Free online seminars (Netskills)

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From the Doctoral School inbox:

Netskills is running a free online seminar series, with David White, University of Oxford and Alan Cann, University of Leicester as the first confirmed speakers.  Delivered entirely online, these seminars offer a convenient way to hear exceptional speakers exploring interesting and relevant topics concerning technology and education today.

Tue 21 Jun, 1-2pm; The Rhetoric of Openness, Dave White

More information & pre-registration:

In the first seminar on 21 June, Dave White considers “The Rhetoric of Openness” exploring what openness online means from a teaching and learning perspective and looking at some of the tensions that arise when traditional organisations attempt to appropriate the notion of ‘open’.  Find out more about Dave White’s seminar on 21st June here:

Mon 27 Jun, 1-2pm; Supporting Researcher Engagement With Social Tools, Alan Cann

More information & pre-registration:

In the second seminar on 27 June, Dr Alan Cann discusses his experience of “Supporting Researcher Engagement With Social Tools” over the last few years, arguing for less emphasis on technology and tools and more on the virtues of communities of practice and personal learning networks.  Find out more about Dr Alan Cann’s seminar on 27th June here:

Please feel free to circulate these details amongst colleagues and contacts.

Future sessions: If you are interested in delivering an online seminar for Netskills – we’d love to hear from you. See you online next week!


Lisa Vincent
Training & Administration Co-ordinator

JISC Netskills is a JISC Advance service hosted at Newcastle University


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