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Here you can find out information about this year’s TILT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference (ALTC) including: the conference date, focus and associated SoTL themes, and call for contributions and associated information and guidance and registration.

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We are delighted to announce the call for contributions and registration (as a delegate) for the 2021 TILT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference (ALTC) (formerly Festival of Learning). This year’s conference will take place online over the course of one day, with fringe events on surrounding days.

Learning and Teaching in a Pandemic: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learnt’, will be explored through the lens of three cross-cutting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) themes:

  1. Active, Collaborative Learning (ACL)–a continuum of practice(s): Stories from Lockdown / Socially Distanced Classrooms;
  2. Teaching, Technology and the Pandemic: Everyday Scholarship Stories of Digital Tools and Technologies; and,
  3. Being Together, While Apart: Sustaining Learning Communities through and beyond Covid.

The SoTL themes listed together bring into focus the concept of ‘resilient pedagogies’ - pedagogic approaches / practices adaptable to varied learning environments and change, the digital tools and technologies and organisational culture and practices (Learning Community) which facilitate this, and implications for current and future learning and teaching practice(s) and policy focused on enacting change in / through Higher Education including (but not limited to), for example, Success for All and Social Mobility.

The conference is open to all to attend, and contributions from NTU staff and students as well as national and international participants are welcome in a variety of formats, the more (inter)active the better! These might include, but are not limited to:

  • workshops incorporating ACL techniques;
  • virtual-reality experiences;
  • panel discussions/debates;
  • hands-on software demonstrations;
  • pre-recorded poster and Pecha Kuccha presentations;
  • discussion papers and/or presentations with an active element;
  • use of digital artefacts; and/or
  • interactive performance through dance, drama and / or film.

Co-production with students is encouraged.

Please review the full Call for Contributions Information and Guidance before completing and submitting the TILT ALTC 2021 Proposal Form.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 31st May 2021.

We are delighted to be able to offer drop-in sessions via TILTOnline to discuss proposal and ideas for contrinution to the Conference. Click on the links below to join a session:

If you have any questions about how you can be involved please contact the TILT ALTC team at

We look forward to receiving your proposals. In the meantime, please register to attend as a delegate by clicking here.

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