Between Pedagogy and Technology Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Programme (STEP) Autumn Seminar Series

A programme of seminars and practical workshops to inform, inspire and excite staff about technology-enhanced learning at Strathclyde.

The intersection between pedagogy and technology is a fertile ground for innovation, discussion and learning.

In the age of web 2.0, virtual learning and digital campuses, many advocate the importance of ‘pedagogy driving technology’. Yet, few would argue with the fact that digital technologies are disrupting long-established approaches to teaching and learning. Some even believe that – by accelerating the trend towards ‘deep’, 'flexible' and ‘personalised learning’ – digital has given birth to new pedagogies.

There is, however, a middle way that takes account of both digital as a catalyst for innovation in teaching and learning, and the continued importance of long-established approaches to education. This seems to be in keeping with Strathclyde’s strategic commitment to ‘seamlessly [blend] physical and digital environments for all students’.

'We will ensure an outstanding student experience at Strathclyde by maintaining and enhancing the high quality of our learning and teaching and through the delivery of an effective learning environment, comprising intelligent support, infrastructure and technologies, seamlessly blending physical and digital environments for all students' - University of Strathclyde Strategic Plan 2015–2020

The ‘Between Pedagogy and Technology’ series builds on long tradition of formal and informal career development opportunities at Strathclyde, including the STEP and SPARK programmes and our annual Learning and Teaching conference.

The purpose of the series is to inform, inspire and excite members of staff to consciously and confidently engage with new emerging technologies in teaching and learning. The seminars will be theoretically grounded and practically relevant. But the focus, above all else, will be on good teaching to support the student experience. The seminars will make appropriate use of external expertise while celebrating innovation and examples of best-practice here at Strathclyde.

‘Let There be Light(boards): visual technology to support online and distance learning’ with Will Doherty, Blackburn College
  • Friday 21st September 2018
  • Graham Hills GH450/1
  • 10am-12.30pm & 1pm-3pm

(image Lightboard via Flickr - licensed under CC BY 2.0)

‘Digital Storytelling: enhancing the student experience through digital narratives’ with presenters from Strathclyde's Faculty and Professional Services
  • Tuesday 23rd October 2018
  • Technology and Innovation Centre
  • 9am-1pm

(Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash)

‘Immersing students in virtual and augmented reality’ with Matt Ramirez, Futures Senior Innovation Developer at JISC
  • late November 2018 tbc

(Photo by Uriel Soberanes on Unsplash)

email step@strath.ac.uk for more information
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