Call for Proposals – 2016 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

Deadline: Wednesday 16th March (4 pm)

The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference sessions will run as two parallel strands over two days, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June 2016.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, demonstrations, presentations, “PechaKucha” style presentations and poster presentations which broadly align with the conference themes, or relate to other areas of effective practices

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2016 Conference Themes

The 2016 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference is taking place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.

The Conference Themes are:

SOLSTICE Conference Themes:

  • Creative deployment of technologies to enhance the student experience
  • Getting the best out of the VLE
  • Adding value to large group teaching using technology
  • Creative use of technologies in the classroom
  • Electronic assessment and feedback
  • Student induction into HE and the role of technology
  • Going beyond PowerPoint
  • Technologies and formative assessment
  • The role and use of online classrooms
  • MOOCS and developments in online course structures
  • Approaches to enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Post Graduate Learners and learning
  • Technologies and internationalisation of the student experience
  • Lecture capture
  • Inclusive technologies

CLT Conference Themes: 

  • Student induction and transitions
  • Implications of post-16 curriculum changes re planning for induction and transitions
  • Making the first year experience a success
  • Assessment for learning
  • Retention focused practices
  • Adding value to large group teaching
  • Enhancing employability
  • Skills and information literacy
  • Academic writing
  • Teaching and supporting international students
  • Leading change in the teaching and learning arena
  • Internationalisation and international students’ experiences
  • Feedback
  • Emerging challenges and improving student success
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Peer mentoring
  • Inclusive practices
  • Personal tutoring

2016 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

We are delighted to announce that the dates for the 2016 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference are Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June 2016.

This will be the 10-year celebration for the SOLSTICE Conference and we hope that many of you will be able to join us. The conference is open to everyone working in further and higher education, both nationally and internationally.  The conference will be held at the Ormskirk campus and further details will be advertised shortly.

Any enquiries regarding the conference can be emailed to or you can contact Lizy Reed on 01695 650750.