What do Employers want?

The activity today was to analyse the words employers use in job advertisements; to try and get an understanding of what they mean and, then, how to evidence that in either job application/CV or at interview. A study of more than 500,000 recent job advertisements by the search company Adzuna, for The Guardian newspaper, revealed…

What type of digital learner am I?

This week the group completed the quiz from the Cascade project at Exeter, which asks, “What type of digital learner am I?”. The group all found the quiz very accurate, and the majority agreed with the summary statements it produced, which provided them with an individual rating and descriptor for each of 6 categories: Media…

HEA STEM Workshop

Digital Literacy in STEM Disciplines Date: 22 Nov 2013 Start Time: 09:45 am Location/venue: University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Belfast. The ability to use appropriate technologies for communicating, information management, learning and scholarship is critical for “living, learning and working in a digital society” (JISC). This interactive workshop will introduce staff and students to a number…

Ethical Approval of Pedagogical Research: When? Why? How?

This workshop is aimed at staff planning on undertaking pedagogical research or scholarship. Pedagogic research and scholarship is a key objective of the new Teaching and Learning Strategy, with the contributions made by staff in this area being recognised and rewarded. Professional practice requires that pedagogical research follows sound ethical practice: funding applications (such as…