Conferences and Talks


#ALTC Collaborative Presentation

Crossing boundaries with #BYOD4L – sustaining and extending open collaboration [18-83]  A Collaborative Presentation along with Alex Spiers, Sheila MacNeill, Neil Withnell, Deb Baff, and Suzanne Faulkner

#ALTC GASTA (Invited Speaker)

The Gasta format is borrowed from the EdTech conferences organised by the Irish Learning Technology Association, ILTA, and chaired by ILTA’s own Dr. Tom Farrelly, IT Tralee. I was invited to share my reflections on the ALT Conference and my involvement with ALT

MELSIG Workshop Co-Lead Toolkit in a Day

Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media – using ‘Toolkit In A Day’ methodology to explore the possibilities and practicalities

Co-Lead of a Workshop with Sue Beckingham and Suzanne Faulkner

Toolkit Link


  • #SUSALT17 Swansea – Lead Organiser
  • ALT-C Winter Conference Online – OE Sig Presenter

#SocMedHE16: The Empowered Learner?

With a little help from my followers’ – Facilitating the #LTHEChat

Chris Rowell –  @Chri5rowell Regent’s University London
Debbie Baff – @debbaff Swansea University
Sue Beckingham – @suebecks Sheffield Hallam University
Neil Withnell – @neilwithnell University of Salford
Kate Soper – @KatesSoper Manchester Metropolitan University
Chris Jobling – @cpjobling Swansea University
Ian Tindal – @iantindal Anglia Ruskin University

This short paper shares the evaluation of the #LTHEchat and the impact of this on professional development for the organising teams and the chat participants. The twitter chat has shown there is demand to focus conversations on Teaching and Learning (T&L) in Higher Education (HE). The research will include results from a survey and semi-structured interviews, to identify the impact and value gained by active or silent participation, for the organisers and participants. In addition the chats themselves and the learning analytics of the Storify will be monitored and analysed to evaluate asynchronous engagement with archives of live chats.

The #LTHEchat, created by the community for the community, is a collaborative project on T&L in HE via tweetchats.  “A tweetchat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat lasts one hour and has questions to stimulate discussion” (Beckingham 2014). Each week there is a pre-determined topic with guests leading the chat.



  • OER16 Edinburgh – Committee Member, Delegate
  • Open Badges in HE Southampton – Organisation Committee Member, Presenter
  • #SUSALT16 Swansea – Lead Organiser, Presenter


  • OER15 Wales –  Lead Organiser, Committee Member
  • OER15 Wales – Co-Author / Presenter
  • Lang OER Open Education in Minority Languages  (7 October 2015) Presenter
  • ALT-C Manchester – Conference LogisticsTeam Member (8-10 September 2015)


  • OER14 Committee Member
  • OER14 Co-Author / Presenter
  • ALT-C 2014 Presenter (10 September 2015)