The Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme offers exciting opportunities for academic staff and for those working in development and support roles to explore how learning technologies can enhance their work in practical and creative ways.
Through one-day events, workshops and online activities, participants can experience how innovative approaches to learning technologies can enhance both the staff and student experience of teaching and learning. All activities will draw on real-life examples and expertise in teaching and development staff in universities, FE colleges delivering HE, and from our CLL partners: the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), Association for Learning Technology (ALT), JISC, the National Union of Students(NUS) and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).
The event will draw on pilots and case studies in the field where digital literacy has become an integral part of professional development opportunities. It will explore: how developers can support each other, and practitioners, to become digitally literate; what digital literacies are important for those with development roles; and how professional recognition and accreditation can support the development of digital literacies in HE staff (e.g. UKPSF, CMALT, SEDA PDF, open badging).
The themes for the Programme are drawn from the latest developments in: Online Learning, Open Practice, Social Media and Mobile Learning, and are aimed at those who are new to learning technologies and those who have some experience but would like to find out more.
This event is aimed at staff with teaching and learning development and professional support roles (e.g. module/programme leaders, educational developers, learning technologists and teams who support educational change). It will support the updating of how learning technologies are being used across HE, with a focus on online learning, open practice, the use of social media and online learning. The event will incorporate a 'Learning Raid' at the host institution where participants will be able to explore some of the ways that the University of Exeter is integrating digital technologies for a number of purposes and in a number of ways. There will be the opportunity to consider the implications of findings from a range of learning technology projects that report on the learning experience and perspectives from learners, academic staff and those who have a development role. This will include Students as Partners and Students as Change Agents projects.
Professional Online Presence: Separating the Signal from the Noise is a presentation for the Higher education Academy Changing the Learning Landscape series. #cll1213
Sue Beckingham's insight:
Professional Online Presence: Separating the Signal from the Noise, Sue Beckingham
We are living in an age where many of us are now ‘always switched on’. The rise of the ubiquitous use of mobile technology and open access to Wi-Fi-free zones has changed the way we communicate - forever. We use mobile technology for work, to organise our home life, our social life, to shop, enjoy music, films and photographs. All of these activities have the potential to make our life easier and more enjoyable. However there is a concern that we risk information overload in our quest to manage the growing amount of information, in particular through social media. How can we juggle all of this and possibly leverage social media in a professional context?
My webinar talk will look at how, through social media, you can develop a professional network that will not only help to separate the signal from the noise for yourselves, it will also provide the mechanism for others to find you and your work as a professional in your field. By developing a professional online presence and network of connections, you will have the potential to open many new channels of communication, opportunities for collaboration and creativity BUT you will also find the means to filter only what is important to you.
The webinar will be in 3 parts with around 30min for each speaker, starting at 2pm. Feel free to join and leave the webinar at any time. Anne Marie and Sue will be starting the session by exploring the use of social media in professional contexts and Gareth will be sharing his experiences using an e-portfolio.
Speakers: Anne Marie Cunningham, Sue Beckingham & Gareth Frith
Note: a link to the recording will be added to the web page