We are pleased to announce the third annual Technology Enhanced Active Learning Festival (TEALfest 22). TEALfest will run from Monday 14th March to Friday 18th March 2022 (inclusive). The call for proposals is now open. You can submit your proposals here:https://forms.office.com/r/HFaDseZr4L
You can view a copy of the full proposal form here.
Responding to student needs
Blended and online learning has become part of everyday practice for many of us, technology is providing new opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning. TEALfest 22 will explore how we are responding to student needs, how we can take lessons learnt from the previous two years and develop our understanding and practice to meet the evolving needs of our students. This festival is an opportunity to reflect upon our experiences from different perspectives, what have we learnt and what may the future look like? The conference organisers would particularly welcome collaborative submissions from different perspectives including student involvement.
- Hybrid teaching and learning – Hybrid teaching describes any scenario where teaching takes place at the same time for students who are physically present in the classroom with the tutor, and for students who join the class remotely via a web platform such as Blackboard Collaborate or Microsoft Teams. As many of us are experimenting with this approach key questions remain. Is hybrid the best approach? How can you engage student both in the classroom and online at the same time? What strategies and technologies have you used to ensure engagement and a positive student experience?
- Building inclusive communities online – Our learners needs and experiences are diverse and as more learning can take place online how can we ensure that we develop and foster inclusive communities? How do we design and create inclusive student-centred learning environments? What are the opportunities and challenges do online learning communities bring? How can we ensure that we are representing all student voices and meeting their needs?
- Rethinking flexible/blended teaching and learning – As we move further away from the emergency pivot to online teaching and learning, is there an opportunity here to rethink what is meant by flexible teaching and learning. Are there different approaches that we can adapt in our design of teaching and learning? Is there scope for different approaches to delivery? What role do micro credentials play in this space? What are the skills required by staff and students to develop new approaches to flexible teaching and learning?
- Transition – Supporting and enhancing student experience through the student lifecycle is significant and essential for both the student and the institution. With the disruption to student experiences caused by covid, and some students never having been on campus this strand explores the transition experience of students, from starting their degree, navigating their experiences during a pandemic and where to next. How can we support the student experience? What can be done to help with opportunities for social learning? What practical support can be put in place? What are the experiences of students and staff in this space?
- Wildcard – If your work does not relate directly to any of the TEALfest themes then we encourage you to select the wildcard theme when submitting your proposal.
We are accepting submissions for:
- Posters/Artefacts (Digital)
- Nano-presentations (10 minutes ‘showcasing’ presentations)
- Presentation (30 mins including 10 mins for questions and discussion)
- Round table discussion (60 mins)
What we are looking for:
Each proposal will be reviewed by two members of the conference committee. We ask you to remove any information from your abstract that will identify you as the author, so that the review is conducted impartially. Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:
- Does it explain how the session relates to the chosen TEALfest theme?
- Does it state what participants will gain from the session and why they should attend?
- Does it include details of what the session is based on, such as a particular project, initiative, or practice? Does it critically reflect on this and evaluate it (i.e. how many learners/staff are involved, what feedback was collected and how transferable your experience/findings/tools are?
You can view a copy of the full proposal form here.
Support for making a submission (available for Warwick staff)
Dedicated and blocked out time to write your TEALfest 2022 proposal
Friday 14th January 2022, 11am – 1pm
We are running an online writing retreat on Friday 14th January 2022, 11am – 1pm to provide some dedicated and blocked out time to write your TEALfest 2022 submission. Kerry Dobbins will be facilitating the retreat and will be on-hand to provide guidance and answer any questions. She will be happy to chat 1-2-1 about your submission too.
You are welcome to join the retreat at any time during the two-hour block and leave when needed.
Email Kerry (Kerry.Dobbins@warwick.ac.uk) and she will send across a meeting invite to your calendar with the joining link. You are also welcome to join anytime on the day by using this link: Click here to join the meeting
Submission process and key dates
You can submit your proposal here: https://forms.office.com/r/HFaDseZr4L
Any questions please contact us: email@example.com
- 21st January 2022: Deadline for submissions
- 7th February 2022: Decisions sent out to authors
- 14th February 2022: Programme launch
- 14th March 2022: TEALfest launch