As Beth mentioned, with up to six simultaneous sessions throughout the day, there was far too much for us to cover, even with us splitting up and reporting back to each other:
Excited to attend ALTC2022 – far too many interesting sessions to fit into my day! #creatingopportunityntu— Beth Witham (@BethanyWitham) June 21, 2022
We began by attending the keynote by Professor Momodou Sallah, which discussed the benefits of blurring the boundaries between the classroom and the “real world” – bringing the real world into the classroom and the classroom into the real world:
Immediately afterwards we ran our workshop on fostering engagement and peer support through flexible collaborative learning activities. As examples of these sorts of activities we talked about our Arts and Humanities colleagues’ work (featured in past blog posts): Jane Vickers’ collaborative glossary and Sarah Khan’s student collaboration in Microsoft Teams.
We had fantastic engagement from the attendees, and there was a real buzz to the session as we asked colleagues who didn’t know each other to work together to write a summary of peer-supported learning activity on post-its. Several attendees said they were inspired by the practice shared, and planned to try some of the activities in their own teaching.
There were also presentations from colleagues within the School of Arts and Humanities. Lia Blaj-Ward co-presented on the Design Thinking Mindset (and appeared on the Plenary panel):
Sarah Khan and Amy Wang presented together on “Creating and using collaborative opportunities for whole person development”:
Fascinating to learn from staff and students about collaborative opportunities for whole person development on MA TESOL, including ice breaker activities, study sessions, collaborative teaching practice, ‘An idiom a day’, hot pots, MS Teams and WhatsApp #creatingopportunityNTU— Dr Samantha Read (@Samantha_Read_) June 21, 2022
Chris Reynolds co-presented on the History and Illustration 1968 project, which resulted in an immersive installation in Nottingham Castle.
Lisa Clughen co-presented two different sessions on Mindful Movement, including a practical session held outdoors:
During lunch and networking times we had the opportunity to take a look at some of the posters by APA/PGCert students:
Even more exposure for our APA/PGCert poster section this afternoon @NtuTilt Annual Learning&Conference. Come along for a chat. Oh, did I mention there’s cake 🍰 ? #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/ttY4bVMU5b— Dr Bianca Fox (@Bianca_Fox82) June 21, 2022
And before we knew it, it was coming to an end:
Where has the day gone? So many thought provoking ideas disused at the plenary this afternoon by Prof. Momodou Sallah, Dr Kathy Charles, @LiaBlajWard Dr Rose Gann and Ed Foster @NtuTilt Looking forward to continuing the conversation at future events #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/VvlylZuvCz— Dr Bianca Fox (@Bianca_Fox82) June 21, 2022
Thanks so much to the TILT team for organising such an impressive, and useful, conference.
@NtuTilt @lstinson81 organised a brilliant Annual Learning & Teaching Conference yesterday at our @TrentUni Clifton campus, attended by over 300 colleagues, it was a huge success 👏👏👏 #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/TiUL3xF2WX— NTU Centre for Academic Development and Quality (@NTU_CADQ) June 22, 2022