Digital Learning Gym 2016

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The Digital Learning Gym (DLG) is a two-day event that is delivered on 6th & 7th & 13th & 14th July 2016.

New for 2016: Sessions use a Flipped Classroom pedagogy where participants engage with content prior to each session using an innovative online resource, then build on prior knowledge and engage in discussions and practical exercises during the face to face session.

The EIC’s Digital Learning Gym aims to help teaching and support staff enhance programs and build for the future. With a focus on embracing technology enhanced learning and pedagogy, the two days will help staff become more digitally agile and responsive.

DLG is free to UWE staff and local schools and colleges on request. During the two days within our dedicated learning space, participants will take part in discussions, activities, and group work, leading to the final day conclusion where participants use the knowledge they have gained from the two days to create their vision of a technology enhanced module or course.

Divided into morning and afternoon sessions, each day has an emphasis on group work and participation.

“Very impressed with the state of the art learning space and the approach from the team.” – Gym attendee

Day one:

Morning 10:00 to 12:30
Collaborative learning (technologies and spaces)

How can we think differently about enabling collaborative and social learning? Participants will consider physical and virtual spaces and explore tools and approaches to enable collaborative working.

Afternoon 13:30 to 16:00
Flexible approaches to learning

Participants engage in discussions and practical activities that explore the use of tools and technologies to create flexible distance and remote learning opportunities.

Day two:

Morning 10:00 to 12:30
Virtuality and how learners interact

A demonstration of virtuality and its educational advantages and the tools and technologies used to create this immersive learning experience. Participants will get hands-on with virtual worlds and use Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard – as well as augmented reality glasses. Participants will discuss how our understanding of the way learners react and relate is changing with the application of virtuality.

Afternoon 13:30 to 16:00
Supporting the transformation of practice from the traditional

Working in groups, participants will use the knowledge they have gained from the two days to create their vision of a technology enhanced module or course.


Email john.sumpter@uwe.ac.uk to book your free place.

All Gym Sessions are located at; Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY.

In the following rooms;

6th July AM Room 3Q22 – PM Room 4D23
7th July AM Room 3Q22 – PM Room 4D23
13th July AM & PM – Room 3C03
14th July AM & PM – Room 3C03

UWE Location and travel information

Prior to the face to face session.

We have created an online resource to support & supplement the face to face sessions, and we would encourage you to review this prior to your visit to UWE. There is no need to sign up or download an app (unless you wish to). The resource can be accessed on PC/MAC, mobile and tablet devices. We recommend you select the ‘full screen’ option once you have accessed the resource.

Please visit: https://goo.gl/jkbDO0


New for 2016! We are developing subject-specific Digital Learning Gym’s. Click here to find out more. 

The Digital Learning Gym can be provided to schools and further education colleges at request.