Technology Enhanced Learning Conference (TEL)


Tue 20th March 2012
Didcot Girls' School, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Following the success of our Carlisle Game Based Learning conference we are delighted to launch our TEL – Technology Enhanced Learning Conference on Tuesday 20th March at Didcot Girls’ School. With a strong focus on languages, the event will examine using web 2.0 and game based technologies and how they can enhance teaching and learning not just in languages but in other subjects across the curriculum.

We will examine strategies and practical solutions for stretching of G&T; the engagement and jump in levels of SEN and disengaged; transferability; impact on behaviour and of course raising of standards in literacy, maths as well as ICT.

The conference will also seek to provide an important bridge between the wider world of consumer and corporate interactive technologies and the future IT skills of this ‘next generation’ of learners, who will need ever increasing ICT skills to compete in the new global economy.

There will be both a series of workshops and strategic presentations from teaching practitioners and industry experts on how game based learning programmes are delivered in education , followed by a plenary session where views and opinions can be exchanged with experts and valuable information on ‘next steps’ gleaned.

We are delighted to have the support of Didcot Girls’ Schools MFL department. Languages and Enterprise Specialism Coordinator Will Harvey will take a look at the ‘ Effective use of ICT in the MFL Classroom’ . The session will cover a number of pieces of software and web based applications which can be used by the teacher in the MFL classroom as teaching tools or in a computer room (or at home) by pupils as learning tools. We will discuss at which stages of the learning cycle certain applications can be used most productively. We will then have a hands-on workshop exploring these applications: Voki / Goanimate / Audacity / Moviemaker / Text to Speech / Prezzi / Scratch.

Alongside the effective use of ICT in the MFL classroom topics covered at the conference include languages and technology, languages and LittleBigPlanet2, using langauge labs with rich multimedia content, game based learning across the curriculum and hands on workshop sessions where local schools and students from the host school will be seen working with practitioners on designated areas of the curriculum.

Places cost £50 + Vat / delegate. Download the full agenda here.

We are now taking bookings for this event. Please visit our online booking form here.

Or contact Vanessa Cardwell on [email protected] +44(0) 844 800 9375