Date of release: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

APT conference 2 July 2013Education professionals from the UK and overseas will gather at Greenwich for the 11th annual Academic Practice and Technology (APT) conference on Tuesday 2 July.

This one-day international event will bring together those involved in innovative, technology-enhanced work in higher education, including practitioners, researchers, students and managers. Discussions will focus on digital engagement, e-learning, open education, employability and work-based learning.  

A welcome address from Professor David Maguire, the university's Vice-Chancellor, will be followed by a keynote presentation by Rachel Armstrong, from the School of Architecture, Design & Construction, on The challenges and opportunities in university learning for a networked and radically open age.

Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University, will end the conference in a keynote on surviving the year of the MOOC.

Simon Walker, Head of the university's Educational Development Unit and organiser of the event, says: "We spend increasing amounts of our time in online spaces, so understanding the implications for learning is crucial.

"The conference is a wonderful opportunity to discuss critical approaches to technology that are impacting upon learning and employment prospects."

The event is hosted by the university's eCentre and supported by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Jisc, the UK's expert on digital technology for education and research.

Last year Greenwich was praised for its "excellent and innovative" teaching by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts MP when he visited the university for the launch of a new national report on university teaching.

The conference on 2 July takes place in Queen Anne Court at the Greenwich Campus. For more details:

To request further information, contact: or visit the university's eCentre.

Greenwich's Educational Development Unit supports teaching and learning across the university, the higher education sector and in the wider community. 

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