Stephen finished up his contract with Bond. Great people & great experience. But it's time to get back out there. UK? ANZ? Back to the corporate world or consulting where the four winds blow? Watch this space.....
Having wound up a half time contract with Liverpool University's Liftupp team on Feb 15th , I've taken up a full time contract with Bond University at the Gold Coast. I am working for the Office of Learning and Teaching. The role offers new challenges - to come up to speed with hands-on work with a LMS/VLE, and the pleasure of working longitudinally with academic staff on EdTeach projects.
Between 18th - 20th October I'm in Adelaide to present LiftUpp to Flinders Uni and UniSA physiotherapy as well as Adelaide University Dentistry. Details of the talks to come.
August 10 - 12 th Stephen will be in Sydney singing the praises of LiftUpp - the Liverpool University spin-off company that Stephen is consulting to during much of 2016. Visits include Macquarie University Med School, University of Sydney Dental School and the Med School at UNSW.
I'll be talking about LiftUpp at a number of meeting in Melbourne July 18 - 21st including Monash University Nutrition, the Deakin University Learning Futures team, staff at the Learning Environments team at Melbourne U, and the Deakin University Medical School at Geelong. It will be nice to be back in one of my favourite Australian cities.
I had the great pleasure of spending the week of June 13th in New Zealand talking to the Dental School at Otago Uni, Otago Polytech, AUT University, Unitec, and Auckland Uni about Liverpool's LiftUpp solution in student competency based development. Some great discussions about LiftUpp in vocational education, teacher practicums and elsewhere as well as the opportunity to overview mobile learning, especially iPad, cases studies internationally.
I have the huge pleasure of spending a week with Liverpool University's spin off company LiftUpp from May 16th. I'll be working closely with the LiftUpp team from my Australian base. Of all of the assessment solutions I've seen, this has to be the pick of the crop. And with the UK's Teaching Excellence Framework coming into play, I can only see the solution gaining more momentum. Whilst in England I'll also be presenting at the Faculty of Science and Technology, the University of Westminster (13th May) and the School of Health & Social Care at London South Bank University (25th May).
I'll be presenting at Apple UK's briefing Centre (an iPad in HiEd state of the nation) to folks from Northampton University Feb 22nd. It looks like there are staff there doing interesting work- indeed I just enrolled in a "Teaching with Tablets" MOOCs course from Northampton. I hope some of the teaching staff on the MOOC might be at my session! I'm also briefly looking at a case study from Northampton.
Given I'm in the turf, I will be delivering short sessions focussing on mobile learning in medical education at Cambridge University (March 11) and Southampton University (April 14th). I look forward to meeting some staff performing some interesting EdTech magic!
I will be returning to Australia in December 2015 and will make a call there whether I remain in the Antipodes or return to the UK or France to reside.
KCL staff should feel free to drop in on what looks to be an interesting afternoon on Nov 25th 2015. I am delighted to be presenting at the event . I have placed a pre-recording of that talk online in the "video snippets" section of this site for attendees to review after the symposium.