Putting digital at heart of learning and teaching experience

Key speakers line up for Learning and Teaching Conference at City of Glasgow College.

The online, Let’s Get Phygital, conference takes place on Tuesday 14 September and will kick off with guest speaker, Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University, who said:

“We need to go from digital in part to digital at the heart of the teaching and learning experience. Events like this help us to give life to more active and impactful digital pedagogies that are crucial to providing an outstanding student learning experience."

Professor Brown will debate issues around blended learning and what that actually means, whilst challenging existing conceptions of teaching and the institutional cultures in which learning occurs.

Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy and Head of the Learning and Teaching Academy at University Highlands and Islands, will lead the afternoon sessions.

Along with his colleague, Alex Walker, Professional Development and Recognition Lead within the Learning and Teaching Academy at UHI, they will look at rethinking professional development post-pandemic.

Keith said: “The pandemic has revealed ways in which many students faced inequalities and barriers in being able to access education. As we look ahead, it is critical that we have opportunities to come together to reflect on how we responded to the pandemic, to explore best practice in digitally enhanced learning and teaching, and to re-imagine what formal education should offer our students.”

Alex added: “Events like this are invaluable in providing the opportunity to engage in important dialogue and together consider the way forward for colleagues in teaching and lecturing roles to support each other post pandemic, and to share and develop best practice in learning and teaching.”

The conference takes place on Tuesday 14 September and runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Attendees can take part in the whole event or dip in and out throughout the day.

Registration is free and open to all. Please visit our college website to register and to view the conference programme.