conferences & events


Di Ciolla, N., Chatzidamianos, G., Nerantzi, C., Parry, A. Patil, S. S. and Sashikumar, S. (2021)  Block ‘n’ Flip. Boosting student engagement in the HE classroom in “Coronial” times, 6th Annual Flipped Learning Conference Post COVID 19: Evolution of the Classroom, University of Northern Colorado, 3-4 June 2021, invited

Di Ciolla, N., Nerantzi, C. and Bell, H. (2021) The ELSE Teacher’s manual, ELSE multiplier event, 14-15 June 2021, online

Di Ciolla, N., Nerantzi, C. and Bell, H. (2021) The ELSE Teacher’s manual, ELSE project event, 30 March 2021, online

Fransman, G., Corti, P., Frank, O. and Nerantzi, C. (2021) Together: The Values of Open Education. Collaborating Internationally and Creating an Openly Licensed Picture Book. Now what? #GOGNpb, Open Education Global Conference 2021, 27 September to 1 October, Nantes France

Hunter, A., Nerantzi, C., Withnell, N., Gillaspy, E., Sinfield, S., O’Brien, R., Spiers, A. and Tasler, N. (2021) The joys and fruits of cross-institutional collaboration using a community-based approach to boost creative learning and teaching, Academic Practice and Technology Conference 2021, 2 July 2021

Nerantzi, C. (2021) Kreativität in der Hochschullehre, 13 July 2021, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, SeLL –Service-Center für gutes Lehren und Lernen, invited, online

Nerantzi, C. (2021) Breaking free, 30 June 2021, Improvisation within Constraint: Reshaping a Learning Community in a Time of Change, Aberystwyth University’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, invited keynote, online

Nerantzi, C. (2021) GO-GN Fellowship panel, sharing experiences, GO-GN, 9 June, invited, online

Nerantzi, C. (2021) The power of human connections in learning and teaching, Embedding wellbeing series, University of Greenwich, 9 June 2021, invited contribution, online

Nerantzi, C. and Fairley, R. (2021) People of curiosities, VOICE: Annual PgCert Conference 2021, 21 June 2021, University of the Creative Arts, online, invite keynote, online

Nerantzi, C., Pulker, H., Corti, P., Roberts, V., Bentley, P., Fransman, G., Mathers, B. and Frank, O. (2021) The joys of open collaboration, stories from the GOGN picture book team, OERxDomains21 Conference, 22 April 2021, online

Wright, K. and Nerantzi, C. (2021) Innovation in teaching practice: Creativity in blended teaching 2, Advance HE, 13 April 21, online


16 Dec 2020  Online presence, Aldred, S., Matthews, L. & Nerantzi, C., ALT Winter Conference, 16 December, online

16 Dec 2020 Creativity and visual arts panel Graham, T., Nerantzi, C., Mathers, B., Wong, P. & Jandrell, M., ALT Winter Conference, 15-16 December, online, invited

16-20 Nov 2020 Interested in picture books? Then keep reading and find out more and help us shape one about open education by Nerantzi, C., Fransman, G., Pulker, H., Roberts, V., Bentley, P. Corti, P. Open Education Global Connect, online

16-20 Nov 2020 Open Education and Open Science for our Global Society during and after the COVID-19 Outbreak, presentation by Christian M. Stracke, Aras Bozkurt, Grainne Conole, Fabio Nascimbeni, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Ramesh Chander Sharma, Daniel Burgos, Karen Cangialosi, Glenda Fox, Jon Mason, Chrissi Nerantzi, Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu, María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Cleo Sgouropoulou and Jin Gon Shon, OE Global Conference, online

4 Nov 2020 Innovation in teaching practice: Creative sparks, a day event organised by Advance HE and offered in collaboration with Kathy Wright to explore creativity in learning and teaching within and across disciplines, online

14 Oct 2020 An open collaborative picture book project about open education, a GOGN Fellowship 2020 project, GOGN seminar

19 June 2020 Is adversity the real mother of invention? Remote event, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Network Virtual Vignette Event: “Getting Creative in Learning and Teaching at a Time of Crisis” with Prof. Alison James, Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), invited webinar, see here

27 March 2020 Igniting a spark: Creativity in Higher Education, Theme: Creativity and imagination in HE teaching and learning, Dr Gillian Judson, Dr. Jesse Stommel, Dr Chrissi Nerantzi, facilitated by Kathy Wright, Advance HE webinar

