CoSector Blog

Why is getting Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) right so important?

The last ten years have taught us that virtual learning environments are here to stay.  But are universities getting the VLE right? And why is it so important? 

Jun 26, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education

Why great marketers need to understand digital preservation

It's the 50th anniversary of your business. You want to share a photograph of the founders on their first day of work in the internal newsletter. You ask the CEO whether she can fish through her loft to find the original. She only has a copy of...

Jun 23, 2017

Topic: Marketing, Advertising and PR, Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

How did grads find our London Graduate Fair?

Yesterday, London experienced record heats with temperatures as high as 33 degrees, but that didn’t stop 1782 of London’s graduates from descending upon Senate House to meet 65 exhibitors at our summer London Graduate Fair. We run this event...

Jun 22, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment

Are unpaid internships legal?

Unpaid internships are common, and recently companies have been publicly attacked for advertising unpaid job positions in the UK. We ask: are unpaid internships actually legal? 

Jun 22, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

Critical thinking when learning about digital preservation

In this post I want to discuss “critical thinking” in the context of the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) and the new DPTP Online 2017.  

Jun 20, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

Turning a face-to-face course into engaging e-learning: DPTP online

In this post I will describe some of the highlights in my work building the DPTP Online, things I had to consider to make it engaging, and what I hoped to achieve with it. 

Jun 15, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, Higher Education

DPTP Online – some hopes and dreams

As Ed Pinsent has already mentioned in his post, developing our online training was driven by wanting to use technology effectively, and was informed by our recent training needs survey.  

Jun 12, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

What do Labour and the Conservatives want to do with HE and FE?

This election run up has been contentious to say the least. We are on the brink of having to choose between two dramatically different visions of the country.

Jun 07, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

Introducing DPTP Online

DPTP Online 2017 is a series of 14 modular courses which deliver a beginner’s guide to digital preservation. It is intended for complete beginners in this field and aims to introduce learners to the concepts, terms, language, and practices of...

Jun 06, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

Our experience with digital transformation in higher education

At the University of London, a lot of us are going through our very own digital transformation, so I thought I would share with you the processes and changes needed to implement such a huge scale project. 

Jun 02, 2017