We’ve recently started exploring ways of collaborating with a large university in the UK – Nottingham Trent (NTU)- on SoTL related activities. So, whether it be through cross-institutional communities of practice, co-creation of resources, sabbatical opportunities or co-hosting events, we can see great potential for creating opportunities for staff to engage in rich, creative international collaborations!
As a start, we have been invited to participate in NTU’s Festival of Learning which will take place on Tuesday 16th June. The theme is Active Collaborative Learning and we have a lot of that going on across the college, so it’s a perfect opportunity to share your work. There are logistics to consider – the time difference is a challenge and of course we are not physically present – but it is a chance to experiment with some new formats (podcasts, tweetchats, webinars etc.). There is a call for contributions out (deadline March 20th), so if you are interested in taking part, please contact Natasha Taylor.
(We will be developing a special episode of the Open Classrooms podcast, so please get in touch if you’d like to contribute to that!)