CoSector Blog

Upcoming EdTech Events: attending UCISA annual conference

The HE landscape in the digital age is changing. Many organisations and institutions have already embarked on system change initiatives from new learning technologies to facilities and infrastructures and organisational transformation. The way we...

Oct 07, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, CoSector News, Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital, Repositories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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