Technology Enhanced Teaching & Learning: Seminar Series


The development of new technologies has led to changes in the way in which universities deliver teaching and has impacted upon how students learn, their skills and their expectations of higher education study. However, teaching with technology is not only about being familiar with the latest approaches, it is about understanding how the most appropriate tools can be naturally incorporated within your teaching when and where it makes sense to do so. Further, while technological innovation is now widespread within higher education, the evidence base as to its impact upon enhancing student learning remains open to question.

Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning is a new seminar series launched by the University of Birmingham as part of the 'Transforming teaching Delivery' strand of Curriculum Review, and invites those using educational technologies and software (for example Canvas) to discuss how it is shaping and impacting upon teaching and learning within higher education. Seminars focus upon the pedagogical practices and approaches rather than the 'technical' aspects of implementation, and provide an opportunity for participants to not only explore best practices for using technology to enhance higher education teaching and learning, but also to explore their impact upon student learning and course design and delivery. They will look at the benefits of using technology, as well as potential 'stumbling blocks' and how these may be successfully overcome.

The Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning seminar series has been designed so that it will be of interest to anyone currently innovating with new technologies in their teaching or wishing to explore ideas for the implementation of new approaches. They provide the opportunity to meet with other 'like minded' individuals from across the University so that we can share effective practices, approaches and experiences for the benefit of all staff and students.

Interested in Contributing?

Contributions to this seminar series are welcome from anyone involved in using technology for teaching or supporting student learning. To participate, please contact one of the seminar organisers at the foot of the page.

Seminar Schedule 2013/14

Obtaining Funding to Support Technology Enhanced Learning
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Presenter: Michael Grove

Using Video Based Feedback: Sharing Current Practice
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Presenter: Joe Berry

Supporting Student Use of Mobile Learning: examples of use in the Colleges of Arts and Law, and Medical and Dental Sciences
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Presenters: John Couperthwaite and Andrew Davies

Lecture Flipping in the Medical Sciences
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Presenter: Prem Kumar

Seminar Schedule 2014/15

The pros and cons of recording lectures: What I have learnt from the last year
Wednesday, 8 October 2014 - venue, TBC (1300 - 1400)
Presenter: Richard Tuckett (Chemistry)
Audio-Visual Feedback and Panopto
Wednesday 22 October - venue, TBC (1300 - 1400)
Presenter: Dan Moore (English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies)
Register: here

Technology Enhanced Fieldwork Learning
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - venue, TBC (1300 - 1400)
Presenter: Lesley Batt (Geography, Earth and Enviromental Sciences)
Register here

Designing Material for Distance Learning Using Canvass: A Birmingham Experience
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - venue, TBC (1300 - 1400)
Presenters: Crayton Walker and Matt Turner (Arts and Law)
Register: here


The following dates are currently available:

  • Wednesday 3 December
  • Wednesday 17 December


Seminar Organisers