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
So we have demonstrated the concept of the work book in pebblepad to Francesca Strumia, lecture in EU Law and it looks like we are all set to start authoring it outside of blackboard. The good news is we shall have two interns to help out with the work in July.
Today Ill be attending this pebblepad webinar
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.