5-6 March 2020 Make, the story of a student and staff crafting community at Manchester Met, poster presentation, Nerantzi, C. Dignan R., Moravej, H., Brookes, D. and Chatzidamianos, G. at the Annual Symposium of the Association of National Teaching Fellows 2020 A decade of change? University of Aston, Birmingham

6 March 2020 MAKE, the value of social crafting to staff and student wellbeing and belonging, workshop Nerantzi, C. and Moravej, H. at the Annual Symposium of the Association of National Teaching Fellows 2020 A decade of Change? University of Aston, Birmingham

5 February 2020 Openness as uncreative practice, a provocation, Module Open Knowledge in HE part of the PgCert at the University of Manchester, Manchester, invited workshop


18 December 2019 Growing ideas: Creativity for leaders, playshop wih Haleh Moravej, Annual ManMet Professional Services Conference, Manchester

28-29 November 2019 Openness to stimulate the co-construction of creativity manifestos, Norman Jackson, Gillian Judson, Chrissi Nerantzi, OE Global 2019, Polimi, Milan, Italy

28-29 November 2019 Using Openness and International Collegiality to Improve Teaching Pedagogy, David Smith, Chrissi Nerantzi, Damian Keil, Gerasimos Chatzidamianos, Jacqueline Tinker, Heather Campbell, OE Global 2019, Polimi, Milan, Italy

20 November 2019 Developing teams and leaders, YMCA Conference, Manchester, invited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops

5 November 2019 Innovation in teaching practice: Creative sparks, a day event organised by Advance HE and offered in collaboration with Kathy Wright to explore creativity in learning and teaching within and across disciplines, London.

11 October 2019 Making a case for a playful law school, Prof. Alison James and Dr Chrissi Nerantzi, to the Games, Stories and Simulation Conference of Law Schools, London, invited keynote

10 October 2019 Building effective teams using LEGO, at the first Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, invited workshop

2 October 2019 Pick ‘n’ Mix professional development, workshop for the Flexipath project: Professional Development Capacity Building in Higher Education: Extending Provision for National Impact through a Flexible Pathways Approach, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick IT, Limerick, Ireland

1 October 2019 Flexible approaches to professional development for those teaching in higher education, webinar with Dr Gerasimos Chatzidamianos for the Flexipath project: Professional Development Capacity Building in Higher Education: Extending Provision for National Impact through a Flexible Pathways Approach, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick IT, Limerick, Ireland

19 June 2019 How a conversation can improve teaching practice, Dr David Smith, Dr Gerasimos Chatzidamianos, Dr Chrissi Nerantzi, Learning and Teaching Festival 12-21 June 19, University Teaching Academy, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

20 May 2019 The University is a playground, Educational Escapes, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, invited talk

24-26 April 2019 A bag of LEGO for your viva, Royal Geographical Society Postgraduate Conference 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, invited workshop

10-11 April 2019 (Re-)imagining an international open education conference and planning to make it happen, video contribution, Paola Corti and Chrissi Nerantzi, OER19 Conference Galway, Ireland

29 March 2019 Scaling up (inter)active learning and teaching, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, invited talk

5 March 2019 Open Education for an Open Future, with Susan Huggins, Paola Corti, CC Open Edu Platform: Web-a-thlon contribution, during Open Education Week

8 March 2019 Growing communal creativity through openness, Women in the open: experiences, perspectives and approaches, International Women’s Day Webinar, organised by Javiera Atenas, Frances Bell and Caroline Kuhn, Association for Learning Technology, invited short talk

6 February 2019 An open rebel, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, Manchester, invited talk

17 January 2019 Growing and spreading scholarship of teaching and learning and HE pedagogical research in the open, Pedagogic research conference, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, invited talk


3 October 2018 There is life after the PhD! At least for a phenomenographer… Invited webinar for the Graduate OER Global Network (GO-GN)

26 Sep 2018 Dare to be different: Academic Development FLEX the success story Invited webinar with Dr Gerasimos Chatzidamianos for the University Alliance

13 September 2018 Open Education Consortium, GO-GN, and UNESCO Mentoring Programme: Open Education for a Better World, Naomi Wahls, Dr Chrissi Nerantzi and Dr Alisher Abidjanov Colorado Department of Education – OER Council Denver, US

