Media & Learning Online: Spring 2021

Part of series: Conferences

Managing and innovating video-based services in Higher Education

This one day Media & Learning Online Conference will take place on Thursday 6 May and is aimed at everyone interested in enhancing teaching and learning in higher education with the support of media. 

The conference programme is focussed on the following topics:

Successful online teaching with educational media – now and in the future

The production of educational multimedia in universities has gone into overdrive with the crisis, but is it effective and what principles and evidence can we use to make sure what we are producing is really having the impact that we want? How can we avoid screen fatigue and is the quality of what we are doing in the crisis living up to the promise of online teaching?

Support services that facilitate the changing roles and expectations of teaching staff 

Higher education institutions adopt different models for supporting teaching staff who both want and need to teach effectively online with the support of educational multimedia. What works best in terms of directly facilitating active learning? should support services operate in a centralised or a de-centralised manner? and where to draw the line between providing multimedia teaching resources to staff or helping them to create their own?

Podcasting Meet educational technology’s new super-hero!

The interest in podcasting in higher education is on the rise with both students and teaching staff recognising the value and impact that a well-crafted podcast can deliver. What are the formats that work best and are certain types of approaches to podcasting more effective in higher education? What kinds of facilities and training do teaching staff need to create – and deliver – high quality podcasts?

Multimedia resource storage and re-use – bin it or keep it!

As data storage in higher education institutions, just like everywhere else, begins to keel over with the sheer volume of data that needs to be stored, with video being one of the main culprits we would like to explore the topic of storage from the point of view of retention policies, who stores what? For how long? Under what conditions? Should teaching staff be responsible for storing their own resources and if so, under what conditions?

Our agenda for this one day Media & Learning Online Conference is all about making the most from our experiences in delivering media supported teaching and learning since the start of the pandemic and using this experience to improve our offer in the future.

09:35 – 10:30
Supporting academic staff in times of crisis

During this presentation session, several higher education service providers will share their experiences of supporting academic staff through the crisis and coming to terms with what for many is a new role.

Panellists:

  • Michel Beerens, NewMediaCentre, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Cooperation, experimentation and frustration in times of crisis
  • Richard Goodman, Loughborough University, UK A lap of honour after the marathon” – using the past to shape the present and the future

Moderator: André Rosendaal, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

10:50 - 11:30
Multimedia resource storage and re-use - bin it or keep it!

As data storage in higher education institutions, just like everywhere else, begins to keel over with the sheer volume of data that needs to be stored, with video being one of the main culprits we would like to explore the topic of storage from the point of view of retention policies, who stores what? For how long? Under what conditions? Jon this moderated panel discussion to share experiences on tackling what is becoming not only an administrative burden, but also a costly one with serious implications for the environment.

Panellists:

11:40 - 12:30
Meeting the challenges of distance while still maintaining quality

During this moderated discussion, a group of experienced service providers will discuss how they ensure the quality of multimedia resources made with, by and for academic teaching staff.

Panellists:

13:00 - 14:00
Successful online teaching - what have we learned from the crisis?

The production of educational multimedia in universities has gone into overdrive with the crisis, but is it effective and what principles and evidence can we use to make sure what we are producing is really having the impact that we want? How can we avoid screen fatigue and is the quality of what we are doing in the crisis living up to the promise of online teaching.

Panellists:

  • Rebecca M. Quintana, Center for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan, USA Resilient teaching: A learning design framework for a post-pandemic era
  • Geraldine Fauville, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Zoom Fatigue: What is it and what to do about it?
  • Marco Kalz , Heidelberg University of Education, Germany How did higher education lecturers cope with the pandemic?

Moderator: Zac Woolfitt, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

14:10 - 15:00
Creating engaging and interactive learning experiences at a distance

This presentation and discussion session is all about sharing good practice of creating engaging and interactive learning experiences at a distance. Join our presenters as they talk about, and demonstrate, examples of active learning, team teaching, digital story-telling and other ways to ensure active student engagement.

Panellists:

  • Rod Cullen & Orlagh McCabe, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK The TREC approach to active learning
  • Deborah Arnold, AUNEGe, France 30 ways to stimulate active learning with the eLene4Life Dynamic Toolkit 
  • Richard Beggs, Ulster University, UK Consuming and creating: Encouraging active learning in the fully online environment

Moderator: Nicolette Karst, Lund University, Sweden

15:20 - 16:20
Podcasting - meet educational technology’s new super-hero!

The interest in podcasting in higher education is on the rise with both students and teaching staff recognising the value and impact that a well-crafted podcast can deliver. What are the formats that work best and are certain types of approaches to podcasting more effective in higher education? What kinds of facilities and training do teaching staff need to create – and deliver – high quality podcasts?

Panellists:

Moderator: John Murray, NUI Galway, Ireland

16:30 - 17:30
So what about the next steps – planning for the future

During this presentation and discussion session we will hear what students have to say about these new learning environments and also discuss where the technology is going and what the implications might be for higher education in the coming decade.

Panellists:

  • Sarah Knight, Jisc, UK How are UK higher education students experiencing learning online?
  • Sanna Brauer, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland Smart Campus - Competence Renewal, RDI and Industry Co-Operation in Higher Education

Moderator: Sónia Hetzner, ILI, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany