TELFest logoTELFest is The University of Sheffield's festival of technology enhanced learning, held in the flagship Diamond building.

Now in its sixth year, the TELFest 2019 programme covers all aspects of technology in learning and teaching, in a friendly and accessible four-day event. With workshops, talks, case studies and exhibitions throughout, there will be something for delegates of all levels of expertise.

Please note: Exact times and rooms may be subject to change.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Monday 1st July

Monday is a pre-festival skills day for University of Sheffield staff only. This day provides an opportunity for colleagues to learn more about technology enhanced learning at the institution, in order to gain skills, context and insight in preparation for TELFest.


9.00am

Registration


10.00am

Parallel sessions

Online Assessment Essentials

Digital Learning Team
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 6

Blackboard (MOLE) Essentials

Digital Learning Team
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

Media Essentials

Digital Learning & Creative Media Team 
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 2

11.00am

Session changeover


11.15am

Blackboard Ultra Navigation Launch / Making Learning Accessible with Blackboard Ally 

Lecture Theatre 6

12.30pm

Lunch


1.30pm

Parallel sessions

Media-based Assignment - Approaching Assessment

Robert Pashley
Dr Graham McElearney
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 6

Engaged or not engaged: That is the question

Farzana Latif
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

More than just capturing lectures

Chris Clow
Dr Louise Robson
Laura McNally
Tom Hibberd

Tom Foster
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 2

2.20pm

Coffee break


2.45pm

Parallel sessions

Supporting Online Distance Learners

Layla Croll
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 6

Blended Learning Beyond Modules

Pete Mella
Danny Monaghan
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

The Big Class Quiz of the Year

Tom Jolley
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 2

4.00pm

Close


Tuesday 2nd July

9.00am

Registration


10.00am

Opening Keynote: Professor Becky Huxley-Binns, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Hull

Gen Z and Graduate Futures

This keynote will explore some of the challenges presented by the 4th Industrial Revolution and what these challenges might mean for the development of programmes of higher education. Becky will consider the ways that current higher educational norms are evolving in the light of the integration of the digital, biological and technological, causing a blurring of reality. This is an era of huge disruption, but the predictions are that it will result in an improvement in global quality of life, a reduction in global inequalities and a raising of global income.

So, what is our role in helping students prepare for their future? How can we ensure a high-quality academic experience for a fairer, brighter future? We need to think of creative solutions to encourage our students to do the same. We need to consider the knowledge that they learn and the skills they develop. There may have to be a paradigm shift from knowledge as the backbone of the higher education experience, to a recognition and reflection of what human traits will be needed when machines ‘know’ what we do – and more. 

Lecture Theatre 3

11.15am

Session changeover


11.30am

Parallel sessions

The Orientate-Apply-Connect (OAC) Model: Supporting Students' Academic Transition into Higher Education

Dr Ian Glover
(Sheffield Hallam University)


Exploring participant profiles in online digital learning environments

Dr Suvodeep Mazumdar
Dr Xin Zhao
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

Web-Based Trackable Lab Books – An Initial Report

Stephen Murphy
Liam Matthews-Dibbins
Taylor Keeling
Molly-Rose Jackson
(Birmingham City University)

Engaging learners through augmented reality (AR)

Gideon Woldeslassie
Sam Bowers
Greg Stewart
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

Interactive online introduction to SpLDs

Victoria Mann
(The University of Sheffield)


Creating inclusive learning materials: simple but effective strategies

Lou Stringer
(University of York)

Workroom 2

12.30pm

Lunch


1.30pm

Parallel sessions

“You can’t learn to swim by watching YouTube.” Developing staff digital capability through immersive online learning.

Jon Rhodes
Gemma Witton
Elora Marston
(University of Wolverhampton)


Academics Digital Skills Survey

Daniel Villalba
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

Driving Learning Through Assessment Analytics

Adrian Molyneux
(Keele University)


Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in a Hybrid Classroom Environment

Ian Loasby
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

Digital Student Enterprise - Making students work ready?

Andrew Stratton
Olakunle Olayinka
(The University of Sheffield)


Gaming for an Answer

Michael Egan
(The Northern School of Art)

Workroom 2

2.20pm

Coffee break


2.45pm

Parallel sessions

Curation and narration: using TEL to develop a rich, engaging flipped curriculum

Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson
Gary Walker
(University of Leeds)


Online Policy Simulation

Dr Muhammad Saddiq
Dr Amy Barnes
(The University of Sheffield)


Shaping how students use lecture captures - an institutional approach

Dr Louise Robson
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

Digital Learning through the lens of our students

Farzana Latif
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

The Red Kite Mystery: Digital Escape Game in Animal and Plant Sciences

Greg Stewart
Alison Clay
Dr Millie Mockford
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 2

4.00pm

Close


Wednesday 3rd July

9.00am

Registration


10.00am

TELFest Gameshow: Would I TEL A Lie To You?

