The Digital Literacies Conference is an ideal place to share your experiences and ‘tips and techniques’, with this in mind, the Conference has been designed to allow for as much participation as possible. There are presentation slots before lunch (around 10 minutes each) and further ‘Tools and Techniques’ slots after lunch. We have been inundated with requests and suggestions for speakers to fill these but we wanted to offer the opportunity to everyone who is attending to have their ideas heard. If you are student then this would be an excellent opportunity to practice your presenting skills.
Many of us have discovered time saving ways of using a little bit of technology, or smart approaches in our everyday academic life. Please submit your suggested pitches to Fiona Harvey (email@example.com) as soon as possible to ensure we can give you the time to present.
There are two presenttaion slots which you can be involved in:
1. 10 minute Presentation - regular presentations of your choice, limited to 4 slots – we probably have enough of these already but if you are desperate to share then get in touch.
2. Tool and techniques – quick presentation of your ideas or pieces of software that you have found useful for enhancing your work or play. There is a format that we would like you to follow for this (see below).
Please use the following as a guide for the ‘Tools and Techniques’ slots:
Please state the Format:
This can be an extended abstract, a poster pitch etc. We will allocate about 3 mins each, you should have one slide, this can be a default title slide – but can be replaced – use submission engine
Please provide a Title
This can include the name of your chosen tool and some clue as to how it is used
Please also provide some keywords (up to 5, eg Prezi, Blackboard, group work, etc)
You should provide an abstract of up to 150 words
Please provide additional information under the following sub headings (or indicate if not applicable) :
Please submit electronic version of your contribution ( eg, poster, summary slide, etc)
Here is an example submission:
‘Using Doodle to Schedule Project Supervisions or Office Hours’
Doodle, poll, scheduling
Every academic has a number of students they need or want to meet with regularly on an individual or small group basis. Individually negotiating the best time for meetings can be problematic, requiring repeated negotiations and frequently resulting in schedules which interrupt the academic’s preferred workflow. From a student’s perspective, an open ended office hours slot can be off-putting, not knowing when exactly you will see the academic, or resulting in long waits while other students take time before they actually get to participate in a meeting. By using an online polling system the academic can identify convenient slots, advertise them to students and await a succession of appointments at the allotted time without time consuming individual negotiations. Students quickly become accustomed to this way of working which can be used is a variety of different ways by academics and students alike.
This poster will demonstrate different ways in which doodle has been used to streamline the meeting process.
Any questions about this then get in touch with me: Fiona Harvey