Novel Approaches to Promoting Student Engagement
30th October 2008
Location: University of Ulster at Coleraine
- - Event has taken place --
A one-day workshop hosted at the University of Ulster's Coleraine campus, on 30 October 2008, by:
- School of Computing and Information Engineering
- Higher Education Academy (ICS)
The workshop is concerned with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in higher education, in all disciplines, and aims to:
- identify and examine some of the factors that impact on student engagement - both positively and negatively
- share experiences of novel attempts at promoting student engagement
- explore the potential for radically new strategies to promote student engagement
Workshop activities will include presentations and opportunities for discussion.
For further information please see:
|08.45 - 9.15
|09.15 - 9.25
Professor Denise McAlister
Pro-Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning
|09.25 - 10.10
Session 1: Computer Gameplay
Final Fantasy in the Classroom: Using Player Representation Techniques from Computer Games to Improve Student Engagement, Darryl Charles.
ELEGANT - Enhanced eLearning Engagement using Game Absorption Techniques, Thérèse Charles, David W Bustard & Michaela Black.
|10.10 - 10.40
|10.40 - 11.30
Session 2: Web Blogs and Wikis
Engagement through Contribution, John Hammer
Using a Blog to Engage Medical Students in a Multidisciplinary Teaching Course about Psychiatry and Wider Society, S. MacSuibhne, A. Guerandel & K. Malone
|11.30 - 11.55
||Morning Discussion Session
|11.55 - 12.35
Midday Poster Session
|12.35 - 13.30
|13.30 - 14.20
Session 3: Engagement and Participation
Devices to Support Student Engagement in Practical Work, W. Brian Whalley & Lyla Taylor.
Using Mobile Technology in the Classroom to Encourage Participation and Increase Student Engagement, James Denholm-Price, Ann Ooms, Tim Linsey & Marion Webb.
|14.20 - 15.10
Session 4: Engagment in the First Year
Enhancing Learning on a First Year Engineering Programme with a Student Design Project, Aidan O'Dwyer.
An Integrated Foundation Year in Computing Science – Helping Students Engage, Nicola Ayre & Ian McChesney
|15.10 - 15.40
|15.40 - 16.05
||Afternoon Discussion Session