• Building networks, partnerships and communities

    Held on Friday, 25 June 2010 at Harcourt Hill Campus

    This year, the conference played host to a large exhibition of innovative projects and software demonstrations.

    Conference brochure

    9.30 - 10.00
    Coffee and registration in the Main Lecture Hall
    10.00 - 11.00

    Welcome, Professor John Raftery, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience

    Keynote talk: "The Virtues and Vices of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Today"

    Dr Gurnam Singh, Coventry University

    11.00 - 11.30 Exhibition opens in the Glasgow Room, with refreshments


    External engagement




    Glasgow Room

    11.30 - 12.40

    Learning from ambiguity within an inter-disciplinary learning context.

    Harriet Harriss and Eric Cassells

    Professional development thorough an alumni mentoring programme.

    Judie Gannon and Angela Maher

    Building working relationships in learning communities

    Sue Robbins

    11.30 RADAR: digital repository

    Rowena Rouse, Steve Burholt, Richard Francis

    11.45 SparkPlus peer assessment project

    Chess Black


    A tale of 2 partnerships: the challenges of small-scale and large-scale research communities.

    Mary Davis

    Learning while earning: the key role of supported distance learning in delivering innovative, industry focused courses to up-skill and develop employees in the motorsport sector.

    Mike Meechan and Keith Martin

    Using feedback to communicate assessment standards.

    Sharon Curtis and Rachel Long

    12.10 Wimba - live collaboration environment, Classroom, Pronto, Voice


    12.30 Mobile Brookes Portal

    Creative Services team

    12.40 - 13.40
    Lunch, exhibition and poster tour in the Glasgow Room
    13.45 - 14.20

    Accounting and mentoring: a combined provision.Withdrawn

    Jane Towers-Clarke and Laurie Miller

    Developing regional partnerships through professional development.

    Mandy Winters

    Investigating oral vivas as a form of assessment in business and management education.

    Gabor Lukacs

    13.45 Simulation and experiential learning in Law - the Criminal Trial Film Project

    Marc Howe and students


    14.05 Podcast Producer

    Les Zieleznik

    14.20 - 14.35

    Refreshment break in Glasgow Room

    14.35 - 15.10

    Can you get more than 100% in maths?

    Andrew Rosenthal and Doug Higgison

    Brookes ACES - Accounting for charities: engaging students.

    Catherine Dilnot

    The digital one-day: identity, literacy and community in (partially) synchronous distributed learning environments.

    George Roberts, Rhona Sharpe and Patsy Clarke

    14.35 Turn-it-in, Peer mark, Grade mark

    nLearning Ltd

    14.55 Academic Phrasebank

    Mary Davis

    15.10 - 16.00

    Closing discussions and exhibition in Glasgow Room