Welcome to TELFest Live

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TELFest Live Agenda

Exact times may be subject to change.

Tuesday 2nd July

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. 

11.30am

Case Studies

12.30pm

Break


1.30pm

Case Studies

“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)

2.45pm

Case Studies

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)

4.00pm

Close


Wednesday 3rd July

10.00am

TELFest Gameshow: Would I TEL A Lie To You?

‘Would I TEL a Lie to You?’ is a specially adapted gameshow for TELFest, continuing a tradition that in previous years has seen versions of Have I Got News for You, The Crystal Maze and Family Fortunes presented at Sheffield. Would I TEL a Lie to You focuses on the experience of working in education, and will tease out themes of digital learning.

Our panel will be required to challenge the claims of their fellow contestants in a humorous manner, as well as defend their own claims. The session is intended as a light-hearted way to kick off the second day of the festival.

Host: Professor Tony Ryan

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

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

11.15am

Case Studies

"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)

12.30pm

Break


1.30pm

Vendor Workshops

TurningPoint 

Matthew Moss (Turning Technologies)


Creating social learning experiences using XR technologies

WondaVR

2.45pm

Case Studies

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)

4.00pm

Close


Thursday 4th July

10.00am

Case Studies

Recordings - Resources for Revision or Unlimited Access?

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

Lecture Theatre 3

11.15am

Case Studies

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)

12.30pm

Break


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.

2.30pm

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