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“Superhighways into the Curriculum andEmployability: A Three-Way Collaboration”     Serengul Smith                       V...
The Beginning   – A need for academic and professional development amongst our     students   – Many students more interes...
Anecdotal evidence   – Weak consultation and collaboration between academics, the     Learner Development Unit (LDU) and t...
Coming together   – Through discussions it became clear embedding     employability was an effective way to engage student...
Click to edit Master title styleCBI* employability guidelines                                              Mapping carried...
Embedding skills   – The integration has been carried out at a programme level          – to avoid any overlap between mod...
Steps of Employability Integration Process                  Split                  into                            Modules...
Clustered Programmes and Modules              Cluster 1                               Cluster 2                           ...
Clustered Programmes and Modules             Cluster 4                           Cluster 5                              Cl...
Clustered Programmes and Modules                     Cluster 7         Sharing the same 1st year Modules                  ...
Collaboration between LR and EIS    Module leaders identified relevant and appropriate    – Lab and seminar activities    ...
Collaboration between Module leaders and LDU/LRProfessionalsSlide 1219 March 2013
Collaboration between Module leaders and LDU/LRProfessionals                                                  Bigger Pictu...
Modules                   Hours     CCM1418                   28     HRM1110                   3     CMT1300              ...
LDU     Modules                   Hours     BIS1200                   30                                       TOTAL HOURS...
Academic Writing and Language•   Creating awareness amongst students of the link between    their academic work and future...
2011-2012 First year students  Areas focused on so far:     – Report writing     – Teamwork     – Reflective writing     –...
Teamwork Seminars    – Students took part in a team building exercise (Marshmallow      challenge) Lecture    – Tuckmans m...
Reflective writing  Discussion     –   Reflection in our lives     –      How to reflect     –      Importance of reflecti...
Library perspective
Issues• Inconsistent provision• Progressive programme• Bad timing• Lack of information skills• Teaching methods
Co-ordination• School plan• Structure• Menu
Methods• Presentation• Problem based• Interactive• Flexible• Appropriate
Teaching & learning: basic ideas •   Less is more •   Cloning •   Discussion •   Learning by doing •   Learners, not the t...
Interactive•   Who we are and what we do•   Thinking about resources•   Keywords•   Hands on try it out•   Evaluation
Thinking about keywordshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
PDE 1st years
Materials Room @ Hendon
Marks• Survey of CCM2426 students• 66 attendees, 22 non-attendees      Marks            Attendees   Non-attendees      Com...
30.00%                                                                     Attendee                25.00%                 ...
What they used and whySearch tools used     Attendees     Non-attendeesGoogle                        68%           63%Wiki...
Things to consider• Good students• This time next year• Impact• Non-attendance
Taking it forward• Roll-out framework• Develop activities• Eye to the future• Improve attendance
Conclusions•   Successful framework•   Changes have worked•   Teaching is more fun•   But we can now say...       ...Libra...
Future PlansMore fine grained approach to programme design and development  –    Integration at programme and module level...
Any questions?http://www.flickr.com/photos/milagraceari/4618671983/
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EIS School seminar May2012

  1. 1. “Superhighways into the Curriculum andEmployability: A Three-Way Collaboration” Serengul Smith Vanessa Hill • Learning and Teaching Strategy – Liaison Librarian Leader – Learning Resources Paula C. Bernaschina Adam Edwards • Academic Writing and Language – Learning Resources • Learner Development Unit – Liaison Manager
  2. 2. The Beginning – A need for academic and professional development amongst our students – Many students more interested in what will happen after university (jobs) than what is happening at university (academic work)
  3. 3. Anecdotal evidence – Weak consultation and collaboration between academics, the Learner Development Unit (LDU) and the Library Resources (LR) – LDU and LR academic and professional development activities are carried out during the first six weeks of the term • not enough continuity – Some of these activities overlapped or repeated or were missed within a programme – Some students saw no clear link to a module’s assessed work
  4. 4. Coming together – Through discussions it became clear embedding employability was an effective way to engage students – CBI* employability guidelines were mapped onto LDU and LR academic and professional development activities – Many of the skills were already being developed in an academic context * Confederation of British Industry
  5. 5. Click to edit Master title styleCBI* employability guidelines Mapping carried out by LR Mapping carried out by LDU “Embedding Employability Attributes into the 1st year Curriculum” * Confederation of British IndustrySlide 5 19 March 2013
