European Lt Brain Trust - June 2022

Introduction


The Lt Brain Trust is a worldwide community of innovative and engaged Lt users, who want to connect with each other and share their ideas about education, teaching, and using Lt!

Register here for the European meeting on the 8th - 9th of June


Topics Include: 

  • Hybrid Teaching
  • Custom Content
  • Real-Life Content Examples
  • Wider Implementation of Lt
  • COVID-19 - Lessons Learnt
  • Pandemic Teaching vs New Normal 

Presenters From:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Tartu
  • University of Antwerp
  • University of Bradford
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • ADInstruments

Presenters

Hybrid Teaching to Custom Content - Tartu's Lt Journey
Dr Aavo Lang  Associate Professor of Human Physiology,
University of Tartu, Estonia


Aavo teaches physiology to medical and dentistry students. He has been using Lt for two years. Aavo will share the experiences of using Lt in distance and hybrid teaching. Also, he will be introducing a few unique cardiovascular lessons with PowerLab and Lt.

Developing Lt As A Wider Education Delivery Platform, 
Dr Andy Coney, Associate Professor in Cardiorespiratory Physiology,
University of Birmingham, UK

Andy teaches cardiorespiratory physiology across the range of programmes run by the College of Medical & Dental Sciences. Andy adapted to using Lt in his teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a keen interest in delivering innovative teaching and improving lab practicals. The introduction of Lt has allowed development of both these aspects during the pandemic and as we move forwards into a new normal. 

Educating Through a Pandemic, Taking Up New Challenges
Marc Demolder (MSc Eng),
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Marc works within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, where he manages the practical laboratories and exercises for the University's biological science classes.

Lt Lab Facilities Tour
Mr Darren Brown, Education Technologist (Life Sciences),
University of Bradford

Darren works for IT Services at the University of Bradford supporting the Faculty of Life Sciences. His role is to support integration of IT based technology into the teaching resource. Darren has worked with ADInstruments' equipment supporting research and teaching for many years. The current focus of this activity is looking to Lt as a medium to support practical teaching activities across the multidisciplinary faculty.

Embedding Real-Life Examples Into Lt Content
Valerie VanRyn, Education Product Manager
ADInstruments


Valerie is responsible for guiding the success of our Lt Content by defining the vision for new content or enhancement of existing content and then overseeing the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for it. Previously, she served on the North American Training and Technical Support Team at ADInstruments, and before that she worked as an instructional technologist at Michigan State University in a upper-level human physiology lab course.

Lt's Journey From Pandemic Teaching Into The New Normal
Dr Gethin Evans, Deputy Head of Department of Life Sciences,
Manchester Metropolitan University

Gethin has taught physiology in the Department of Life Sciences at Man Met Uni since 2008. The Department has been using ADInstruments equipment for 25 years. The Faculty of Science and Engineering invested in Lt to assist with teaching content development during the pandemic. The Department has also invested in Lt Sensors and the Faculty are due to move into a new building in Summer 2023. They are currently planning on how to use all of the ADInstruments equipment available to maximise student experience and achievement. Gethin will discuss the evolution of Lt use - from online learning to the return to business as usual to future plans.

Teaching the future biology teachers with Lt
Dr Vladimir Jovanovic, Research Scientist,
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Vladimir teaches human biology to students that study to be biology teachers. He has been using Lt for three years, before and during the COVID-19 pandemics. Vladimir will share the experiences in using Lt in classroom and distant teaching, but also in offering Lt as a sandbox for student-tutors to develop their own paedagogical imagination and investigate the studying effectiveness.

We would like to stress that ADInstruments invites experienced Lt users to present from a diverse range of backgrounds. Selection is based on availability to travel and willingness to present only.

Preliminary Agenda

Day One

09:30 - 10:00....................... Arrival, Refreshments and Registration

10:00 - 10:30....................... Welcome & Networking Session

10:30 - 11:15....................... Talk: Andy Coney, University of Birmingham

11:15 - 13:00.......................ADI Session: “Lt Pain Points Surgery”

13:00 - 14:00................. Lunch

14:00 - 14:45....................... Talk: Aavo Lang, University of Tartu

14:45 - 15:15................. Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:15....................... Tour of Bradford BioScience Facilities

Evening............................... Meeting Dinner at Great Victoria Hotel
 

Day Two

9:15 - 10:00........................ Talk: Marc Demolder, University of Antwerp

10:00 - 10:30................. Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30.......................ADI Session: “Embedding real-life examples into Lt content”, Valerie Van Ryan 

11:30 - 12:15.......................Talk: Gethin Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University 

12:15 - 13:15................. Lunch

13:15 - 14:15...................... ADI Session: “Designing effective questioning in Lt”, Prof. Tony MacKnight

14:15 - 14:45................. Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:30...................... Vladimir Jovanovic, Freie Universität Berlin

15:30 - 15:45...................... Meeting Close

Schedule

E.g., 27 Jun 2022
E.g., 27 Jun 2022

Lt Brain Trust - Bradford, England

8th June - 9th June 2022, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Bradford, England

We have reserved 20 rooms at the The Victoria Hotel in Bradford, England. Please let us know if you would like one of these rooms under our reservation. There are more hotels & rooms available in Bradford, but we cannot guarantee the price or availability.

Additional Information:

  • The hotel is a thirty minute drive from Leeds Bradford Airport.
  • The hotel is a one hour drive from Manchester Airport.
  • It is also a short two minute walk from the Bradford Interchage train station.
  • Complimentary free parking is included in the event.
  • Lunch and dinner are on us!

If you have any questions, please email k.beljutina@adinstruments.com