SHED February 2017 Meeting

Our first meeting of the new year will be held on the 17th of February at the University of Edinburgh, Institute for Academic Development. The meeting will take place in Room B.09, 1 Morgan Lane, (off) Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8FP (details of how to find).

The meeting will start at 10:30am with an opening welcome at 11:00am and here is the draft agenda for the day, along with minutes of the previous meeting. Reports from External Sector Body Representatives will be made available in advance of the meeting and will be updated as they are received below:

  1. ALT update
  2. HEA update
  3. QAA & Enhancement Themes update
  4. Universities Scotland update
  5. SEDA update

Can you please email SHED Secretary Janis Davidson to confirm your attendance or to send in your apologies by the 15th of February. Please note: Lunch is not provided and we will provide directions to local eateries. As always you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

As part of the event we are delighted that our CPD session will be led by Diane Pennington, details of the session included below:

Effectively using Social Media in Learning and Teaching

Have you noticed how students are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram all the time? As the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them! This session will introduce you to how to use social media tools intelligently and responsibly to instruct, communicate with, and engage students in ways that are familiar and meaningful to them. You will hear about specific social media services and how they can be used for teaching and learning and will have a chance to try them out in the session. You will then be encouraged to think about how you might use social media in your own practice as well as encourage and support others to do the same.

The session will be led by,

Diane M. Rasmussen Pennington PhD FHEA
Lecturer in Information Science
Deputy Course Director, MSc/PgDip Information & Library Studies
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Slides from Diane’s session are available here


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