Saturday, March 23, 2013

Digital Literacies Conference 2013 > University of Southampton (UK) > April 24 2013

This is the second year that CITE have run the Digital Literacies Conference.  The theme for 2013 is ‘Online Learning and Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOCs).  We are pleased that this year we have contributions from a range of academics involved in the development of MOOCS (Edinburgh and the Open University, including Futurelearn.  We also have the student perspective of what it is like to participate in a MOOC.

On the themes of online learning, we have contributions from students on the Curriculum Innovation Module ‘Living and Working on the Web’ about their experience of being  blended learning students.

Participating in the event this year are:

  • Hugh Davis, Director of CITE (University of Southampton)
  • Sheila MacNeil (University of Strathclyde)
  • John Schulz, Senior Teaching Fellow, Education School (University of Southampton)
  • Christine Sinclair (Edinburgh University)
  • Mark Lester – Head of Strategy Development at the Open University
  • Martin Weller (the Open University)
  • Bill Warburton, CAA Manager, iSolutions. (University of Southampton)
  • Tamsyn Smith, Learning Designer. CITE, (University of Southampton)
  • John Wollard, Senior Teaching Fellow, Education School (University of Southampton)
  • Adam Warren, Senior Learning Designer, CITE (University of Southampton)
  • Lisa Harris, Senior Lecturer Digital Marketing, School of Management, (University of Southampton)
  • Gary Kinchen, Programme Director, Education School. (University of Southampton)
  • Sarah Fielding, Learning Designer, CITE (University of Southampton)


9.00 – 9.30 registration Tea/coffee

9.30 – 9.45 WELCOME  - Hugh Davis

9.45 – 10.50  academic view point -Christine Sinclair – lessons from running a mooc

with student viewpoint – Sheila McNeil

10:50 -11:05 Coffee

11.05 – 11:35 Students as online learners (blended learners) presentations including Digital Champions

11:35 – 12:00 Workshop session – cool social media tools

12:00 – 12:30 Martin Weller – Author Digital Scholar and running a MOOC with OU- what is the difference between running a regular DL course and a MOOC?

12:30 – 13:30 lunch/networking

13:30- 14:00 Panel – with Hugh Davis, Sheila MacNeil, Christine Sinclair <and others?>

14:00 – 15:30 Variety of sessions:

What makes a good MOOC (workshop) Tamsyn Smith,  Bill Warburton and  -Adam Warren  or

Speed sessions (10 mins each)

1. John Wooolard – Staying safe on line

2. Gary Kinchen – using Facebook

3. Martin Dyke – Using live video technology for active learning

4. John Schulz – Awesome Apps for educators

5. <TBC>

6. <TBC>

15:30 – 15:45 break for tea

15:45 – 16:15 Futurelearn presentation

16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarks (Hugh Davis)

There is a small charge of £50 for external visitors to the conference to register your place at the conference ... .  Registration is free for all staff and students at the University of Southampton.



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