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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 6 March 2009

Date posted: 09/03/2009

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ADM-HEA ANNOUNCEMENTS
SECTOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
SECTOR EVENTS
COURSES
CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPATION



ADM-HEA ANNOUNCEMENTS


Reminder – 2009 student writing competition

Please remind your students that there are only 3 weeks left before the deadline for the competition, closing date is Friday, 27 March.
We still have a few posters left, please contact us at: adm@heacademy.ac.uk or phone 01273 643119.

http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/awards/student-essay-competition/2009-student-writing-competition
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SECTOR ANNOUNCEMENTS


JISC TechDis Online Accessibility Self Evaluation Sessions


In 2007 and 2008 JISC TechDis worked with a range of Universities and Colleges across the UK to evaluate the pragmatism of Disability Equality Statements and the accessibility of a variety of policies and processes including the presentation of online prospectuses. Many Disability Equality Statements have little or no direct relationship to the daily needs of disabled users and made no mention of the teaching and learning accommodations and technologies that are critical to the success of disabled learners. Marketing prospectuses also often lacked easily provided accessibility features.

Although technical accessibility guidelines exist (such as PAS78 and WCAG) there has been little in the way of plain English, contextual advice for individuals undertaking particular roles to help them;

    * identify which areas need attention, and
    * identify what that attention might entail.

The JISC TechDis Accessibility Self Evaluation tools help bridge that gap, and point to the advice and guidance needed to make a difference to inclusion in six key institutional roles. By targeting different staff roles with pragmatic, easily implemented solutions the service helps maximise coherent implementation of inclusive practices across institutions.

More information and sign up: http://www.techdis.ac.uk/getevaluated

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Personal Development Planning – New guidance publication from QAA

Personal development planning: Guidance for institutional policy and practice in higher education is now available from the QAA website, from:

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/progressFiles/guidelines/PDP/default.asp

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SECTOR EVENTS


Media Education Summit 2009
Liverpool John Moores University
Tuesday 8 September & Wednesday 9 September 2009

This conference builds on last years highly successful inaugural meeting which attracted over 140 delegates from 68 Higher Education Institutions, as well as representatives from government agencies.

This event is organised by The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice - Bournemouth University, hosted by Liverpool John Moores University and supported by Skillset, the Art, Design and Media Higher Education Subject Centre, the North West Regional Development Agency and Northwest Vision & Media.

Themes

 *   Digital Britain - implications for HE
 *   The Media Studies 2.0 debate
 *   Employer engagement
 *   14-19 educational reform
 *   The Relationship between theory and practice
 *   Assessing media learning - the categorisation of creativity and originality
 *   The Media teacher / academic as researcher / academic as practitioner
 *   Students reflecting on their creative practice

Confirmed Speakers

 *   Jeff Jarvis, Professor and Director of the Interactive Journalism Programme at the City University of New York
 *   Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, USA
 *   Tom Loosemore, Head of 4iP
 *   Prof Stephen Heppell, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

Further details can be found at http://www.cemp.ac.uk/summit together with information on how to register to attend.

See also call for papers below

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Internationalisation of the Curriculum Conference 2009: Internationalising the Home Student
Centre for International Curriculum Inquiry and Networking
Entrance Lodge, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus
Friday 19 June 2009

Conference plenary:
Internationalisation and Global Perspectives: contribution to learning in higher education
Dr Doug Bourn, Director of Development Education Research Centre, Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy, Institute of Education, University of London
 
This is a discussion based conference and trigger papers will be distributed before the conference for prior reading. For this reason registration will close on 6 May.
 
Registration is now open at the conference website:
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/ioc/events/conf09/index.html
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Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Experiential Learning
Pershore, Worcestershire
27 March 2009

This latest opportunity to attend one of Dr Colin Beard's series of Academy-sponsored workshops suitable for all subject disciplines now includes in the course fee a copy of his book "Experiential Learning".  Using real examples that have been tested in FE and HE, the day focuses on the development of engaging teaching activities and the creation of a set of exciting materials ready for use with students.

For further information e-mail Ian Lindsay, Academic Advisor for HE in FE, ian@engsc.ac.uk

or visit the website at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/heinfe/Experiential_Learning_Programme_Mar-09.pdf
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ESD Seminar: Employability and External Engagement
University of Stirling
2 April 2009

This event will focus on the ways in which the many forms of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) involve HEIs in ‘community engagement’ and students in ‘active learning’, which often takes place beyond the campus and the classroom. Guest speakers will offer case studies for consideration from different subject areas, giving examples of various interventions that can promote ‘sustainability learning’ and ‘sustainability competence’. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the relationship between sustainability and employability, and on the range of ‘communities’ which can and should be involved in ESD: students; HEIs (including their estates); local communities; professions; business and enterprise; voluntary organizations and ‘imagined’ communities.
 