12 September 2018 Introducing Openness through the national professional development initiative for foreign language teachers in Uzbekistan that leads to recertification of the licence to practice with Naomi Wahls and Dr Alisher Abidjanov, an UNESCO supported project, Annual ALT Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

1-2 August 2018 UNESCO Open Education for a Better World – Becoming Open, with Naomi Wahls and Dr Alisher Abidjano, Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT)  Conference 2018, University of Colorado, Boulder, US

2 – 6 July 2018 Proposing opening-up the professional development of language educators in Uzbekistan, project workshop and review, Naomi Wahls, Chrissi Nerantzi and Dr Alisher Abidjanov, Open Education Design Conference, University of Nova Gorica, UNESCO Open Education for a better world programme, Vipana, Slovenia

10 June 2018 To παιχνίδι μάς τρέφει (We grow, through play), Speech, Award ceremony at the Robotics Academy, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, honourable speaker

9 June 2018 Ανοιχτή συλλογική δημιουργικότητα (open creativity), for MA ICT in Education students, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, invited workshop

22 May 2018 What fuels pedagogic innovation? Postgraduate Research Students Conference, School of Education, University of Leeds, Leeds, invited keynote

17 May 2018 Digital the new normal? Learning at lunch staff development session, University of Manchester, Manchester, invited

25-27 April 2018 Intercultural competency through VIEs, Massive Open Online Courses and Open Educational Resources in Uzbekistan, Naomi Walsh, Chrissi Nerantzi, Alisher Abidjanov, Unicollaboration Conference 2018, Krakow, Poland

26 April 2018 Towards free-range professional development of HE teachers, Open Education Global Conference, Delft, The Netherlands

24 April 2018 Introducing open educational practice for the professional development of language educators, UNESCO project with Naomi Wahls, Chrissi Nerantzi, Alisher Abidjanov, Open Education Global Conference, Delft, The Netherlands

12 April 2018 Introduction to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® for learning and teaching in higher education, University of Hull, Hull, invited workshop

11 April 2018 A professional conversation about a FLEX journey, webinar with Dr Gerasimos Chatzidamianos, flexinar series, AdvanceHE/Higher Education Academy, invited

13 February 2018 Designing for learning using pedagogical scaffolds, Open talk for colleagues working at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, invited talk

13 February 2018 On the big wide open playground, Creativity and critical thinking in HE module, offered to students on the MSc in Applied eLearning and MA in Higher Education Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, invited workshop

6 February 2018 The university as a playground London School of Economics, London, invited workshop

26 January 2018 UNESCO project in Uzbekistan: Open Education for a Better World, Naomi Wahls, Alisher Abidjanov, Chrissi Nerantzi, Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, University of Arizona, Tucson, US

18 January 2018 The Role of a Learning Technologist in Transforming Digital Learning Practices Across the University, Inside Government, London, invited contribution

10 January 2018 Interactive and creative teaching, Cheshire Learning and Teaching Day, Manchester Metropolitan University


12 December 2017 101 Open Stories Sprint  #YearOfOpen, 60 minute edit-a-thlon, ALT Winter Conference, with Penny Bentley, Jenni Hayman, Chrissi Nerantzi, Judith Pete, Viviane Vladimirschi

7 December 2017 Playing board-games to learn at uni, really? Seminar series “teaching matters”, University of Manchester, Manchester, invited guest speaker, related blog post written by Dr Kate Rowlands about this session is available at 

13 September 2017 Better together? Discussing collaborative online learning. Workshop with Dr Stephen Powell, TELfest, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

5-7 September 2017 Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLCs): Building and sustaining a webinar community of practice, Dr Rod Cullen, Calum Thomson, Chrissi Nerantzi, ALT Conference, Manchester.

4 July 2017 Co-imagineering the future university, playshop with Haleh Moravej, Ronald Macintyre, Edward Mihr Rebecca and Greenwich University students,  APT Conference, Greenwich University, London > week 1 here

1-31 July 2017 What are OER? invited to participate in the #yearofopen organised by the Open Education Consortium and contributed a set of activities and happenings throughout the month that engage individuals throughout the month. In collaboration with members of the #101openstories team.

