Presentations

Presentations, workshops, seminars and webinars relating to aspects of learning, technology, education and inclusion, or cutting across these areas. This includes invited and also non-published talks and presentations. Published peer-reviewed conference papers are listed on the Publications page.

Forthcoming

Smyth, K. (2017) Situating digital space and place within the Porous University. Guest speaker session for 2017 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 5th-6th June.

Rayner, M. and Smyth, K. (2017) Advancing theory and practice in research-based learning and teaching: Moving forward with a university-wide initiative. Presentation at University of the Highlands and Islands Learning and Teaching Conference 2017: Informing, Inspiring and Innovating. Inverness Campus, Inverness, 19th-20th June.

Smyth, K. and Davies, G. (2017) Developing Educational Research at UHI: Where are we now and where might we go? Discussion session at University of the Highlands and Islands Learning and Teaching Conference 2017: Informing, Inspiring and Innovating. Inverness Campus, Inverness, 19th-20th June.

Smyth, K. (2017) Beyond bounded curricula in Higher Education: challenges in engagement, inclusion and programme leadership. Keynote for UWS Programme Leaders Conference: Creating Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, 28th June.

Smyth, K. (2017) Keynote (title tbc) for Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Conference, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, 14th September.


Keynotes and plenaries

Smyth, K. (2016) Disruption, displacement, deconstruction: ‘third space’ thinking in education and community. Keynote for Relate North 2016. Practising Place: Heritage, Art and Design for Creative Communities. Shetland Islands, 8th-10th November.

Smyth, K. (2016) How inclusive is open education? Keynote for Lead (Linking Education and Disability) Scotland Annual Conference, Are We There Yet? Improving lifelong and life wide learning journeys for disabled people, Perth UHI, Perth, 9th June.

Smyth, K. (2016) Sustainable assessment and feedback. Keynote for School of Engineering and Computing: Educational Away Day. University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus, Ayr, 3rd June.

Smyth, K. (2016) The Learning and Teaching Academy at UHI. Keynote for Interact@WHC. West Highland College UHI, Fort William, 15th February.

Smyth, K. (2016) Seventy locations, ten years of technology-enhanced learning, one university. Keynote for Digital Teaching – Challenges and Opportunities Convention, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany, 13th-14th January.

Smyth, K. (2015) Investigating and enhancing the staff experience with e-learning and learning technologies: what do we know and what can we do to move forward? Keynote for ELESIG Scotland Event, University of St Andrews, 23rd November. Recording available at https://vimeo.com/147087126

Smyth, K. (2015) Practice, Praxis, Place: Locating educational development in the scholarship of learning and teaching. Keynote for SEDA 20th Annual Conference, Scholarship and educational development: The importance of using an evidence base for learning and teaching, St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff, 19th-20th November.

Smyth, K. (2015) Opening the door. Keynote for UHI Postgraduate Research Conference 2015: Research degrees – Opening the box. Hosted by Lews Castle College UHI at An Lanntair, Stornoway, 9th-11th November.

Smyth, K. (2015) Negotiating the spaces between and within: challenges of curriculum, transition, and open practice in HE. Keynote for Royal Conservatoire Scotland Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Glasgow, 15th September.

Smyth, K. (2015) Engaging our learners in digital spaces: meeting expectations and supporting transitions. Keynote for Canterbury Christ Church University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Canterbury, Kent, 8th July.

Smyth, K. (2015) Developing pedagogic scholarship and research at UHI. Keynote for Perth College UHI Staff Conference – Opportunities for All: Enhancement and Growth. Perth College UHI, Perth, 19th June.

Smyth, K. (2015) Technology and emerging pedagogical approaches to extend good practice. Keynote and workshop for North Highland College UHI Staff Conference – Enhancing Learning and Teaching, NHC UHI, Thurso, 15th June.

Smyth, K. (2015) Reconceptualising ‘curriculum’ for digital engagement in Higher Education. Keynote for SOLSTICE 2015 conference on technology-enhanced learning. Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 4th-5th June. Recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv8DJm9jrHc&feature=player_embedded

Smyth, K. (2015) Pedagogical excellence in student transitions. Keynote for Enhancefest, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business Faculty Conference 2015, University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth College UHI, Perth, 2nd-3rd June.

