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23 April 2013

Experts from UCL will lead a Times Higher Education-hosted webinar on Thursday 25 April at 4pm.

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UCL is working hard to deliver sector-leading e-learning opportunities. Its E-Learning Strategy 2012-2015 outlines many of the technologies already in use as well as the university's vision for future provision, and the Teaching and Learning Portal features a selection of e-learning case studies which showcase the ways in which teaching staff and the E-Learning Environments (ELE) team are using technology to enhance learning.

Times Higher Education (THE) has invited a selection of UCL e-learning experts and practitioners to lead a free webinar, which is sponsored by Echo360 and will be held at 4pm on Thursday 25 April.

Participants will be able to ask questions about and discuss:

  • How to change content delivery into interaction by flipping the classroom
  • How to leverage technologies to increase student engagement and collaboration
  • How lecture recordings and videos support the teaching and learning process before, during and after class
  • How to determine whether MOOCs are a critical part of distance learning
  • How to incorporate feedback from academics and students into the active learning strategy


John Elmes, Editorial Assistant, Times Higher Education

John Elmes joined Times Higher Education in January 2011 as Editorial Assistant for news. He was previously a features writer for UK and has freelanced for the Independent, the Independent on Sunday and the Times Educational Supplement. He studied at Durham University and graduated with a BA in English Literature. He also has an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London.


Carl Gombrich, Programme Director, Arts and Sciences (BASc), UCL

Carl has degrees in Maths, Physics and Philosophy and was a professional opera singer before joining UCL in 2002. He enjoys making interdisciplinary links between all these areas (and more!) and has taught maths, physics, music and philosophy at a number of institutions in the UK and privately. Carl was the Principal of UCL’s international preparatory certificates before being appointed Programme Director, Arts and Sciences (BASc) in September 2010. 

Dr Steve Rowett, E-Learning Developments Team Leader, UCL
Steve has worked as a learning technology specialist with a number of universities including the University of Surrey, Queen Mary, University of London, and Roehampton University. At UCL he leads a team exploring and evaluating innovations in online and classroom technologies. He recently led UCL’s biennial student IT survey which captures the student voice across a range of IT and e-learning topics.

Dr Clive Young, E-Learning Advisory Team Leader, UCL
Clive has worked as a learning technology consultant in several universities, most recently with Imperial College London. He has led several UK and international projects on the pedagogic design of video and was an e-learning project evaluator for the European Commission. Clive is also an associate lecturer at the Open University tutoring on their MA in Online and Distance Education 


The event will take place at 4pm on Thursday 25 April and is hosted by Times Higher Education (@timeshighered) and sponsored by Echo360 (@Echo360). 

You can register to participate in the webinar and interact with the presenters before, during and after the event through Twitter using the hashtag #activelearning.

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