Learning and Teaching Conference University Centre Blackburn College 2012
The theme of the conference is sharing and engaging others in good practice to enhance learning, teaching and assessment. This is particularly relevant in a rapidly changing external context where maintaining and continuing to enhance high quality will be crucial.
Key note speaker Paul Trowler: Engaging Students: Concepts, Practices and Resources
I will be doing a session at the conference with a colleague Deb Millar on Technology and community enhanced practice: Tweet, Pin and Scoop – Creative approaches to engaging in and sharing research.
I have spent the last 12 months exploring social media tools like Twitter, Pinterest and Scoop-It as methods for engaging students in collaborative practice and research. My current research is examining pinterest comments boxes as forum structures, where students can record their observations, exchange ideas and share good practice. These tools allow for curation and aggregation of content allowing students to develop skills in research and community practice.