Smyth, K. (2015) It’s Third Space, Jim, but not as we know it: universities, community and digital practice. Inaugural professorial lecture. University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, 12th May. Recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yXZljE_lzo

Smyth, K. (2014) Harnessing technology in co-creative pedagogical approaches. Keynote for Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Annual Conference: Co-creation in tourism teaching and learning, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 4th-5th December.

Smyth, K. (2013) Assessment and feedback in Higher Education: Ideals, realities and challenges. Keynote for University of Bolton Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Assessment and feedback: Old tricks…new thinking, Deane Campus, Bolton, 27th June.

Smyth, K. (2013) Digital literacies and putting learning online. Opening plenary for Annual General Meeting of the Adult Learning Project (ALP) Association, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh, 22nd June.

Smyth, K. (2013) TEL at Edinburgh Napier. Opening plenary for Edinburgh Napier Business Faculty Learning, Teaching and Assessment Showcase, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh, 23 May.

Smyth, K. (2012) What’s out there and what might it mean for us? Opening plenary for Digital futures: exploring Edinburgh Napier’s technological ambitions, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh, 10 December.

Smyth, K. (2012) Contextualising and embedding technology-enhanced learning in pragmatic shared ways. Keynote for Higher York e-learning conference 2012, Effective uses of technology: enhancing the student learning experience, York St John University, 30th May.

Smyth, K. (2012) The landscape of educational research in Scotland. Keynote for HEREN (Hub for Educational Research at Edinburgh Napier) Spring Symposium, 10th May. This keynote drew upon the findings of the Pedagogical Research Survey undertaken by Cathy Bovill (University of Glasgow), Louisa Sheward (University of the West of Scotland), and myself on behalf of Universities Scotland Educational Development Sub-committee.

Smyth, K. (2011) E-Learning and understanding learner needs. Keynote for NHS Education Scotland: Education and Research Forum e-Learning Conference, 14th February.

Comrie, A. and Smyth, K. (2007) Taking technology-enhanced learning forward. Plenary for JISC e-learning Programme Meeting, Aston University, Birmingham, 11th October.


Invited presentations, seminars and workshops

Hartley, P. and Smyth. K. (2017) What are our institutions doing (or should be doing) about ‘space’? Presentation for ELESIG Scotland event on Learning in the Open, Abertay University, Dundee, 25th April.

Smyth, K. (2017) Design and further development of an evidence-based framework for technology-enhanced learning and teaching. Presentation for meeting of the Scottish Learning Technologist Network, College Development Network, Stirling, 10th March.

Smyth, K. (2017) Designing and assessing groupwork. Seminar for Learning and Teaching Development Day, West Highland College UHI, Fort William, 22nd February.

Smyth, K. (2016) Developments in digital education, practice and scholarship. Presentation for ELESIG Scotland event on Assessment and Feedback, University of the Highlands and Islands, An Lòchran, Inverness Campus, 21st November.

Hartley, P. and Smyth, K. (2016) Challenges and opportunities in the post-digital age. Invited seminar for Digital Innovation Week, University of Sussex, Brighton, 29th November.

Smyth, K. (2016) Exploring curriculum design for online programmes. Invited workshop for launch of QMU Online Tutors’ Network, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2nd November.

Smyth, K. (2016) Enhanced, extended and empowered learning experiences using technology and space. Invited talk for Learning Outside the Classroom, learning space design workshop for Architecture and Design Scotland, An Lòchran, University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness Campus, 5th September.

Smyth, K. (2015) Digital education in the distributed university. Invited LearnInnov8 seminar for University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, 29th October.

Smyth, K. (2015) Within, across, and beyond: ‘third spaces’ in tertiary education. Invited talk for DECADE: Space to Succeed, Architecture and Design Scotland event, The City Observatory, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 24th September. Recording available at http://www.ads.org.uk/decade-space-to-succeed-keith-smyth-video/

Green, C., Mullholland, A., Robertson, G. (Chair), Smyth, K. and Whitton, N. (2015) Call of Duty? Do computer games have a role in education? Panel debate at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015, Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness, 6th-8th August.

