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Festival of Education 2021

Festival of Education 2021

The Queen Mary Festival of Education 2021

The Festival was a free, online event taking place between 8 and 12 March, with a focus on online and blended learning, innovative approaches, flexibility and student voice.

Recordings and resources

We're delighted to share recordings from some of the highlights of the week.

Professor Gilly Salmon, CEO & Principal Consultant at Education Alchemists Ltd
Now and Next: Concepts to Practice for the Pivot (edit)

Professor Geoff Crisp, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic at the University of Canberra
Time to change assessment in universities

Nona McDuff OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and Teaching at Solent University, Southampton
Approaches to inclusivity in blended learning

Dr Gill Houston, Vice-Chair, UK Council for Graduate Education
The doctoral viva: what is its role in the final examination and how does it affect outcomes?

Resources from Gill's session:

Award winners

Festival attendees voted for the best contribution to each day, and the award winners were as follows:

  • Monday (Blended Learning) - Graham Easton & Julia Durbin - Institute of Health Sciences Education: The power of the podcast - tips and pitfalls
  • Tuesday (Assessment & Feedback) - Olu Popoola - Student and Academic Services: Detection of contract cheating using writing analytics
  • Wednesday (Student Engagement) - Mupi Mbiba, Leon Vinokur and Jack Ivory - School of Economics & Finance: Showcasing the qNomics programme: highlighting the transition to blended and online learning
  • Thursday (Teaching Excellence) - Dr Shabnam Beheshti with students from her module - School of Mathematical Science: What does the B. in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for? Controlling the "chaos" of Migrating MTH6107 - Chaos & Fractals to Blended Learning
  • Friday (Collaboration and Inclusivity) - Dr Gabriel Cavalli, School of Engineering and Materials Science; Dr Colleen Cotter, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film; Professor Janet De Wilde, Queen Mary Academy: Academic literacies in STEM: an issue of Academic Inclusion from TNE to the UK
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