CoSector Blog

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

The pros and cons of competency-based learning in higher education

Competency-based learning (CBL) in higher education would put more of a focus on mastering skills than gaining credits based on week-by-week modules.

Aug 04, 2017

What is the GDPR? An explanation of the changes to data protection law

The thriller series ‘24’ punctuates its episodes with an insistent ticking clock counting down to the final showdown. If the data protection people in your organisation are walking round with the same angst ridden expression as Kiefer Sutherland,...

Aug 02, 2017

Topic: News, Higher Education, IT and Digital

How to write a graduate CV - advice from a grad recruiter

We spoke to Jarrod Ruth, Business Development Manager and graduate recruitment specialist at CoSector, to find out how to write a graduate CV.

Jul 31, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

How to market yourself when you haven't got much experience

We spoke to Jarrod Ruth, Business Development Manager and graduate recruitment specialist at CoSector, to find out how to market yourself with no real work experience.  

Jul 28, 2017

Continuing your studies after DPTP Online

Students who sign up to do the DPTP Online 2017 will have noticed there is a lot of external material, in the form of web pages and downloadable PDFs.

Jul 26, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

Top 5 things to take out of your CV

We spoke to Jarrod Ruth, Business Development Manager and recruitment specialist, to find out what can be taken out of your CV and why. We also discussed the traps that many people fall into when applying for a graduate job. 

Jul 24, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

5 top tips for planning preservation of research data

Increasingly, stakeholders such as funders and institutions are asking for a preservation plan for research data at the bidding stage as part of the submission process. This blog aims to help you plan the best you can for the preservation of...

Jul 20, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation