Choice of hot breakfast rolls with tea or coffee and fresh orange juice on arrival
Session 1a - Moving into uncharted waters: Are Open Badges the future for skills accreditation?
Session 1b - Columbus: Keeping e-Safe from the Dragons!
Session 1c - Are We Virtually There Yet?: Using 3-D technology in teaching
Session 1d - Livingstone: Searching for Buried Treasure with BUFVC
Session 2a - Navigating the Journey with Augmented Reality
Session 2b - Making Waves - The Portable Sign language Translator (PSLT)
Session 2c - Unfortunately this session has been cancelled. Anyone who has selected this option will be given their second choice.
Session 2d - 11 Jewels in the Crown: Improving Quality and Efficiency
You're bounty like something from this feast!
Who dares, wins .... find out if your institution will be carrying off an iTech trophy! As a finale to the day, the JISC RSC Scotland will be presenting iTech awards for the best case studies written this year. It could be YOU collecting a trophy if you submitted a case study! Not an iTech contender? There is still a chance to be a winner with the iPad lucky draw at the conference close!
Winner or not, join us for a post conference glass of piquant Pinot or mellow Merlot and indulge in a chunk of Green & Black's chocolate - probably the best end to a conference in the world!
Mozilla's new infrastructure for enabling the accreditation of informal learning, Open Badges, has been gaining momentum over the last year. Aiming to 'solve the problem' of recognition for skills and achievements gained outside of formal education, the initiative has heavyweight backers in the form of the US Department of Education, NASA and HASTAC. In this session, Doug Belshaw will explain the need for a new system of accreditation as well as how Open Badges are well-matched to recognize 21st century skills as well as unlock career and educational opportunities. Tim Riches from DigitalMe (a DML Competition winner) will give a practical example of how they are testing Open Badges through the Supporter to Reporter (S2R) Medals programme, designed to recognise and reward the development of 21st century learning skills.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, we might up the ante with sustained online bullying via social networks. The law, in addition to morality, funders and quality inspection regimes, place a duty on learning providers to provide a safe, secure learning and work environment - and that applies to the online world too. This session offers practical tips to be compliant, and deal with the dragon in the chat room.
3-D technology can be used to add innovate and dynamically interesting dimensions to the teaching and learning process. The use of 3-D technology in a range of subjects can be used to emphasise, highlight and trigger attention processes to key learning concepts in the classroom.
The technology is above all else a fun and engaging way of introducing anatomical models with research data supporting its use is an aid to more successfully identifying, describing and replicating diagrams and models during the assessment process.
Have you been searching for suitable tv or radio clips to enhance your teaching? Not sure which direction to point staff or students? Help is at hand! The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) has recently added a brand new 'all-in-one' search function to its website, which provides users with access to nine of the BUFVC online databases, containing almost 14 million records via a single entry point. The new search also links directly into BoB National - the BUFVCs innovative online streaming service for staff and students - to view over 60,000 archived programmes available immediately. Markeda will explain how this dynamic duo provides a comprehensive link to content and will demonstrate the new features of both resources. What's more the new search function is free to use and you don't have to be a BUFVC member to start searching!
While mobile learning is really about the mobility of the learner and allowing them to move seamlessly between contexts, mobile devices do play an important role in this. It can also come from objects that the user is interacting with via for example, QR codes. Open up a world of information at your fingertips, contextualised for your personal convenience - a chance to have hands on experience of using the latest technologies with the latest gadgets.
How can sign language users communicate with members of the wider community around them, who are often non sign language users? Ernesto and his team are developing the PSLT, an application that translates signed sentences into text on the fly, for use on a wide range of popular devices ranging from smart phones to desktops. The PSLT can also translate hand gestures into commands to control a wide range of appliances and devices. Book this session to find out how the combined use of leading-edge software technologies is empowering sign language users to overcome communication challenges.
Are your focusing on Cloud Services for your institution and wondering if the Cloud denotes a dark storm cloud ahead, or will they break into a bright rainbow and reveal a silver lining for your IT needs?
If you are struggling to understand how Cloud Computing can work for your institution, Steven from Microsoft is on hand today to guide your way! That "brave new world" you seek could be a hybrid world, where MS Office 365 brings together cloud versions of familiar communications and collaboration products with the latest version of desktop. Book this session to find out!
A group of staff in Scotland have been searching for jewels in the form of examples of practice which illustrates use of ICT in improving the quality of the learner experience AND achieve efficiencies in delivery. And they have identified the top 11. Quality AND efficiency - that is where it is at. Want to find out what they are? Book this session!