CoSector Blog

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

How Bloom VLE makes this long distance course a unique experience

The course was launched in 2014, and they've grown from nothing to over 150 active students within two years. 

Sep 30, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, IT and Digital, Higher Education

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

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: Digital Preservation, Fairs and Events

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

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

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