HEA Annual Conference 2012: Great expectations – are you ready?
03 Jul 2012

Headline Speakers

Higher education is undergoing transformational change throughout the UK and although policies may be diverging amongst the four nations, the principle of students being central is shared. Their expectations of their course, institution and learning experience are rising.

Staff and Institutions have their own aims and expectations too. In the year of the London Olympics where competitors have expectations of winning and are preparing to be ready for the challenge we apply the theme to the higher education sector and explore its implications for 2012.

There are three main strands: Student expectations and the learning experience; Supporting staff to deliver student learning experiences of a lifetime; Institutional adaptability.

Programme

Day 1 - 03 Jul 2012

09:00
Interview - Review of past 12 months and future predictions Janet De Wilde, Head of STEM, The Higher Education Academy
09:05
Interview - Review of past 12 months and future predictions Dr John Craig, Head of Social Sciences, The Higher Education Academy
09:10
Interview - Review of past 12 months and future predictions Geoff Glover, Head of Health Services, The Higher Education Academy
10:00
Opening and welcome Professor Clive Agnew
10:15
Opening and welcome Professor Craig Mahoney
11:00
Keynote Speaker Martin Bean
Vice Chancellor, The Open University

11:30
Break
12:00
Parallel sessions 1: Flexible learning: What? Where? When? How?;
Supporting staff to deliver student learning experiences of a lifetime.
Alison Le Cornu

13:00
Break
14:30
Ewart Wooldridge CBE, Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Keynote speaker:

15:00
Break
15:15
Parallel sessions 2: iTunes U: learning and research channel for students, showcase to the world;
Institutional adaptability.
Terese Bird

15:45
Parallel sessions 2: Same strokes for different folks: making best use of existing digital systems;
Supporting staff to deliver student learning experiences of a lifetime.
Sarah Chesney

16:15
Break
16:45
Parallel sessions 3: Mobile iPads and Legal Learning (iLEGALL);
Student expectations and learning experience.
Paul Maharg

Day 2 - 04 Jul 2012

09:00
Panel Session chaired by Mike Baker, journalist and broadcaster
10:15
Break
10:30
Parallel sessions 4: Embedding open educational resources (OER) practice in institutions;
Supporting staff to deliver student learning experiences of a lifetime.
Sue Watling

11:30
Parallel sessions 5: Exploring OER rich media reuse through social media content communities;
Supporting staff to deliver student learning experiences of a lifetime
Chris Follows

12:00
Parallel sessions 5: Use of open educational resources for national support of teaching in advanced technological areas;
Student expectations and learning experience.
Mark Oliver

12:30
Break
13:30
Parallel sessions 6
14:45
Closing Plenary
Keynote speaker: Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Funding Council for England

15:45
End of broadcast