The Heads of eLearning Forum (HeLF) is a network of senior staff engaged in promoting, supporting and developing technology enhanced learning (TEL). We have 140 nominated Heads from UK higher education institutions and a regular programme of well attended events.

7 Apr 2017

40th HeLF meeting: Learning spaces - Changing Perspectives

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UCISA's Learning Spaces Toolkit 2016 | CC BY-NC-ND

O ur 40th HeLF meeting was held at University of Birmingham on Thursday 16th March. The morning speakers introduced the Head of Media Services and Librarian's perspectives on Learning Spaces. Members of HeLF were also given a print copy of the UCISA, AUDE, SCHOMS' Learning Spaces Toolkit advocating a codesigned and pedagogy-led approach in the design process. Brian Irwin, new Chair of HeLF, spoke about the working priorities for the newly elected steering group in the coming months:

Learning Spaces Toolkit phase I & II - Caroline Pepper, SCHOMS vice-chair and Learning Environments manager,  University of Loughborough;

Academic Library as Learning Spaces: a librarian perspective - Pete Ryan, SCONUL and Director of Library and Learning Resources, Canterbury Christ Church University.

The afternoon was reserved for group discussions, Learning Spaces case studies at University of Birmingham and an update on the on-going work of UCL in developing better learning spaces, good practice and their A/V procurement framework:

Update on the Learning Spaces at UCL -  Paul Burt, Learning Spaces Manager, Digital Education, UCL;

Collaborative Teaching Laboratories - Joe Berry, TEL Hub Partnership and Development Manager, University of Birmingham;

Learning Space Development, Pedagogy and The Student Experience - Ollie Ireson, Learning Space Development Officer, University of Birmingham.

Wednesday 7th June at Newcastle University on the theme of VLE reviews