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SOLSTICE - Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

SOLSTICE 2006 Conference:  Enhancing student learning through the 
intelligent deployment of technologies

Wednesday 3rd May 2006, Edge Hill, Ormskirk


Call for Participation:

We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, demonstrations and 
workshops at the first SOLSTICE Conference - Enhancing student learning 
through the intelligent deployment of technologies. 

Submissions on programmes, developments, strategies and approaches at any 
level and scale are welcome, as are collaborative contributions from 
within one institution or across institutions. 

Submissions are being called for under the following categories:

Papers - 20 minutes, plus five minutes for questions/ discussion 
Short presentations - 20 minutes, plus five minutes for questions/ 
discussion 
Demonstration and/or workshops - 50 minutes 

Papers accepted will be compiled and made available at the conference and 
to the wider sector through SOLSTICE; contributors will be asked to supply 
papers and presentations in advance of the conference date.  Following the 
conference, and subject to invitation and a peer-reviewed process, a 
selection of the conference papers will contribute to an edited 
publication.

The submission will include an abstract (up to 250 words maximum) of the 
paper/ presentation/ demonstration/ workshop. 

Submission forms are available at: 
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/SOLSTICE/Conference2006submission.htm 

Please return completed forms to Amanda Boult, SOLSTICE Administrator, at 
[log in to unmask] 

The deadline for receipt of submissions is Monday 27th February 2006. 


Conference Details:

This one day conference will bring together colleagues from within the 
higher education sector to share knowledge, expertise and skills relating 
to the enhancement of student learning through the intelligent deployment 
of technologies.  

Keynote speakers:

Jon Peacock, Program Manager, Teaching and Learning Support Services at 
the University of Melbourne, will speak about the anthropology and 
pedagogy of learning spaces.

Peter Hartley, Professor of Education Development and Head of the Teaching 
Quality Enhancement Group at University of Bradford, will give a 
communications perspective relating to the conference themes. 

Themes:
Interactivity between people, and with media 
Multi-professional approaches to learning technology development 
Supporting the diverse needs of learners 
Researching and evaluating the impact of technologies on learning 
Pathways to information access and use, and to learner engagement 

For further details please visit our conference website:
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/SOLSTICE/Conference2006.htm 
 

Call for Registration:

The conference is open to anyone working in Higher and Further Education, 
nationally or internationally, and is free of charge. 

A booking form for attendance is available at:
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/SOLSTICE/Conference2006registration.htm 

Completed booking forms should be returned to:
Amanda Boult, SOLSTICE Administrator, at [log in to unmask]