The TLC is an exciting informal cross-institutional collaboration to provide joint CPD opportunities for everybody teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education.
Our aim is to bring together colleagues from different disciplines, institutions and countries. TLCs are also open to students in HE and we are very interested in including students’ contributions to the programme. Together, we will discuss and debate a variety of current teaching and learning topics in a series of monthly webinars which will be a great opportunity to reflect on our practice but also share good practice and find out what is happening beyond our own institutional walls in the more global HE landscape.
All webinars and social media activities are open to the wider community to join and will be advertised locally at participating institutions but also via social media channels. Please feel free to share the link to the TLC programme and individual webinars with others who might also be interested.
The TLC idea was conceived by Chrissi Nerantzi as an openly licensed bite-size CPD initiative for and by academics when working at the University of Salford and offered there as a blended model in 2011 and 2012 (Related research: Nerantzi, C. (2011) Teaching and Learning Conversations. Flexible, bite-size staff development by, with and for academics, UCISA Best Practice guide on Engaging Academics with TEL, available at http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/publications/engaging.aspx, pp. 4-8.) After joining MMU in 2013, Chrissi introduced the TLCs as a cross-institutional initiative and in 2015/16 a rotating organising group was established.
In January 2018, the Association for Learning Technology joined the TLCs and we are looking forward to further organisations joining us. If you are interested, please get in touch with the team. Thank you.
Artwork by Ellie Livermore and Chrissi Nerantzi