Conference 2021

Keynote Presentations

Professor Alejandro (Ale) Armellini,  Planning for active, blended and connected learning in a post-pandemic world PDF
Anish Bagga, Using technology to effectively close the feedback loop PDF

General Papers

Parallel Session 1 (10:30 to 11:30)
Engaging work-based business learners in online spaces through the development of digital residency, Michelle Barr & Dr Lucy Hatt, Newcastle University PDF
The UCL Introductory Programme – joining a community of disruptive thinking, Steve Rowett & Viki Burnage, UCL
Student engagement with online learning in a Psychology undergraduate programme: Reflections and next steps, Dr Pauldy Otermans & Dr Sofia Barbosa Boucas, Brunel University London PDF
Reflections on a successful ‘online pivot’: learning for the future., Doug Specht, Peter Hartley; Peter Chatterton; Gunter Saunders, Westminster University
The Use of Blogs in Developing L2 Writing Skills, Maria Sibiryakova & Leo Havermann, UCL
ABC Learning Design and the challenges of online. Clive Young & Nataša Perović, UCL PDF
Relational Pedagogy in virtual learning environments: A study of online approaches to the development of Communities of enquiry Higher Education. Stephen Powell & Orlagh McCabe, Manchester Metropolitan University PDF
Covid-19 Medical Education: Team-Based E-learning, Will Austin, Dr Hatim Abdulhussein, Brunel University/ Hull York Medical School PDF
Innovations in teaching: responding to COVID-19 and developing a sustainable online, collaborative, cross-institutional approach to deliver Team-Based Learning using appropriate digital tools and platforms. Ms Shafeena Anas, Dr Adam Cocks, Dr Pascale Kippelen, Ms Anastasia Christoforou, Dr Markus Laine, Dr Salla Jokela and Dr Jonathon Taylor &  Professor Louise Mansfield, Brunel University London & Tampere University
The use of chatbot technology for improving connectedness and learning support among international students during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sylvie Studente, Dr. Stephen Ellis & Dr. Filia Garivaldis, Regent’s University London
Digital assessment – an Alexander Pope or Star Trek moment? Simon Walker, Grayson Jones, Joanne Moles, Steve Rowett, UC
Tutors’ and students’ approach to a pedagogic shift to Active Blended Learning (ABL). Virginia Teixeira Antunes & Rob Howe, University of Northampton PDF
The Dream Team: Designing fairer group assessments, Dr Jim Turner, Jack Ennis, & Will Moindrot, Dr Tünde Varga-Atkins, Liverpool John Moores University, Newcastle University and University of Liverpool PDF
Using the disruption of the pandemic to enhance online assessment design. Gwyneth Hughes, UCL, Linda Amrane-Cooper, UoL, Alan Tait, OU. PDF
Parallel Session 2  (13:10 to 14:10)
Change For Good: Taking rapidly evolved education technology advice forward, Tim Neumann, UCL Knowledge Lab PDF
Should we see students’ cameras when we teach online. Cat Bazela, Pete Mella & Rob Spark, University of Sheffield PDF
The Use of WhatsApp® in Medical Education: Building a new community during a pandemic. Dr Charlotte Patterson, Dr Victoria Shivji; Indran Balakrishnan, Professor Alison Rodger, Dr Indran Balakrishnan Alison Rodger, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust; University College London PDF
An Inclusive Approach to Exams as a Response to the Pandemic. Dr Jennifer George, Goldsmiths, University of London PDF
Evening Report: Student-Faculty Shared Learning for Clinical Reasoning, Dr Adam Boggon, Matthew McCann, Royal Free Hospital & University College London PDF
Finding common ground in a degree apprenticeship: the challenges of work-integrated learning for Gen Y and Gen Z. Dr Paula Nottingham, Middlesex University
Hybrid Teaching: Fight or Flight? James Rutherford, Dominic Pates & Ivan Sikora, City, University of London
Care, community and curriculum: a case study of an academic professional development programme. Dr Muireann O’Keeffe, Dr Roisin Donnelly, Dr Claire McAvinia, Seamus Harrington, Marese Kelly, Technological University Dublin
All the world’s a stage” – the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) as enabling technology to overcome restrictions in online teaching. Gerhard Kristandl, University of Greenwich
Engineering Minecraft: hands-on & collaborative leaning in a virtual lab. Dr Rebecca Yerworth, UCL
Digital Transformation- a rapid approach to transforming curriculum delivery. Adele Cushing & Zad Santospirito, Birkbeck, University of London PDF
Breaking the Silence in Online Spaces: How Socialization Strategies Using Digital Technology Inspired a Community Outreach Project on Anti-Racism, Simone Adams, Barbora Orlicka & Antonia Pohlmann, University of Graz, Austria PDF
How UCL Economics Walk went virtual, Ramin Nassehi, UCL PDF
Mobius – an innovative online maths resource for widening participation through individualised learning pathways. Shaheen Charlwood & Judith Brown, University of Warwick
Parallel Session 3  (14:20 to 15:00)
Supporting student progress and self regulation using personalised analytics. Andy Smidt & Danny Liu, The University of Sydney PDF
Learning to Walk Again: An Educator’s Journey Teaching in Virtual Reality. Melanie Garson, UCL
Evolving Perceptions of Content Capture. Shaun Searle, Dr Stephen Webb & Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris, University of Portsmouth PDF
Teaching the teachers to teach online: The experiences of clinical educators delivering a ‘Micro-teach’ via Zoom. Dr Lucy Spowart, Dr Tristan Price & Mohammed Ibrar Perwaiz, The University of Plymouth
Conclusions from the HWOnline-PGTOnline project: When good practices in online education prepare you for “emergency learning”. Mari-Cruz Garcia Vallejo, Heriot-Watt University PDF
Reflecting on a student’s view of interactions and communications before, during and after lockdown. Eileen Bracken, University of Limerick
Therapists on Twitter: A case study of facilitating #TraineeTalk, an innovative international social media learning community for student counsellors and psychotherapists. Dr Peter Blundell & Caz Binstead, Liverpool John Moores University & #TherapistsConnect PDF
Developing an online community for a distance learning course in law. Sara Thornes & Rebecca Oglethorpe, Leeds Beckett University PDF

