The SEDA Special Interest Group on technology-enhanced practice (working title)

SIG Membership of SEDA Committees

  • Sue Beckingham from Sheffield Hallam and Joelle Adams from Bath Spa , both members of the SEDA SIG, have been elected to SEDA Executive. They were elected at the  Annual General Meeting on May 17th at the SEDA Conference in Chester. Congratulation to them both!


These SIG members serve as full members of their committee. They also support the committee in further developing  the technology-enhanced practice dimension of SEDA’s work. This is likely to include both content  and SEDA’s working practices.


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First SEDA SIG meeting

Five of us – Helen Boulton, Joelle Adams, Peter Hartley, Marios Hadjianastasis and David Baume – had a lively and productive informal meeting at the SEDA Conference on May 17th. We developed some ideas about what the SIG might be for, what it might be like, what it might do and how it might work.

Perhaps the most important idea was that the SIG will do and be whatever its members from time to time want it to do and be, within the broad remit described on the “About the SEDA SIG” tab of the blog.

So: Tell us what you think!

More of our ideas:

  • There was enthusiasm for ‘technology-enhanced practice’ in the SIG name, to emphasize that we are concerned with the use of technology across all of work and life, not limited to education.
  • We want to share questions and answers, practices and technologies. Hence the SEDA SIG Q&A googledoc linked from the blog. With its first question. A googledoc table may or may not be the best way to do this. We’ll see.
  • We’d like the SIG to be a place for play and exploration and demonstration of new and potentially useful technologies. A sandpit. We haven’t worked out how to implement this yet. Suggestions welcome.
  • We want the SIG to be a site for co-operation.
  • We’d like the SIG to research job roles and organisational structures around academic development and learning technology and teaching, to understand how these parts of organisations work together, and maybe see ways to shape and do things better.
  • Maybe every SIG member should offer one example or case study of, or story about, good and / or interesting practice. Maybe that should be the price of admission to the SIG!
  • Maybe SEDA could work with other organisations to support work-based and professional association PhDs.
  • The SIG could be a test bed for new ideas in developing digital literacies.
  • We could co-define and undertake and write up research studies and papers, sometimes for publication in conventional journals and sometimes not.
  • The SIG will work across SEDA. We already have someone on each of the main SEDA Committees – Sue Beckingham on Executive and Papers, Joelle Adams on Executive, Peter Hartley on Services and Enterprise, David Walker on Conferences and Keith Smyth on Professional Development Framework.
  • We want to go forth and work together and do good stuff, aimed at good student learning. This will require work and play.
  • The SIG’s policy and practice will evolve.
  •  As a personal note, I wonder how soon this SIG will fade away, our work done?

David Baume


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