Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference 2018: Transformation (#BLTC18)

Last year I used Storify to curate social media content from BLTC17. Well, life moves on. Storify didn’t. Alan Levine suggests (as he often does) rolling your own with WordPress. This year, for BLTC18, “Transformation”, I will see how WordPress embed looks.

It started like this:

Well it started last year... and has some provenance.

Here we go again!

OCSLD welcomed new Head, Jackie Potter.

And the University said farewell to Julie McLeod.

I was the flower boy. Anyone has photos of the bouquets, please post them.

Pauline Hainsworth gave the Keynote

Transforming teaching, enhancing learning: embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in the curriculum“.

And we were off! The programme is here:



Busy day and a lot of dialogue.

No, it wasn’t empty!


The theme of racism was woven through many sessions:

And gender:

Really sorry I missed that one! There were so many sessions I wanted to attend.

Lawyers for social justice:

And @maniccharlie also spoke for part-time and working learners

And Lorna Shires on the Wire

Should it all be recorded?

Would I, would you, if they were all recorded? Would you attend again? Like the wind on fog over the hills, the immediate blows away leaving a clearer view of the way ahead.

Great year for posters

It was the best year we had in a long time for posters.

More poster photos:


The VR museum of anthropology has new displays


Recapitulation and advance

And we ended as we mean to go on.

Let us know what you think of the Brookes Learning and Teaching conference. Link to evaluation form.




About the author

George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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