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Date: 3rd June 2008
Location: University of Greenwich, Greenwich, London
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Presentations/Event material

Cyberacademics or sidelined guides? What roles does the educational use of web 2.0 technologies offer to academic staff?
Cate Thomas
Kingston university

The use of second generation ‘web 2.0’ technologies for educational purposes represents a potential paradigm shift for e teaching and learning. First generation VLEs have tended to have transmissive pedagogic approaches encoded into them at a fundamental level. Second generation social networking environments, however, encourage approaches to teaching and learning that are broadly social constructivist in their pedagogy. Such environments typically enable learners to have a high degree of control over their own space and use learner constructed content and communication as an important basis for academic work. The role of the academic in this changed environment is yet to completely unfold. The potential of the technology raises some profound questions about how academic roles and identities are constituted in these new spaces for teaching and learning. This paper considers such questions in the context of a study of academic experience of a web 2.0 learning environment.
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Introducing EU4ALL: Connecting Accessibility and e-Learning
Chris Douce
The Open University

This paper introduces the European Unified Framework for Accessible Lifelong Learning project (EU4ALL). The aim of the project has much in common with the themes of the "e" Teaching and Learning Workshop. It aims to create a software framework using a service-oriented approach that can be interfaced to the existing generation of learning technology systems (VLEs). The framework will aim to enhance the accessibility of these systems by offering end users (both students and educators) a set of useful services. These services include the personalization of learning materials that match end users needs and preferences, services to present learning materials to hand-held devices or assistive technologies, and e-services that connect an individual learner to an institution to ensure that an educational institution can respond to the needs of learners to enable their full participation within higher education.
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The Impact on Students of Coursework Assessment Deadlines and Penalties
Ray Stoneham
Greenwich University

The use by students of an e-learning system that enhances traditional learning in a large university computing school where there are clear assessment deadlines and severe penalties for late submission of coursework is examined to assess the impact of changes to the deadline model on the way students use the system and on the results they achieve. It is demonstrated that the grade a student achieves is partly dependant on the time before the deadline when the work is completed – in general, students who submit earlier gain higher grades. Possible reasons for this are explored. Analysis of data from a range of different implementations of deadline policies is presented. Suggestions are made on how to minimise any possible negative impact of the assessment policy on the student's overall learning.
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"e" Teaching and Learning Workshop

eCentre, University of Greenwich/ Higher Education Academy

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The University of Greenwich


Programme

09:30-10:00 Registration and coffee, setting-up of posters
10:00-10:30 Welcome and Keynote Address
Deryn Graham, University of Greenwich
10:30-11:00 General Issues (State of the Art, e-Learning Standards, Learning Objects and Repositories, Digital Games)
The Impact on Students of Coursework Assessment Deadlines and Penalties. Ray Stoneham, University of Greenwich
11:00-11:30 Coffee and Interactive Posters
11:30-12:00 General Issues (State of the Art, e-Learning Standards, Learning Objects and Repositories, Digital Games)
Effective e-Moderation in e-courses. Mary Kienan, University of Greenwich
12:00-12:30 Technical Issues (Knowledge Management, Multimedia and ICTs in Education, Collaborative Leaning/Groupware)
Use of Message Boards in Teaching. Jamie Gabbay, Heriot-Watt University
12:30-13:00 Pedagogical and Didactic Issues
Cyberacademics or sidelined guides? What roles does the use of web 2.0 technologies offer to academic staff? Cate Thomas, Kingston University
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Pedagogical and Didactic Issues
E-learning is an endless journey; but where do the pedagogical milestones, if any, exist? Denise Oram, NEWIHE
14:30-15:00 Designing for Learning: The way forward?
Introducing EU4ALL: Connecting Accessibility and e-Learning. Chris Douce, Open University
15:00-15:30 Coffee and Interactive Posters
15:30-16:00 Designing for Learning: The way forward?
Semantic Web and e-Learning. Sophie Peter, University of Greenwich
16:00-16:45 Discussion
16:45-17:00 Summing-up, departure


Join in our Workshop

"e" Teaching and Learning Workshop 2008

This one day workshop for, and by, Educators and Researchers, will take place at the University of Greenwich, London, on Tuesday 3rd June 2008 as part of the 1st eCentre Conference (3-5 June 2008), ecentre.cms.gre.ac.uk and www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/events

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

This workshop aims to make sense of the domain by attempting to answer a range of questions. Suggested themes:

  • General Issues (State of the Art, e-Learning Standards, Learning Objects and Repositories, Digital Games)
  • Technical Issues (Knowledge Management, Multimedia and ICTs in Education, Collaborative Learning/Groupware)
  • Pedagogical and Didactic Issues
  • Design for Learning: The way forward?

PARTICIPATION

Participation in the workshop is open to all interested parties by registering for the workshop via the University of Greenwich website ecentre.cms.gre.ac.uk. Note that it is possible for delegates to attend the workshop (cost £75) without registering for the conference. To stimulate discussion on the day, participants are invited to submit thoughts, essays, and provocative and reflective statements, as well as position papers. Before, and during the workshop, these will be available for open viewing and response on the workshop website ecentre.cms.gre.ac.uk .
k.fraser@ulster.ac.uk On the day of the workshop we hope to have an interesting and focused debate.

Abstracts for Position papers (maximum of 500 words), essays, thoughts and statements should be submitted, preferably in Word or pdf format to
D.Graham@gre.ac.uk . Contributors of selected abstracts will be contacted and asked to submit posters or position papers in full and to present these at the workshop. Papers and posters will be published in the conference proceedings. General enquiries can be directed to
D.Graham@gre.ac.uk and k.fraser@ulster.ac.uk k.fraser@ulster.ac.uk .

Important dates:

1st October 2007 Call for participation

1st December 2007 Deadline for receipt of abstracts

1st January 2008 Deadline for responding to abstract
contributors requesting full posters or papers

1st March 2008 Deadline for receipt of posters or full papers

1st May 2008 Deadline for early conference registration

1st June 2008 On-line registration for conference and
workshops closes

Conference website ecentre.cms.gre.ac.uk k.fraser@ulster.ac.uk
Workshop website ecentre.cms.gre.ac.uk and www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/events