Digital Futures… Adapting to changing educational landscapes

The Centre for Learning and Teaching presented a cross disciplinary conference on Digital Futures – adapting to changing educational landscapes on 14th May to critically examine the challenges and opportunities of using digital media in lecturing and the wider student experience at Richmond.

Martin Compton, History academic and Senior Lecturer for teaching and learning at Greenwich University ran a dynamic, interactive presentation leading to a hands-on session on the use of digital media with HE students. Delegates attending were able to try out a wide range of cloud based free apps on their phones / laptops that can assist student engagement and learning. See these apps in Martins secondary presentation.

Sonja Grussendorf, Senior Learning Technologist at the LSE ran a session in the afternoon on structuring the use of digital media within curriculum using the formation of perfume as a metaphor. Delegates attending were given samples to identify high, mid and base notes and to discuss team work as a fixative.

As well as fresh insights and new experience of digital resources, there were discussions about instructor workload, and how this was supported by this range of resources. The day ended with an open discussion of the implications of the digital environment for future higher education pedagogy.