Category Archives: Technology

Library Support to Students on Blended-Learning Courses

Published this week in SCONUL Focus 71, an article summarising the PGCert project that I undertook a couple of years ago:-

Library support to students on blended-learning courses: some thoughts on best practice” 

Conference: Talking Technical

Last week, it was our Learning and Teaching Conference – and this year, the focus was on technology.  I was suitably impressed by demonstrations of gaming – and the employment opportunities the industry could offer our students.  There were two demonstrations of audio-visual projects in Gaelic.  I attended an Adobe Connect demonstration, and then later on donned my headset to participate in an online conferencing session with a colleague in …. oh, okay, it was another part of the building! – but the whole purpose was to demonstrate how  the technology could be used in the context of distance learning.  And we talked, in other sessions, about how technology could be used to enhance our teaching.  The department in which I spend most of my time (Information Services) gave updates on our electronic resources and a Moodle enhancement – whilst the head of the other department that shares me (Research and Knowledge Exchange) gave updates on opportunities open to all colleagues.  Forgive me, these are just edited highlights – I won’t attempt to summarise the entire three days!

So there we were, all up-to-date and raring to go.  I felt quite pleased that I seem to be reasonably au-fait with the technology as it affects my various roles,  Not complacent, but certainly not panicking.

Now, what about that Biteable video I was going to make …. ?

Digital Literacy – Useful Article in THE

“Digital literacy initiatives are required for teaching today’s student” says an Adobe article in Times Higher Education today.  This is a really interesting article – I’ve just added it to my Mendeley account, but I’d like to share it more widely.  Here’s the link:-

(Usually, you need a Times login to read any article, but this link appears to take you directly there without any need for that.)