Author Archives: Peter Chatterton

Case study: Working Together: Enhancing Employability through ePortfolio Based Authentic Assessment

Ian Deamer and Emma Purnell of Plymouth University have written a case study for our blog, entitled “Working Together: Enhancing Employability through ePortfolio Based Authentic Assessment”: Summary A second year module within the Faculty of Business at Plymouth University uses ePortfolios to support both individual and group assessments to enhance student’s employability skills. One of … Read more

Linking digital capabilities to the seven dimensions of the “employable student”

In our recently published report “Technology for Employability“, we proposed a 7-dimensional model to describe the “employable student” covering: Basic work readiness Professional skills and knowledge High level capabilities Key student attributes Authentic learning experiences Lifelong employability in a digital world Lifelong learning capabilities We thought it would be useful to take this a stage … Read more

Our workshop at DigiFest 2016 “Working in Partnership to develop students’ employability”

For those of you attending Jisc’s DigiFest 2016, we would like to invite you to come along to our workshop “Working in Partnership to develop students’ employability”. We’ll be exploring the twin themes of developing student employability and partnership working between students, staff and employers. James Kieft, Group Learning and Development manager at Activate Learning … Read more

Launch of the “Technology for Employability” report and Webinar

Report 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 … Read more

Interesting article on UCL’s approach to connected curriculum

The UniversitiesUK Efficiency Exchange has just published an article by Dr Dilly Fung of UCL on their approach to implementing connected curricula in a research-intensive institution and linked to real-world student projects – see Dr Dilly Fung: making connections at UCL The article also describes how they are involving students as partners in leading curriculum enhancement, through their UCL … Read more

Challenges in implementing “Connected Curricula”

The previous blog posting (23 September 2015) described our “connected curricula” theme, comprising three essential elements: T-Profile curricula (for a digital world) Employer engagement (including digital engagement) Assessment for learning (discipline and employability) We referred to this theme in two of our workshops at ALT-C 2015 entitled: “Connecting students, staff and employers together for shaping … Read more

“Connected Curricula”: Connecting students, staff and employers together for shaping the future of learning

We recently ran two workshops at ALT-C 2015 in Manchester, entitled: “Connecting students, staff and employers together for shaping the future of learning” and “Barriers and new participatory approaches for adopting e-portfolios in delivering employability benefits for students in FE and HE” …. which drew on our “Technology for employability” study as well as two … Read more