country. The main speaker will be Julie Hughes from the University of Wolverhampton. tc-ipad1 tc-galaxytabp1000 Julie has considerable experience of developing innovative approaches to teacher training in the FE sector using technology.

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Live Streaming

Live Streaming using webinar tools
Webinars are not uncommon when it comes to delivering blended learning. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience and engage with a webinar tool as some sessions of this conference will be streamed live depicting the perspectives from students and teachers.

Unable to attend this conference in person?
If you are unable to attend this conference in person, but would be interested in participating some of the sessions via the webinar tool (live  streaming) only, then please email cpcet@hud.ac.uk. Spaces for the webinar option are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Conference Programme



Registration and coffee


 Welcome and Introduction

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

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Keynote - Building reflective communities of practice‌

Julie Hughes Julie Hughes Principal Lecturer PCE, University of Wolverhampton

Julie’s practice and research explores the role of Web 2.0 technologies such as e-portfolios and blogs, and their attendant dialogic pedagogies. She is particularly interested in how these hybrid learning and teaching practices might support transitions into the University/HEness, in the case of Foundation Degree students and into the workplaces of new teachers. Julie has been a passionate user of the University’s ePortfolio system, PebblePaD since 2004. Julie is a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow (2005) and a member of the JISC Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group.‌

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Break and Refreshments


Workshops A1, A2 or A3


Lunch break



‘The Sustainable Teacher’‌

session by JISC RSC Yorkshire and Humber

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Workshops B1 or B2


Plenary + Prize Distribution



Workshop Details


 Blended Learning:  Supporting Students in the 21st Century 

Louise-Mycroft Louise Mycroft (The Northern College)

As part of a Freirean approach (and bored with the traditional personal tutorial), Louise Mycroft went out to try and meet with students where they were at, using social media as part of a smorgasbord of contact points.  What worked?  And what did Louise learn about her own and her students' emotional labour?.

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 Social Networking as a Medium for Blended Learning‌

Cheryl-Reynolds Cheryl Reynolds (University of Huddersfield)

A workshop focussing on the ways in which social networking platforms can be utilised to engage and support students on blended learning courses, with illustrative examples and an exploration of possible pedagogical approaches.

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 Initial Teacher Training e-Learning Development

Sue Wallace Danny McAtominey Sue Wallace (South Tyneside), Danny McAtominey (JISC Netskills)

This collaborative project between South Tyneside College and JISC Netskills aimed to replace passive e-learning through a developmental approach which would engage students in realistic, real-world, action based activities, underpinned by the development of enquiry, problem-solving and team-working skills. The workshop will present the outcomes and modules developed with trainees’ feedback.

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 Evaluating Academics’ Use of iPads for Academic Practices

Olaojo Aiyegbayo Olaojo Aiyegbayo  (University of Huddersfield)

Key preliminary findings of a British Educational Research Association (BERA) funded project evaluating academics’ use of iPads for academic practices will be presented during this workshop. Academic practices for the purpose of this research project refer to three main work-related categories: (1) teaching, learning and assessment (2) research and (3) administrative tasks/activities. Conference delegates will be encouraged to share their impressions, observations and personal experiences of using iPads or other tablets for academic practices/educational purposes during the workshop.

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 Sustainable learning through technology

Jonny Wathen Jonny Wathen (Leeds City College)

This session explores how technology can be used to support sustainable learning through technology. Examples of how technology can support planning, delivery and assessment, in both formal and informal contexts, with a focus on the sustainable impact of each approach.

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