4 April 2017 Pedagogic innovators, what makes them tick? HEFCE workshop, Birmingham

29 March 2017 Considering open: Advice for educators and researchers, EDEN webinar during Open Education Week, together with Catherine Cronin, Lorna Campbell, Dr Fabio Nascimbeni

8-10 March 2017 Opening-up the HE box through cross-boundary collaborative open learning in cross-institutional academic development, Open Education Global, Cape Town, South Africa

5-6 March 2017 Towards a cross-boundary collaborative open learning framework for cross-institutional academic development PhD update, GO-GN event, Cape Town, South Africa

24 Feb 2017 “A ticket for a cross-boundary higher education system. Just a dream?”, Educational Futures and Fractures Conference, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland

17 Feb 2017 Panel contribution about the Teaching Excellence Framework, representing the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows together with Prof. Simon Lancaster, World Summit 2017 of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows, Birmingham.


9 Dec 2016 “OMG MIY” Look/Make/Learn northern event organised by the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education  (ALDinHE) at the University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, invited workshop

6 Dec 2016 #101creativeideas challenge, ALT online Winter Conference 2016 with Ellie Hannan

3-4 Nov 2016 “The developer’s real new clothes… is cross-boundary learning the new cross-disciplinary learning?” 21st Annual SEDA Conference, Surviving and Thriving – Effective Innovation and Collaboration in the New Higher Education, Brighton

15 July 2016 “Playing with the everyday”, playshop with Caroline Baylis-Green, Rachel Kelly, Richard Thomas, during the Playful Learning Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 13-15 July 2016.

5 July 2016   “Opening- and joining-up a professional development module for teachers in higher education to create cultural development bridges”, Mind the gap, APT Conference, Greenwich University, London with Dr Nikos Fachantidis, Sandra Sinfield, Prof. Norman Jackson and Sue Watling

21 June 2016  “The use of digital portfolio aligned with the MMU FLEX CPD provision as a mechanism for demonstrating Good Standing”, with Kath Botham, Beyond Fellowship, HEA Conference, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham,

12 April 2016 “Developing a collaborative learning design framework for open cross-institutional academic development courses”, Global Open Education Conference, Open Education Consortium, Krakow, Poland, 12-14 April 2016, funded place by the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN)

10 April 2016 “I would probably find it quite hard if I had to do it in a foreign language” Exploring learner experiences in open cross-institutional and cross-cultural professional development courses in higher education, Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) event 10-11 April 2016, as part of the Global Open Education Conference, Krakow, Poland, see

2-3 March 2016  “www… wondering while wandering in the world of learning and teaching in higher education”, Digifest, JISC, Birmingham, invited keynote

24 February 2015 “Learning with LEGO in HE”, HEA workshop day with Dr Alison James, University of the Arts London,


15 Dec 2015 “My work as an open practitioner”, Towards a European Education Pioneers Network: sharing the best ideas and practices, 4th Education in the Digital Era Open Webinar by the Education in the Digital Era Team, invited speaker as One of the Five Open Education Europa Finalists, online

2-4 Dec 2015 “Playing for change – the role of creative activities in accelerating shifts in learning and teaching” with Dr Jenny Fisher, educa Berlin, Accelerating the Shift, Germany

11 Nov 2015 A taste of LEGO® Serious Play® for Higher Education with a twist, invited workshop for Games and Learning Special Interest Group, ALT, MMU event, Manchester

4 Nov 2015 “Pedagogic Innovators”, invited joined #BETTchat #LTHEchat via Twitter with Sue Beckingham

26 Oct 2015  “Is there a role for badges in Higher Education”, TLC webinar debate with Prof. Ale Armellini, online

11 Sep 2015 “A taste of LEGO® Serious Play® for Higher Education”, invited workshop for Hollings Collaborative Partners Conference, MMU event, Manchester

8-10 Sep 2015 “The power of open cross-institutional collaboration for connected professional development in higher education” with Sue Beckingham, Dr Diogo Casanova, Dr Kay Hack, Sheila MacNeill,  ALT-C Conference, Manchester

21 July 2015 “The issue of play in Higher Education” with Dr Alison James, LEGO in HE event, 2015, William Morris Gallery, London

15 July 2015 “A playground for learning”, with Dr Jenny Fisher, CELT Summer Conference, MMU, Manchester

15 July 2015 “What the Flex that…”, with Mike Lowe, CELT Summer Conference, MMU, Manchester

8 July 2015 “Emerging models of connected professional development. No way back?” with Sue Beckingham,  APT 2015: “Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age”, University of Greenwich, London

