About our project

In January 2014, we received the good news that we had been successful in our bid for an extension of our original project via the Jisc FE and Skills Development and Resources Programme – Embedding Activity. We will continue to use this blog to record our activities, outputs and achievements over the next months.

The aims of our Embedding project are:

- to build on the positive outcomes and outputs of our original webinar project
- highlight the key employability skills identified in webinars by the employers who took part in our original project
- produce a well structured and resourced blended learning course to teach students the skills of setting up and running a webinar as a 21st century employability skill
- continue to disseminate our project findings and offer support through Jisc Regional Support Centres to help embed webinar training for students as part of a tutorial or curriculum programme using a blended learning course.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Just getting started...

Having started our project just over a month ago, on the 15th October, we have recently recruited a volunteer group of students to work with us on our JISC Advance project – Students4WebES – here at Abingdon & Witney College. Our project is about Webinars and Employability skills and involves Level 3 students.
Our first session with the volunteer students and staff involved in the project, luckily coincided with the JISC online conference – Innovating e-Learning 2012: Shaping the future - which was so helpful when trying to explain what a webinar is and why they are becoming so popular.

We logged into a live session at the conference and briefly discussed what was happening and watched for a short period of time.  This made it so easy for the staff and students to gain a very quick overview of a webinar before attending one of the 3 introductory sessions being run on webinars for all the 2nd year Level 3 students on our Professional Futures Programme

Post by Emma Procter-Legg
Students4WebES Project Manager

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