Category Newman in the Digital Age

Xerte – Health Psychology 2 – Training for Students

This week we invited Ron Mitchell from Mitchell Media to talk to our students who will be using the Xerte Online Toolkit as part of the their  Health Psychology module. I thought it was a very useful session because Ron did not focus on the technicalities of using Xerte but on ways of working and […]

Xerte – Health Psychology 1 – Intro for Students

Digital Literacies in the Disciplines. Newman University – Xerte in a Health Psychology module. Back in the summer Terry McAndrew of the HEA organised a meeting for all nine institutions that had been successful in bidding for Digital Literacies in the Disciplines awards to share with each other their project plans. Unfortunately I was in France at […]

Designing Online Induction

The e-Learning Department has been working on replacing our brief annual face-to-face student induction session with a more comprehensive online version.  This is to cover all the university’s web systems (VLE, email, SharePoint, SITS- mynewman, Mahara e-portfolio and also the physical and wifi network on campus).  Progress to date has resulted in a Moodle course structured topically with a brief […]

Online support for Newman in the Digital Age

Creating an online infrastructure to support a long-term project like ‘Newman in the Digital Age’ can take longer than you think, but now we have all the basics in place.  If all that was required was online space then Google Drive and WordPress would have done the job and these can be set up instantly. […]

The Digital Literacies Audit has begun.

In our first meeting with Sarah Davies from JISC we attempted to complete, in groups,  JISC’s Developing Digital Literacies Audit form. We did this with pens on paper and I had the unenviable task of transcribing it all.  Why, oh why, did we not use tablets or laptops? Never again!  Anyway what we were able to […]

Implementing the UKPSF in the Digital University

Today I attended a JISC webinar on this subject in which we looked at the website JISC & Professional Associations Guide to Implementing the UKPSF in the Digital University. This was of particular interest to me as we have to address the digital literacies of our staff (academic, professional and support) as part of our Newman in the […]

Changing the Learning Landscape – Exeter

Today I attended a Changing the Learning Landscape meeting at the University of Exeter in which staff there, and invited speakers, shared where they are now with digital literacies. You sometimes go to dissemination events and wonder why you bothered as you hear the blindingly obvious or information so specific to the institution that you cannot use […]

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