Workshops 

Workshop 1: Learning from Each Other in Disruptive Times through Design Thinking​  Bo Kelestyn, Rebecca Freeman, Johannes Pittgens &  Luke Netherclift, University of Warwick PDF
Workshop 2: Finding your tribe – how cross-institutional collaboration fosters creative connections to boost learning and teaching in a pandemic. Anna Hunter, Chrissi Nerantzi, Neil Withnell, Emma Gillaspy, Alex Speirs, Rachelle O’Brien, Nathalie Tasler, University of Central Lancashire
Workshop 4:  IDEAS (Inspiration for Digital Engagement Activities), Silvia Colaiacomo, Leo Havemann, Abbi Shaw, Sam Ahern, Simon Walker, Clive Young, Tim Neumann         PDF

 

Video Recordings

Professor Alejandro (Ale) Armellini Planning for active, blended and connected learning in a post-pandemic world (This clip includes conference opening) Video
Anish Bagga Using technology to effectively close the feedback loop Video
Workshops
Workshop 1

Learning from Each Other in Disruptive Times through Design Thinking​  Bo Kelestyn, Rebecca Freeman, Johannes Pittgens &  Luke Netherclift, University of Warwick

Facilitator: Neph Marina-Gonzalez

Video
Workshop 2

Finding your tribe – how cross-institutional collaboration fosters creative connections to boost learning and teaching in a pandemic. Anna Hunter, Chrissi Nerantzi, Neil Withnell, Emma Gillaspy, Alex Speirs, Rachelle O’Brien, Nathalie Tasler, University of Central Lancashire

Facilitator: Jenny Griffiths

Workshop 4

IDEAS (Inspiration for Digital Engagement Activities), Silvia Colaiacomo, Leo Havemann, Abbi Shaw, Sam Ahern, Simon Walker, Clive Young, Tim Neumann        

Facilitator: Kris Roger

 

Video

Parallel Session 1 (10:30 to 11:30)
Breakout Room 1
  • Using Mixed Reality for Remote Medical Education Thomas Hurkxkens & Dr Argita  Zalli, Imperial College
  • Engaging work-based business learners in online spaces through the development of digital residency Michelle Barr & Dr Lucy Hatt, Newcastle University
  • The UCL Introductory Programme – joining a community of disruptive thinking Steve Rowett & Viki Burnage, UCL

Facilitator: Silvia Colaiacomo

video
Breakout Room 2
  • Student engagement with online learning in a Psychology undergraduate programme: Reflections and next steps Dr Pauldy Otermans & Dr Sofia Barbosa Boucas, Brunel University London
  • Reflections on a successful ‘online pivot’: learning for the future. Doug Specht, Peter Hartley; Peter Chatterton; Gunter Saunders, Westminster University
  • The Use of Blogs in Developing L2 Writing Skills, Maria Sibiryakova & Leo Havermann, UCL

Facilitator: Kris Roger

Breakout Room 3
  • ABC Learning Design and the challenges of online. Clive Young & Nataša Perović, UCL
  • Using the disruption of the pandemic to enhance online assessment design. Gwyneth Hughes, UCL, Linda Amrane-Cooper, UoL, Alan Tait, OU.
  • Relational Pedagogy in virtual learning environments: A study of online approaches to the development of Communities of enquiry Higher Education. Stephen Powell & Orlagh McCabe, Manchester Metropolitan University

Facilitator: Noemi Azzolina

Breakout Room 4
  • Covid-19 Medical Education: Team-Based E-learning, Will Austin, Dr Hatim Abdulhussein, Brunel University/ Hull York Medical School
  • Innovations in teaching: responding to COVID-19 and developing a sustainable online, collaborative, cross-institutional approach to deliver Team-Based Learning using appropriate digital tools and platforms. Ms Shafeena Anas, Dr Adam Cocks, Dr Pascale Kippelen, Ms Anastasia Christoforou, Dr Markus Laine, Dr Salla Jokela and Dr Jonathon Taylor & Professor Louise Mansfield, Brunel University London & Tampere University
  • The use of chatbot technology for improving connectedness and learning support among international students during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sylvie Studente, Dr. Stephen Ellis & Dr. Filia Garivaldis, Regent’s University London

