Keele Digital Festival 2019

This one day FREE event will explore the use of Microsoft Teams to support learning and teaching practices in universities, and the ways in which students want to communicate, collaborate and learn in a modern university.

*This event is now FULLY BOOKED and registration is closed. To be added to the waiting list for the event, please email*

The theme of this year's Keele Digital Festival is: 'Working with Jisc to explore Microsoft Teams in Learning and Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities'

The event is coordinated by Jisc, Keele University's Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, and Keele Information and Digital Services, and will feature presentations, workshops and demonstrations, with speakers from a variety of institutions.


09:00 - 09:30   Registration / Coffee & Pastries
09:30 - 09:50 Day introduction by Lawrie Phipps & Karl Gimblett
09:50 - 10:10 Prof Helen O'Sullivan: Pro Vice Chancellor for Education - Keele University
10:10 - 10:40 Keynote: An analysis of Microsoft Teams at scale: experiences so far
Santanu Vasant - University of East London
10:40 - 11:20

Linked Activities
During the event we will be running a series of three linked activities to help elicit the collective experience and knowledge in the room. This will be used to help build a bigger picture and be included in a report of the event.
Activity 1 - Impact and Change 

Coffee & Biscuits

11:20 - 11:50 Using Teams to Deliver Teaching and Learning: An Academic's Perspective
Dr Stephen Bateman - Staffordshire University
11:50 - 12:30 Activity 2 - Supporting Staff
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:30 Case Study: Using OneNote Classroom to Create an Escape Room Assessment Activity
Dr Emma Thirkell - UCLan
13:30 - 13:45 Case Study: Using Teams to Deliver a Postgraduate Medical Education Course
Karl Gimblett, Tom Lovelock & Vikki Foley - Keele University
13:45 - 14:00 Case Study: Preparing Modules for Teams Delivery
Dr Jessica Louise Macbeth & Jane Fitzgerald -UCLan
14:00 - 14:45

Activity 3 - The First Three Projects

Coffee & Biscuits

14:45 - 15:15 Migrating an Institutional Migration to Microsoft Teams
Nicky Bowen & John Billington - Hugh Baird College
15:15 - 15:45 A sector perspective on the shift to digital ecosystems
Dr Phil Richards - Jisc
15:45 - 16:15 Plenary
16:15 - 16:30 Closing words