Category Archives: Meetings & Events

Flexible learning

I’m a massive fan of our Teaching & Learning Showcase events – informal, bring-your-own-lunch gatherings with three speakers presenting on a topical issue and plenty of discussions, questions, sharing of ideas and experiences – so I was sad to miss … Continue reading

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Digitally Ready for 2013

In attempting to write this blog post to sum up what 2012 has meant for Digitally Ready, the JISC-funded project here at the University of Reading to support staff and students in their use of digital technologies, I quickly found … Continue reading

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Placements: Partnership with industry

Recently the School of Construction Management and Engineering (SCME) held a half-day workshop on ‘Industrial Partnership Companies and SCME’ to showcase their placement students. The workshop included presentations from four Part 3 students that had been on placement over the … Continue reading

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Show & TEL: Making technology-enhanced learning work in HE

Neil Morris, author of Study Skills Connected, a new book on using technology to support Teaching & Learning, visited Reading last week to speak about ‘Making technology-enhanced learning work for staff and students in Higher Education’ as part of our … Continue reading

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The sincerest form of flattery

Our Teaching & Learning Showcase Series continued yesterday with a session on ‘Sharing good practice in the use of Turnitin’. Turnitin is an online service which allows educators to check students’ work for similarity with other sources as a tool for … Continue reading

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SEED placements: showcasing success

Last week SEED students were invited to present about their experiences at the SEED Showcase event. The evening was an opportunity for placement supervisors, employers, parents and fellow students to see the kind of things a SEED placement entails. There were … Continue reading

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Digital literacies for student employability: Spotlight on work placements

Rachel and I were invited to speak at the Teaching & Learning Showcase on ‘Assessing work placements’ here at Reading yesterday. The showcase events are a series of informal lunchtime gatherings which provide an opportunity for colleagues to share T & … Continue reading

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ALT-Conference: The Digital Literacies perspective

Last week was very hectic as I travelled up and down the country to attend two conferences. The first was the Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C) in Manchester. The conference’s objective was to understand how technology can best be … Continue reading

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‘Sharing Good Practice’ event: Going mobile

The Digitally Ready event was a wonderful chance to meet Blackboard Learn users and to show them how they could access the service through their tablets and smart phones by using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app.  This feature is one … Continue reading

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Fellowship for people who use software

The announcement below just popped in to my inbox and I thought it might be of interest to Digitally Ready folks: The Software Sustainability Institute (www.software.ac.uk) has launched a Fellowship programme that recognises outstanding UK-based researchers who use software. The Fellowships come … Continue reading

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