eLearningMeet 2018


Exploring Digital Capabilities at UR

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eLearningMeet 2018. 27th June. 11-3pm.

   Portrait Room. Grove House.

Staff event

Lunch included

Click to book here (places limited)

11:00 – Welcome and introduction. What are Digital capabilities? (Shri Footring. Senior co-design manager.Jisc)

Shri’s previous work at Jisc includes leading a number of data, analytics and enterprise projects and, before that, over nine years working directly with FE and HE members advising on digital strategy.

Shri will launch us into this elearningMeet that will showcase some of the exciting practice at the University of Roehampton around the development of  vital digital skills.

Dr Michelle Hunter
11:30 -‘In pursuit of personal development in the online classroom: insights and lessons learned’ (Dr Michelle Hunter.Business) 

Dr Michelle Hunter is a Senior Lecturer in HRM,Programme Convener of HRM and IB, Module Convener for ‘Understanding self and others’. In addition, Michelle is a Chartered Psychologist, who specialises in selection, psychometric testing, assessment, change management, coaching, personal development and international assignments. Michelle’s presentation will be about the experience of designing and delivering a PGCert programme using a blended-learning approach.


By Monica Lucia Madas

12:00 – Worry Monster- digital artefact (Monica Lucia Madas.)

Monica is a student on the MA Art psychotherapy course. Her digital artefact is a 5 min stop motion animation exploring a specific emotional material experienced in the course of the other Arts therapies workshops: dance, music, play and drama. The aim was to understand how the verbal and non-verbal expression of emotions can be articulated within the therapeutic relationship. This experience provided Monica with the opportunity of acquiring more knowledge of the Creative Arts Therapies as well as, with the use of technology, how to research, probe and create new types of visual engagements in the ‘image-making’ process

12.30 – Developing grammatical ability through audiovisual resources: how do we know what works for whom and in which learning context? (Christina Weichselbaumer and Dr Eva Duran Eppler, MCL) 

Christina Weichselbaumer is an Erasmus + Workplacment student from the University of Graz, Austria. She is working with Dr Eva Duran Eppler, Reader in English Language and Linguistics, on an information literacy project which aims to foster a critical approach to selecting online audiovisual grammar learning and teaching resources. 

We will introduce the project and show examples on the basis of which we would like to discuss how students and tutors can find, select and use digital L&T resources to enhance their literacy skills.



13:30 – Managing your Digital Identity (Sebastian Krutkowski.)

Sebastian is an Academic Achievement Librarian who runs a series of managing your Digital Identity workshop, where students are invited to critically reflect on the patterns of their engagement with digital services and platforms – especially their use of social media which is increasingly monitored by employers. In light of the recent data breach scandal involving Facebook as well as the changes brought by the GDPR legislation, recent sessions specifically focused on discussions of data protection, privacy and wellbeing in the digital environment. This presentation will go through some of the workshop content and how students have responded to it.

14:00 -Blogging with international students. Media and the City  (Irene Wise.Senior Lecturer, Media,Culture and Languages )

Irene trained and works as an artist. Her experience of working with elearning includes curating an app for iPad on Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. At Roehampton, Irene convenes and teaches a Study Abroad course, taking visiting students to places of cultural interest. The submission for the final assessment is a blog of the student’s reflections and research.Irene will be looking at how she supports students to develop their reflective digital practice

14:30 – The Tudors MOOC (Dr Suzannah Lipscomb)

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a Reader in Early Modern History. In a bid to drive student recruitment and to associate Roehampton with the highest-quality research, the Department of Humanities are preparing a MOOC (massive open online course) on The Tudors, to be hosted by FutureLearn. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explains the project, how it works, and their goals and aspirations with it.

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