CoSector Blog

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

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: IT and Digital, Higher Education, News

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

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

Our experience with digital transformation in higher education - part two

We've been in the lower ground floor for nearly two months. Here's how the University of London's digital transformation is panning out so far.

Jul 17, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

Web-Archiving: Web-Archives as Institutional Records

In my last in this series of blog posts about IIPC 2017, I'll look at the work of Gregory Wiedeman at Albany SUNY.

Jul 14, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

Web-Archiving: Ian Milligan and His Derived Data-sets

Web-archiving is a relatively young side of digital archiving, yet it has already established a formidable body of content across the world, a large corpus of materials that could be mined by researchers and historians to uncover interesting...

Jul 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation