This episode has a bit of a conference theme to it, the main feature involving an interview with Christine Penman, a languages lecturer at Edinburgh Napier. I talked to her about her experience of applying to present at a recent conference, and she offers us a few hints and tips for those looking to follow in her footsteps.
We also look at the recent Edinburgh Napier staff conference and the themes that came out of discussions there, before talking to Mark Huxham who won a LTA award at the event for his recent work on simple student feedback, called ”Tipping out the Bootgrit’.
And, as usual, we have plenty of news for you from the world of Edinburgh Napier, so turn off the emails for half an hour, lock out the students and have a listen – I hope you’ll find it worth the listen!
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If you don’t have time to listen to the whole show you can find your sections of interest by skipping to the show-time below.
0:00 – 1:05 | Introduction
1:05 – 2:25 | New professional development structure and contact details
2:25 – 3:05 | Sighthill Campus Opens
3:05 – 6:00 | Steven Bruce updates us on the WebCT replacement project
6:00 – 7:35 | Fiona Campbell on the next staff conference, including how to enter the LTA awards
January Staff Conference Feature
7:50 – 15:50 | Mick Healey talks about his feelings of the day, including where we’ve been and where we’re going based on the morning’s discussions around the LTA key statements.
Applying to and presenting at a conference
15:50 – 24.55 | Christine Penman talks about going through the application and peer review process and discusses what the most difficult parts of the journey were, offering tips on making it easier for yourself.
Featured LTA Resource
24:55 – 30:15 | Mark Huxham talks about his project ‘Tipping out the Bootgrit’ in which he solicited quick and easy feedback which resulted in a greatly improved student experience.
Outro and contact Information
30:15 – end