Smyth, K. (2015) Engaging in digital scholarship in learning and teaching. Workshop for Perth College UHI Staff Conference – Opportunities for All: Enhancement and Growth. Perth College UHI, Perth, 19th June.

Smyth, K. (2015) Exploring the development and applications of the 3E Framework for technology-enhanced learning. Invited talk for Nursing and Midwifery and eLearning teams. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 18th June. Recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8HEDWxprrnU

Smyth, K. (2015) Beyond Write-TEL: developing an open online course to support scholarship in academic practice. Invited talk for School of Education, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 17th June.

Smyth, K. (2015) Exploring a design framework to engage staff in active and creative use of the VLE. Invited talk for Scot-BUG (Scottish Blackboard Users’ Group). Perth College UHI, Perth, 12th June.

Smyth, K., MacNeill, S. and Hartley, P. (2015) Making best use of new technology – searching for effective strategies. Workshop for SOLSTICE 2015 conference on technology-enhanced learning. Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 4th-5th June.

Smyth, K. (2015) Student generated content. Workshop for Business and Leisure Subject Network Group. Delivered at Enhancefest, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business Faculty Conference 2015, University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth College UHI, Perth, 2nd-3rd June.

Smyth, K. and Walker, D. (2015) Technology in learning, teaching and assessment. Invited workshop for PG Certificate Academic Practice, University of Sussex, Brighton, 18th March.

Smyth, K. (2014) Supporting pedagogic scholarship and research through open and digital practice. Invited seminar for Centre for Academic Development, University of Aberdeen, 21st November.

Smyth, K. (2014) Mouse clicks and journal hits – developing an online course in writing for educational publications. Invited workshop for Centre for Academic Development, University of Aberdeen, 21st November.

Smyth, K., Johnston, B. and MacNeill, S. (2014) Exploring digital futures in Higher Education: Implications for student support and staff development. Invited workshop for Staff Development Forum Scotland 2014 Conference – 21st Century Learning: Practitioner skills and technological tools, University of Stirling, 27th August.

Hartley, P., Kerrigan, M., McDowell, J. and Smyth, K. (2014) Enhancement and evaluation of TEL. Invited contribution to guest expert webinar for the ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Open Course in Technology-enhanced Learning 2014 (ocTEL), 16th June. Recording available at http://go.alt.ac.uk/octel2014-week6-recording.

Smyth, K. (2014) The digital age: Using digital and social media for learning, peer support, and outreach. Invited workshop for Working Together – Building Communities, CROSSREACH Weekend Symposium, Charis House, Edinburgh, 14th-15th June.

Wheeler, A. and Smyth, K. (2014) Cross-institutional open educational practice: the opportunities and challenges of collaboration. Invited symposium session for the HEA Seminar ‘Open Education Week: Opening minds, sharing resources, and developing collective practice’. University of Sussex, 11th March.

Smyth, K. (2014) Embedding technology-enhanced learning in curriculum design. Invited seminar for inspirED seminar series, University of Dundee, 12th February.

Johnston, B., MacNeill, S. and Smyth, K. (2013) Exploring the digital university. Invited workshop for Macquarie University, Sydney, 5 December.

Smyth, K. and Walker, D. (2013) Collaborative learning and communities. Invited guest expert webinar for Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL132) open online course, 29 October.

Smyth, K. (2013) Invited presentation on the 3E Framework for the Curriculum Development and Teaching Enhancement unit, University of Hull, 21 October.

Smyth, K. (2013) Contextualising TEL practice. Invited session for University of the West of Scotland Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Effective, sustainable learning – how shall we support it?, Hamilton Campus, Hamilton, 20th June.