  6. 6. Embedding skills – The integration has been carried out at a programme level – to avoid any overlap between modules of a programme – to ensure all students receive consistent standards of academic and professional development
  7. 7. Steps of Employability Integration Process Split into Modules clusters selected EIS 7 Programme Clusters 8 ModulesProgrammes BIS1200 formed selectedSlide 7 19 March 2013
  8. 8. Clustered Programmes and Modules Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 3 Sharing the same 1st year Modules Sharing the same 1st year Modules Sharing the same 1st year Modules Not Not Not BIS1200 BIS1211 CMT1300 Included BIS1200 BIS1211 HRM1110 Included BIS1200 CCM1418 CMT1314 Included CMT1312 MKT1112 LAW1999 1. Business Information Systems 1. Business Information Systems 1. Forensic Computing 2. Business Information Technology & Management 3. Information Technology & Business Information SystemsSlide 8 19 March 2013
  9. 9. Clustered Programmes and Modules Cluster 4 Cluster 5 Cluster 6 Sharing the same 1st year Modules Sharing the same 1st year Modules Sharing the same 1st year Modules Not Not Not BIS1200 CCM1418 CMT1300 Included BIS1200 CCM1418 CMT1300 Included CCM1416 CCM1418 CMT1300 Included CMT1312 CMT1314 CMT1314 1. Interactive Systems Design 1. Computing Graphics and Games 1. Information Technology and 2. Information Technology 2. Internet Application Development Networking 3. Multimedia Computing 3. Computer ScienceSlide 9 19 March 2013
  10. 10. Clustered Programmes and Modules Cluster 7 Sharing the same 1st year Modules Not CCM1412 CCM1416 CCM1418 Included CMT1314 1. Computer Communications and Networks 2. Network Management & Security 3. Computer NetworksSlide 19 March 2013
  11. 11. Collaboration between LR and EIS Module leaders identified relevant and appropriate – Lab and seminar activities – Assessed work This was done to carry out seamless integration
  12. 12. Collaboration between Module leaders and LDU/LRProfessionalsSlide 1219 March 2013
  13. 13. Collaboration between Module leaders and LDU/LRProfessionals Bigger PictureSlide 1319 March 2013
  14. 14. Modules Hours CCM1418 28 HRM1110 3 CMT1300 12 LR PDE1300 4 TOTAL HOURS CMT0010 13 CCM2426 22 122.5 PDE2251 3 BIS3322 2 BIS3328 12 CMT3320 2 CMT3342 4 PDE3253 1 BIS4430 2 CCM4901 10 NCPM@TP 1 PDE4230 1.5Slide 14 19 March 2013
  15. 15. LDU Modules Hours BIS1200 30 TOTAL HOURS BIS1212 10 130 CCM1416 15 PDE1300 5 CMT2326 15 CMT0010 7 BIS3328 12 CMT3320 2 CMT3340 7 CMT3331 9 PDE3223 8 CCM4901 10Slide 15 19 March 2013
  16. 16. Academic Writing and Language• Creating awareness amongst students of the link between their academic work and future professional work• 1st year students have two challenges – Becoming university students (academic literacies) – Thinking about preparing themselves for the future
  17. 17. 2011-2012 First year students Areas focused on so far: – Report writing – Teamwork – Reflective writing – Reading
  18. 18. Teamwork Seminars – Students took part in a team building exercise (Marshmallow challenge) Lecture – Tuckmans model of team development – Belbins team role theory – Communication issues
  19. 19. Reflective writing Discussion – Reflection in our lives – How to reflect – Importance of reflection in computing field Writing – Students wrote a reflection on their role in the team building exercise
  20. 20. Library perspective
  21. 21. Issues• Inconsistent provision• Progressive programme• Bad timing• Lack of information skills• Teaching methods
  22. 22. Co-ordination• School plan• Structure• Menu
  23. 23. Methods• Presentation• Problem based• Interactive• Flexible• Appropriate
  24. 24. Teaching & learning: basic ideas • Less is more • Cloning • Discussion • Learning by doing • Learners, not the taught http://advedupsyfall09.wikispaces.com/Sara+Woodard
  25. 25. Interactive• Who we are and what we do• Thinking about resources• Keywords• Hands on try it out• Evaluation
  26. 26. Thinking about keywordshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  27. 27. PDE 1st years
  28. 28. Materials Room @ Hendon
  29. 29. Marks• Survey of CCM2426 students• 66 attendees, 22 non-attendees Marks Attendees Non-attendees Commonest mark 65% 50% Highest mark 90% 75% Lowest mark 40% 40% Bibliography 7/10 5/10 commonest mark
  30. 30. 30.00% Attendee 25.00% Non attendee% of students 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 Mark %
  31. 31. What they used and whySearch tools used Attendees Non-attendeesGoogle 68% 63%Wikipedia 38% 27%Summon 68% 40%Library catalogue 30% 59%Evaluation criteria Attendees Non-attendeesCurrent 89% 59%Relevant 76% 59%Academic authority 67% 41%Easy to read 24% 45%
  32. 32. Things to consider• Good students• This time next year• Impact• Non-attendance
  33. 33. Taking it forward• Roll-out framework• Develop activities• Eye to the future• Improve attendance
  34. 34. Conclusions• Successful framework• Changes have worked• Teaching is more fun• But we can now say... ...Library training gets you better marks!
  35. 35. Future PlansMore fine grained approach to programme design and development – Integration at programme and module level – Spiral development of knowledge, skills and experience via LR/LDU academic and professional growth08/05/12
  36. 36. Any questions?http://www.flickr.com/photos/milagraceari/4618671983/

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