Smart Devices for Learning #2


University of Huddersfield

This page provides an outline of the day with links to key resources from the sessions.

We received great feedback on the day including this from Jayne Sheridan, Fashion Communication Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield:
“Pass on my congratulations to those who organised the day and those who took part? It was a remarkable experience, for me, because from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon, among the more than 90 people who took part, not one word was wasted. Everything said was designed to improve students’ experience of learning. It was inspiring to be with such dedicated teachers and researchers. ”

Thank you Jayne

Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome to University of Huddersfield by Professor Tim Thornton, Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning (University of Huddersfield)
  • Introduction to MELSIG by Andrew Middleton (MELSIG and Sheffield Hallam University)

Innovation at Huddersfield

Academic use of iPads – Olaojo Aiyegbayo (University of Huddersfield)

Innovation in the region

Invited case studies from UK HEI and FEIs in the north of England

Designing and evaluating eBook resources: two case studies

Hayley Atkinson (University of Leeds)

  • Augmenting Reality in Health & Wellbeing – Robin Gissing (Sheffield Hallam University)

Smart Students – Identity and belonging

Student-led workshop that looked at how students are using smart technology to support their experience of being at university.
Anne Nortcliffe, Sam Clark and Christian Scarlet (Sheffield Hallam University)
View the Prezi: Smart Students – Identity and belonging

Idea Generation – 50 ways to reinvent higher education with smart technologies

This creativity workshop used several idea generation methods to explore ways in which smart technologies will change post-compulsory education for ever! To begin with we drew upon what we are already doing and then established ideas for other innovative practice.

Killer Apps – sharing practice

Alex Spiers (Liverpool John Moores University) & Chrissi Nerantzi (University of Salford)
Participants identified the ‘killer apps’, and the challenges and opportunities they present staff and students and how they map to ideas like: communication, collaboration, sharing, creating, staying safe, and curating?

Ethics of Smart Learning

Chris Hall (Sheffield Hallam University)
The increasing complexity of smart devices means an ever more complex supply chain, manufacturing process and impact on the developing world and the environment. Should we be advocating the adoption and expansion of digital technology when it’s manufacture, distribution and usage can have such impacts? Should the uncritical use of smart devices and the digital realm be as socially unacceptable as single occupancy cars, non-fair trade coffee, conflict diamonds or smoking?

Delegate Thunderstorms – open session led by delegates

Open session led by delegates – six presentations were given and will be added here (see me your slides, notes, links please @andrewmid)

Case Studies: Stories from students who teach in Higher Education

Chrissi Nerantzi (University of Salford)
Reflecting on the mobile learning innovation work carried out by students who are teachers in HE studying towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice on the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education module – a greenhouse, where ideas grow, develop and evolve.

Chrissi Nerantzi with Liz Hannaford: “A module in our pocket”

Being Smart! Reflections on the day