LALT Showcase – Education in a Digital Age Project (2017)
Aimed at both staff and students, this is one-day LALT event that will be celebrating and showcasing best practice across the University with presentations from colleagues, demonstrations and hands-on workshops with the theme of ‘Education in the Digital Age’.
This internal event will have oversight from academic colleagues and facilitated by Digital Education. The purpose is to celebrate best practice and to inspire experimentation of new digitally enhanced teaching practice, informed by practical application to pedagogical challenges. This will be achieved by: interactive workshop sessions, engaging keynote speaker(s) and an opportunity for staff and students to present their work to colleagues across the institution.
A LALT event (to serve as pre-cursor to subsequent yearly conference) will enable staff and students to celebrate and share ideas within an ‘inclusive community’ setting. This event will adhere to the core principles of the University including; encouraging a ‘New vision for Education’ to enable ‘Teaching Excellence and a Great Student Experience.’*
Project Questions & Answers
November 2017LALT Showcase – Education in a Digital Age hosted at the Engine Shed on the 7th November 2017 brought together a mixture of professional services staff, academics, external suppliers and students; creating an ‘inclusive community’ setting. Support services offered advice and one-to-one support, whilst academics and external suppliers lead workshops, which enabled an opportunity for staff and students to experiment with new 360 VR technology, alongside readily available tools and softwares. These ran parallel to presentations delivered by academics on various practical applications of digital tools, which facilitate overcoming pedagogical challenges.