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Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

The Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 invited colleagues to engage in critical debate and discussion around the important theme of "Digital Learning in Higher Education" and its potential to:

  • enhance the student experience
  • effectively prepare students for their lives beyond university
  • support staff development and collaboration.

What you need to know


Conference themes

Learning with others

Contributions from those who have used technology to:

  • support and enhance collaborative teaching and learning amongst students
  • support and enhance collaborative working amongst staff.

Learning through feedback and assessment

Contributions from those who have utilised technology in an innovative way to enhance feedback and assessment of student work.

Learning for employability

Contributions from those who have worked in partnership with employers to develop and embed graduate-level digital skills into teaching and learning - contributions that can be delivered in partnership with employers would be particularly welcome.

Learning for challenge

Contributions from those who have utilised digital learning in ways that have provided intellectual rigour and challenge for students.

Learning for 21st Century students

Contributions from those who wish to open up dialogue around the juxtaposition of student/staff expectations around teaching and learning in a digital context.


Keynote speakers

Professor Phil Race 

  • "Optimising learning in a digital environment"

Dr Fiona McCullough 

  • "Towards a more effective pedagogy: blended learning as a tool for flexible course delivery"

Cassie O'Boyle 

  • "Digital competencies: life after university"

More detailed information about each speaker, as well as a copy of the finalised programme, can be accessed below:


Submitting an abstract

If you are interested in submitting a paper or abstract for inclusion, please consult our documentation for more information about the submissions process:



Vox Pop    

Dr Fiona McCullough

Professor Phil Race

Cassie O'Boyle

For more information, please contact the TL Conference Team.