Koli Calling – Call For Papers now available

Koli Calling (http://www.kolicalling.fi/) is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to education research in the computing disciplines. Koli Calling aims to publish high quality papers that combine teaching and learning experiences with solid, theoretically anchored research. The conference is held annually at the Hotel Koli, about…

HERDSA 2011 – day four

The last day of a conference is always rather quiet – people are already heading home, and after days of listening to talks, your brain becomes rather saturated. Today was only a half day, with a smaller number of streams, and the final key note – and unusually, many of the participants stayed through to…

HERDSA 2011 – day three

One unusual event at this year’s conference was a Q&A panel on “Higher education on the Edge”, facilitated by a Dorothy Illing, with Bruce McKenzie, Carla Drakeford, Professor Andrew Van, Professor Paul Trowler, Dr Jean Philips, and Ian Kimba. We started with the panel’s view of the critical issues for the higher education sector, namely…

HERDSA 2011 – day one

This week I am spending at the HERDSA conference, an annual conference that gathers together a mixture of academics, academic developers, learning support staff, and various PVCs, DVCs etc. Because of this mix, it is a very interesting conference – great discussions can happen when you gather together people from all sections of the university…