ESCalate Bulletin No. 69 (5 May 2011)

Contents

  1. Making mobile learning work: case studies of practice - a new ESCalate Discussion Series publication
  2. Ten Years of National Teaching Fellowships: four stories from education, another new publication from ESCalate
  3. A wide range of vacancies advertised by the HEA
  4. 2nd TEAN Conference: The Important Role of Higher Education in Teacher Education
  5. FACE 2011 Annual Conference: Lifelong Learning and Community Development
  6. Free workshop on Analysis of National Student Survey results

Making mobile learning work: case studies of practice - a new ESCalate Discussion Series publication

This new publication has been written and edited for the education community in UK higher education and has appeared as the most popular resource on our website for the last three weeks.

It highlights a small number of the significant 'mobile learning' projects recently conducted in the UK and tries to draw out their significance specifically for the education community. The introduction written by Professor John Traxler (University of Wolverhampton) sets out a working definition of mobile learning and then aims to identify both the meaning and the limitations of the projects described for a readership working in education.

If you would like us to send you a hard copy of this publication please email teresa.nurser@bristol.ac.uk with your mailing details (available while stocks last).

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Ten Years of National Teaching Fellowships: four stories from education, another new publication from ESCalate

In this publication we have invited a group of Education-based Fellows to expand on their experience, describe the impact of the fellowship on their professional lives, and share their thoughts about learning and teaching.

The publication is introduced by David Sadler, now Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education) at the University of Tasmania, but formerly of the Higher Education Academy and responsible for oversight the scheme at the HEA.

If you would like us to send you a hard copy of this publication please email teresa.nurser@bristol.ac.uk with your mailing details (available while stocks last).

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A wide range of vacancies advertised by the HEA

A number of job opportunities with the HEA  have been advertised in the Times Higher Education magazine and also on jobs.ac.uk.

There are a wide range of positions available across the HEA organisation including a large number of opportunities for people with subject or discipline expertise.

Visit the HEA website for more specific information about each of the available posts and how to apply.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/aboutus/vacancies

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2nd TEAN Conference: The Important Role of Higher Education in Teacher Education

This conference is a joint sponsored event with ESCalate.

Date: 20th May 2011

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

The 2011 conference will celebrate the important role that Higher Education plays in teacher education. In uncertain times, the opportunity to proclaim the value of Higher Education's input and plan constructively for the future will be a priority for the conference. 

Who is it for?

The conference is aimed at all practitioners working in teacher education from the four countries of the UK and other agencies with a professional interest in teacher education. It could well also resonate with colleagues from the international scene. The focus is on schools, however, transferable knowledge from other sectors is most welcome at the conference.

For more information, please access the following link: Flyer (.pdf)

For the programme, please click: Programme (.doc)

To register for this event, please visit the TEAN conference site



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FACE 2011 Annual Conference: Lifelong Learning and Community Development

The FACE 2011 Annual Conference will be hosted by the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Glasgow.

Date: Wednesday 29 June - Friday 1 July, 2011 

The four key themes of the conference are:

1. Higher Education provision and its contribution to community development: contributions may be economic, social, health-related, environmental or cultural, or a combination of one or more of these. ‘Community’ in this context may vary from one small discrete group through to a whole region.

2. Aimhigher and its legacy: whilst this is a particular concern in England, papers are invited also from other parts of the world where there are similar initiatives: these may take the form of reflective pieces from an external perspective.

3. The role of Qualifications Frameworks and Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) within community settings.

4. Universities and their regional and local role within contracting economies.

To register now, download full details, registration and submissions forms (pdf)

For further details, please contact cradall@educ.gla.ac.uk



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Free workshop on Analysis of National Student Survey results

Date: 1pm, Friday June 3, 2011

Venue: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London

The Maths Subject Centre (MSOR Network) are holding a free half day workshop which will explore how analysis of responses to the NSS could be used at a discipline and institutional level.

Paul Hewson, University of Plymouth, will present findings from a preliminary statistical analysis of the 2009 and 2010 National Student Survey. These have a significant impact upon assessing outcomes of the survey, for example male students are less likely to respond than females and female students  are more likely to report satisfaction with their course than males.  

Speakers from Sheffield  Hallam University will provide a qualitative perspective by sharing findings from work exploring how students interpret and respond to the NSS questions across a range of disciplines.

This workshop is free of charge and if you would like to register then please follow the link below:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NSS_Workshop

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