CoSector Blog

How to keep students motivated over the break with edtech

It can be hard to keep students motivated over breaks as they lose their day-to-day structure and are surrounded by more distractions. However, students have deadlines that demand attention over this unstructured period, and with the help of...

Mar 22, 2018

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Moodle Compliance with GDPR

On 21 December, Moodle published its approach and plan in terms of supporting organisations with becoming General Data Protection and Regulation (GDPR) compliant under new EU legislation coming into force on 25 May 2018.

More general information...

Jan 12, 2018

Topic: Services, Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital, GDPR

Event round-up: UCISA CISG-PCMG 2017 conference

With ‘change’ at the heart of the UCISA CISG-PCMG conference, this year’s event focused on the reaction to uncertainty brought on by the impact of Brexit, increasing competition in the sector, changes to legislation due to GDPR.

Nov 14, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, IT and Digital

Does your organisation have a storage problem? [White Paper]

Here is an extract from Ed Pinsent's recent White Paper, "Is your organisation using its storage wisely?" The paper may be of interest to archivists, records managers, network admins, or anyone who worries that the departmental shared drives are...

Nov 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

How we're preparing for GDPR

As a virtual learning environment (VLE) supplier, we have access to and utilise a lot of personal data provided by our customers as the ultimate ‘controllers’ of this data. We, by definition, are therefore the ‘processors’ of data and GDPR...

Nov 03, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, IT and Digital

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

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

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, Higher Education, IT and Digital

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

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