DigiFest 10 September – Cambridge

10 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Cambridge campus

Programme

Time  Activity Location 
 11.00–12.00  Digital skills for free – Prof Kerensa Jennings (The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award)
 COS 207
 12.00–12.30
 Parallel Session 1 – MARC (Degree Calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray (Academic Registry)
 Parallel Session 2 – RNIB Bookshare – Karen Ready (Library)
 COS 312
 COS 108
 12.30–13.00  Parallel Session 1 – MARC (Degree Calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray (Academic Registry)
 Parallel Sesson 2 – Researcher Identifiers – Ian Walker (Library)
 COS 312
 COS 108

 13.00–13.30
 Break  
 13.30–14.30
 Innovation project: Induction resources for Canvas courses – Dr Liz Bradbury, Karen Sturt, John Walsh and Ian Martin (ALSS)
 LAB 005
 14.30–15.00
 Not just for film students: Using BoB to enhance teaching and learning – Jolene Cushion (Library)
 COS 108
 15.00–15.30  eDevelopment toolkit – Neil Dixon (Library)
 COS 108


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Digital skills for free – Prof Kerensa Jennings

Abstract

Join Kerensa Jennings to learn about The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA. iDEA is a new programme that helps you develop digital and enterprise skills for free through a series of online challenges and events. Learn more at iDEA.org.uk.

Bio

Kerensa runs iDEA, an international programme aiming to help address the digital skills gap. Kerensa was previously the BBC's Head of Strategic Delivery. Her work on the BBC's Make it Digital strategy earned the Innovation Enterprise Chief Strategy Officer's Best Innovation Award. Kerensa is also a Professor, an Executive Coach and a bestselling author. She is passionate about helping people unlock their potential.

MARC (Degree Calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray

Abstract

MARC (Module Average Result Calculator) is an online tool that allows students to calculate their current average mark and indicates what average mark they need to attain in remaining modules in order to obtain a given degree classification. MARC was piloted as part of a research project with Level 6 students from the Anglia Law School and the Department of Psychology. We'll present the outcomes from the research project, as well as providing an opportunity to examine the potential benefits of this type of tool. We'll explore how this tool can support the progression and achievement of our students, as well as offering delegates the opportunity to:

  • Test the efficacy of the degree calculator tool in its current format
  • Discuss the potential impact of the tool on academic performance, with consideration to the perspective of staff and students.

Bio

Damien has worked at Anglia Ruskin University since May 2008, in a number of different roles. He first had the idea for a degree calculator whilst working as a student adviser in 2011, and the MARC research project has afforded him the opportunity to fully explore a concept he has been developing in his own time and with his own resources.

RNIB Bookshare – Karen Ready

Abstract

This session introduces the RNIB Bookshare service and how it can support your print disabled students.

Bio

Karen is Subject Librarian for HEMS at Cambridge supporting student and staff usage of digital information resources including specialist databases, reading list and referencing software.

Researcher Identifiers – Ian Walker

Abstract

Researcher identifiers allow you to unambiguously connect your name(s) with your research outputs and disambiguate yourself from other researchers with similar names. Many institutions, publishers and funders are starting to mandate the use of certain identifiers.
In this session we will explain why researcher identifiers are important. We will demonstrate how to manage your profile in the major citation and researcher identifier systems (ORCID, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar) to help increase your professional impact and standing.

Bio

Ian is the Research Services Manager in the University Library.

Innovation project: Induction resources for Canvas courses – Dr Liz Bradbury, Karen Sturt, John Walsh and Ian Martin

Abstract

This interactive workshop will present some of the results of an AL&T project intended to stock Canvas commons with short films, falling under a wide range of themes of interest to students, that staff can upload to their Canvas sites. We will present the background, method and results of the first phase of this project, including clips of students’, ‘top tips’ for fellow ARU students, before opening the workshop to collaborative discussion of further films to add to the commons archive that all can share.

Bios

Liz is Principal Lecturer in Sociology and is interested in contributing to effective staff student collaboration in learning, teaching and fostering a public university.
Karen is Student Engagement Manager for ALSS, with a focus on the ‘Student Journey’ from Induction to Graduation. She is interested in developing student activity, in collaboration with students and staff, relating to social and academic engagement and retention.
John is a Learning Technologist in the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences and has a background in both cartography and town and country planning. He is a Fellow of the HEA and is particularly passionate about digital learning, accessible and inclusive design, and sustainability.
Ian is an educationalist with a special interest in technology and pedagogy. He is currently the Canvas Learning technologist for ALSS.

Not just for film students: Using BoB to enhance teaching and learning – Jolene Cushion

Abstract

All Anglia Ruskin staff and students have access to BoB, Learning On Screen’s on-demand TV and radio service for education. This session offers an overview to BoB and an opportunity for hands on practice, including:

  • Searching, requesting and saving programmes
  • Creating playlists and clips
  • Viewing subtitles and transcripts
  • Adding links to ReadingLists@Anglia
  • Embedding programmes in Canvas.

Bio

Jolene is a Subject Librarian (Arts and Humanities) at Anglia Ruskin supporting student and staff usage of digital resources including specialist databases, reading list and referencing software.

eDevelopment toolkit – Neil Dixon

Abstract

Explore resources for creating and developing digital resources at ARU. Maybe you want to create better presentations? Perhaps having a list of video editing software would be handy? The eDevelopment toolkit is a reference for useful links, some best practice and guidance to useful tools for many topics, including eLearning, graphic content, polls and quizzes, videos and more. Maintained and updated by library staff, the guide continues to grow.

Bio

Neil is a Subject Librarian supporting the Business school with an interest in learning technology and instructional design.

Event Details

When:
10 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Location:
Cambridge campus
Booking:

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