Student Engagement, Flexible Learning and Attendance
Date: 8 Mar 2013
Start Time: 10:00 am
Location/venue: Room 8K14 (Boardroom) Jordanstown Campus University of Ulster
This event is being hosted as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Workshop and Seminar Series 2012/2013
The use of information and communication technologies is increasingly adapted to support flexible learning in Higher Education institutions. The adaptation of more sophisticated technologies offers a broad range of facilities for communication and resource sharing, thereby creating a flexible learning environment that facilitates and even encourages students not to physically attend classes. However this emerging trend seems to contradict class attendance requirements within Universities, inevitably leading to a dilemma between amending traditional regulations and creating new policies for the higher education institutions.
This workshop will bring together educators, researchers and practitioners from the academic society to present the latest advances on technology enhanced learning and new methodologies of measuring student engagement in a technology enhanced learning environment.
It provides participants with a forum to discuss the impact of new technologies on flexible learning and debate the major issues arising from linking flexible learning with class attendance and attainments.
The workshop will contribute to understanding the impact of flexible leaning on attendance and attainments and provide quantitative evidence for determining regulation amendment and development of new policies in addition to addressing practical challenges in the wider deployment of new technology to support flexible learning.
There is no charge to attend the seminar, but a place must be reserved.
To Register please email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk
30 places available on first-come, first-served basis.
Full details on the HEA Website. The text above is taken directly from the website linked above.
Provision programme is available here.