Recent conference presentations in Denmark and London by Dr Christopher Wiley
Dr Christopher Wiley, Senior Lecturer in Music and BMus Programme Director, addressed the Turning Technologies User Conference 2012 at Aarhus University, Denmark on Tuesday 19 June.In a presentation entitled 'Using Electronic Voting Systems in the Arts and Humanities', Dr Wiley argued for the largely unrecognised potential of electronic voting systems to enhance academic practice in disciplines other than the sciences and business.
Drawing on his use of the technology as a music lecturer as well as his original research, Dr Wiley illustrated his presentation with examples from his teaching on the Spice Girls, Jerry Springer: The Opera, and heavy metal, as well as from student focus groups and academic skills classes.
Dr Wiley was one of six speakers to lead parallel sessions during the conference, selected from over 50 proposals received. The conference was the first of its kind to be held in Continental Europe, with participating delegates from countries including the US, Denmark, the UK, France, Germany, Holland, and Spain.
Download the conference agenda and the full programme.
'Learning at City' conferenceSix days earlier Dr Wiley presented a separate paper on assessment and feedback at City University London's Fourth Annual 'Learning at City' Conference on Wednesday 13 June.
Dr Wiley's paper was entitled 'Divided by a Common Language? Evaluating Students' Understanding of the Vocabulary of Assessment and Feedback at City University London' and asked whether certain key terms used in assessment and feedback practices might hold a subtly different meaning for students than for staff, presenting evidence from a series of consultations with students.
Further information about this conference, including the full programme, abstracts, and speaker biographies, is available from the Learning at City 2012 webpages.