Tag Archives: Digital Literacies for Student Employability

Digitally Ready, a retrospective

In October 2011 I drafted a brief description of my digital education interests for this blog (when it was just starting) but didn’t get to the point where I wanted to publish it.  Looking back over the two years of … Continue reading

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Blogging assignments – comments and experiences part 1: MSc formative and summative assignments

Blogging has become one of the major means of communicating just about anything.  It allows more development of thought than a tweet or Facebook post and is a logical development of the traditional form of published essays.  I’ve been experimenting … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: What I’ve Learned

Over the 2012/13 academic year I undertook a dissertation project titled “Biodiversity on the Web: Developing tools and data delivery for campus biodiversity knowledge”. As a part of the project I worked closely with Alastair Culham and several other students … Continue reading

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Placement support online – for staff and for students

Our research study into digital literacies for student employability, focusing on WRPL and the University’s placement schemes, revealed that many students are as yet unaware of the full range of opportunities on offer, and that some work remains to be … Continue reading

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Student experiences with digital literacies

Last week, the Digitally Ready team here at Reading invited staff to a workshop on ‘Students’ experiences with placements and opportunities for developing their digital literacies at the University’. Some 20 colleagues from academic and service departments across the University … Continue reading

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Placement showcase: Rachel Glover

Subscribers of this blog will have followed the adventures of our placement student, the fabulous Rachel Glover, who has been working with us since June on the student employability aspects of the Digitally Ready project. Rachel has now started her … 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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