We are very pleased to announce that the annual Cetis conference #cetis14 will take place on the 17th and 18th June at our host institution the University of Bolton. This is the tenth year of the Cetis conference (prizes for anyone who has attended all ten). The theme this year focuses on the digital institution and how technology can and is being used in every aspect of university and college life. As in previous years the conference will consist of a combination of parallel sessions and keynote presentations. Sessions are being planned on learning analytics, MOOCs, e-assessment (QTI), Open Educational Resources policy, and systems integration to name a few.
In hosting the event at Bolton we intend to build on the success of the American Society for Cybernetics conference organised by our department last year. Hosting at the university also means we can make significant savings on venue costs, which means that although we will have to charge for the event this year, the cost will be very reasonable.
(There are other advantages of holding the event on our home turf my colleague David Sherlock is compiling a guide to some of Bolton’s finest watering holes).
The conference is our opportunity each year to touch base with our community and find out what they are working on and excited about, as well as their concerns. While we are planning sessions around our current work, you may be interested in attending a session on a topic close to your heart that we haven’t thought of. If this is the case get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
Details of the programme, registration and costs will be available in March.
We do hope you will be able to join us in Bolton in June.