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International Education Symposium

Speakers in debate.

Speakers in debate.

The City of Glasgow College’s annual International Education Symposium was an inspiring event from many perspectives. The building alone which was designed by students for students was impressive with its enormous atrium, natural lighting, large open staircase and multiple flexible spaces.

Image credit: @DebKellsey. City of Glasgow college atrium.

Image credit: @DebKellsey. City of Glasgow college atrium.

The welcoming hospitality was second to none. A pre-event meal created by Gary Maclean, MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2016 and his students set the bar high. Mouthwatering, pieces of art were served in a synchronised fashion by attentive students; guests gasped and wowed at the works of art on the table in front of them. Not surprisingly, the digitally orientated guests Instagram’d the experience.

Image redit: @DebKellsey Pork belly starter

Image credit: @DebKellsey Pork belly starter

Image credit: @DebKellsey. Duck confit mains

Image credit: @DebKellsey. Duck confit mains

Image credit: @DebKellsey. Dessert

Image credit: @DebKellsey. Dessert

The following day continued in the Symposium #cogcdigisymp followed with the standards of excellence set the evening before. In the flexible, dual lecture theatre and conference environment had been created. Principal and Chief Executive, Paul Little’s keynote set the tone, enthralling us with his impressive vision for digital learning and the impact of dynamic technological change on student learning and employability. Leading figures from industry presented us with technologies, trends, facts and stories that seemed futuristic, yet available and accessible now, not in the future! Academics from across the globe provided an informative view of their practice, vision, and challenges.

Mentimeter results

Mentimeter results

Image credit: @DebKellsey. Results from Mentimeter

Image credit: @DebKellsey. Results from Mentimeter

 

As the founder of the LearningWheel, my philosophy is to collaborate and share practice for the greater good, this event epitomised that philosophy too.

I found the day to be very informative and stimulating… you could also say a wake-up call too. As a digital practitioner within education, I am aware of emerging technologies that will impact on education, however, after attending this event, it is clear the technological landscape is evolving faster than I had realised. It is paramount that educational institutes are supported to develop staff and students digital literacy skills to enable them not only to survive in today’s environment but thrive in the future.

Lis Parcell blog. Jisc.

LearningWheel makes an impression

Inspiring Learning

Within minutes of launching contribution spokes were received

Within minutes of launching contribution spokes were received

The LearningWheel makes an impression on Lis Parcell the Subject specialist (libraries and digital resources) at Jisc. Here she blogs about the ColRic conference back in June at Kirkless College.

She writes, “Rather than cover everything, this post will focus on my main takeaways and also look in detail at how we used the LearningWheel approach to collect ideas on how digital tools and resources are being used by college libraries to support teaching and learning.”

Thank you Lis, so proud that LearningWheel made it on your takeaway list. You have summarized the LearningWheel accurately, and what a lesson in how to write a great blog too.

NB: As of 10/10 @ 10:10 (next Tuesday) the #LearningWheel will change the way it is created. LearningWheelLIVE will make spokes more interactive, instructional and dynamic. Watch this space!

husITa #SWSD2016 Conference LearningWheel

husITa #SWSD2016 Korea

Human Service Technology Applications (husITa)

The last husITa international conference on human service technology applications was hosted within the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD 2016). It was held in Seoul, Korea from June 27th to 30th, 2016.

Find below the Conference LearningWheel from that event where you can review the conference programme and access abstracts, powerpoints and some video of the sessions.  commissioned by Neil Ballantyne (@NeilBallantyne), captained by Amanda Taylor (@amltaylor66)

Jisc Change Agents Network National Meet Up Conference

This Conference LearningWheel was commissioned (and Captained) by Sarah Knight and Anthony Beal from Jisc. Thank you to all those who contributed ‘spokes’ to the wheel – you have all been cited on the final wheel (see above).

On 2nd June, the University of Lincoln hosted the 4th annual meet up of the network, with 175 participants from over 47 institutions representing higher and further education, of which 63 were students. From the initial meeting in 2013 hosted by Simon Walker and Mark Kerrigan, at the University of Greenwich, with 15 change agents, to 70 participants at the University of Winchester in 2014, 120 in Birmingham in 2015 and now 175 for our 4th annual meet up, it shows the impact student partnerships in having on driving change with technology and enhancing learning and teaching in HE and FE and Skills. Read more

Thoughts from Ellen Lessner and the event STORIFY.

 

#SWDigital16 Digital Practice Conference: East Sussex

East Sussex: digital trailblazers in the making
Commissioned by @NicolaMcGeown – Principal Social Worker

We were delighted to have the ebullient Amanda Taylor @amltaylor66 as our keynote speaker, a social work academic who is leading the way in digital social work education and practice. The energy that Amanda brought enthused and inspired delegates and by the end of the day social workers were tweeting, writing Padlets and contributing to this digital practice LearningWheel. The LearningWheel is an initiative first developed by educational technologist Deborah Millar @DebMillar24 as a means of engaging teachers with digital technologies for contemporary practice. As a result of Amanda and Deborah connecting their mutual interests and sharing ideas they have now developed the original LearningWheel concept into what they term the ‘ConferenceWheel’ and as you can see, use this evolved framework to connect and collate conference spaces… read more

#SWDigital16 feedback via STORIFY…

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Inspired by a suggestion ‘spoke’ from a previous LearningWheel, here’s how @amltaylor66 used Padlet to gather and collate the #SWDigital16 delegates thoughts prior to (and during) the conference… ‘Share your thoughts on use of technology in social work education and practice’.  Add your comments.

Making Research Count Conference LearningWheel

#MRCSoMe Digitalisation, Media & Social Work: Making Research Count: UCLan

The Making Research Count #MRCSoMe was the first Conference LearningWheel (January 2016) initiated by Amanda Taylor @amltaylor66 – Senior Lecturer in Social Work at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and commissioned by Dr Clare Stone – Senior Lecturer in Social Work at UCLan.