Facilitator: Sam Smidt

Breakout Room 5
  • Digital assessment – an Alexander Pope or Star Trek moment? Simon Walker, Grayson Jones, Joanne Moles, Steve Rowett, UCL
  • The Dream Team: Designing fairer group assessments, Dr Jim Turner, Jack Ennis, & Will Moindrot, Dr Tünde Varga-Atkins, Liverpool John Moores University, Newcastle University and University of Liverpool
  • Tutors’ and students’ approach to a pedagogic shift to Active Blended Learning (ABL). Virginia Teixeira Antunes & Rob Howe, University of Northampton

Facilitator: Athina Chatzigavriil

Parallel Session 2  (13:10 to 14:10)
Breakout Room 1
  • Change for good: Taking rapidly evolved education technology advice forward, Tim Neumann, UCL Knowledge Lab
  • Should we see students’ cameras when we teach online. Catherine Bazelam Pete Mella & Rob Spark, University of Sheffield
  • The Use of WhatsApp® in Medical Education: Building a new community during a pandemic. Dr Charlotte Patterson, Dr Victoria Shivji; Indran Balakrishnan, Professor Alison Rodger, Dr Indran Balakrishnan Alison Rodger, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust; University College London

Facilitator: Martin Compton

Breakout Room 2
  • An Inclusive Approach to Exams as a Response to the Pandemic. Dr Jennifer George, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Evening Report: Student-Faculty Shared Learning for Clinical Reasoning, Dr Adam Boggon, Matthew McCann, Royal Free Hospital & University College London
  • Finding common ground in a degree apprenticeship: the challenges of work-integrated learning for Gen Y and Gen Z. Dr Paula Nottingham, Middlesex University

Facilitator: Athina Chatzigavriil

Breakout Room 3
  • Hybrid Teaching: Fight or Flight? James Rutherford, Dominic Pates & Ivan Sikora, City, University of London
  • Care, community and curriculum: a case study of an academic professional development programme. Dr Muireann O’Keeffe, Dr Roisin Donnelly, Dr Claire McAvinia, Seamus Harrington, Marese Kelly, Technological University Dublin

Facilitator: Jenny Griffiths

Video
Breakout Room 4
  • All the world’s a stage” – the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) as enabling technology to overcome restrictions in online teaching. Gerhard Kristandl, University of Greenwich
  • Engineering Minecraft: hands-on & collaborative leaning in a virtual lab. Dr Rebecca Yerworth, UCL
  • Digital Transformation- a rapid approach to transforming curriculum delivery. Adele Cushing & Zad Santospirito, Birkbeck, University of London

Facilitator: Steve Rowett

 

Video

Breakout Room 5
  • Breaking the Silence in Online Spaces: How Socialization Strategies Using Digital Technology Inspired a Community Outreach Project on Anti-Racism, Simone Adams, Barbora Orlicka & Antonia Pohlmann, University of Graz, Austria
  • How UCL Economics Walk went virtual, Ramin Nassehi, UCL
  • Mobius – an innovative online maths resource for widening participation through individualised learning pathways. Shaheen Charlwood & Judith Brown, University of Warwick

 Facilitator: Simon Walker

 

Video

Parallel Session 3  (14:20 to 15:00)
Breakout Room 1
  • Supporting student progress and self regulation using personalised analytics. Andy Smidt & Danny Liu, The University of Sydney
  • Learning to Walk Again: An Educator’s Journey Teaching in Virtual Reality. Melanie Garson, UCL

Facilitator: Timos Almpanis

Video
Breakout Room 2
  • Evolving Perceptions of Content Capture. Shaun Searle, Dr Stephen Webb & Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris, University of Portsmouth
  • Teaching the teachers to teach online: The experiences of clinical educators delivering a ‘Micro-teach’ via Zoom. Dr Lucy Spowart, Dr Tristan Price & Mohammed Ibrar Perwaiz, The University of Plymouth

Facilitator: Neph Marina-Gonzalez

Breakout Room 3
  • Conclusions from the HWOnline-PGTOnline project: When good practices in online education prepare you for “emergency learning”. Mari-Cruz Garcia Vallejo, Heriot-Watt University
  • Reflecting on a student’s view of interactions and communications before, during and after lockdown. Eileen Bracken, University of Limerick

Facilitator: Jenny Griffiths

Breakout Room 4
  • Therapists on Twitter: A case study of facilitating #TraineeTalk, an innovative international social media learning community for student counsellors and psychotherapists. Dr Peter Blundell & Caz Binstead, Liverpool John Moores University & #TherapistsConnect
  • Developing an online community for a distance learning course in law. Sara Thornes & Rebecca Oglethorpe, Leeds Beckett University

Facilitator: Claire Gordon