Save the date for CAN 2019: 29-30th May 2019

We are delighted to be working with The Open University who will be hosting the 7th annual Change agents’ network conference on 29-30th May 2019. This conference offers a unique opportunity of celebrating the power of student-staff partnership working which is now recognised as a driver for curriculum innovation and change. The Open University takes forward the highly successful event from the University of Winchester who recently hosted the 2018 event. The importance of working in partnership with students is also reflected in Jisc’s own work, with the launch of Jisc student partners to inform our own developments.

Please see the announcement from Elizabeth Ellis from The Open University below:

Elizabeth Ellis, The Open  University
Elizabeth Ellis, The Open University
The Open University (OU) will be hosting the 7th annual Jisc supported Change Agents’ Network conference in May 2019. This two-day conference is an opportunity for the OU to showcase its ground breaking change agent and student partnership work, and engage staff and students from Higher Education and Further Education institutions across the UK and Europe in a network of experience and best practice.

The purpose of the Jisc supported Change Agents’ Network is to promote student-staff partnership work; staff and students working as change agents, digital pioneers, digital ambassadors, or other roles in partnership with staff on technology-related teaching and learning projects.

The OU has excellent examples of best practice in these areas, with a rich narrative of innovative partnership with students in the development of teaching and learning content, experiences, activities, tools, and platforms.

With the key feature of the CAN conference being students leading or co-presenting sessions and workshops, CAN also provides a valuable avenue for students in HE and FE to develop skills as they share experiences.

With 2019 being the OU’s 50th anniversary, bringing the conference to the university will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our unique brand of innovative teaching and learning, and invite staff and students from across the HE and FE sectors to bring their expertise to Milton Keynes. The OU is well placed to present a professional and exciting conference that maximizes the value of being on Walton Hall campus.

Further information will be available in the Autumn on the call for submissions for the conference. Please keep in touch by joining our mailing list: and follow us on Twitter @CANagogy

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