Our first week of the project started with a flurry of activity including deciding on an appropriate abbreviation of the project name - S4WEB - which is a nice Twitter hashtag! We have a number of meetings planned over the next few weeks and will be posting regular updates here about our activities.
This week I found a blog post about a Jisc Learning and Teaching Experts Meeting that Ellen and I presented at last year. The post was written by another Jisc funded project The DIAL project - Digital Integration into Arts Learning - who presented at the same meeting. In the post they discussed the potential for using some of the material as part of the DIAL PoI project which is about Professional Online Identities or the possibility of setting up another DIAL project using a similar approach to ours.
As our new project is all about embedding benefits, it would be great hear from anyone who has seen our blog or attended a presentation and decided to use webinar software in some way. Why not leave us a comment and let us know?
About our project
In January 2014, we received the good news that we had been successful in our bid for an extension of our original project via the Jisc FE and Skills Development and Resources Programme – Embedding Activity. We will continue to use this blog to record our activities, outputs and achievements over the next months.
The aims of our Embedding project are:
- to build on the positive outcomes and outputs of our original webinar project
- highlight the key employability skills identified in webinars by the employers who took part in our original project
- produce a well structured and resourced blended learning course to teach students the skills of setting up and running a webinar as a 21st century employability skill
- continue to disseminate our project findings and offer support through Jisc Regional Support Centres to help embed webinar training for students as part of a tutorial or curriculum programme using a blended learning course.