Smyth, K. (2013) Activity design for online learning. Invited guest expert webinar for the ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Open Course in Technology-enhanced Learning (octTEL) MOOC, 1st May. Recording available at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2013-05-01.0454.M.9B2603D9975722C438BEA7E84D8C72.vcr&sid=7565

Smyth, K. (2013) Supporting learners online. Invited guest expert webinar for Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL) Open Online Course, 2nd April. Recording available at http://blackboard.salford.ac.uk/webapps/bb-collaborate-BBPBLACK/external.guest.session.launch.event?uid=9ee23862-3d79-48d2-9f19-9b6bc5764a66

Vlachopoulos, P., Cope, S. and Smyth, K. (2012) Workshop and discussion session exploring professional standards and pedagogic frameworks for academic practice and technology-enhanced learning. School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Massey University, New Zealand, 29th November.

Anderson, B., Conole, G., Hartnett, M., Nichols, M., Smyth, K. and Vaughan, N. (2012) The great debate: That MOOCs are a real game changer which seriously challenge traditional models of tertiary education. Panel session for Ascilite 2012: Future challenges, sustainable futures. Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, 25th to 28th November.

Cope, S., Vlachopoulos, P. and Smyth, K. (2012) Using professional teaching standards for the development of academics and doctoral students. Workshop for Centre for Academic Development, Victoria University of Wellington, 23rd November.

Smyth, K. and Vlachopoulos, P. (2012) A framework for designing, implementing and evaluating good practice. Learning futures symposium: Designing for innovation and excellence. Massey University, Manawatu Campus, New Zealand, 22nd November.

Smyth, K. (2012) Exploring the 3E Framework. Invited presentation for Glasgow Caledonian University LEAD (Centre for Learning Enhancement and Academic Development), 1st November.

Smyth, K. (2012) Write-TEL (Writing for Publication in Technology-Enhanced Learning). Invited presentation for the M25 Learning Technologists Group, Kingston University, July 11th.

Smyth, K. (2012) Exploring the use of digital and social media in service user support and recovery. Invited presentation for Recovery Conference 2012, Point Hotel Edinburgh, 2nd July.

Smyth, K. and Fotheringham, J. (2012) Exploring the use of digital and social media in service user support and recovery. Invited workshop for Recovery Conference 2012, Point Hotel Edinburgh, 2nd July.

Smyth, K. (2012) Introducing the 3E Framework for programme development. Invited webinar for Aston University Pg Cert Professional Practice Away Day, 29th February.

Smyth, K. (2011) Developing and embedding the 3E Framework for the active use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment. Invited webinar for Leeds Metropolitan University Teacher Fellows Network, 8th December.

Bovill, C. and Smyth, K. (2011) Findings from a survey of pedagogic research in Scotland. Invited workshop for Edinburgh Napier University, 29th November.

Smyth, K. (2011) Using social and educational technology in supporting transitions, new learning opportunities and access to employment. Invited presentation to West Lothian Practitioners Forum, 12th October.

Smyth, K. (2011) Engaging staff critically and creatively in technology-enhanced learning. Invited webinar for HEA’s TEPL (Technology-enhanced Professional Learning) Special Interest Group, 19th August. Recording available online http://gcal.adobeconnect.com/p5knwmj2tgv/

Smyth, K. and Gray, C. (2011) Technology-enhanced and online-supported academic development. Invited webinar for University of Ottawa’s Centre for e-Learning and Centre for University Teaching, 19th August.

Fotheringham, J. and Smyth, K. (2011) Effective application of social media in education. Invited session for CIPD Centres’ Conference 2011, Keele University, 23rd-24th June.

Smyth, K. (2011) Designing an online learning programme: sharing lessons learned from the MSc Blended and Online Education. Invited presentation for Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, 12th May.

Smyth, K. (2011) Assessment for blended and online learning. Invited workshop for Aston University Pg Cert Academic Practice Away Day, Aston University, Birmingham, 11th May.

Smyth, K. (2011) Designing for distance online learning: exploring the 3E Approach. Invited seminar for Aston University, Birmingham, 10th May.

Smyth, K. (2011) Practical issues in implementing e-learning. Interactive workshop for NHS Education Scotland: Education and Research Forum e-Learning Workshop, 14th February.

