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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 25 November 2011

Date posted: 28/11/2011

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ALTO UK – Arts Learning and Teaching Online

ADM-HEA is delighted to be part of ALTO UK, a project funded by phase three of the Higher Education Academy/JISC Open Educational Resources Programme
The broad aim of the ALTO UK project is the creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in art and design subjects for staff, students and lifelong learners in the UK and elsewhere. Engaging with OER creation and sharing presents challenges to the Art and Design community where there is a strong tradition of studio-based practice and learning. Traditional didactic resources such as lecture notes and project briefs can be scarce in these subject areas, with the result that there can be ‘gaps’ when trying to create OERs along the lines pioneered by OpenCourseware at MIT and OpenLearn at the OU. Video, image and audio documentation has been found to be the preferred media for capturing and sharing practice based art and design tutorials and resources.
Led by University of the Arts London, the project is partnering with ADM-HEA; the School of Textiles and Design, Herriot Watt University; Jorum Service, MIMAS at University of Manchester; Creative Industries and Ceramics at Kirklees College; Broadcast Media in the Faculty of Arts at University of Brighton; Bloomsbury Publishing Plc; Laurence King Publishing Ltd; and Bright Lemon Ltd., London.
The project will provide each partner with an institutionally branded open space in a social media platform to share these kinds of media rich OERs. The platform is based on the popular open source web content management system Drupal and provides a user-friendly interface, rich media tools and easy integration with the rest of the Web 2.0 infrastructure such as Twitter, Facebook and Google etc.
For further information about the project visit the project blog:



Revised UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) launched

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has revised the UK Professional Standards Framework after extensive consultation with the sector. The Framework is owned by the sector and developed and managed by the HEA.

The UKPSF is commonly used in the training and development of teaching and/or learning support staff in higher education institutions; the Framework can be used to design and structure the development programmes used to train and develop those who teach.


Becoming a Teacher Educator: guidelines for induction 2nd edition

The first edition of this publication from ESCalate has been used to support the induction of new teacher educators in the UK and beyond. But change in the HE sector and in the field of teacher education mean that this second edition is now needed.


Ethical Fashion Forum launches FELLOWSHIP 500

Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF), the industry body dedicated to a sustainable future for fashion, are seeking 500 pioneering innovators in fashion and sustainability to join the Ethical Fashion Fellowship.

Fellows gain recognition, subsidised access to the SOURCE platform , and the opportunity to help shape EFF’s strategy to transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry.

Fellowship is open to entrepreneurs and individuals with innovative ideas, passion and drive - as well as businesses, from start-ups to large businesses which have integrated social and environmental best practice. A limited number of student fellowships are available every year.



Clickers Reloaded
The University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh
7 Dec 2011

Current practice and future trends in the use of electronic voting systems for teaching and learning. In this workshop speakers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow will share practical examples and experiences of using clickers for a variety of in-class activities.


Engaging hearts and minds
Innovation Forum, University of Salford
7 December 2011

This is a one-day event showcasing best practice in engaging with academics and other e-learning users in the use of technology enhanced learning (TEL). The event will draw on a set of case studies that will form part of a Best Practice Guide.


ukadia conference 2012
British Library Conference Centre, London
8 February 2012 at the

The 2012 ukadia conference will focus on the opportunities offered by the changing landscape in education policy and funding, notwithstanding the challenges that are ahead. Booking opens shortly


University of Plymouth
2 – 4 April 2012

The conference will now be hosted not by Plymouth College of Art but by Plymouth University. The conference explores the potential impact on each other of the creative arts and social sciences in terms of theory and practice.



Higher Education Change Programmes 2011-12

Deadline for proposals to both programmes: 14 December 2011

Building on the success of the Change Academy programme, in 2011-12 the Higher Education Academy is expanding its offering of change programmes across a range of themes and disciplines. They are currently inviting teams to submit proposals to join the following change programmes:

Representing and Recording Student Achievement Change Programme
This change programme will help institutions or cognate disciplines explore the development of strategies and infrastructural support to enhance the recording, representation and reporting of their students' achievements.
Assessment and Feedback Change Programme
This change programme will support institutional teams seeking to enhance their assessment and feedback practices.


Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
18 - 21 June 2012

Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2012

 The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.  
 The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with
 cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.


¡Documentary Now!
UCL, London
20 - 21 June 2012

Deadline for papers: 31 January 2012

¡Documentary Now! brings together scholars, filmmakers, students, and interested members of the public to discuss current trends in documentary film, from the return of documentary as a theatrical box office phenomenon, to broadcast television, the web, and beyond


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