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Case Study: Social Media to Develop Employability

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Overview This project aimed to set up a social media site and student editorial board where first year Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) students could contribute to forum posts, write articles and share experiences. Alongside this, the students have the opportunity to develop their employability skills as well as gain valuable information they would need in […]

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Case Study: Supporting Study Abroad

The department of Mathematics and Statistics has a standing history of sending a sizeable cohort of students to study abroad each year. The Digital Lancaster Project for the department was aimed at helping to further support and guide these students in their studies before, during and after their time overseas. A digital approach naturally provides a […]

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Case Study: Digital History

Project Overview Within the History department there is a growing desire to ensure that History at Lancaster University keeps apace with the implementation of digital resources and methods within academic research. As such, the introduction of new technologies, resources, and methodologies is becoming an important component in both academic research and student recruitment. This project […]

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Project Update: What kind of social media site do you want? (September 2016)

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Jed Winstanley and his academics are creating a social media site that BLS students can engage with to develop their employability skills. Over the summer he’s been reading up on social media and researched other Universities’ blogs. He’s also designed and delivered a survey to find out more about BLS students’ social media habits. Jed’s provided […]

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Understanding how academics interact with online marking tools

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Project Update by Luis Perez Gomez. During the last couple of weeks, I have been conducting interviews with academics and administrative staff across different departments in the Management School. The purpose of these interviews was to get a better understanding of how academics interact with online marking tools and what are their thoughts on implementing […]

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Accessing Moodle – Project Experiences and the Next Steps

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Carla has been working with Rebecca Marsden, Ann-Marie Houghton and Sue Cranmer from the Educational Research Department to find out ‘How students access Moodle’. They have been busy building a survey, which they successfully launched on June 1st and closed on June 24th 2016. The launch took place later than anticipated due to a combination […]

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Network Learning for Placement Students: August 2016

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In our LUMSNET project we are creating a Moodle page full of engaging and informative videos and resources for pre-placement students. The idea is to provide a one-stop platform that supports students embarking on their placement journey, providing a range of information these students would find useful and engaging. The resources will be aimed at […]

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