Smyth, K. (2011) Evaluating e-learning. Presentation for NHS Education Scotland: Education and Research Forum e-Learning Workshop, 14th February.

Smyth, K. (2010) Online teaching and learning within and beyond the MSc Blended and Online Education. Invited webinar for University of Salford Pg Cert Academic Practice, 26th October.

Smyth, K. (2010) The 3E approach to the online professional development of educators. Invited webinar for Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 6 – 8th June.

Smyth, K. (2010) Cascading good practice in technology-enhanced education: the 3E Approach and the MSc Blended and Online Education. Invited evening seminar for University of Brighton, 5th May.

Smyth, K. (2010) Introduction to using online technology to enhance teaching and learning. Invited webinar for Pg Cert Teaching and Learning, University of Bolton, 12th March.

Smyth, K. (2008) The TESEP project. Invited presentation for the SPLICE project conference, University of Bolton, 6th June.

Comrie, A. and Smyth, K. (2008) Transformation, e-learning and pedagogy: the TESEP project’s story. Invited seminar for Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, 22nd April.

Smyth, K. (2005) Beyond technology in the blended and global classroom.  Invited presentation for Teachnology – Toys for us? A Higher Education Academy Business, Management and Accountancy (BEST) Network workshop, Napier University, Edinburgh, Friday 4th February.

Smyth, K. (1999) An investigation into the nature of networked learning: initial findings and direction for research. Invited presentation to Runestone Project Group. Uppsala University, Sweden, 1st June.

Smyth, K. (1999) An investigation into the nature of networked learning: rationale and methodology. Invited presentation at Educational Research and Teaching in Computer Science and Mathematics Workshop.  Organised by Computer Science Education Research Group International. Uppsala University, Sweden, 31st May.


Unpublished conference presentations and workshops

Smyth, K. (2017) Students and academics conceptions in digital education contexts. Presentation for Phenomenography/Variation Theory Conference, UCL Institute of Education, London, 6th February.

MacMillan, J. and Smyth, K. (2016) Enhancing assessment and feedback in a digitally distributed university. Presentation for ELESIG Scotland event on Assessment and Feedback, University of the Highlands and Islands, An Lòchran, Inverness Campus, 21st November.

Smyth, K. (2016) Engaging in digital scholarship in learning and teaching. Workshop for SHED (Scottish Higher Education Developers) Annual Residential on theme Digitally Enhanced Educational Practice,  University of the Highlands and Islands, An Lòchran, Inverness Campus, 14th-15th November.

Connor, S. and Smyth, K. (2016) eTIPS – the institution as e-textbook publisher. Presentation for ALT Scotland: Sharing Stories: enablers and drivers for Learning Technology in Scottish Education. Dundee and Angus College, Gardyne Campus, Dundee, 7th June.

MacNeill, S., Smyth, K. and Johnson, B. (2016) Reframing ‘open’ in the context of the Digital University. Short paper presentation for OER16: Open Culture, University of Edinburgh, 19th-20th April.

Rennie, F. and Smyth, K. (2016) The university as an e-textbook publisher: issues and practicalities. Poster presentation for OER16: Open Culture, University of Edinburgh, 19th-20th April.

Smyth, K. (2015) Developing the university as an e-textbook publisher – learning through eTIPS. Webinar for ALT Online Winter Conference 2015.

MacNeill, S., Smyth, K. and Johnston, B. (2015) Creating the Digital University: open, collaborative models for strategic pedagogic and technical change. Paper presentation at EDEN Annual Conference: Expanding learning scenarios – Opening out the educational landscape, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, Barcelona, 9th-12th June.

Boyle, L., Smyth, K. and Walker, D. (2015) Assessment design and learner transitions: from programme entry and progression to entering professional practice. Workshop at QAA International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, 9th-11th June.

Walker, D., Vlachopoulos, P. and Smyth, K. (2015) Ownership of collaborative open educational initiatives in the absence of policy. Presentation at OER15 – Mainstreaming open education, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 13-14 April.

Smyth, K. and Campbell, G. (2014) Engaging in pedagogic scholarship and research at UHI – from practice to publication. Workshop for UHI Research Conference 2014: Collaboration and cooperation in research, Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College UHI, Elgin, 5-7 November.

