Digifest Workshop (Chelmsford)

11 September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Chelmsford campus

The DigiFest workshop day introduced colleagues to a number of new learning technologies, how best to use them to increase student engagement and explored the benefits of media-enhanced teaching, learning and assessment. 

Workshop day outline

The workshop day included a full programme of presentations which will be available to view online shortly.

10.00-12.00

  • Stream 1
    Guest workshop: Overcoming barriers to Student Engagement: Reflecting and sharing solutions to create inclusive engagement with students through new conversations, spaces and practices in Higher Education - Tom Lowe (University of Winchester)
  • Stream 2
    Introduction to Team-Based Learning - Uwe Richter and Linda Brown (AL&T)

10.00-11:00

  • Stream 3
    Canvas New Quizzes (QuizzesNext) - Kate Outhwaite (AL&T)

11.00-12:00

  • Stream 3
    Introduction to classroom technologies - Jason Williams (AL&T)

12.00-13.00 Lunch (Vouchers will be provided to delegates attending sessions both in the morning and afternoon.)

13.00-14.00

  • Stream 1
    Introduction to Zoom (Webinar) - Kate Outhwaite and Jason Williams (AL&T)
  • Stream 2
    Digital collaborators: developing a digital classroom approach of connected learning - Andrew Middleton and Uwe Richte (AL&T)
  • Stream 3
    Engaging students through Poll Everywhere - James Trueman (AL&T)
  • Stream 4
    *Using TOPdesk to manage PDT interactions with students and referrals to Student Services - Rachel Wright (Student Services)

14.00-15.00

  • Stream 1
    Transforming Canvas into an Active Digital Learning Environment - Isobel Gowers (AL&T)
  • Stream 2
    *Introduction to MyShowcase - Uwe Richter and Kate Outhwaite (AL&T) 
  • Stream 3
    Media-Enhanced Assessment - Andrew Middleton and James Trueman (AL&T)
  • Stream 4
    *Using TOPdesk to manage PDT interactions with students and referrals to Student Services - Rachel Wright (Student Services)

15.00-16.00

  • Stream 1
    Using e-textbooks to support teaching - Carlos Sejournant (Kortext) and Christina Harbour (University Library)
  • Stream 2
    *Advanced MyShowcase - Uwe Richter and Kate Outhwaite (AL&T)
  • Stream 3
    Making MyPlayer work in your course - Andrew Middleton and Jason Williams (AL&T)
  • Stream 4
    *Using TOPdesk to manage PDT interactions with students and referrals to Student Services - Rachel Wright (Student Services)

*These sessions will be of particular interest to Personal Development Tutors (PDT)

Register for the different workshop sessions using the online form.

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Event Details

When:
11 September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Location:
Chelmsford campus
Booking:

Book onto the sessions using the online form.