DigiFest 14 September – Chelmsford

14 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Chelmsford campus

Programme

Time  Activity Location
 11.00–12.00  Digital skills for free – Prof Kerensa Jennings (The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award)  SAW 104
 12.00–12.30
 Student engagement dashboard – Kerry Wood (Student Services)
 QUE 117
 12.30–13.00  Using ePortfolios for evidencing for degree apprenticeships – Tracy Armstrong and Nicki Ellis (DaW)
 SAW 104
 13.00–13.30
 Break
 13.30–14.30
 Parallel Session 1 – MARC (Degree calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray (Academic Registry)
 Parallel Session 2 – Bloomberg Lab tour – Dr Handy Tan (LAIBS) (13.30–15.30)
 QUE 117
 MAB Ground floor
 14.30–15.30
 Parallel Session 2 – Bloomberg Lab tour – Dr Handy Tan (LAIBS) (13.30–15.30)
 MAB Ground floor


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Badging your brilliance – 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.

Student engagement dashboard – Kerry Wood

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

Using ePortfolios for evidencing for degree apprenticeships – Tracy Armstrong and Nicki Ellis

Abstract

This session provides an overview of the introduction of Degree Apprenticeships at ARU, apprenticeships in development and some of the challenges faced in delivering Apprenticeships. We will demonstrate how one course team have utilised MyShowcase (ePortfolio platform) to evidence against Degree Apprenticeship frameworks.

Bios

Nicki has worked at ARU since 2008 primarily supporting Faculty and work-based distance learning course development and delivery but more recently supporting the launch and delivery of Degree Apprenticeships, including implementation of MyShowcase as a platform for evidencing against frameworks as apprentices work towards their End Point Assessment.
Tracy has worked at ARU since 2012 as a Principal Consultant within the Degrees at Work team and specialises in strategic resource partnerships and key account management with organisations from a wide variety of sectors. Her work involves working with companies on the co-creation of work-based learning solutions including degree apprenticeships, degrees and bespoke programmes. She is also ARU lead for the Workplace Health and Well-Being Champions group.

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.

Event Details

When:
14 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Location:
Chelmsford campus
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