Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday 9 April 2013  Location: Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Oxford

This one-day workshop will showcase digital crowdsourcing projects in the Arts and Humanities, and discuss the impact of such initiatives. ‘Impact’ is a broad term, which encompasses issues connected to community, digital curation, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Key questions will include:

  • What does impact mean in this environment?
  • What types of impacts can be achieved by crowdsourcing initiatives?
  • How can crowdsourced resources balance quality control and peer review?
  • What are the impacts of devolving key processes away from core teams and institutions to public participants?
  • What impacts do crowdsourcing initiatives have on participants and to what extent is it possible to influence this?
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Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience

.HEA Annual Conference 2013, 3 – 4 July 2013, The University of Warwick

This year’s event will explore the increasing use of partnerships to address the challenges presented by change. The three conference strands are: students; employers; and organisations as partners. The opening address will be provided by Sir Michael Barber, Chief Executive of Pearson. The provisional programme is available on the website.

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SEDA Summer School – Academic Development for the Digital University

15 July 2013 – 17 July 2013

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

Price: £795.00

This SEDA Summer School is intended for colleagues, whether new or experienced in academic development, who see as part of their role helping their institution to increase and enhance the appropriate use of digital technologies. The Summer School is not primarily about the technologies themselves. Rather it is about the good and critical uses of digital technologies in academic development to support the increasingly digital university.

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ALT Annual Conference Call for Papers

Deadline is early March, conference 10-12 September http://www.alt.ac.uk/alt-conference/altc2013/submit-proposal

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OER 2013 Conference

Building on the strengths of OER10, OER11 and Cambridge 2012 (where OER12 and OCWC12 conferences combined), OER13 will take place at the University of Nottingham, renowned for its Open Nottingham programme which has strategically embraced the agenda of open access to teaching.

 

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“The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone.”

Daphne Koller, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Coursera, will give a Distinguished Speaker Seminar at Saïd Business School at 5.30pm on Monday 28 January 2013 entitled “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone.”

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Innovating e-Learning online

The seventh JISC Innovating e-Learning online conference takes place this year on 19-23 November 2012, with conference activity week running from 13 November.

The conference has an excellent line up with keynote speakers that include Dr Sue BlackJames Clay and Ian Gilbert.  The conference will explore topics relevant to a wide range of delegates from further and higher education through live presentations and asynchronous debates and will share the latest thinking about the benefits and challenges of enhancing learning and teaching with technology.

The title of the 2012 conference, Shaping the future, reflects the changing educational environment and addresses the challenges that institutions and practitioners are facing. The conference will focus on some of the innovative solutions being developed to: engage students and stakeholders; enhance learning, assessment and feedback; develop digital literacies and employment potential; improve and sustain organisational efficiency; facilitate openness and sharing; and manage organisational transformation.

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EduWiki Conference 2012

Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 September 2012
 University of Leicester 

A day-and-a-half conference looking at Wikipedia, Wikiversity and related charitable projects, not in terms of educational resources, but educational practice, including collaboration, open review, and global participation. It’s a chance to talk about innovative work in your classroom, your institution or online community, and shape the future of Wikimedia UK’s work in this area

We will explore the ways these projects can support innovative education. We will discuss the Wikipedia Education Program (in which university students improve Wikipedia articles for course credit). We will learn from universities where the program is already embedded, exploring the educational opportunities and drawing lessons from the experience so far.

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HEA/SEDA Conference: Open Horizons: Sharing the future

20 Jul 2012, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK

Following three years of funding from the Higher Education Academy and JISC, a wide range of programmes and projects have explored the creation, development, use and reuse of open educational resources. Globally, the open resources movement is changing polices and the development needs of staff and students alike. This timely conference will explore answers to the question: Where next for open practice and staff development? It will feature contributions from funded projects and new directions in thinking on this exciting and challenging area of developing academic practice.

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Promoting Digital Literacy through OER

University of Bedfordshire are hosting an event in Oxford ‘Promoting Digital Literacy through OER: the release, use and reuse of open educational resources’ on Thursday 5th July 10.00am -2.00pm at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. It is particularly aimed at ITE/teacher education and higher education providers of PG Certs in HE, as both promote teaching and learning and enhancement of digital literacy.

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