CoSector Blog

How to get the most out of your seasonal temp job

It's coming up to that time of year when many students will be on the lookout for temp jobs during the Chrismas break. We asked one of our temps to give us her top tips for being successful in a temporary role.

Nov 28, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

How to keep students motivated over the break with edtech

It can be hard to keep students motivated over breaks as they lose their day-to-day structure and are surrounded by more distractions. However, students have deadlines that demand attention over this unstructured period, and with the help of...

Nov 24, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Event round-up: UCISA CISG-PCMG 2017 conference

With ‘change’ at the heart of the UCISA CISG-PCMG conference, this year’s event focused on the reaction to uncertainty brought on by the impact of Brexit, increasing competition in the sector, changes to legislation due to GDPR.

Nov 14, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, IT and Digital

Does your organisation have a storage problem? [White Paper]

Here is an extract from Ed Pinsent's recent White Paper, "Is your organisation using its storage wisely?" The paper may be of interest to archivists, records managers, network admins, or anyone who worries that the departmental shared drives are...

Nov 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

How we're preparing for GDPR

As a virtual learning environment (VLE) supplier, we have access to and utilise a lot of personal data provided by our customers as the ultimate ‘controllers’ of this data. We, by definition, are therefore the ‘processors’ of data and GDPR...

Nov 03, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, IT and Digital

Archival storage and detachable AIPs

A belated reflection on another aspect of PASIG17 from me today. I wish to consider aspects of “storage” which emerged from the three days of the conference.

Oct 26, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

University of London & Bloomsbury Learning Environment Contribute to Sector-Wide Conversation on Technology in Education

Educators will now have a valuable insight into the way technology can enhance assessment and feedback thanks to a new e-book from the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE).

Our partner BLE is a shared e-learning service for Birkbeck College, the...

Oct 23, 2017

Topic: News, Research, Bloom VLE, The University of London, Higher Education, IT and Digital, assessment and feedback practices

CoSector and Waltham Forest Council renew collaboration

Waltham Forest Council renewed its London Councils Internship Programme (LCIP) Framework Agreement with CoSector - University of London, providing project-based internships tgraduates within a range of council departments, from environmental...

Oct 14, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment

Upcoming EdTech Events: attending UCISA annual conference

The HE landscape in the digital age is changing. Many organisations and institutions have already embarked on system change initiatives from new learning technologies to facilities and infrastructures and organisational transformation. The way we...

Oct 07, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, CoSector News, Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital, Repositories

Why choose Moodle? Outlining the benefits

Why choose Moodle?

If you’re in the business of education or training, you’ve no doubt considered the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Perhaps you’ve heard of Moodle and are unsure of whether it is right for you or your users. Here...

Sep 29, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education