MacNeill, S., Smyth, K. and Johnston, B.  (2014) Preparing for the Zone: Understanding, defining  and sharing a university wide digital future. Workshop for ALT-C 2014 Riding giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, University of Warwick, 1st-3rd September.

Johnston, B., MacNeill, S. and Smyth, K. (2014) Visioning the digital university – from institutional strategy to academic practice. Workshop for 19th Annual SEDA Conference: Opportunities and challenges for academic development in a post-digital age, University of Nottingham, 13th-14th November.

MoodleMoot Edinburgh 2014, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 15-16 April. Co-chaired the conference and co-presented the three sessions noted below.

Fotheringham, J. and Smyth, K. (2014) Collaboration: a pathway to empowerment through the PG Cert Blended and Online Education. Long presenation session for MoodleMoot Edinburgh 2014, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 15-16 April.

Glynn, M. and Smyth, K. (2014) Enhancing, Extending and Empowering your teaching through Moodle. Pecha Kucha session for MoodleMoot Edinburgh 2014, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 15-16 April.

Smyth, K. and Fotheringham, J. (2014) Utilising Moodle as a space for co-creative approaches to learning. Short presenation session for MoodleMoot Edinburgh 2014, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 15-16 April.

Webster, B. and Smyth, K. (2014) Traversing digital learning landscapes: an institutional and faculty case study. Symposium session with accompanying paper for International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference: Innovative Learning-Scapes, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 31 May-2 June.

Walker, D., Vlachopoulos, P., Smyth, K. and Wheeler, A. (2013) How open and collaborative can we be? Rethinking institutional cultures and values in HE. Symposium panel session for Ascilite 2013: Electric Dreams, Macquarie University, Sydney, 1-4 December.

Smyth, K., Strickland, K., Vlachopoulos, P. and Walker, D. (2013) Writes of passage: developing an inclusive open journal in academic practice. Presentation at18th Annual SEDA Conference: Creativity in Educational Development, Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel, Bristol, 14-15 November.

Bovill, C., Sheward, L. and Smyth, K. (2013) Raising the status of research into higher education: findings from a survey in Scotland and implications for pedagogic research internationally. Improving Student Learning (ISL) Symposium 2012: Improving student learning through research and scholarship 20 years of ISL. Lund University, Sweden, 29-31 August.

Smyth, K. and Vlachopoulos, P. (2012) Exploring and applying the 3E Framework for technology-enhanced learning. Half-day interactive workshop for Ascilite 2012: Future challenges, sustainable futures. Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, 25th to 28th November.

Creanor, L., Gunn, C., Lent, N. and Smyth, K. (2012) The business case for academic development. Panel symposium session at ALT-C 2012 A confrontation with reality, University of Manchester, 11th to 13th September.

Smyth, K., Fotheringham, J. and Strickland, K, (2012) Structuring online assessment to support progression in professional practice. Presentation at eAssessment Scotland 2012 Feeding back feeding forward, University of Dundee, 31st August.

Bovill, C., Sheward, L. and Smyth, K. (2012) Raising the status of research into higher education: findings from a survey in Scotland and implications for pedagogic research internationally. Presentation at Improving Student Learning Conference, Lund University, Sweden, 29th to 31st August.

Smyth, K. and Bruce, S. (2011) Employing the 3E (Enhance-Extend-Empower) framework to underpin institutional practice in the active use of technology. Workshop presented at 16th Annual SEDA Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, 17th-18th November.

Blackey, H., Quinsee, S., Smyth, K., and Voce, J. (2011) Institutional strategies for sustainable TEL development: Meeting the challenges of the new economic climate. Panel symposium session at ALT-C 2011 Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate, University of Leeds, 6th-8th September.

Smyth, K. and Fotheringham, J. (2011) Empowering tutors as online educators through progressive online staff development. SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference, Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, 5th-8th May.

Smyth, K.(2010) Learner-centered staff development for sustaining change in technology-enhanced education. Presentation at Cascading Strategic Interventions within and across Institutions Conference, University of Bolton, 23rd June.

