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Finding out student social media habits: Project Update July 2016

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Jed’s July update on the ‘Social Media to improve Employability’ project: The first step of the e-learning project involved designing and implementing a questionnaire to examine BLS students’ social media usage habits. This survey is currently receiving its finishing touches in the programme Qualtrics and will be distributed among 2nd year BLS students as soon […]

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Social media to develop employability: Project aims

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General aims Social media will be used to enable students to share their degree experiences with others. This project is designed to develop students’ breadth of knowledge, writing skills, employability skills and awareness of careers. This will be run by the students, for the students.  The Biomedical Life Sciences (BLS) blog may enable students to […]

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Improving Student Access to the University Research Community: Project Update (June 2016)

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Salomé Villa Larenas has been working with the Department of Linguistics and English Language on evaluating how digital conferencing systems can be used to simplify access to, and support increased PGR participation in learning. Here is the update from Salomé: We have trialled Skype for Business with: 2 research groups (several sessions) 1 poster session […]

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Supporting Study Abroad: Project Update (June 2016)

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Zak Varty, is working with Stephen Power (the Maths & Stats Study Abroad Coordinator) to develop a dedicated Moodle page with a range of content for study abroad students in his department. He hopes students will use it to discover what to expect from a year abroad at a Partner University. Zak’s update: Things have […]

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Developing Online Learning with Engaging Content (LING200 Update June 2016)

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Carolina Perez is working with Professor Alison Sealey to improve the effectiveness of LING200 by developing a web page with engaging content that will act as the go-to place for information, advice and development of the skills students need for their dissertation. Here is an update from Carolina on progress so far. What have you […]

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Online Assessment for language grammar tests

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Marta Muntoni set out at the beginning of this process hoping to produce an online assessment tool for languages grammar tests. The tool, she had hoped, would allow students to get near immediate feedback on their grammar tests that would also contribute towards their University credits. Unfortunately for Marta, technology in this instance was not […]

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Shrimping Clocks

The teaching of computer science in schools has taken on far greater importance in recent years as teachers and the education sector recognise the importance it offers for young people in future careers. Cefn Hoile has been involved in this for a number of years with the Shrimp, a piece of Arduino compatible open source […]

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Developing LING 200: Project Update – May 2016

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The LING 200 course is intended to prepare second year students to equip them with the skills needed for their third year dissertation.  The course, although valuable, holds no credit points and it has been argued that the course would benefit from greater digital adaptation to encourage uptake from the students. Carolina Perez and Professor […]

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Digital Skills

Helen Wilding and her fellow part-time distance research students are aiming to identify the digital skills that would aid current and future distance health research students. This project involved looking at the software available from the University and the skills necessary to get the most out of the tools available. Helen and her colleagues made […]

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