CoSector Blog

PASIG17 reflections: archivist skills & digital preservation

Any discussion that includes “digital preservation” and “traditional archivist skills” in the same sentence always interests me. This reflects my own personal background (I trained as an archivist) but also my conviction that the skills of an...

Sep 18, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Digital Preservation

Event round-up: ALT Conference 2017 and the meaning of openness in learning spaces

From the three day ALT conference 2017, a number of ideas, discussions and research findings were shared to explore and promote the intelligent use of Learning Technology.  

Sep 15, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Higher Education, IT and Digital

How different subjects can use social media in higher education

Social media is a perfect way of incorporating edtech into real world examples, so we've come up with a few subject-specific ways lecturers can use social media as part of their taught curriculum. 

Sep 11, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

When should you start looking for graduate schemes?

It's coming up to the new academic year, and if you're in your final or penultimate year, it might be time to start thinking about your future. 

Sep 06, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment, London Graduate Fair

Hiring a graduate? Follow our tips for getting the best out of them

Hiring a graduate or graduate intern has many benefits, but you may not be using them to their full potential. Check out our top tips to ensure you're getting the best out of them and that they're getting the best out of you. 

Sep 04, 2017

Topic: Recruitment, Higher Education

Hydra is no more! Welcome, Samvera

Guest post by Richard Green and Chris Awre, University of Hull

Since January, when she joined CoSector - University of London’s digital research technologies team, Julie Allinson has written two blog posts about the digital repository software...

Aug 29, 2017

Topic: Repositories

Introducing our new Moodle dashboard plugins

Here we introduce our new Moodle plugins that can be incorporated on your Moodle platform (even if you don't use Bloom VLE). 

Aug 21, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE

Blended learning, flipped learning... a glossary of important edtech terms

EdTech brings with it an array of terms that we may not all be familiar with. Here we aim to define clearly what several commonly used terms actually mean. 

Aug 14, 2017

Topic: Higher Education, IT and Digital

ALT conference 2017 - how Learning Technology became the new normal

by Tom Palmer of ALT

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has been working to advance, explore and disseminate knowledge in the field of Learning Technology – the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that...

Aug 10, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, CoSector News, Bloom VLE

Practical advice for grads & their post-university existential crisis

University brings with it a sense of purpose as well as independence and routine. Once you’ve graduated, the chances are you’re going to be moving back in with your parents and looking for work.

This can be a difficult time; more difficult than...

Aug 08, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment