Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference 2018: Transformation (#BLTC18) by George Roberts · June 14, 2018 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: Book now for the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference on 14 June 2018. #BLTC18. @BrookesStaffhttps://t.co/iqo8e3anc0 pic.twitter.com/6Z6Vu9W76C — OCSLD (@ocsld) April 30, 2018 Well it started last year... and has some provenance. Here we go again! Blue touch paper lit for Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference @BrookesStaff @ocsld #BLTC18 "Transformation" https://t.co/eIdGa3Xkv0 — George Roberts (@georgeroberts) June 13, 2018 OCSLD welcomed new Head, Jackie Potter. Settling in to enjoy my first Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference #bltc18 with @georgeroberts and Andrea Macrae — Jacqueline Potter (@Jac_Potter) June 14, 2018 And the University said farewell to Julie McLeod. Prof Julie McLeod's very last day at @oxford_brookes – how appropriate that it should be one of the days when Brookes shows how much it values learning & teaching, #BLTC18 . @georgeroberts hands over the bouquet 🙂 — Hazel Rothera (@hrothera) June 14, 2018 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“. Hanesworth: inclusivity is about designing learning that’s meaningful, relevant and accessible to all. We must interrogate our practices to ensure we’re enabling potential. Eg, written unseen exam very dominant in UK, not necessarily elsewhere. #BLTC18 — Dr Anne Osterrieder (@AnneOsterrieder) June 14, 2018 And we were off! The programme is here: BLTC18-programme-poster Busy day and a lot of dialogue. #BLTC18 Hanako Fujino answers the pros and cons of group chats to enhance engagement in the classroom. pic.twitter.com/yBDXfSvrPC — Simon Llewellyn (@SiLlewellyn) June 14, 2018 No, it wasn’t empty! Our colleagues @hrothera @maniccharlie @DanCr0ft and Gerard Helmich are speaking at the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference today. We'll let them decide who's who in this picture! (If you want to find them at the conference, their name badges may be more useful) #bltc18 pic.twitter.com/lb14THM0uW — Brookes Library (@BrookesLibrary) June 14, 2018 Themes The theme of racism was woven through many sessions: It's great to hear @L_Bunce talking about race, discrimination and education, before I head down the hill to hear from the fab @renireni this evening! #bltc18 — Charlie Brampton (@maniccharlie) June 14, 2018 And gender: Thinking particularly about the performative aspects of lecturing – physical presence, voice, using the space, storytelling & lifting written text off the page. @GeorginaDalton comments gender can be key factor in feelings about voice & physical stance… #BLTC18 — Hazel Rothera (@hrothera) June 14, 2018 #BLTC18 The Living Lecture with @roger_dalrymple and @GeorginaDalton just started! Promising … pic.twitter.com/vxtyISriN6 — Irmgard Huppe (@Irmgard) June 14, 2018 Really sorry I missed that one! There were so many sessions I wanted to attend. Lawyers for social justice: Hackathon let students work in teams (but not for an assessment) to make a real, concrete contribution to law. One of the resources created: https://t.co/BTHvuklxQb #bltc18 @brookes_law — Charlie Brampton (@maniccharlie) June 14, 2018 And @maniccharlie also spoke for part-time and working learners So good (esp for mature or pt students) to have a one-day development opportunity, not something that takes masses of time over the year, like mooting competitions can #bltc18 @brookes_law — Charlie Brampton (@maniccharlie) June 14, 2018 And Lorna Shires on the Wire #BLTC18 Lorna Shires has introduced me to The Wire I will be following up on ‘juking the figures’ — Carmel Capewell (@CarmelCapewell) June 14, 2018 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. It was great to be a part of the Brookes Learning & Teaching conference today #BLTC18 @MOReS_OBU @hls_research @OBU_Nutrition pic.twitter.com/3yiQHZn2cF — Shelly Coe (@Dr_ShellyC) June 14, 2018 More poster photos: The VR museum of anthropology has new displays Recapitulation and advance And we ended as we mean to go on. Conference round up. Thought provoking presentations, posters and demonstrations. Thank you for your contributions. #BLTC18 pic.twitter.com/60LRnt3O9X — Fiona L Smith (@tredentina) June 14, 2018 #bltc18 final reflections from the panel exposes just how diverse yet inter-related the presentations and themes at the Brookes learning and teaching conference. Great day in my first weeks in post @oxford_brookes Congrats and hats off to @tredentina @georgeroberts @ocsld — Jacqueline Potter (@Jac_Potter) June 14, 2018 #BLTC18 has demonstrated that we all believe education is about transformation not transaction, argues Berry O'Donovan as she previews the #BLTC19 conference theme of "Rising to the Challenge". — Hazel Rothera (@hrothera) June 14, 2018 Let us know what you think of the Brookes Learning and Teaching conference. Link to evaluation form.