Author Archives: Maria-Christiana Papaefthimiou

About Maria-Christiana Papaefthimiou

My title is Enhanacement Manager (Teaching, Learning and Technlology) and I am curretnly project managing the DEVELOP project. My repsonsibilities include: 1. Management and direction of the work of a small team of Enhancement Officers (e-Learning), facilitating the development of cross-team working in CDoTL, including the effective integration of the team’s work across the University. 2. The management of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and other e-learning tools with the aim to enhance and support the development of Teaching and Learning. 3. Work with academic Schools and academic staff, professional services staff and CDoTL team members to create an infrastructure of resources that support the development of courses through the use of Learning Technology. 4. Lead staff development and training programmes to be provided by the team or faculty/IT staff to ensure that academics are able to utilise learning technology approapriately and effectively 5. Promote the use of learning technology by planning and promoting university-wide workshops and faculty based staff development events. 6. Develop, as appropriate, university-wide participation and support for the engagement of academic staff with Technology Enhanced Learning. 7. Contribute to CDoTL’s strategic planning as a member of the CDOTL Senior Management Staff Team. 8. Identify opportunities for development and innovation, including accessing external funding sources, support the writing of bids. 9. Project management

Construction Chat

A reflection by Conor O’Connor, Reading graduate The Construction Chat summer school here at Reading is the first project of its kind. Set up by myself and Ashley Davidson, our goal at Construction Chat is to inspire more school children … Continue reading

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Partners in curriculum change: Digitally Ready at the Annual Higher Education Academy Conference, 3-4 July 2013

The theme of this year’s conference was Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience, with three strands: students as partners; employers as partners; and organisations as partners. The conference was packed with very interesting sessions – so much is going on with … Continue reading

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Student Researchers from the department of Art to present at RAISE 2013 (by Christine Ellison)

As we continue to develop OSCAR the online student community in Art our students are becoming more involved and more integral to the development of the project. Together we are researching innovative ways to integrate the social network, designed to … Continue reading

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Digital Hero, Dr Matthew Nichols, on BBC 4

One of our Digital Heros, Dr Matthew Nichols, is contributing to a BBC 4 series that looks at the colourful careers of the women behind the throne in ancient Rome, and its subtitle, ‘Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses’, hints at some of … Continue reading

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Digitally Ready: celebrating the project’s achievements

We are all looking forward to our celebration event today – ‘Digitally Ready for the Future: Sharing Good Practice’. The programme is packed with three parallel ‘show & tell’ sessions, networking, and discussions. Our experts including our Digital Heroes will be there … Continue reading

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Digitally Ready at the JISC Teaching and Learning Experts Meeting 11/07/12

We had the opportunity to present our project to the JISC Experts meeting yeserday along with the other project in our cluster. Following on form a short pitch, Pat and I talked about the project and the various interventions at … Continue reading

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Digital Literacies and employability in the Guardian

An interesting article from Sarah Knight in the Guardian which is at the heart of our project at Reading where we are working with SEECC to enable students and staff to be Digitally ready for the future.

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‘The good, the bad and the ugly’, letters to Santa and digital literacies

We have been working on the baseline report for the last couple of months and today we held a (festive!) workshop with 20 people representing students, lecturers, support and professional staff. Participants worked in groups and with great enthusiasm on a … Continue reading

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Developing T&L with the use of technology

Here in the Centre for the Development of T&L we engage with academic staff to help them design their courses and develop their teaching approaches using technology. Apart from working very closely with individuals and teams we deliver a number … Continue reading

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Reflections on the JISC Programme meeting, 4 Oct 2011

An interesting and very stimulating meeting yesterday, thank you JISC. A room full of ideas, posters, and plans for digital literacies. The projects have a lot of common areas of work, especially within the clusters. It was great to meet … Continue reading

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