[WELLINGTON] Digital Literacy to Enable Positive Effects of Social Media for Higher Education

Centre for Academic Development This session will focus upon the positive opportunities available to academics within Higher Education roles through social media, drawing upon over twenty years as a practitioner using digital tools in both research and learning and teaching. How do you build your research profile online, and engage genuinely and usefully with others to move forward the research agenda without getting overwhelmed? How do you use digital and social media as part of…

Video in the Classroom

One of the activities that I was involved in at the University of Winchester was looking at the possibility of lecture capture in the classroom, accompanied by many questions of cost, intellectual property, and student attendance. A couple of interesting stories in this week's Times Higher Education deal with this issue: (more…)

Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Digital Literacy & Identity, Digital Pedagogies #FOS4L

"FOS is for teachers, educational developers, learning technologists, course designers who would like to experience, explore and learn more about the pedagogy of flexible, open and social learning. We model the use of freely available social media tools and platform which we utilise for learning that don’t require extensive technical expertise to be mastered and implemented. Our focus is the design and how the available digital technologies can support this to extend opportunities for connecting,…