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E-Learning and the First Year Student Experience

Hendon Hall, London
26 November 2009 00:00

Invitation to ELFYSE: E-Learning and the First Year Student Experience - A new SIG supported by the HEA

Following on from last year’s success of the Managing Connections Project and conference the organisers would like to introduce ELFYSE, a new national special interest group bringing together E-learning and the First Year Student Experience. Supported by Middlesex University and the Higher Education Academy this SIG is open to practitioners from further and higher education.

This will be of interest to those involved in learning technologies and those supporting the first year experience and the challenges with which institutions and students are faced. Specifically, these are: transition, retention and progression.

The aims of ELFYSE SIG are to:

  • Support the growth of learners through the use of technology
  • Secure a better understanding of how technology is being used to aid transition into HE and to support students in their first year.This will be done through sharing experiences and building synergies
  • Gather and consider specific examples of where and how e-learning has assisted individual institutions and the wider sector in aiding persistence and enhancing the first year student experience;
  • Identify key issues in order to inform prioritisation of future work across the sector.

This SIG aims to bring together a community of practitioners, both academic and support staff who contribute to students’ first year experience: e-learning managers, learning technologists, widening participation managers, induction leaders, student achievement advisors and those implementing enhancement initiatives for the student experience.

Booking is now open for the first meeting of ELFYSE which will take place in Hendon Hall, London on Thursday 26th November. To become a member
of ELFYSE and to join us at this free event please download, complete and return the booking form available at: to the organisers by 23rd Nov. 2009 at the latest. Please note that there are limited spaces available and will be allocated on a first come basis.

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