17-20 June 2015 “Portfolios as spaces for reflection, connection and discovery”, CAMEI Summer School, Thessaloniki, Greece – invited

18-20 June 2015 “Free-range professional development”, 2nd International Conference on Medical Education Informatics – MEI 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece – invited

12-13 May 2015 “Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)” with Sue Beckingham, LINQ 2015 Conference in Brussels, Belgium

24 April 2015 “Reflect ‘n’ share ‘n’ reflect again for individual and collective growth, an example from Academic Development”, workshop with Kath Botham and Dr Peter Gossman, e-Portfolios for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, One Day Conference, Imperial College, London

14-15 April 2015 “Nothing stops us now or mainstreamed open educational practices, real examples from HE” with Sue Beckingham, 6th International OER Conference: Mainstreaming Open Education, Cardiff

25 Feb 2015 “TOGETHER or finding each other in the messy world”, invited talk to ELESIG event, Liverpool John Moors University, Liverpool

20 Jan 2015 “Get involved!!! participatory bite-size CPD, cross-institutional examples from practice”, MELSIG event at Nottingham University, Nottingham, see

20 Jan 2015 “Video stories and scenarios for learning in the open”, MELSIG event at Nottingham University, Nottingham


13-14 Nov 2014 “Open cross-institutional academic CPD, expectations and value: a recent example” a workshop with Sue Beckingham, Opportunities and challenges for academic development in a post-digital age 19th Annual SEDA Conference, Nottingham

13-14 Nov 2014 “Use of Tweet Chats for distributed CPD within an open Community of Practice” poster presentation with Sue Beckingham and Peter Reed, Opportunities and challenges for academic development in a post-digital age 19th Annual SEDA Conference, Nottingham

11-12 Sept 2014 “Play brings openness or using a creative approach to evaluate an undergraduate unit and move forward together”, workshop with Haleh Moravej, RAISE Conference 2014: Student Engagement for all: Staff, Students and Community, MMU

17 Jul 2014 “Adventures outside MOOCland”, QAA MOOC Network meeting, Gloucester

8 July 2014 “I felt I knew everybody” learner experiences in an open cross-institutional  CPD course for teachers in Higher Education’, Connected learning in an open world Conference. APT2014, Greenwich University. London

4 July 2014   “Getting ready to pilot FLEX(ible Academic CPD) across the Hollings Faculty”, Pecha Kucha contribution with Anita Mitchell, CELT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Theme: T50@MMU: The Strategy for Learning and Teaching at MMU, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

4 July 2014 “Thinking inside-the-box as an enabler of innovative learning and teaching”, workshop with Haleh Moravej, CELT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Theme: T50@MMU: The Strategy for Learning and Teaching at MMU, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

2-3 July 2014 “It is really cool to learn together.” Is it? Exploring collaborative learning in an open professional development course for teachers in HE, Annual HEA Conference, Aston University, Birmingham

19 June 2014  “Participants’ and facilitators’ voices and their open learning ecologies, explorations into collaborative open online learning (COOL)”, Learning and Teaching Conference, Aiming High – Valuing Challenge in Teaching and Learning, poster presentation with Sue Beckingham, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

16-18 Jun 2014  “Promoting creativity in teaching and learning in Higher Education” with Dr Chris Smith and Andrew Middleton, ICED 2014 Stockholm

30 May 2014 “No doors, no locks! Students and teachers learning together in an open course”, contribution with Sue Beckingham (SHU), Designing Learning Landscapes: Mobile, Open, Inclusive Learning & Teaching Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London,

15-16 May 2014 “FLEX-ing our Pedagogical Muscles: locating change in the ‘matrix of complexity”, discussion paper and poster presentation with Penny Sweasey, SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2014 Engaging students: Engaging staff, Newcastle.

28-29 Apr 2014  “Speed networking for PhD students in open educational practice”, fringe workshop, OER14 Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle

28-29 Apr 2014  “LSP workshop: Building communities of open practice”, workshop with Dr Sean McCusker, OER14 Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle.

28-29 Apr 2014  “FDOL132 just a buzz?Poster presentation with Neil Withnell, OER14 Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle.

14 April 2014 “BYOD4L: our open magical box” shared contribution with Sue Beckingham and BYD4L facilitators, MMU MELSIG event, Smart Learning #3, CELT& Learning Innovation, Manchester.

