Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Thinking about a teachmeet

Since a rather uninspiring meeting on Friday I've been wondering whether I should organise a teachmeet (

Wikipedia says...
A TeachMeet is an organised (but informal) meeting (in the style of an unconference) for teachers to share good practice, practical innovations and personal insights in teaching with technology. These events are often organised to coincide with other educational events like the Scottish Learning Festival and the British Educational Technology and Training Show BETT.
Participants volunteer (via the TeachMeet website) to demonstrate good practice they've delivered over the past year, or discuss a product that enhances classroom practice.
TeachMeet events are open to all and do not charge an entry fee.
Do you think a TeachMeet could work in a higher education context? Do you have any experience you could share (in addition to the Organise your own advice on the TeachMeet wiki)? And do you want to help me organise one?


  1. sounds like a good idea Stu :-) would be good to hear if anyone is doing something similar in HE.

  2. The unconference last year was well received, so I'd definitely support something low key and informal.

  3. I like the idea but do wonder if people would be contributing beyond what they already do across other platforms. It is similar to the UK Centre's swapshops presented in person at Centre events;and we did try a repository of teaching ideas (Practical Compendium) on-line at one time which had little uptake/contribution at

  4. The distinctive feature about this one Sheryl is that it will be a University of Leicester-centred event.

  5. 'Will be'. You think it really is a goer then!

  6. If it's got cake and we talk about education, it's a go-er.

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