HE Academy event: Changing the Learning Landscape – Social Media in Engineering & Mathematics

Academic staff who teach or directly manage degree programmes in the Engineering & Mathematics disciplines are invited to book onto the Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) workshop ‘Social Media in Engineering & Mathematics’.
This free one-day workshop will provide a practical introduction to the use of social media to enhance learning and teaching practice in the STEM disciplines.  Through a series of presentations,  activities and discussions, led by academics from the Engineering & Mathematics discipline areas, participants will be introduced to social media approaches and see discipline-focused examples of social media applied in teaching practice.

Topics covered include:

• Assisting Engineering & Maths staff use social media in their teaching

• Using Facebook for Peer Assisted Learning in Mathematics and Computing Science

• Team based learning within Engineering Education: Bringing the social into the classroom

• The benefits of using Augmented Reality to enhance the student experience in Engineering & Maths.

Up to £5,000 of funding will be available to event attendees in total, ranging from £500 to £2,500 for small-scale projects to embed learning technologies into practice.

Please share widely with colleagues who may be interested. Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) is a HEFCE-funded programme supporting and encouraging higher and further education institutions to make a step change in how they adopt effective and strategic uses of online technology in teaching and learning.

The programme is a unique partnership between the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, JISC, the National Union of Students, the Association for Learning Technology and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

For general enquiries about this workshop please email Alex Fenlon alex.fenlon@heacademy.ac.uk.
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