21st-22nd March 2018 | United Kingdom

Alastair Robertson

Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement
University of Abertay Dundee

Dr Alastair Robertson is Director of Teaching and LearningEnhancement at Abertay University with responsibility for overseeing thedevelopment and successful implementation of the institution’s teaching andlearning enhancement strategy and related plans. Prior to joining Abertay in2013, Alastair worked for a number of years supporting quality enhancement atthe national level through positions at the Higher Education Academy (2005-13)and QAA Scotland (2003-05). As well as QE more generally, he has particularinterests in the areas of national HE policy development, strategic change andgraduate employability. His background is in scientific research (solid stateinorganic chemistry) and he previously held positions at the Universities ofAberdeen and St Andrews.

3:30 PM Workshop C: Improving the Student Experience through Learning Space Design

Rising fees, emerging technology and the introduction of new frameworks has created an environment where students expect more from the investment. As they start to behave more like consumers, pressure is applied to the HE sector to adapt and evolve their offerings to remain competitive and ensure they attract, retain and engage students throughout their entire journey. This workshop will focus on improving experience through new teaching methods and emerging technology in both physical and virtual spaces.

By participating in this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Create an environment that will effectively support the student journey and improve engagement and experience
  • Leverage technology and teaching methods to enhance student engagement
  • Capture qualitative and quantitative data from students
  • Foster active learning and social interaction
  • Assess, interpret and apply key findings to improve existing learning spaces
  • Develop new pilot learning spaces that support best practice in teaching, learning, and campus planning

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Alastair.

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