Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference 2010: 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 Withdrawn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