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A Question of HE: Stella Jones-Devitt and Martin Compton in conversation

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Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Price: free

A Question of HE:  Stella Jones-Devitt and Martin Compton in conversation

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Introduced by: Dr Aybige Yilmaz and Clare Conway

Host: Damian Chapman

The Design School's Let's Talk, Lunchtime Series launches with an exploration of the experience of blended learning: how this may have reshaped the learning experience for students, accelerated the already-rapid changes in students' skills, needs, and expectations of HE, and will continue to inform the changes in higher education institutions. More specifically, we shall explore agile responses to the use of digital information technologies such as VLEs, apps and other online communication platforms in the past 12 months and how these transformed experience for students and staff. 

Professor Stella Jones-Devitt

Stella is Director of the Staffordshire Centre of Learning and Pedagogic Practice (SCoLPP) research centre and Professor of Critical Pedagogy at Staffordshire University. She is a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has acted as a national Ambassador for Teaching Excellence in HE. In addition to being an active evaluation researcher, her academic interests include exploring and applying innovative evaluation methodologies, developing flexible pedagogical approaches for effective learning, applied critical thinking research, and understanding and challenging whose voices are privileged in higher education and whose are ignored. 

Dr Martin Compton

Martin Compton is an Associate Professor working in the Arena Centre for Research-Based Education at University College London. He worked for many years on access programmes in further education colleges, teaching History and English amongst many other things, some of which he still finds barely credible. For the last 20 years or so he has worked primarily in teacher and academic development including 5 years running an online PGCert HE. His current remit includes a specific digital education brief but prior to this his relationship with technology was very much one of an inquisitive innovating and experimenting practitioner. His research interests and publications include overt consideration of the affordances of and impediments to successful digital education as well as tangential investigations in the contexts of transnational education and the observation of teaching and learning


For further information about this event:

Contact: Clare Conway