11 April 2014 “Learning is mobile anyway”, invited webinar for MSc in Blended and Online Education, Edinburgh Napier University

3 April 2014 “My PhD baby steps or Year 1”, Postgraduate Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University

11 March 2014 “About chaos, the big wave, confusion and overcoming loneliness in Openland, invited presentation for the Open Education Event organised by the University of Sussex, Brighton,

23 Jan 2014 “Warning! Modelling effective mobile learning is infectious, an example from Higher Education”, invited presentation with Juliette Wilson, Nadine Munro, Gemma Lace-Costigan and Neil Currie, UCISA Good Practice event Effective Use of mobile technologies to enhance learning, teaching and assessment Received Best Case Study Award


12 Dec 2013 “FDOL a collaborative open online course” invited presentation at NW ALT SIG, MMU event, presented with Neil Withnell and Bernard Lisewski

15 Nov 2013  “Lego just a toy or also a tool to trigger reflection? Spicing up summative assessment within a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice”, 18th SEDA Conference Creativity in Educational Development, Bristol

6 Sep 2013, “Smart learning using Killer apps” with Alex Spiers, MEL SIG event, University of Huddersfield

6 Sep 2013 “A module in our pocket” with Liz Hannaford, MEL SIG event, University of Huddersfield

28 August 2013, “Sharing feedback openly: A crazy idea? An example from Academic Development”, with Juliette Wilson, eAssessment Conference Scotland, online contribution

6 June 2013, “Creative learning through creative teaching”, invited webinar for the University College Suffolk

29 May 2013, “Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL) course: experiences and implications for the future”, with Lars Uhlin and Maria Kvarnström, Centrum för medicinsk pedagogik (CME) vid Institutionen för Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik och, Sweden

28 May 2013, “The Academic Development landscape in the UK, a personal perspective”, invited seminar for educational developers and learning technologists, Karolinska Institutet Sweden

17 Apr 2013, “Would Plato love Lego? or making models to aid reflection within Academic Development”, invited inspirED presentation at the Univesity of Dundee, Scotland

26-27 Mar 2013, “OER video series Food for thought: CPD on-the-go by and for teachers in Higher Education”, OER13 Conference, Nottingham, available at

8 Feb 2013, “Killer Apps” with Alex Spiers MELSIG event Smart Devices, Sheffield Hallam University

8 Feb 2013, “Swap Shop” with Alex Spiers and Andrew Middleton, MELSIG event Smart Devices, Sheffield Hallam University


5 Dec 2012 “Visual communication”, invited webinar for the Creativity and Multicultural Communication (Massive Online Open Cource), organizer: Empire State College, State University of New York, site:

16 Nov 2012,  “Let’s play! – the value of game-based learning in Academic Development” workshop with Craig Despard, 17th Annual SEDA Conference, Excellence in Teaching: recognising, enhancing, evaluating and achieving impact, Aston Business School. Birmingham

24 Oct 2012 “Social learning through social media portfolios”, invited talk at Manchester University organised by JISC and Netskills, Newcastle University

29 Aug 2012, Discussing eAssessment with Dr Chris Smith, invited conversation at EduTalk Radio Station archived at    (our conversation starts 40min into this recording)

29 Aug 2012, “Social media eportfolio for learning and assessment”, with Dr. Chris Smith and Craig Despard, eAssessment Conference Scotland, Feeding back, Forming the future (webinar contribution)

19-22 June 2012, “Engaging learners through time-bound online role-play activities: using Elluminate to promote learner engagement” workshop with Dr. Chris Smith, STLHE 2012 Conference, Montreal, Canada

10 May 2012 “Towards free-range academic practice” invited presentation at the Spring Symposium, Hub for Education Research at Edinburgh Napier University

19 Apr 2012 “Social media portfolios for learning and assessment”, invited presentation with PGCAP participants, Sheffield Hallam University

19 Apr 2012 “Opportunities for cross-institutional open learning”, invited presentation, Sheffield Hallam University

3 Feb 2012 “Playing games in Higher Education”, discussing a mixed-reality game developed for the PGCAP, Thunderstorm session during MEL SIG event, University of Salford with Kirsty Pope and Neil Currie

3 Feb 2012 “Making great podcasts – lessons learnt”, workshop during the MEL SIG event, University of Salford with Alex Spiers


11 Dec 2011  “Play ‘n’ learn, spicing up teaching in Higher Education using a mixed-reality game, invited” webinar delivered with academics studying towards the PGCAP at the University of Salford, Creativity and Multicultural Communication (Massive Open Online Course), organizer: Empire State College, State University of New York, site:

7  Dec 2011 “Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC): Flexible bite-size staff development by, with and for academics” (workshop), selected case study, UCISA engaging hearts and minds, A showcase of best practice in engaging with academics in the use of technology enhanced learning, event at, University of Salford.

