Learning and Student Experience Week

Here is the timetable for the upcoming Learning and Student Experience Week, 21-25 January 2019. Presentations showcase innovative practice around the University, while workshops provide opportunities to experience tools in practice, and Technical Showcases provide an opportunity to find out about new technologies available to use within or alongside the GCU Learn platform. Complementary presentations have been grouped together under a range of themes. Most of the sessions will run in CEE6/7 with a few being held in B024 (Britannia Building).

Please find further information and register for individual events using the Eventbrite links in the right hand column of the table below.

Please contact Fiona McBeth (fiona.mcbeth@gcu.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

Date/Time

Session Title/ Presenter

Venue
Booking Link

Monday 21 January
10.00am-11.30am
Keynote Session:
A Manifesto for the Student Experience: 10 Considerations” - Mr Ian Dunn, DVC for the Student Experience, University of Coventry. Introduced by DVC Academic Prof Valerie Webster and followed by Coffee.
CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Monday 21 January
11.30am-1.30pm

Student Experience Session
Using the NSS to Enhance the Student Experience” - Jackie Main, Kirsty MacInnes (Student Life) Nichola McLarnon (SHLS), Morag Ferguson (SCEBE) and Margaret McCann (GSBS)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Monday 21 January
2.00pm-3.00pm

Technical Showcase Session
Demo of Virtual Reality Oculus Kit”- Iain Muego (GSBS)
Rethinking Lecture and Seminar Presentations Through Using Smartboards” - Sheila MacNeill and Rachael Magennis (AQD)

B024
Eventbrite

Monday 21 January
3.00pm-4.00pm

Digital Pedagogy Interactive Session
Mobile Learning Using WhatsApp”- Marty Wright, Christopher Smith, Josh Thorpe, Agata Wojtowska (U2B)
B024
Eventbrite

 

   
Tuesday 22 January
9.30am-10.00am
Digital Pedagogy Session
Wikis: A Possible Solution to Teamwork” - Patricia Munoz de Escalona (SCEBE)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite
Tuesday 22 January
10.00am-11.30am

Digital Pedagogy Workshop
Online Tutorial Delivery in the 21st Century” - Bobby Law & Iain Lambie (SCEBE)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Tuesday 22 January
11.30am-12.30pm

 

Student Learning Support Session
Creating Conversations and Growing Networks” - Mary Maclachlan (SCEBE)
All Student Meet - An Exercise in Closing the Feedback Loop” - David Hegarty (SHLS)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Tuesday 22 January
12.30pm-1.30pm

 

Technical Showcase Session
Overview of Blackboard Ally” - Jim Emery and Sheila MacNeill (AQD)
"GCU Learn Refresh and Accessibility Updates” - Sheila MacNeill and Jim Emery (AQD)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite
Tuesday 22 January
1.30pm-2.30pm

Technical Showcase Session
Experiences of using Collaborate Ultra as a Flexible Teaching Tool” - Pauline Munro (GSBS) and Sheila MacNeill (AQD)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Tuesday 22 January
3.00pm-4.00pm

Technical Showcase Session
Create Engaging Online Courses by Using Interactivity” - Stewart Milton (AQD)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite
     

Wednesday 23 January
9.30am-10.30am

Internationalisation Workshop
Promoting Intercultural Awareness - a Baseline for Internationalisation at GCU” - Frances MacInnes (SHLS)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Wednesday 23 January
10.30am-12.30pm

Technical Showcase Session
Turning Point Polling Software" - Turning Technologies and Fraser McLeish (SHLS)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite
Wednesday 23 January
1.00pm-2.00pm

2020 Scholarships Showcase Session
This session includes short presentations by each of the five projects funded under this year’s 2020 Student Experience Scholarship Scheme. The projects are:

  • Enhancing Student Employability and Sense of Belonging through Co-Creating Inter-Disciplinary Projects Claire Bereziat (GSBS), Daniel Baxter (GSBS), Caroline Gallagher (SCEBE).
  • Evidencing a Better Understanding of the Learning of Students with Disabilities Rachel Mulholland (HLS)
  • PAIRING: Partnership Working in GCU Shiv Shanmugam, Heather Gray (HLS)
  • Understanding Student Attendance and its Link to Academic Achievement Julie Thomson (GSBS), Kareena McAloney (HLS)
  • Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Developing an Online Bridging Programme Karen Thomson (HLS)
B024
Eventbrite
Wednesday 23 January
2.00pm-3.00pm
Active Learning Session
Introduction to Lego Serious Play” - Pauline Munro (GSBS) and Sheila MacNeill (AQD)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite
     

Thursday 24 January
9.30am-10.30am

 

Student Experience Session 
Winnicott’s Concept of Transitional Phenomena as a Framework for Student Transitions “ - Helena Bassil-Morizow and Eddie McKean (GSBS)
Enhancing Student Transition - a Pre-entry Online Induction: Getting started at GCU” - Mandy Sheridan (GSBS)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite
Thursday 24 January
10.30am-11.30am
Digital Pedagogy Session
Enhancing the Student Experience through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)” - David Moore and Patricia Munoz de Escalona (SCEBE)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite
Thursday 24 January
11.30am-12.00pm
CPD & Staff Development Session
Academic Leadership: Leading versus Managing - a Questioning Session for Programme Leaders and Others” - Alison Nimmo (AQD)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Thursday 24 January

12.00-1.00pm


Student Experience Session
“The Introduction of Students Comms and the Impact it has had on the Student Experience” – Kirsty MacInnes and Stuart Martin (Student Enquiries, Advice and Events)
"Understanding Student Communication and Engagement” – Jayne Brown, Rachael McAlonan and Rachel Stakes (Student Enquiries, Advice and Events)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite

Thursday 24 January
1.00pm-2.00pm

 

Digital Pedagogy Session
Writing Retreats for Undergraduates” - Josh Thorpe (U2B)
Using Polling software in the classroom: A Case Study of Teaching Quantitative Research Methods to Social Science Students” - James Bowness and Neil McNulty (SHLS)

CEE6/7
Eventbrite
Thursday 24 January
2.00pm-4.00pm
Digital Pedagogy Session
The Great Staff & Student Debate: “Social Media - Your Place or Mine?”
-  Fiona Kennedy and Larissa Kempenaar (SHLS)
CEE6/7
Eventbrite
     
Friday 25 January
9.30am-11.30am
Student Learning Support Workshop
Write Wikipedia, Don’t Cite Wikipedia” - Marion Kelt (Library) and Sara Thomas (Wikimedia)
B024
Eventbrite

Friday 25 January
12.00pm-1.00pm

 

Digital Pedagogy Session
Computer Simulation Game and How it Can Be Used to Develop the Student’s Knowledge and Understanding of Strategic Management” - Keith Halcro, Peter Duncan and Colin Combe (GSBS)
The online ICT Dynamic Duo - PICTI and TICTOC” - Lina Petrakieva (SHLS), Margaret Brown (GSBS) and David McArthur (SCEBE)

B024
Eventbrite
Friday 25 January
1.00pm-3.00pm
Digital Pedagogy Workshop
Creating an online course in Codio” - James Paterson (SCEBE)
B024
Eventbrite