Bovill, C., Sheward, L. and Smyth, K. (2009). Scottish pedagogic research survey. Presentation at Scottish Higher Education Developers (SHED) Forum on Lecturers for the 21st Century, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye, 14th-16th June.

Mayes, T., Comrie, A., Smyth, K., Foulis, L. and McCran, J. (2007) Learners in control: the TESEP project. Presented at ALT-C 2007 Beyond control – learning technology for the social network generation, Nottingham University, 4th – 6th September.

Smyth, K. (2007) First steps towards transformation? Presentation at Universities Scotland Scottish Higher Education Developers (SHED) Sub-committee Annual Conference and Meeting, Skye, 25th-27th June.

Smyth, K.,Benzies, A., Dale-Risk, K., Stavert, J. and Stevenson, D. (2007) Assessment for blended and online education. Presented at Assessment for learning: designing strategies to engage students and enable learning, Napier University Staff Conference, 21st June.

Smyth, K., Comrie, A., Foulis, L., Greatorex, D. and McCran, J. (2007) From bruised to enthused: tackling the challenges of championing online learning for personal and institutional change. Interactive paper presented at JISC online conference Innovating eLearning 2007: Institutional Transformation and Supporting Lifelong Learning, 11th-14th June.

Smyth, K., Mayes, T., Comrie, A., Foulis, L., Greatorex, D. and McCran, J. (2007) Teaching, technology and transformation: a tale of three institutions. Workshop facilitated at SEDA Spring Conference 2007: Exploring Enhancement in Further and Higher Education, Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow, 10th-11th May.

Mainka, C., Mowat, E., Smyth, K. and Vlachopoulos, P. (2006) Tasting not teaching: putting the learning first in staff development. Presented at SOLSTICE Conference 2006, Edge Hill University, 6th May.

Mainka, C., Mowat, E. and Smyth, K. (2006) Easing the transition from WebCT Campus Edition to WebCT Vista by putting the learner first in staff development. Presented at 5th Annual WebCT User’s Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 27th February-1st March.

Meighan, J., Robertson, L. and Smyth, K. (2005) Coaching for change. Presented at Leadership Foundation Staff Development Conference 2005: Orchestrating Change: Development Challenges in HE, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, 2nd – 4th November.

Smyth, K., Brown, N. and Mainka, C. (2005) From teaching to teaching online: tutor experiences of bridging the gap. Presented at ALT-C 2005: Exploring the frontiers of e-learning: borders, outposts and migration, University of Manchester 6th – 8th September.

Douglas, P., Smyth, K. and Comrie, A. (2005) X4L staff development cookbook. Presented at ALT-C 2005: Exploring the frontiers of e-learning: borders, outposts and migration, University of Manchester 6th – 8th September.

Mainka, C. and Smyth, K. (2005) The asynchronous conference as a major learning resource. Presented at SEDA Spring Conference 2005: Inspiring learning: diversity and excellence. Belfast, May 12th – 13th May.

Beasley, N. and Smyth, K. (2004) Using problem-based activities and online discussion to support effective learning.  Presented at ALT-C 2004: Blue skies and pragmatism – learning technologies for the next decade, University of Exeter 14th – 16th September.

Beasley, N. and Smyth, K. (2003) Activities to encourage effective online communication.  Presented at e-Learning: A Virtual Promise?  Fourth International Conference on Human-System Learning.  Glasgow Caledonian University 2nd – 4th July 2003.

Smyth, K. and Buckner , K. (2003) Activities to engage students online. Presented at Engaging our students, Napier University Staff Conference, Napier University, Edinburgh, 18th June.

Smyth, K. and Buckner, K. (1999) Towards an understanding of how students interact with Networked Learning Environments: a naturalistic investigation. Presented at ALT-C 99, University of Bristol, September.

Smyth, K. and Buckner, K. (1999) Networked learning environments: autonomous interactions, asynchronous communications, and the appropriation of knowledge. Presented at CAL 99, Institute of Education, London, March.

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