Here are our highlights of the final day:
In the breakfast session, attendees got to share the mobile apps they have been using in teaching and learning, giving them the chance to demonstrate to colleagues and hear from others.
Andrew Middleton (National Teaching Fellow) and Ian Glover, both from Sheffield Hallam University, then presented on Active Learning Spaces, discussing the challenges and approaches you can use to make your teaching more active and interactive.Great App Swap Breakfast at #TELFest, with a great selection of apps to support learning to try out. pic.twitter.com/15RjC9vqBe— Christopher Stokes (@cwstokes) 7 July 2017
Mr Middleton then talked to us about his session and about TELFest in general.
We spoke with @sheffhallamuni's @andrewmid about Active Learning and his #TELFest session, as well as how TELFest "has really got it right". pic.twitter.com/TFTixJSiZc— TELFest (@telfest) 7 July 2017
Attendees then had some fun with Google Cardboard and Virtual Reality, getting the chance to try the budget VR goggles and hear how these can be applied to teaching.
Everyone's having a go! How useful can #VirtualReality be in teaching? #TELfest pic.twitter.com/D5X5k4Km7K— TELFest (@telfest) 7 July 2017
For TELFest's closing keynote, Professor Mike Sharples of the Open University came and discussed in depth the annual Innovating Pedagogies report which he helped to produced. His talk approached many of the major topics in Technology Enhanced Learning and we'd like to thank him for attending.
Mr Sharples spoke to us about the Open University and much much more.
"There's still a worldwide need for university campuses and labs", says @sharplm in our third clip, but online study will complement. pic.twitter.com/FYZSEeGQoW— TELFest (@telfest) 7 July 2017
TELFest finished with Innovation Corner, an exhibition demonstrating the latest technology already being used in teaching and allowing attendees to interact with the technology of the future. Stands displaying VR, augmented reality and 3D printing gave attendees one last chance to interact and talk with staff from other departments and institutions.
Meanwhile, outside the lecture theatre, we are busy setting up innovation corner, which will be the final event for #TELFest 2017 pic.twitter.com/dfFcf58DYU— Danny Monaghan (@Dan_LXIX) 7 July 2017
The week-long competitions finished as well with Michael Trikic winning a GoPro and the daily top tweeters winning medals.
We also spoke to Steve Rowett who came from the UCL to sample TELFest, and he told us why he was so impressed.
Steve Rowett from @ucl dropped into #TELFest today and told us what impressed him about the festival. pic.twitter.com/b4DjEklADz— TELFest (@telfest) 7 July 2017
Thanks to everyone who attended TELFest this year, and to everyone who presented. We hope everyone found the week as enjoyable and useful as we did and that people will take what has been discussed and implement it in their teaching and learning.
See everyone next year!@telfest is officially a wrap! Thanks everyone for coming! Amazing week!! #Telfest pic.twitter.com/scHZIaqbNT— Tom Jolley (@Tompjolley) 7 July 2017