Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Meetings on educational development and on technology

1) There is a residential course 21-23 July for educational developers new to their role, run by SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) at Cumberland Lodge, England. SEDA Summer School 2009: Supporting Educational Change. "Academic development includes working with individuals, groups and institutions to analyse and improve their academic practice. The Summer School will give participants time, stimulus and support to review and improve their own practice. The course is intended for colleagues in their first few years of work in academic development. Development may be part or all of their work. Participants may work in academic development units; as learning and teaching coordinators in faculties or schools; in Subject Centres; or in other settings and roles where they help to enhance academic practice." Go to http://www.seda.ac.uk/

2) One day conference on technologies in the library environment, Where will it all end? Emerging technology in the library, is run by North West branch of the Multimedia and Information Technology Group at Liverpool John Moores University,England, on 17 June, 2009. Speakers include Russell Prue "Emerging technologies in education", Les Watson "Technology and learning space design, Jane Secker, "Who's Space is it Anyway?: Facebook, libraries and librarians" Go here for more info

Photo by Sheila Webber: Euphorbia and garlic mustard, Sheffield, May 2009

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