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Project Update: Establishing requirements for digital aids to language learning (in DELC)

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by Larissa Webster Finding out staff and student opinions – Questionnaire Despite already having a direction in mind for the implementation of our project  – digital aids to the oral/aural part of language-learning in DELC (see our project outline), I decided that it would still be useful, and of interest, to gather student and staff […]

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Case Study: Improving LUMS Student Experience – Online Marking

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People and organisations are becoming ever more reliant on technology and the use of technology in the educational environment has increased dramatically. Where once teachers used chalk and blackboards it is now laptops and projectors. Currently in Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) most assessment feedback is done on paper, with students having to come into […]

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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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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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Improving Online Marking & Feedback: Project Update (July 2016)

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During the last two weeks, an online survey was released targeting postgraduate students, academic staff and professors from different departments across the Management School. So far there has been a great response. 50 students answered the survey, 30 professors, and 10 from the staff department. Some interesting results: Students believe that there should be a […]

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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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