The 8th Annual SALT Learning and Teaching Conference ‘Inspiring Teaching, Engaging Students, Enhancing Assessment’ was held on Tuesday 28th June 2016 at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Campus, Swansea University.
We had a diverse range of sessions including presentations, workshops, lightning talks and poster sessions.Professor Martin Weller from the Open University provided our Keynote talk .
Digital and Open scholarship – what’s it got to do with me?
In his talk Martin Weller explored how digital and open approaches are changing aspects of scholarly practice. He considered the ‘open’ landscape, and how we can navigate our way through it. Whether it is open access, open courses or open educational practice there are elements that will impact upon everyone in universities. As well as the potential benefits, the ‘darker’ sides of online identity and practice were explored including trolling and digital inequality.
Martin Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University in the UK. He chaired the OU’s first elearning course in 1999 with 15,000 students, and has been the VLE Director at the OU. He was part of the team that initiated the OpenLearn project and is currently Director of the OER Research Hub project. He is author of the books The Digital Scholar and The Battle for Open and holds the ICDE Chair in OER. He blogs at edtechie.net