17-18 November 2011 “e-portfolios for learning” (workshop), 16 Annual SEDA Conference 2011, Using Technology to Enhance Learning, joined presentation with Currant N.

10-11 November 2011 “Freeing Education within and beyond Academic Development”, 10 European Conference on e-learning, University of Brighton (ECEL2011)

6-7 September 2011 “Open Learning Exchange (OLE) – collaborators wanted” (workshop), ALT-C 2011 – Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate, joined presentation with McGrath D and Morris, H.

6-8 July 2011 “Feedback conversations in a blended classroom” (pecha kucha) with Currant, N., Avramenko, A. and Harvey V., Education in a Changing Environment, 6th International Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, Salford.

6-8 July 2011 “MoRe (or) reflecting while dusting” (workshop), with Tomaskovic, S., workshop, Education in a Changing Environment, 6th International Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, Salford.

24 June 2011 “The TLC Programme” (thunderstorm presentation), MEL SIG event at the University of Glamorgan.

30-31 March 2011 “Not too much facilitation going on – Issues in Facilitating Online Problem-Based Learning within Academic Development” (presentation), Presentation at HEA HSP PBL Conference Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future: Evolution and Innovation in Problem-based Learning, University of Central Lancashire

25 Jan 2011 “Formative Feedback in the blended classroom – how an e-portfolio can create a student-tutor dialogue to improve learning” (presentation) with Neil Currant, Dr. Alex Avramenko and Vicki Harvey during the Good Practice Event: Students’ Journey with Technology Enhanced Learning, ADU, University of Salford

25 Jan 2011 “I wanted to connect – lessons learnt from an online PBL trial within Academic Development” (presentation)  Good Practice Event: Students’ Journey with Technology Enhanced Learning, ADU, University of Salford


27 October 2010 “Mobile Reflections, using ipadio and phones to develop reflective skills and provide formative feedback” (presentation and demo), Media-enhanced Feedback event, MELSIG and ASSEL, Sheffield, more info at the MEL SIG wiki Sheffield Event

21 Apr 2010 “Mobile Reflections Pilot within Initial Teacher Training” (thunderstorm presentation), Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MEL SIG), University of Sunderland


11 Dec 2009 “Give learning on-the-go a go” (workshop) Success North Winter Conference ‘Get Connected’, Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training, Newcastle College.

15 May 2009 “Audio feedback” (thunderstorm presentation) Learning Technology Group Conference: e-assessment and e-feedback, University of Lancaster Conference

13 May 2009 “Teaching and Learning 21” (workshop), Inaugural Meeting of HE in FE Practitioner’s Group (HEFEPG), University of Sunderland

1 April 2009 “e-learning communities” (poster presentation) North-East Universities, Regional Teaching & Learning Conference, Durham University

Feb 2009 “Audio feedback at the University of Sunderland” (thunderstorm presentation) Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes Special Interest Group (PPP SIG), University of Leicester

2 thoughts on “conferences & events

  1. Hello Chrissi
    We are excited to be attending the ELESIG event and look forward to your talks.

    I am a lecturer in education studies at Blackburn University Centre and in collaboration with ELESIG, we have planned to host the event via a live webinar for our students. We hope that students will be able to direct questions to speakers via a dedicated twitter feed. This is quite experimental for us but we are hoping for a positive outcome and a good experience for all involved.

    Would you be happy for our students to direct questions to you via a twitter feed on the day?

    Look forward to hearing from you

    • Hi Lucy,

      Lovely to hear from you and thank you for making this event possible and inviting me. Very happy for you to connect with your students via Twitter. Perhaps if you will be using an ELESIG hashtag, we could use this, to promote the event further? If we connect via a Google hangout, questions could also be shared in the chat there? Please let me know what you would prefer.

      Thanks again for getting in touch. Looking forward to connecting later this month.


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