I presented the findings of the HEA’s “Changing the Learning Landscape” (CLL) funded project at the ALT-Conference in Warwick. The presentation was well received. Fiona Harvey and Tamsyn Smith (University of Southampton) attended my session which was great because University of Huddersfield’s iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club was inspired by Southampton’s iPad (& alternative devices) Coffee Club.
I am pleased to announce that my 2014 ALT-Conference abstract has been accepted which means that I will be in Coventry, at the University of Warwick, this September. This is an output of my HEA funded project..
The third and final iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club was held last week and 10 colleagues attended it. I would like to thank the HEA for the funds to organise these three sessions and there are plans to continue the coffee club sessions next academic year based on attendees’ positive feedback.
Colleagues liked the informal and relaxed atmosphere of the sessions which provided them the opportunity to learn from their peers and from the facilitator
“A great informal get together and opportunity to discuss ways in which to maximise the use of the iPad.”
“I liked the informal and relaxed nature of them, and the two-way flow of ideas.”
“Communication with other tablet users is good to get ideas for better downloads.”
Here are my current three iPad dissemination conference targets for 2014. One of the three conferences is already confirmed and I am planning to submit abstracts to the other two over the next few weeks. If you are at any of these conferences then please drop by my session or catch up with me during the conference breaks. Continue reading Conference Dissemination Plans→
The second iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club event was held last week. The attendee turnout was lower than the first coffee club event because of the school half-term holidays. A lot of academic staff members were away on annual leave with their families. It was a major oversight on my part to plan the event during the school half-term holiday week. The date was selected late last year and the large conference room used as the venue was free on this day. If you are planning to hold similar events in your institution then take note of half-term holidays when planning your event. 11 people attended the session so it wasn’t a terrible turnout number but it could have been higher. 15 academics attended the previous event. Continue reading Second iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club @ UoH→
BERA and HEA funded projects on academics’ use of iPads