Category Archives: Conferences

HEA STEM conference 2014

A couple of weeks ago I attended the HEA STEM conference in Edinburgh.  I was a bit out of my comfort zone for a couple of reasons – first because I’m a philosopher, and STEM scares me a bit, and … Continue reading

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eAssessment Scotland Conference 2013

I spent yesterday at the 5th annual eAssessment Scotland conference at Dundee University.  This is the third year I’ve attended, and it was odd not to be presenting for once (2 years ago Kenji asked me and Steve Draper to … Continue reading

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Facebook, subjective well-being, and use

There’s been a lot of hype in the media recently about a report that apparently show that using Facebook makes you miserable.  It’s making for sensational headlines, so the appeal to journalists is obvious, but what should we think about it … Continue reading

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International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education

I was due to attend this conference back in June, but due to being suddenly signed off sick I was unable to attend.  However, my co-presenters Niall Barr, Lorna Love and Shazia Ahmed did present papers at the conference which … Continue reading

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ALT-C 2012 – a confrontation with reality

I spent most of last week down in Manchester at the ALT-C 2012 – a confrontation with reality conference.  Unusually for me I was not presenting (I had not submitted anything for consideration), so this was a chance for me to … Continue reading

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eAssessment Scotland Conference 2012: “Feeding Back, Forming the Future”

Last Friday I attended the eAssessment Scotland conference at the University of Dundee: “Feeding Back, Forming the Future”.  Now in its fourth year, this was the second time I had attended. Last year Steve Draper and I were invited to … Continue reading

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This year I attended the 2012 International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference for the first time as both a delegate and as a presenter (I’d had a co-authored paper accepted last year, but had not been able to attend).   It … Continue reading

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