SEDA Fellowships Annual CPD Event

Who is Talking, Who is Listening and Who is Doing?

18 November 2015

Location: St David's Hotel and Spa, Cardiff

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A workshop led by Neil Ringan.

Our own CPD is an important aspect of our work as developers, and we aim to include in these annual SEDA Fellowship events opportunities for discussion, reflection, and exploring new ideas. All Fellowship holders and registrants are very welcome.

Open to: Holders of SFSEDA, FSEDA and AFSEDA, and registrants

The event will commence at 18.30 with a buffet supper at approximately 20.00.

The event is free for all Fellowship holders and registrants and £30.00 for others. Please book for the event via the booking form for the 20th Annual SEDA Conference.

We look forward to seeing your there.

Marita Grimwood (FSEDA), SEDA Fellowships Co-ordinator

Workshop outline
In this session Neil will explore some of the quantitative and qualitative sources of evidence that can be used to help inform practice both at the institutional strategic view, as well as that of the individual academic, and invite participants to reflect on their own experiences of using different data sources to inform practice. 

Neil will describe some of the ways in which these data sources have been applied to a Kolb-type cycle to explore how evidence from different stakeholders groups can best be presented, interpreted and actioned.

Neil Ringan
Neil has led the institutional strategy and implementation of technology enhanced learning (TEL) for over 16 years, working within 3 separate universities. Prior to moving into the TEL area, Neil worked as an academic and curriculum developer for 5 years using his experiences and expertise gained as a lecturer and researcher in chemistry to inform his engagement with academic colleagues. The primary focus of Neil's role has been to provide pedagogically informed advice to help academic colleagues utilise a broad range of approaches (conventional and technology-focused) to help them develop and inform their practice to help enhance the student experience.

For the past 8 years Neil has been Head of Learning Innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) where he managed the work of a team of academic staff and TEL advisors to adopt an action-research approach to evaluating and implementing technology within the curriculum. Neil also led one of the strands of a major curriculum transformation programme which resulted in the entire rewrite of the undergraduate curriculum.  From 2009-2015, Neil was Chair of the UK Heads of eLearning Forum, which comprises membership from over 120 UK HEIs.

In summer 2015 Neil moved from MMU and is now an independent consultant working across a broad range of learning technology approaches.
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