The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education will be celebrating its 10th annual conference in Plymouth in March 2013 and we invite you to join us in this celebration.
Our 2013 conference will provide an opportunity to recognise achievements in the field of learning development. We will look ahead and ask how we are adapting to the ever changing landscape of higher education; responding to strategic changes in government policy and funding and leading innovation in educative practice, particularly through the use of new technologies and supporting creative learning and teaching practices.
Learning Development and the Day of the Cyborgs: Evolution, Revolution or Surrender?
For over twenty years, learning developers have led the way in championing student-centred approaches to higher education. Now, when the sector is being called to put ‘students at the heart of the system’, it is timely to take stock of what has been achieved. How far have we come in changing conceptions of learning and learners? Have the fundamental issues really changed? What would be different if higher education were truly student-focussed? And as the Digital Age and the Digital Student advance upon us, will there still be a role for carbon-based learning developers in the higher education institutions of the future?
The themes for our conference this year will focus on :
- How is learning development ensuring all students will have the opportunity to succeed in higher education post 2012?
- How are Learning Developers reaching specific groups (e.g. STEM, pgt, distance learners)?
- Innovation and creativity
- How LD has progressed over the past 10 years
- In what creative ways are we ‘being Learning Developers’?
- How are we working with students as producers of knowledge?
- How are we addressing issues of sustainability in our work?
- Digital literacies
- How are we making use of new technologies to support learning development?
- How is knowledge being disseminated and sustained?
- What are our measurements of impact?
- What research methodologies are being used?
- What are our reporting mechanisms?
- How are we drawing on and/or contributing to the scholarship and research of LD?