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Blended Learning Weeks 4 & 5

Posted by LibeRaCe on December 11, 2015

Where to start? Well, with a planning hat on. Key message is to use technology solution in the area that you want most improvement, not just shoe horn it in for the sake of it….

Week 4

Curriculum planning, learner needs, teacher pedagogy (need to get myself one of those), assessment and feedback. What is the best fit and where will I use technology to its best advantage? Who are my learners and what are the learning outcomes I need/want them to achieve? These are questions I need to ask, even if I am just doing a parachute session for study skills! I had never heard of the ADDIE or DADDIE framework for creating courses and had been using OTARA without realising (as part of the scheme of learning we need to use to map our teaching sessions) In some ways I know more than I think and in other far less! Or maybe it’s just terminology? I did feel that I am putting a  lot of the tips into action already with using Twitter, Linkedin and other platforms in my teaching sessions but I am sometimes unclear as to the how and why I do it – other than I know that it works 🙂

Week 5 – and the last

The main message that has stayed with me from this week has been enabling learners to have a “belief in their own capacity to achieve”. They should be at the heart of everything we do and that blended learning can give the flexibility to enable those most at risk of exclusion to participate. It takes a department-wide agreed change to embed a blended learning approach – but there are small steps you can take for your individual courses and to suit your learners. Managing your own time as a tutor is just as important and must be included in your planning – how and when do you expect to be contacted and by what time must you reply?

This course really helped to me to see that the steps we have taken here towards blended learning have definitely been in the right direction. The ideas and questions posted by participants have been very helpful in vocalising the issues we have had, as well as highlighting things we never considered. The sharing of teaching ideas and resources has been excellent and we have kept a list open on shared Google Doc for staff here all doing the course to share and amend.

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Nine in ten bosses vet applicants on Facebook | Daily Mail Online

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 15, 2015

The findings were revealed by recruiting software company, Jobvite, which surveyed 1,855 human resources managers in industries including engineering, IT, marketing and sales.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailymail.co.uk

This might be a tabloid article (and is really an advertisement for Barclays) but there is a grain of truth to the details shared. Employers we talked too said the same thing. they will search for you and what they find will influence their decision. 

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How to Market Yourself Using Social Media in Only 30 Minutes a Day | DIY Marketing Tips

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 11, 2015

Thorny Bleeder: Music Marketing, Branding and Motivation.

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This was originally shared on Moodle for media students as part of their entrepreneurship course. Great advice on social media interactions.  

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From cyber security to mobile computing: How all sectors are embracing digital technology

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 27, 2015

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You can’t get away from it and it is relevant to every area of your working and private life – something more to think about for the Information Society module 

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Social media, digital presence and hen harriers

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 27, 2015

Who I am in my personal life informs who am in my professional life, and that will be true for most people. This is often expressed in my work life by hearing colleagues tell me about what their kids are doing at school with the curriculum or technology. Personal informs “professional” and vice versa. Now, with social media, we get to choose how we express and how much we express about these facets of our lives. For me, I have chosen not to keep separate accounts, after all I am the same person whether I am running a workshop on digital leadership or a hiding under a bush photographing a rare bird or trying to identify a warbler.

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We will be talking with staff and learners alot about this topic this year – especially for your HE groups. 

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Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 25, 2015

Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won’t be known for years to come.

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Not reinventing the wheel but reinventing your online activities as your personal brand 

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Be Purposeful in Your Posts

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 24, 2015

Be purposeful about how you’re interacting with others on social media and what accomplishments you want to share with the entire world on the web.

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Shout it loud! What did you do this summer that’s given you skills and confidence? What journeys could you share to let your experience shine? support others and think about how your posts could be viewed.

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Can I have one of those? Getting your own social media … by Matt Holland

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 7, 2015

Are you are having trouble getting an official approval for your social media activities?   Then this is for you.   It’s mostly about Twitter but it could be extended to other social media. #1 You …

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Originally shared by CILIP LIK professionals on LInkedin – very pertinent issue for our learners from NHS/Health backgrounds, especially on the ICTL

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The Communications Market 2015 (August)

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 6, 2015

This is Ofcom’s twelfth annual Communications Market report. This supports Ofcom’s regulatory goal to research markets and to remain at the forefront of technological understanding.

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For the first time, smartphones have overtaken laptops as UK internet users’ number one device.

Two thirds of consumers now own a smartphone, and people are using it for nearly two hours every day to browse the internet, access social media, shop and bank online.

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Collaborative Approaches to Information Literacy

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 9, 2014

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Collaborative Approaches to Information Literacy
This event aims to give participants an opportunity to learn from the good practice of the presenters who have innovated and developed their practice by working collaboratively.
The speakers for the event include staff from different HE and FE institutions who will discuss how they have collaborated with different professionals, both across their institutions, and externally.
As a result of attending this event participants will have a greater understanding of how to develop integrated approaches to information and digital literacy practice. There will be a focus on how collaborative practice can raise the profile of IL beyond the library and enable services to work more efficiently with stronger outcomes. Attendees will learn practical ways to share information and knowledge beyond immediate teams, and how to build relationships to make better use of existing resources and aid skill development.

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