Students Staff
University of Essex

April 9, 2014

Thank you from Linkoping

Filed under: Event,Promotional Event — Alex ONeill @ 10:02 am

We had a very interesting visit last week – it was great to meet some new colleagues from Linkoping University and they were very interested and impressed with our setup here at Essex. Included in our demonstration was:

  • Our Listen Again lecture capture service
  • Moodle and EVS (Electronic Voting Systems)
  • The new teaching spaces at The Forum in Southend, which was a talk given to us by Matt Softly in Southend over our remote lecture screens
  • FASer and the MEFE project
  • The Limehouse and the Orangery
  • Some robotic research from CSEE
  • An overview of the University strategy on technology enhanced learning, given by Richard Murphy and Jane Wright
  • The student view of elearning at Essex from James Potter

It’s amazing how much variety we have here that you don’t realise until you amalgamate it all into one day!

Anyway, a great time was had by all and I think the Swedish visitors definitely got what they needed out of the day. We got thank yous from the VC, who we met at the visit, and from the Leadership Foundation who had organised it. Looks like we left a good impression!

March 27, 2014

A visit from Sweden

Filed under: Event,Promotional Event — Alex ONeill @ 12:46 pm

Next week, the University will be hosting a visit from a team of senior managers and academics from Linkoping University in Sweden.

This has been organised through the Changing the Learning Landscape programme. The Swedish university are very interested in our MEFE project and want to know more about it as well as hearing more generally about how ISS deliver our IT infrastructure and the teaching in our Computer Science and Electronic Engineering department.

We will be providing two half days of talks, lunches and networking sessions, so hopefully they will feel welcome at Essex and also learn plenty while they are here.

I will update the blog next week to let you know how it went!


November 11, 2013

Feedback and Assessment Day, Wednesday 27th November

Filed under: Event,Focus Group,Promotional Event,Training — Richy @ 2:19 pm

Join us for a practical, informative and thought-provoking programme of events on Wednesday 27 November focused on feedback and assessment.

Organised as a series of stand-alone, drop-in sessions, the assessment and feedback day will kick-off at 9.45 in the Ivor Crewe Seminar Room with a keynote from Mark Russell, Professor of Learning and Assessment at King’s College, London, and Head of Technology Enhanced Learning. Over the course of the afternoon there will be opportunities to gain insights into the practicalities of introducing new assessment methods; to learn about TESTA, an innovative project to consider the relationship between assessment and feedback over a complete degree course; to be introduced to some techniques that colleagues from across the faculties have been employing in their teaching; and to learn more about FASer, the University’s new online system for e-submission, e-feedback, and e-assessment.

Workshops being run on the day include:

For further on the sessions please view the moodle post, you will need to self regsiter to get access to the full programme. For more information please contact Dr Maxwell Stevenson