Owner: Keith Smyth
Group members: 10
Announcing Write-TEL 2
Following a successful first run last year, which saw several participants produce their first published paper relating to their work in the area of technology-enhanced learning, Write-TEL (Writing for Publication in Technology-Enhanced Learning) is back!
What is Write-TEL 2?
Write-TEL 2 is an online initiative that provides colleagues with a well supported, developmental opportunity to write for publication in the area of technology-enhanced learning. It is aimed at colleagues working in Higher Education, or another area of education, who feel they are doing good work in the area of technology-enhanced learning, teaching and assessment, and who would like to disseminate this more widely through producing their first TEL related paper for publication via a peer-reviewed conference, journal, or other published outlet.
Write-TEL 2 is being offered by a cross-institutional team from Edinburgh Napier University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Aston University, and the University of Salford.
Places on Write-TEL are limited, due to the one-to-one support participants receive, but are open to colleagues from across and also beyond the partner institutions. Write-TEL 2 is free to participate in, although we will ask for your time and commitment as detailed below!
What does Write-TEL 2 involve?
Write-TEL comprises a series of four online ‘writing for publication’ workshops, and associated one-to-one and peer support activities, starting mid-May 2012 and concluding end of July 2012 with the final preparation of submissions for a chosen journal or other publication outlet.
Participants will be asked to take part in each of the online workshops (although they will be recorded if there are any you can’t make), and to devote an average of 3 hours a week to the online and writing activities that will take place between the workshops.
In return, you will also receive one-to-one ‘critical friend’ support from one of the Write-TEL 2 team: Julia Fotheringham (Edinburgh Napier University); Chrissi Nerantzi (University of Salford); Dr Keith Smyth (Edinburgh Napier University); Karen Strickland (Edinburgh Napier University); Dr Panos Vlachopoulos (Aston University); and Dr Nicola Whitton (Manchester Metropolitan University) who will also be leading the online workshops.
The online workshops for Write-TEL 2 will take place real-time in Blackboard Collaborate, with peer support and other online activities taking place in Moodle.
The general themes, dates and times (in UK time) for the online workshops are as follows:
Introduction to writing and getting published in TEL (Friday May 18th, 2.00-3.30pm)
Writing for your chosen outlet (Friday June 1st, 2.00-3.30pm)
Drafting and review (Friday June 29th, 2.00-3.30pm)
Final preparation and submission (Friday July 27th, 2.00-3.30pm)
To find out a little more about what Write-TEL 2 will involve, you may want to read about the first run of Write-TEL in 2011. You can find a short article in the October 2011 issue of Edinburgh Napier University’s Teaching Fellows Journal. Alternatively there is a full report including participant evaluations in the recent UCISA Best Practice Guide Engaging hearts and minds: engaging with academics in the use of technology-enhanced learning.
Please contact Keith Smyth at Edinburgh Napier University (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries about Write-TEL 2, or if you would like to take part.
The deadline for registrations is Monday the 14th May.
Write-TEL 2 is funded through an Edinburgh Napier University Teaching Fellowship Grant.
Brief description: Write-TEL 2 (Writing for Publication in Technology-Enhanced Learning)