Topic Briefings

TbriefingsThe RSC has developed a suite of briefings that provide an overview of new technologies coming into the mainstream. They describe the benefits and identify the issues and challenges that need to be addressed as they are rolled out and used more widely in Colleges and HEIs. As well as offering topic briefings face to face in our supported institutions we have now developed online versions which can be viewed from your desktop by using the links provided. More will be added to the suite of briefings during this academic year.

 

 

 

Effective Practice with ePortfolios

An e-Portfolio is not simply the digitisation of paper-based portfolios used to document evidence of achievement. Rather the functionality of e-portfolios enable learners to assemble, demonstrate and reflect on the skills, knowledge and achievement they have built up during their learning experience and document their progress towards personal goals. Watch the topic briefing to find out more ...



eSafety and eSafeguarding

The advent of Web 2.0 / social software, means the use of sites which support collaboration, conversation, and the sharing of different forms of media, such as social networking services, are now in the mainstream. Safeguarding learners & staff, and providing them with the skills to safeguard themselves when using this technology, is a vital part of the education that organisations should give to learners and their staff members. Watch the topic briefing to find out more ...



IPR and Copyright

An awareness of the application of Copyright Law to digital content is an essential to ensure that materials comply with the legislation. This overview will outline the main issues with regard to Copyright and provide guidance on sources of information and tools to help staff get to grips with copyright issues. Watch the topic briefing to find out more ...



Mobile Technologies

Despite the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones, current activities around the use of mobile technologies can still be considered innovative. This briefing will outline advantages to be gained, the possibilities for the application of mobile technologies for Learning & Teaching and will also highlight some of the issues that need consideration by learning institutions. Watch the topic briefing to find out more ...



Modernising Learning

Changes in our educational environment lead to changes in our educational practice. In addition the rapid developments in ICT and the "shrinking half life of knowledge" (Gonzales 2004), impact on teaching & learning paradigms. This briefing will outline how technologies now in the mainstream can meet the needs of today's learners to improve personalization, learner engagement and potentially deliver greater levels of achievement. Watch the topic briefing to find out more ...



Web 2.0 Technologies

Defining the characteristics is perhaps the easiest way of describing Web 2.0 applications. It assumes people are "always on-line" either on PC, laptop or handheld device. Applications used are web based and depend only on browser base applications. Applications are easy to use and although web based work largely using a word processing type interface. Items can be published in real time and from different devices without the need to understand the methods of uploading to servers. Applications have a "social" element allowing users to interact and share data with other users. Watch the topic briefing to find out more ...

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