[Press & Publications] Talent Showcase at University of Leicester

March 2000

No 37

Information technology giant Microsoft is backing a new conference at the University of Leicester - the first academic institution in the world to fully deploy the new Windows 2000 package.

The first TALENT (Teaching And LEarning using Network Technologies) Conference will take place on March 2, attended by delegates from across the country.

They will be able to hear about the latest developments in Learning & Teaching being implemented by universities.

The conference will be opened by Professor John Holloway, Pro-Vice-Chancellor who has a particular responsibility for Learning and Teaching at the University of Leicester.

Mr Ian Blyth, from Microsoft, will discuss the use of Windows 2000 in Education and delegates will also hear about the Wolverhampton Online Learning Framework (WOLF). This is a purpose built computer based learning environment developed by the University of Wolverhampton.

Case Studies will be presented by Buckingham Chilterns University College, Chester College of Higher Education, Royal College of Nursing and the University of East Anglia.

Dr Hazel Derbyshire, Learning Technology Development Officer of the University's Computer Centre, said: "Participants will be able to exchange information, identify current practice and discuss the possible benefits and pitfalls of Web-related staff development activities as well as teaching and learning.

There will be themed discussion sessions which are intended to give delegates the opportunity to discuss topics of particular concern to them with colleagues from other institutions."

Examples of computer based learning at the University of Leicester include:

  • Innovative autopsy Web site enabling medical students to conduct 'virtual' post-mortems (see http://www.le.ac.uk/pathology/teach/VA/)
  • Virtual field trips for Geography students (see )
  • CASTLE Toolkit (see http://www.le.ac.uk/castle/)
  • For more information, please contact Dr Hazel Derbyshire, Tel.: 0116 252 2243, email: hsd3@le.ac.uk

    More information on TALENT is on the following web address http://www.le.ac.uk/TALENT/

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