Host: Professor Tony Ryan

Team 1: Professor Marie Kinsey (Captain), Bella Abrams, Professor Stephen Beck

Team 2: Professor Chris Stokes (Captain), Jenny Freeman, Professor Katherine Linehan

Lecture Theatre 3

11.00am

Session changeover


11.15am

Parallel sessions

"We're still here" - using reflective nudges in online learning for reflection, collaboration, and currency

Dr Sabine Little
(The University of Sheffield)


Using PebblePad for Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships

Simon Warwick
(The University of Sheffield)


Enhancing students information and digital literacy skills using Google Sites for portfolio submission

Itziar Martinez
Engracia Fernandez Navas
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

Right place, right time: student reflections on library content and information and digital literacy resources in the VLE

Rosa Sadler
Pete Mella
Lucy Payne
James Nohl
Elisa Small

Oliver Allchin
Emily Stock
Peter Barr
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

Manchester Outbreak: Live Interactive Scenario to Improve Student Engagement with Complex Concepts

Kate Hilton
Dr David Gerrard
Jamie Weston
(The University of Manchester)

Workroom 2

12.30pm

Lunch


1.30pm

Parallel sessions

TurningPoint demo (title tbc)

Matthew Moss (Turning Technologies)


Creating social learning experiences using XR technologies

WondaVR

Lecture Theatre 3

Student Faculty Co-Design: Sowing the seeds of campus conversations

Caroline Mitry
Hoda Mostafa
Azza Awwad
(The American University in Cairo)


Student Collaborative Project - Adaptive Digital Microlearning Resources for Languages

Sarah Peacock
Sukyeon Cho
Luke Bill
Corliss Luong
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

Digital Review

Simon James Chadwick
Cith Skelcher
(The University of Sheffield)


Developing online maths anxiety content: a resource for all

Dr Jenny Freeman
Basile Marquier
Dr Ben McGovern
Dr Marta Emmett
Victoria Mann
David Holloway
Laura Giles
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 2

2.20pm

Coffee break


2.45pm

Parallel sessions

Using animation to enhance engagement

Peter Mylon
(The University of Sheffield)


The TELencephalon and more - videos for human brain anatomy

Dr Tom Farrow
Robin Farr
John Rochester
(The University of Sheffield)


Recording hand drawn demonstration, before and during class

Tom Foster
Laura McNally
Professor Kirill V. Horoshenkov
Dr Graham McElearney
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

Everyday Inclusion in Everyday Teaching

Kirsten Thompson
Jenny Brady
(University of Leeds)

Workroom 1

4.00pm

Close


6.00pm

TELFest Evening Social (advance booking required)

The TELFest Evening Social will take place at the Treehouse Boardgame Cafe. It includes food, and provides an opportunity to network with delegates. The event costs £20 - for more details and booking information see here.

Thursday 4th July

9.00am

Registration

Multi-Coloured Technology Swap Shop

Andy Tattersall
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 2

10.00am

Parallel sessions

Recordings - Resources for Revision or Unlimited Access?

Dr Lucy Smyth
(University of Salford)
Dr Louise Robson
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

Face the facts: We have to measure student satisfaction

Dr Andrew Garrard
(The University of Sheffield)


Making student self-teach booking easy

Dr Krys Bangert
(The University of Sheffield)

Workroom 1

Revitalising Feedback Through Open Education Practice

Dr Beverley Gibbs
David Polson

Patrick J Smith
(The University of Sheffield)


Is giving effective feedback possible in an online course?

Naglaa ElSayed Seddiek
(The American University in Cairo)

Workroom 2

11.00am

Session changeover


11.15am

Parallel sessions

Considering appropriate assessment and a programme-level-approach when teaching methods in Geography and the Social Sciences

Dr Tom D. Pering
Dr Luke Temple
(The University of Sheffield)


Digital consistency, coherence in a Programme Level Approach

Dr Kirsten Bartlett
Simone Bijvoet-van den Berg

Dr Asha Akram
Dr Myles Jones
(The University of Sheffield)


Assessing from a distance - using technology to support remote online exams

Anne Bjerre
Dr Charlotte Codina
Tom Jolley
Patrick Keating
Jo Ashton
(The University of Sheffield)

Lecture Theatre 3

ABC Learning Design

Clive Young
Natasa Perovic
(University College London)

Workroom 1

Enriching Learning & Teaching using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Dr Bobby Nisha
Dr Graham McElearney
(The University of Sheffield)
Jackie Rayner
Dee Vyas
Amber Shortman
(Manchester Metropolitan University)

Workroom 2

12.30am

Lunch


1.30pm

Closing Keynote: Nigel Smith, MD of Courses and Learning, FutureLearn

"What I've learnt about teaching online from five years working at FutureLearn"

Nigel Smith is Managing Director, Courses & Learning at FutureLearn. As a key member of the senior team since March 2014, Nigel and his team are responsible for working with the company’s diverse range of partners to develop and deliver high-quality courses that embrace FutureLearn's pedagogy based on telling stories, provoking conversation and celebrating progress. Under his leadership, courses spanning everything from ‘Propaganda and ideology in Everyday Life’ to ‘An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures’ have been added to the FutureLearn portfolio.

In this session, he looks at what he has learnt in his time at FutureLearn, including misconceptions of online teaching, the different way of thinking when building online courses, and examples of what you can teach online but would not necessarily think that you could

Lecture Theatre 3

2.30pm

Inspiration Corner

An exhibition of innovation in technology at the University of Sheffield, this year themed on Immersive Environments.

Diamond Basement Foyer

4.00pm

Close