Category Archives: Dissemination

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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Hatchpath revisited

An email this week from Hatchpath telling me that around 10% of our UG stduents had signed up for it led me to look at some of the large part 1 modules in Biological Sciences to check the usage.

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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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Hatchpath: University of Reading is launch site for new collaborative software

I’ve just stumbled across http://hatchpath.com, a site for student exchange of information on their modules.  It seems to have very smooth and intuitive tools for information sharing and strikes me as quite Facebook-like in its approach to making things easy. … 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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Placement showcase: Carrie Philp

Continuing my placement showcase series, I interviewed Carrie Philp about her experiences during her UROP placement and how she used social media to recruit students for her project. A third year Psychology student, Carrie, who only heard about the opportunity … Continue reading

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Developing students’ digital skills through placements – Maximising student engagement

I have previously blogged about my trip to ALT-C in Manchester. In the same week I went to the RAISE Conference in Southampton. The Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement day was my first opportunity to speak about some of … Continue reading

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Placement showcase: Chelsea Zahra

Over the summer, we have been in the fortunate position to be able to employ a number of students on Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme placements.  You may have seen a number of posts from Rachel Glover, who has been working … Continue reading

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