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Post-secondary instructor in Vancouver, Canada. I teach organizational change and behaviour to international students registered in a post degree business diploma program.

JISC Employability. On 21 March the Marylebone site of the University of Westminster played host to Get the Digital Edge – a series of workshops and seminars illustrating the application of digital technologies in the modern workplace.

JISC Employability

Here are the podcasts of that event: What did the students say about the day? Aimee Bateman: Using social media for job hunting Frances Gow: Managing your online identity Andrew Rigby: Social media and reputation – what you can learn from big companies Jim McClellan: teaching digital literacy? Kevin Lawley/Jemma Perrin: IT training opportunities at the University of Westminster Plenary: What skills? Vitae Innovate Handbook of social media for researchers and supervisors, Open University 2012. Tip Sheet for Google Docs - from TLT Group. Case study capturing enhancing experiences international students. DL social media. This page collates resources on the use of social media in academic contexts.

DL social media

Some have been developed by Jisc projects, especially from the Developing Digital Literacies programme, while others are external links. Many of the HEA funded Digital Literacy in the Disciplines projects are using social media in subject teaching. Developing digital literacies for employability. This resource set is for: students and recent graduates; employers and employer bodies; staff concerned with employability issues in HE/FE institutions Digital literacy or capability is relevant to the employability of graduates in a number of ways.

Developing digital literacies for employability

Employers increasingly expect graduates to have excellent digital capabilities, whatever the role they are recruiting forDigital networks are increasingly essential to job searching and to developing a professional identity, including showcasing achievements from higher educationMany graduate jobs are in the digital economy, and many graduates are managing portfolio careers using digital networks and media to do so Findings on employability from the final synthesis report Further findings and lessons from the final programme meeting Guardian HE Network article on employability and Developing Digital Literacies. Blooms taxonomy. PRIDE project FLC resources. Provide specific learner guidance and support for flexible learning. Positioning questions To what extent do learners understand the importance of being an effective and efficient flexible learner?

Provide specific learner guidance and support for flexible learning

To what extent are flexible learning capabilities incorporated into academic, personal and professional development planning and reflective practice? Do learners have access to tools and resources to diagnose and develop their flexible learning capabilities? Indicators of high flexibility Development of learner flexible learning capabilities is incorporated into academic/personal/professional development planning and reflective practice. Open educational resources (OERs) There is no one, standard definition of open educational resources.

Open educational resources (OERs)

However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: 'Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.' OERs exist within a wider ‘open’ movement and context, explored below.

The open movement. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures. I’ve compiled several “The Best…” lists that sites where you can learn about the geography, data, languages, and holidays of different countries around the world. Those resources are important, but I think it’s like learning the words, but not the music, of a song. So I thought I’d develop a separate list just focused on helping students learn about the cultures of different countries, and would love to hear additional suggestions. You might also be interested in The Best Travel Photographs Of The Year. Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures (and are accessible to English Language Learners): Culture Crossing is a unique resource for information about different countries.

HEA Employability in HE(Is,IsNot) ESECT 3 Embedding employability into curriculum. Pronunciation Pro. Welcome to my Pronunciation Pro YouTube channel!

Pronunciation Pro

You'll find a lot of videos that teach you how to speak English clearly and confidently in the American English accent! I post new pronunciation videos every Monday! Ice Breakers for Active Listening : Teaching & Learning Styles. What is selective reading and how to practice it? People read all the time.

What is selective reading and how to practice it?

With the development of technology, everyone has something to keep them busy, whether those are text messages, news, magazines or books. Advertisements, posters, notifications – all of these use text to deliver the information needed. However, people tend to say, that they read less comparing to before. Is this so indeed? The truth is, our generation reads more than the previous ones. Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations. Note: This article was originally written for the American Federation of Teachers.

Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations

The first step in implementing more culturally responsive instruction is recognizing how our own cultural conditioning is reflected in our teaching: how we set up our classroom, establish relationships with students, even how we design and deliver our lessons. This article shows teachers how to bring rich cultural content into their teaching in a way that expands students' knowledge, interest, and respect for the group being featured. The article offers suggestions that teachers can use throughout the school year, as well as when observing cultural and religious holidays and celebrations. Meaningful Multicultural Education in a Nation of Immigrants. Free Professional Development Lesson Plans & Resources. Today's News, Tomorrow's Lesson. OnlineAccessibilityHandbook loRes. Cooperative Learning Strategies.

Cooperative Learning has been proven to be effective for all types of students, including academically gifted, mainstream students and English language learners (ELLs) because it promotes learning and fosters respect and friendships among diverse groups of students.

Cooperative Learning Strategies

In fact, the more diversity in a team, the higher the benefits for each student. Peers learn to depend on each other in a positive way for a variety of learning tasks. Students typically work in teams of four. The use of lecture time for workshops. Contact: John Sloman University of the West of England john.sloman@uwe.ac.uk Published October 2002 This case study is extracted from the guide Lectures prepared by John Sloman and Chris Mitchell for our Handbook for Economics Lecturers.

The use of lecture time for workshops

The level 1 Economic Principles module at the University of the West of England (UWE) is a year long 30-credit module. Web Accessibility for Online Courses. 2nd Edition! Web accessibility handbook! Hot off the presses! Cool Tools and Apps. How to Shrink Your Course. Image: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) This summer, I faced the challenge of squeezing a course I usually teach during a 15-week semester into a paltry 6-week session. It felt like trying to pour my post-Christmas body into skinny jeans. I had taught this developmental-writing course twice before during the regular academic year, but I knew it would be a whole new can of worms in a shorter time frame.

While I’m confident that my students learned to become better writers during their brief time with me this summer, there was plenty I tweaked along the way to make that happen. Untitled. Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework. 10 research tips for finding online answers. Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

And spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. And she has quickly established herself as our staff secret weapon. When one of us can’t get our hands on a piece of information that we need, we turn to Danielle and — voila! The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies. Irving Sigel devoted his life to the importance of asking questions. He believed, correctly, that the brain responds to questions in ways that we now describe as social, emotional, and cognitive development. Questions create the challenges that make us learn.