Category Archives: pebblepad

iPads, Pebblepad & cafe style learning

At last, staged roll outs of iPads to staff using meraki as a management tool. Starting with our Legal Practice Course staff. It all went well till they started using facetime and syncing contacts to the iCloud (which to be honest we thought we had removed) Cue much removal of  iCloud from the devices that still had it on. Anyway 20 done, 55 to go

First full week of students using the pebblepad workbooks for EU law and the interface has caused some  confusion, not just for the students as it sometimes gives us a hard time. At least one student complete the whole thing in one sitting though!

50 laptops setup for the cafe style learning event the first years are taking part in over in the octagon. In the days of BYOD im not sure how many of the 50 we provided were actually used

And over in MOOC / futurelearn world sign ups are now over 6000

PebblePad webinar

Today Ill be attending this pebblepad webinar

Webinar Details:

What: Creating an effective environment for personal tutoring and research supervision

Who: Ian Palmer and Ian Douglas from the University of Sheffield, and facilitated by PebblePad Consultant, Matthew Wheeler

Why: PhD students at Sheffield are required to undertake skills training to enhance their research and employability. This is provided under the heading of the Doctoral Development Programme and since this is a condition of the award of the degree, a portfolio must be presented. We use PebblePad as a tool for students to compile an e-portfolio of training and experiences. In addition PebblePad is used to record key events in the student’s progression allowing supervisors and other staff an easy way to provide feedback and oversee the students’ experiences. This presentation will describe how we have introduced PebblePad into a PGR scenario.