The “Technology for Employability” report has now been officially launched and can be downloaded from the Jisc study web-site https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/developing-student-employability
As well as the full report, you can also download the following:
- Quick read version of the report – http://bit.ly/employability-summaryreport
- A document with just the HE case studies – http://bit.ly/employability-HE-casestudies
- A document with just the FE and Skills case studies – http://bit.ly/employability-FEandSkills-casestudies
In a nutshell the report includes:
- The findings from the research into the challenges faced by universities and colleges and the benefits that technology can offer
- An overview of the key skills employers are looking for and the opportunities offered by universities and colleges to provide those skills
- A 5–dimensional model that helps to make sense of the many ways that technology can be used to enhance the development of student employability
- Recommendations and guidance to programme teams, institutions and sector bodies on enhancing student employability with technology
- Effective practice examples from 20 universities, FE colleges and skills providers which include highly creative uses of technology, for example in enabling student engagement with peers, staff and employers e.g. in solving real-world problems
We’ve received some really positive feedback so far and would appreciate any further feedback and suggestions – either by commenting on this post or sending an e-mail to Peter Chatterton – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are planning a webinar on the 25 January 2016 (12.00 – 13.00) which will provide an overview of the report, the resources it contains and how these resources can best be exploited by institutions, giving participants the opportunity to question and challenge the report authors.
You can find put more about the webinar and register for it at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/preparing-for-employability-in-a-digital-age-25-jan-2016