The Technology PlayPen

London, Autumn 2019

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about the use and suitability of different applications in the classroom for offline and online teaching. Such applications can be particularly helpful to engage large student cohorts but also to collect insights around knowledge level and understanding of a particular subject.

Through hands-on activities, participants will be guided through how to use some of the latest platforms and apps to support teaching and student engagement. In doing so participants will gain insights into the suitability, practicality and usability of the particular application for students at different FHEQ levels.

The applications used in the workshop will include:

  • Kahoot
  • Mentimeter
  • Padlet
  • Polleverywhere
  • Slack
  • Edublogs
  • Socrative

Participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet. Guidelines will be issued in advance.

Learning outcomes and takeaways

  • Get a hands-on introduction to new and innovative teaching apps and platforms
  • Explore the potential and challenges for implementation at module/programme level
  • Understand how to use the platforms to support student engagement and everyday online and offline classroom teaching
  • Learn how to use the technology to gather data to enhance your teaching


Dr Christine Rivers CMBE, Director for Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Director for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Surrey


This event will allow you to claim units towards your annual CPD. The number of units will be determined by the length of the programme and the reflection and development you have gained from it. The full programme will be available soon.

Let us know you're interested

Keen to join us? Send us an Expression of Interest through the button below and let us know. We'll keep you up to date on all the event details and will let you know when bookings open.

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CMBE subscribers: £180 (save £50)

Non-CMBE subscribers: £230

Want to apply for CMBE and pay for this event? The total to pay will be £280 (£100 CMBE subscription and £180 event fee). Your application must be approved before you register for the event.

Bringing a colleague?: Groups can book at a 25% discount.

If you have any questions about the workshop please email Alex at