Bookings for TEL Fest sessions are now open! (This event is for University of Reading staff only.)
*Please see the link in the Details & Booking section at the end of this email for full descriptions of the ‘gigs’ (sessions) and booking information.*
TEL Fest is designed in large part (though not exclusively) to help academic staff make the most of technology to enrich teaching and learning. (Administrative staff may also be interested in some of the sessions.) A series of bookable sessions, and something a little different from our TEL staff development provision during the year, it draws on expertise from colleagues across the University and external speakers, and comprises a range of TEL-related demonstrations, practical workshops, a roadshow and sharing/showcase sessions. Whether you come along to one or many ‘gigs’, and regardless of your previous TEL experience, the festival has been developed to ensure that you leave both inspired and equipped with the skills you need to enhance your current practice.
Here’s how the final festival programme (and catered lunchtime ‘fringe’) shapes up:
- Tuesday 11 July
Telling TEL Tales and TEL Tapas: A taster session. What are they doing elsewhere with TEL and Blackboard? Examples of interesting & innovative practice at other institutions (Steve Hoole, Blackboard)
Mixing it up with an OOC: Lessons from our Open Online Courses for designing blended learning and maximising student engagement (the OOC team)
Lunchtime ‘Fringe’: TEL Roadshow
Blackboard Bootcamp: Whip your Blackboard course in to shape! A practical workshop to help you develop your Blackboard module (Steve Hoole, Blackboard)
- Wednesday 12 July
Electronic Management of Assessment – Programme overview, progress and initial deliverables! (Emma Mayhew & EMA team)
1. ABC Curriculum Design workshop. A rapid-design workshop useful for new programmes and those being reviewed and changing to a more blended format, with links to the Curriculum Framework initiative (Clive Young & Natasa Perovic, University College, London)
Lunchtime ‘Fringe’: Show and TEL – A forum for academics to share how they’ve used an aspect of technology enhanced learning in their teaching
2. ABC Curriculum Design workshop. Repeat of morning’s rapid-design workshop useful for new programmes and those being reviewed and changing to a more blended format, with links to the Curriculum Framework initiative (ADE/TEL staff along with Clive Young & Natasa Perovic, University College, London)
- Thursday 13 July
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Live Online Classroom): Launch & Early Adopters Showcase– Official launch of this new online collaboration/live online classroom tool and tales, hints and tips from our early adopters (Lauren McCann, Adam Bailey & early adopters)
An introduction to using webinars for teaching and Learning using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Adam Bailey & Angela Buckingham)
Lunchtime ‘Fringe’: APPetite – Sharing apps for teaching & learning
Play a video and BoB’s your uncle! Using TV and radio programmes from Box of Broadcasts (BoB) to enhance teaching and learning (Markeda Cole, Learning on Screen)
Details & Booking
Book to come along to one, a few or all of the ‘gigs’ – whatever best suits you!
For full details of each of the sessions (in chronological order) and to book, please visit: https://www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd/TandLEvents/CQSD-TELEvents.aspx
All sessions are capped at 40 participants, except for Blackboard Collaborate: Using webinars for teaching & Learning (Thurs 13 July) which, for logistical reasons, is capped at 20 on this occasion. If the session you require is full and you are unable to book a place, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a waiting list.
Please feel free to get in touch directly with me if you have any questions about this event – I’ll be happy to advise.
Countdown: 5 weeks ’til TEL Fest – TEL your colleagues!