Digital Commons Retreats


Are you a member of academic staff? Got a great learning and teaching idea – but need help to make it happen?

The Retreats are an innovative way of working on learning and teaching. We build a team of technical and educational development support around you and give you two full days to work on a solution to take back to your department.

The next Retreat is the 1st and 2nd of February 2018. If you're interested, you can apply via this link by Monday 11th December.

Running up to twice a year, the Retreats are based upon the idea of ‘hackathons’ or ‘hack days’, which software developers have used to work intensively on new projects or improve existing applications usually with the intention of having working outcomes at the end of the hack.

Support can come from right across the University, for example, the Library, 301, the Online Learning Team, the Technology Enhanced Learning Team, Learning and Teaching Services, University of Sheffield Enterprise, The Careers Service or the Creative Media Team - whoever's most relevant to that particular project. Successful applications have varied widely from creating new learning resources for your students to adapting a module to be taught in different ways.

To give you an idea of what can be achieved and what happened on the retreat in July 2016, have a look at this video.

Find out more about the 2016 and 2017 Retreat Project Outcomes.

If you have any questions, please email the Directors of Digital Learning, Christ Stokes and Marie Kinsey on: digitaldlts@sheffield.ac.uk