Monthly Archives: April 2012

Using social media for employability

Recent studies have shown that students are comfortable using sites such as Facebook and Twitter in their social lives but feel less confident about applying those skills for learning. Our own small-scale study, carried out in conjunction with our careers … Continue reading

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In a meeting last week I mentioned how much I liked Skype, a couple of comments from other showed not everyone understood how it worked: “I can’t be bothered with all that typing” “What about when I have a bad … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy elements of PELeCON ’12

Last week, I attended the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference, or PELeCON for short.  I want to summarise the bits I felt most relevant to ‘digital literacy’ here, on the Digitally Ready blog.  I will post it in two parts… The … Continue reading

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… and now for a blog about blogs

Blogs providing a solution for a variety of academic projects. Blogs have been employed for some time within the University by a number of colleagues and more recently these have used as a means of feeding news, events and commentary … Continue reading

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Evaluation, adaptability and meta-evaluation

(Adapted from the Agile software development poster) As part of the Digitally Ready project, we have recognised that the digital landscape (i.e. the tools, software and systems available and in use) is changing at an unprecedented rate. This not only … Continue reading

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