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Last week the Sussex TEL blog looked at various ways of learning about learning technology, with a focus on various groups and channels outside of the university. The following blog post will look at opportunities which exist at the University of Sussex where staff can get involved in learning and sharing ideas on campus for technology enhanced learning.
Show and TEL: New event!
Come and share, learn and develop ideas to shape the future of teaching at Sussex. The first ‘Show and TEL’ event is set to take place on 27th October and will see a new collaborative forum for colleagues across the university who have an interest learning technology to network and disseminate good practice.
For the first event, we have invited a host of University of Sussex teaching staff from across different disciplines to present a series of lightning talks about their experiences using technology to enhance learning and enrich the student experience.
This event will take place once a term, please see the Show and TEL webpage on the TEL website if you would like to find out more information or book a place to attend.
The ‘Reshaping Teaching with Technology’ seminar series is now in its third year and sees researchers and practitioners from across the higher education sector come to Sussex to present on their work with a technology enhanced learning theme. The programme is set to be relaunched this week as we invite Dr. Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at London School of Economics (LSE) to Sussex.
Jane’s talk, ‘Developing digitally literate staff and students: experiences from LSE’, will reflect on 10 years of running a digital literacy programme at LSE, including the evolving nature of the programme, challenges, lessons learnt and the impact of the programme.
Jane will also share insights from LSE’s Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy programme. The second installment in this year’s programme will take place on 29th November when Keith Smyth (Professor of Pedagogy, University of the Highlands and Islands) and Peter Hartley (Visiting Professor, Edge Hill University) will present a seminar titled “Challenges and opportunities in the post-digital age”.
This is a great opportunity to meet with staff across the university to discuss current themes and listen to talks from some of the most innovative thinkers in the field of technology enhanced learning.
Digital Innovation week
Digital Innovations week will see the Library and Technology Enhanced Learning come together for a third year to present a programme of exciting events condensed into a week for staff and students on the innovations of digital technology.
After the past success of Mobile Technologies week which took place during the past two years; the event has been re-branded to expand the scope to cover all forms of digital innovation. The week is scheduled to take place 28th November – 2nd December. Stayed tuned to the Sussex TEL blog for further news on this week.
Technology Enhanced Learning provide an extensive programme of workshops each term which are free for any member of staff at the University of Sussex to participate in. The programme covers a range of topics from flipped learning, mobile learning, Study Direct, virtual reality in the classroom and more.
The programme evolves each term to keep abreast of the fast paced nature of technology and innovations in teaching practice. Our programme offers a range of continued professional development opportunities for those seeking to learn something new, extend existing knowledge or meet like-minded people with an interest in enhancing teaching practice through technology. See the workshops and courses page on our website for further details.
Teaching with Tech podcast
The University of Sussex ‘Teaching with Tech’ podcast series was recently launched by Tab Betts, Learning Technologist. This series provides an insight into projects, events, thoughts and ideas of learning technologists, teachers, students and educational practitioners at the University of Sussex and further afield. See Tab’s blogpost “Introducing our brand new podcast – Teaching with Tech” for an introduction or check out the ‘Podcast’ page on our blog for the latest episodes.
We’re constantly looking for new ways and ideas to disseminate knowledge and practice of Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex, you can follow our latest developments by subscribing to our blog (see the ‘subscribe to blog’ box in the top-right corner). If you have any queries, exciting ideas, or would like to get involved then please contact us email@example.com