The Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning (CDTL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is hosting the online Higher Education Campus Conference (e-HECC) on 8 December 2020 (Tue), 9am to 12.30pm and 9 December 2020 (Wed), 9am to 12nn.
The aims of e-HECC are for NUS colleagues and students to
- discuss and share their practices through connecting learning, research and teaching, and in recognition that each of these informs the other;
- continue engaging the NUS community to participate in conversations on critical as well as emerging issues concerning teaching, learning, and research in higher education.
This year’s theme is “Re-examining learning, research, and teaching in challenging contexts: From disruption to possibilities”. It builds upon many recent conversations on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing new workplace demands and needs, as well as developing interdisciplinary programmes, all in the context of the pervasiveness of digital education. One key question is: “How have these recent changes affected our curricula, materials, as well as our approaches to assessment and feedback in our respective teaching and learning contexts?”
We invite contributions that focus on critical reflections or report research studies that address the following issues in a context where previously entrenched learning, research, and teaching activities are disrupted or need to change. Specifically, contributions should address one of the following questions:
- How do we ensure that students build a community of learning that connects them with one another and with ourselves in the context of digital education?
- What are key considerations for curricular change(s)?
- How might pedagogy need to change?
- How are assessments and feedback to be re-thought?
- How do we effectively support students in engaging with materials in the context of digital education and online tools?