If you are interested in registering for this event, please email Dr Alex Ryan (alex@learning-energy.org.uk) and Dr Colin Brooks (C.Brooks@arts.gla.ac.uk), who are jointly organizing the event, and please copy Katie Urquhart (Katie.Urquhart@heacademy.ac.uk), who will confirm bookings (please indicate any dietary requirements).
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Invitation - debates in higher education seminar series
Advancing Learning and Teaching in Global Research-intensive Universities
Taviton 433, SSEES Building on Taviton Street, UCL
Wednesday 25 March 2009, 3.30-5.00pm

From UCL's Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT)

Abstract: Debates in HE are often driven by factors which are outside the control of the individuals affected by them. The recent focus on the development of learning and teaching in research-intensive universities is an example of an issue which has given rise to much discussion. This seminar will focus on the contested place of learning and teaching in the life of academic staff, drawing on research into their experience of early career initial teacher education courses.

The data was gathered at research-intensive universities in Sweden and England and similarities and differences between approaches to initial courses will be analysed and debated. Bourdieu's field theory will inform and enrich our evaluation of the symbolic capital enjoyed by the diverse fields of the academy. We
will attempt to unravel a few strands in the complex web of influences which shape academic life and consider why, in the words of one young lecturer, where teaching is concerned, sometimes 'the culture drags you down'.

To book a place, please contact Peter Phillips by e-mail:
peter.phillips@ucl.ac.uk or if you have any queries telephone 020 7679 1792
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COURSES


JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI) has just published its new series of courses for the summer term. 

The full list of courses is available here: http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/

Following the expansion of their remit into moving images and sound, they have started to augment their comprehensive list of courses. 

"Digitising Analogue Video Recordings" course
one on 15 May and one on 4 August
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/digitising-analogue-video-recordings/

"Audio Production: Recording Lectures, Seminars, Interviews and Podcasts"
26 June
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/audio-production-recording-lectures-seminars-interviews-podcasts/


"Copyright and Digital Images"
19 May and again on 7 July.
This course is run by Naomi Korn, an independent Intellectual Property Rights consultant; a leading expert in the field and a very highly rated trainer:
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/copyright-and-digital-images/

If you require any guidance on building image collections or improving your Photoshop skills, there are still several places available on the courses running in March.  Due to demand they have also just added a new date for Essential Techniques in Digital Image Capture on 28 April.  This course will enable you to really get to grips with scanning images and using a digital SLR. Full details are available here:
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/

All of these courses are scheduled to run in Bristol.  However, they are often able to provide training for you in your institution and almost all of our workshops can be requested as a one-to-one (see the training page on our website for details).

If you would like any further information about the training that JISC Digital Media can offer please contact Dave Kilbey: d.kilbey@BRISTOL.AC.UK

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CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPATION


Media Education Summit 2009
Liverpool John Moores University
Tuesday 8th September & Wednesday 9th September 2009

Call for Creative Contributions, Papers and Poster Presentations, deadline 31 May 2009.

Themes
 *   Digital Britain - implications for HE
 *   The Media Studies 2.0 debate
 *   Employer engagement
 *   14-19 educational reform
 *   The Relationship between theory and practice
 *   Assessing media learning - the categorisation of creativity and originality
 *   The Media teacher / academic as researcher / academic as practitioner
 *   Students reflecting on their creative practice

Proposals for short screenings, papers, posters, foyer demonstrations and performances related to the conference theme are invited.  Please submit short proposals (up to 500 words plus other artefacts or information as relevant) by 31st May 2009.

There will be designated time to enable poster presenters to share their work in person. The poster session allows a more interactive forum for communication and collaborative discussion. The poster presenter must be present during the period assigned for discussion.

Please send proposals and any queries to: info@cemp.ac.uk

Further details can be found at http://www.cemp.ac.uk/summit together with information on how to register to attend.

See also Sector events above

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Enhancing Learning and Teaching through the use of Technology: Call 4

Call for proposals - all bids must be received by 12:00 noon on 30 March 2009

The Academy is offering grants for a number of syntheses of current research work in the area of enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technology. This will build on work undertaken during three previous rounds of projects funded under the e-Learning Research Observatory, which now forms part of the Academy’s Evidence Network (EvidenceNet).  Up to £2,500 will be available for each synthesis of research evidence funded and around 10-20 syntheses will be funded in total.

Please address enquiries concerning the bidding or the submission process to Jonathan Payens, Email: ELT@heacademy.ac.uk

More information: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/learning/elt/elro
 
 
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