The ITTE Conference 2010 – Liverpool Hope University

| July 6, 2010 | 6 Comments 

And now, a short drive across Liverpool, to Liverpool Hope University to present a keynote speech for the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) Conference

This year’s summer conference is titled “This time ITs personal”.

Mike Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Primary ICT Co-ordinator here at Hope University, explains, “The conference seeks to explore the many facets of personalised learning, in primary, secondary and tertiary education. Of course, there have been many changes in the last month regarding various technology providers as the government has sought to change things to reflect its own philosophy. How will these affect our courses, students, and their teaching?”

Mike has a responsibility for developing opportunities for the Primary Team CPD and teaches on the Masters Programme as well as the PGCE and BAQTS pathways at all levels. He is responsible for the development of the Primary ICT ITE courses and their administration. This involves writing the course materials and developing a personalised learning approach with the team.

One of the other keynotes later this week will be provided by Sugata Mitra Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University.

“ITTE aims to promote the education and professional development of teachers in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning with ICT in all phases of education.”

The ITTE was formed in 1986 and since then “has supported the initial teacher training departments of universities and colleges of education in the United Kingdom with respect to the permeation of information communication technology (ICT) throughout all aspects of the learning process”.

A huge THANK YOU to Mike Richardson for looking after us so beautifully during our visit, and to Richard Lyall, Conference Administator, for keeping us so well informed and organised in preparation for the event.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. fiona kelly says:

    Thank you for reminding me why ict is empowering and for revitalising my sadly flagging enthusiasm. Have now re-logged onto my twitter account, and yes am following. Tomorrow I will use wordle to form character descriptions – this Mike Richardson will be able to confirm, as his son is in my class.

  2. Carl Simmons says:

    Thanks for an invigorating end to the day. What a fabulous whistle-stop tour of teaching, learning and technology integrated together into some great project ideas.

  3. Mike Richardson says:

    What an inspiring day. My son was mystified (scuse pun) as to how I new he was wordling today!! Thanks Mrs Kelly. This has really set the tone for the conference with loads reaching for iphones or smart phones to capture urls and notes.

  4. Graham Jarvis says:

    Thanks for a great session which showed the potential of ICT as well as what fun it could be as well as enhancing many aspects of children’s learning. Thanks

  5. Helen Boulton says:

    An excellent presentation which has inspired me to look at lots of new educational websites, develop my powerpoints to try to emulate the engagement of yours, and join Twitter (I’m now following you!).

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