Reflections on a College Mapathon

I recently hosted a Mapathon for a group of volunteers at City and Islington College to help to map areas in rural Tanzania, where girls are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and need to get to a safe house. Staff Digital Leaders, Student Digital Ambassadors, the Digital Learning Team and a handful of Geography A…

Student Digital Ambassadors Required at City and Islington College!

 Do you: Need experience to improve your employability or help with university applications? Want to enhance your study programme? Like learning about new technologies and social media? Enjoy helping others? We need students to help us improve learning technology, develop digital skills and drive change and innovation! Volunteers should be prepared to commit 1 hour…

Exploring Digital Storytelling in Further Education

I recently completed a short online course in Digital Storytelling with JISC as I was keen to explore ways I could use my interest in storytelling to support curriculum design, educational campaigns and engagement on social media or learning platforms. The course consisted of 4 sessions: becoming a storyteller, planning and visualising your story, making…

Can a Student Digital Ambassador help?

The Student Digital Ambassador Programme was set up to promote digital literacy and innovation at the College. Students work in partnership with the eLearning team, teaching and support staff as well as external organisations on projects, training and events.  This year the programme has been extended and we have recruited students from all 5 Centres….

Student Digital Ambassadors Required at City and Islington College!

Do you: Need work experience to improve your employability? Want to enhance your study programme? Like learning about new technologies and social media? Enjoy helping others? We need students to help us improve their experience with learning technology, develop digital literacies and drive change and innovation at City and Islington College! Volunteers should be prepared…

Student Digital Ambassador Event Series

Student Digital Ambassadors at City and Islington College are in the process of organising a series of events to inspire students about opportunities in digital enterprise. They kicked off on Thursday 30th March with Wendy Breakall’s talk “Turn your Passion into a Business”. Wendy Breakall is the Enterprise Manager at Westminster Kingsway College. The event…

The Women Using Tech to Empower Others

Last week as part of International Women’s Day #IWD, Zaynab (one of our student digital ambassadors) and I attended a meet-up organised by Geek Girls UK and Tech for Good at Skills Matter, Code Node in Moorgate. It was really inspiring for us to hear from a whole variety of women who work in tech for good…

CANDI Student Digital Ambassador Team

If you are a teacher who would like to take advantage of an excellent, free service, our Student Digital Ambassadors can: Give feedback and make suggestions on digital learning Improve teachers’ and students’ digital skills Promote technology for independent study and enrichment Test and review educational apps Run student focus groups Create learning resources Design…

Student Digital Ambassadors Required!

Do you: Need work experience to improve your employability? Want to enhance your study programme? Like learning about new technologies and social media? Enjoy helping others? We need students to help us improve their experience with learning technology, develop digital literacies and drive change at the College! Volunteers should be prepared to commit 2-3 hours…

Online exams for Skills for Employment!

This term, Maths tutors in the Centre for Lifelong Learning have been busy taking part in an online exam pilot for their “Skills for Employment” modules. During April and May, Maths tutors ran exams using the Moodle quiz tool for Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2 and Foundation GCSE students. During an Entry Level 2…

Student feedback on use of digital tools and mobile apps for study

A survey was recently sent out to students on their use of mobile devices and digital technology. The survey was open over the course of 3 weeks and we received 130 responses. Students responded to the survey on a range of devices, with a majority of 62% using smartphones. 95 % of students who responded…

Video Assessment & Audio Feedback for Sports Science

There are innovative assessment and feedback methods going on in the Centre for Applied Sciences! Mark Ansell, a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, recently trialed video assessment and audio feedback with his students for a unit on Fitness Testing. Planet eStream is our new media server which stores multimedia files securely and integrates with Moodle. Mark…