"Pick your Corner" - Visioning and Achieving Viable Futures for Learning
Date Friday, Nov 25 Time – Room Tiergarten I/II/III
Just bring yourself and your hopes and turn them into reality by "bouncing" them around with others from different sectors, countries and experiences. A fast, active, interactive and visual practical session, with follow up images after the physical conference. In the uncertain and challenging post-COVID-19 educational world, there are four main ways for surviving and thriving in the near and further future. You need to focus, focus, and achieve.
- Use your existing capabilities, capacity and technologies to comprehensively and extensively solve problems and increase the quality of learning.
- Be bold with entirely digital learning and open up new outreach prospects for your learners.
- Look to deploy more imagination, insight and prototyping to "harness" commercial technologies in the service of learning.
- Take a radical view of new missions, markets and technologies "just over the horizon".
- …and take the world by storm.
Interim Head of Academic Development, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Andy utilises over 30 years of Higher Education (HE) and industry experience to bring currency, legitimacy, and credibility to the student experience. As a Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, Andy has a demonstrable track record of leading strategic change and delivering real enhancement to learning and teaching through innovative approaches to curriculum design and crafting creative solutions to contemporary agendas and ‘wicked’ problems across the HE sector. Andy delivers high quality pedagogic enhancement in partnership with students, staff and employers through the provision of transformative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and the mentoring of staff to support inspirational learning and teaching. Drawing on specialisms in curriculum design, student engagement, education for sustainable development, work-based learning, statistical literacy, technology enhanced learning and the strategic design and delivery of active blended learning.
Andy is an advocate for play and creativity in HE and is a certificated facilitator of the Lego Serious Play® (LSP) Methodology. He uses this approach to craft more playful, tactile, auditory, and visual approaches to learning, drawing on the real-time use of LSP and the power of metaphor and storytelling as a ‘complexity killer’ to engage students in learning and teaching.
Andy has been described as ‘one of the most innovative and enterprising academics working in the field of employer engagement’ and has nationally championed the employability agenda. As an early adopter of employability pedagogies, his record of industry engagement and leadership has served to strengthen sector credibility with employers. Allowing him to unlock and map pedagogic opportunities with industry partners to make student learning ‘real’ through applied and action-based approaches to learning and teaching which, underpinned by an invaluable industry context, stimulates and inspires learning and enhances student employability. As Professional Development Lead at the University of Portsmouth, responsible for the University’s accredited provision, Andy champions the UKPSF and staff engagement with Fellowship. He believes in a relational and curatorial approach to mentoring and works to create inclusive cultures where staff have the opportunity to engage with emergent pedagogies, thus enhancing their confidence, self-efficacy and pedagogic competencies within safe, aspirational spaces for engagement, collaboration, self-discovery and personal reflection.
Andy is currently leading on enABLe, the University of Portsmouth's approach to supporting a team-based approach to learning design. Andy was instrumental in helping to shape and develop the overall enABLe initiative, designing the activities within the enABLe toolkit. As Master enABLEr, Andy works with the facilitation teams across the University and is currently developing a methodology to track the impacty of enABLe.
Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Alejandro (Ale) Armellini is Professor and Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning at the University of Portsmouth. His role is to provide leadership in digital learning and learning innovation, including on-campus and distance provision, across all Faculties. Before joining Portsmouth, Ale was Dean of Learning and Teaching at the University of Northampton, where he was the strategic lead for the redesign of all programmes for active blended learning. Ale is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Ale’s research and doctoral supervision focus on learning innovation, blended and online pedagogy, institutional capacity building and open practices. He holds visiting professorships at several UK and overseas universities. His latest co-edited book is Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education (2021).
Professor & Principal Consultant , Education Alchemists Ltd, United Kingdom
Professor Salmon is the founder and CEO of Education Alchemists Ltd - formed around her life's work including Carpe Diem learning design, pedagogical transformation, online education, technology-enhanced teaching, the 5 stage model, e-tivities, and Education 4.0. Until recently Professor of Learning Transformation and pro-vice-chancellor at universities in the UK and Australia, she is now based in London with all workshops offered fully digitally and worldwide. She is a well-known keynote speaker and workshop leader. Her books E-moderating and E-tivities are considered seminal texts
Managing and Visual Director, Education Alchemists Ltd, United Kingdom
Rod Angood, BA, MBA. is MD & Principal Visioning Director. of Education Alchemists Ltd. Previously he held senior roles as Executive Director of Information Technology & Information Systems at two UK universities. His first career was as a Royal Naval Officer in the Submarine Service. He brings extensive experience of leadership development, strategy & organisation.
Rod is now an established Graphic Artist providing ‘Artist in Residence’ services to Carpe Diem & Futuring workshops, supporting keynote speeches with real time artistic images, & academics with pictures & diagrams that explore concepts, ideas & models.