Posts By: Debbie Holley

eMundas project results

aplogies for cross posting, but some colleagues may be interested…. The eMundus project is over: long live the eMundus results!   The eMundus project came to an end in December 2015, following two years of intense work where the project team has been facilitating discussions and awareness raising activities on the relation between Open Education… Read more »

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on Mobile Phones

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Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on #MobilePhones buff.ly/1LQksrm By Rhea Kelly 11/19/15 The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS…. Read more »

New publication from our fantastic PAL team: Peer learning leaders: developing employability through facilitating the learning of other students

Colleagues, I am delighted to share some good news with you: Peer learning leaders: developing employability through facilitating the learning of other students …authors: Neil Ford, Charlotte Thackeray, Paul Barnes, Katharina Hendrickx …and abstract: Employability is a key theme in higher education and attitudes towards its development have shifted from a focus on technical skills… Read more »

Education for Sustainable Development – students want more, BU Vision and Values highlights our ambitions, so can we up our game?

The results of the fifth NUS student survey reveal students’ attitudes towards sustainable development: 80% of students said that they want their institutions to be doing more on sustainability, and 60% want to learn more about it. So are we doing enough at BU and how could we do more? BU 2018 articulates the vision:… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy vol 9 (2) now out

Thanks to editor Emma Coonan for sharing Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce that volume 9(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index – please find the table of contents below. As a first-time editor, it has been an absolute privilege to be involved with the publication of this issue… Read more »

‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

Extract from the JISC introduction: At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge… Read more »

The new and updated JISC Guide to mobile learning

JISC have revisited their excellent guide to mobile learning – new case studies, videos and lots more… Extract from Guide: “Mobile learning can be many things to different groups of people. Superficially, it appears from the outside to be learning via mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets. Certainly, these are important… Read more »

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) release of latest OER report (thanks to Cable Green)

Greetings OER Friends: In case you missed this good news… The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its latest OER report yesterday: Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation, Educational Research and Innovation. (PDF) OECD post re-tweet CC post re-tweet Creative Commons (CC) is also pleased to see OECD using a CC license… Read more »