EdTech Conference 2019

Dundalk IT, May 30th and 31st 2019

Speakers

Announcing our EdTech 2019 keynote speakers

Keith Smyth

Professor of Pedagogy, University of the Highlands and Islands

Keith Smyth is Professor of Pedagogy at the university, and leads the Learning and Teaching Academy. Keith works with colleagues across the university on strategic learning and teaching developments, funded projects and supporting staff to engage in educational research. Much of this work is taken forward through the activities of the Learning and Teaching Academy.

Keith has particular interests in co-creative pedagogies and curriculum models, open education, technology-enhanced learning, educational strategy and policy, and developing pedagogic research and scholarship. He has written and presented widely in these areas, and has undertaken funded projects for organisations including the Higher Education Academy, Jisc, Scottish Funding Council, Ministry of Defence, and NHS.

Joint keynote: Friday 31st of May 2019

Sheila McNeil

Senior Lecturer (Digital Learning), Glasgow Caledonian University

Sheila MacNeill is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Learning and is part of the Academic Development Team. Sheila’s remit covers strategic direction, pedagogic guidance and practical support to staff in embedding digital learning across the curriculum as well as supporting a range of staff CPD opportunities. Sheila also works with colleagues across the University to support the development of approaches open education practice. Open-ness is at the heart of Sheila’s professional practice and she regularly blogs about her adventures and musing in and around the use of technology in education at howsheilaseesit.wordpress.com. Sheila is a Trustee and current Vice Chair of ALT (Association for Learning Technology) and a previous winner of the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year. She has also co-edited a book with Keith Smyth on Conceptualising the Digital University.

Joint Keynote: Friday 31st of May 2019

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