Pedagogical webinar: Blended learning as the new normal
Alejandro Armellini, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton and Anita Monty, educational consultant at itslearning will be hosting a new great webinar as a part of our new webinar series with pedagogical themes. Get inspired and learn new things with our webinars!
January 31th 2017 14:00-14:45 PM
Webinaret foregår på engelsk.
The University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus will open in the centre of the town in 2018. Waterside will have a smaller footprint than the combination of the current two campuses and, significantly, no lecture theatres. The learning and teaching spaces, including our “learning commons” and staff areas, have been designed for an outstanding, future-facing student experience. This major investment (£330m) will operate in conjunction with revamped curricula, interactive design, personalised student support and, of course, great teaching.
The University is undergoing a major pedagogic redesign process focusing on active blended learning as our new normal. The Waterside campus became an additional driver, giving us a target date to work to. Managing institutional change on this scale requires, however, far more than a robust staff development scheme. Bringing colleagues with you is key - both on the academic and professional services areas. Evidence, support and agency have been the three key ingredients that have enabled the shift.
In this webinar, through the lens of the Northampton experience, Alejandro will address the following question: how can academic staff development successfully underpin a move to a new learning and teaching environment? He will outline the challenges we have encountered and how we have either anticipated or responded to them. He will also share the ones they haven’t yet resolved. He will describe our team approach to pedagogic change (research to practice to policy) and the fresh set of challenges that lie ahead.
The webinar is free and take place at the internet. We hope that the webinar will inspire you and give you some usefull tips.
Date: January 31th 2017
Time: 14:00-14:45 PM
Place: The web