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Sharing notes on the ESLTIS18 conference

I was lucky enough to present HCA’s re-fabricate project at Bristol University last week as part of  the Enhancing student learning through innovative scholarship conference. I’m pleased to say that I learned a great deal at the conference, with presentations from a wide range of disciplines and institutions. Plus, the conference trialled a new ‘snapshot’ format; five minute talks followed by… Read more →

Opportunities in the space where digital meets analogue

Huge thanks to Maren and Tom from the Association of Learning Technology (ALT) whose visit to HCA on Wednesday to offers us an exciting opportunity to design some analogue artefacts for their Learning Technologist of the Year awards 2018. What is ALT? ALT is a hugely diverse and very inclusive organisation. It has an international membership whose interests and activities are wide-ranging. This… Read more →

Creative Lunch: Herefordshire Narratives

This January we held a further ‘creative lunch’ – an inspiring day of intercrossing narratives, stories, and ideas. Particular thanks must go to Lucy Jones and Rebecca Finney for bringing their ideas around landscape into our college community and, in Rebecca’s case, for sparking the whole thing off during a conversation in December around rural activism and the political nature… Read more →

People, process, product – embracing technology at #IGHETech18

This was a conference that reflected some different perspectives as well as pragmatic approaches to that interesting negotiation space between ‘technology’ and ‘learning; unsurprising since so much of the wider context is equally conflicted as the HE sector bobs around in a swirling maelstrom of change.  Overall, from my perspective, the conference was also about whether we want our technology to be a passive ‘enabler’ that we buy in… Read more →

WalesNexus Conference at UWTSD

A great day last Wednesday at the Wales Nexus conference 2016. Held in Carmarthen, and organised by the University of Wales Trinity St David, we had a rich programme of talks and workshops, with a focus on teaching and learning in today’s HE environment. In Welsh, dyscu is the word for both ‘teach’ and ‘learn’, and I don’t present this as an ‘interesting aside’; rather… Read more →