2016 Annual SHED Residential ‘Digitally Enhanced Educational Practice’

UHI, Inverness, 14th – 15th Nov 2016

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The SHED Community is taking a step (further) into the digital world and our 2016 Residential will be held at the beautiful campus in Inverness at the University of the Highlands and Islands, within the new An Lòchran research and enterprise centre which is purpose-built for innovative digital learning. We warmly invite you to join us either virtually or in person to explore how we can enhance education practice through the digital in a supportive and dynamic environment. Confirmed invited speakers include Professor Frank Rennie, Assistant Principal, Lews Castle College UHI, and author of publications including the ‘e-Learning and Social Media Handbook’.

The 2-day event will be structured around 4 central themes:

  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Digitally Supported Academic Development
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Open Education

Spaces for this event are limited and if you would like to attend please complete this registration form.

For those unable to attend in person, it will be possible to participate in some of sessions online. Further information on this will be made available in due course on this page.

Travel and Accommodation

The event is scheduled to start with lunch at 12:15pm on 14th Nov. and will finish 3.30pm on the 15th Nov and delegates should plan their travel accordingly. Registration for the event costs £93/person. This fee includes includes 1 night B&B and 3 course evening meal. Fees are to be paid directly to the partner hotel and details for booking this will be included in your registration confirmation email. A location map is included at the bottom of this page.


If you would like to participate in virtual showcase sessions visit this online room.

Monday 14th November 2016

12:15 Lunch
12:45 Welcome from Alison Nimmo, SHED Convenor
12:55 Welcome to UHI and Introduction to Keynote, Keith Smyth
13:00 Keynote – Digital social networks and the Academy, Frank Rennie, UHI
13.45 Showcase of good practice 1 – Digitally enhancing feedback dialogue, Susie Schofield, University of Dundee
14:05 Showcase of good practice 2 – Piloting a blended approach to skills development, John MacMillan, UHI
14:25 Coffee break
14:40 Workshop 1 – Developing staff in the online synchronous classroom to encourage students to be independent learners, Anne Campbell, Open University
16:10 Virtual Showcase of good practice 1 – Peer observation of Teaching within the SHED community, Cathy Bovill, University of Glasgow
16:40 The Gathering
17:00 End of Day 1
19:00 Dinner

Tuesday 15th November 2016

09:30 Welcome day 2
09:35 Virtual Showcase of good practice 2 – BOLD academic staff development in technology-enhanced learning, Vicki Dale and Angela Jaap, University of Glasgow
09:55 Showcase of good practice 3 – eBook publishing – it’s a lot easier and a whole lot more useful than you might think, Jacky MacMillan, UHI
10:15 Coffee and Playtime
11:00 Workshop 2 – Engaging in digital scholarship in learning and teaching, Keith Smyth, UHI
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Workshop 3 – Developing open practice – challenges and opportunities, Pete Canell, Open University in Scotland
14:45 World Cafe
15:15 Plenary
15:30 Close

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