Join the Twalk

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – 1 to 2pm

The aim of a walk is to experience a different conversational space around a set of landmarks. The walk will last one hour.

The Twalk will happen at Regent’s University London, but it will also happen on other university campuses at the same time. We will walk, talk and post together.

At our event we will stroll around the Regent’s University Campus campus as a group strictly following the schedule. Other groups located at other universities will be doing a similar walk on their own campus and engage via Twitter using #SIGCLANs to respond to each Viewpoint topic during the walk.

Viewpoints – ‘pause places’ where we can have discussions relating to our theme. Each Viewpoint creates an opportunity to discuss a new topic inspired by our current location. The walk leader will pose the new question and in small groups we will discuss, snap, tweet and walk.

Don’t stay long at a Viewpoint – long enough to ask the question and begin your small group discussions. But move on!

People will take photographs, and discuss the topic as they walk in pairs to the next Viewpoint. Everyone – Don’t forget to Tweet!

Wherever you are Twalk! : Snap! Chat! Tweet and Walk!

Itinerary: Places to Visit and Viewpoint Topics

There are 5 places, 5 Topics, just 1 hour.

The Twalk is open only to members of staff at Regent’s University London.

Time Place Rm # or Name Topics

Discuss, photograph and tweet on the following topics

13.00 Meet at reception – main entrance Are you ready? Tweet group selfies and say “Hi” #SIGCLANS
13:05 Refectory T1 What is the value of informal meeting spaces like cafes for today’s learner?

What other good meeting spaces do we build into our campuses? What are their qualities?Where do students do group work?For Topic 1 (T1), answer A1 #SIGCLANS [your answer…]

13:10 ICT 2 – Jebb basement T2 How fit for purpose is the traditional PC Lab? How are they used, who by, and when?For Topic 2 (T1), answer A2 #SIGCLANS [your answer…]
13:20 Library – Jebb 1st Floor T3 Where do our students ‘feel at home’ on campus and amongst friends? What do they do on campus? How does it promote their sense of belonging?

(see Oldenburg, R. (1989). The great good place: Cafés, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts, and how they get you through the day. New York: Paragon House.)For Topic 3 (T1), answer A3 #SIGCLANS [your answer…]

13:30 H242 T4 What do today’s classrooms look like? What does flexible mean and is flexible desirable?For Topic 4 (T1), answer A4 #SIGCLANS [your answer…]
13:45 H243 T5 Is it time to rethink the need for ‘teaching walls?’ and lecterns? How do you define an Active Learning Classroom? we support staff to move from the teaching wall to the middle of the room? What is the role of technology in the room?For Topic 5 (T1), answer A5 #SIGCLANS [your answer…]
13:55 End Wave Goodbye! Final thoughts to #SIGCLANS