Join us for some Digital Excellence

Learning Services are pleased to bring you the following sessions during March.  We are offering a number of new sessions within Digital Practitioner, and we are also repeating some of the very popular topics; the students ideal VLE and managing your digital identity.

For new members of staff or staff new to research, we are also offering a session on using the bibliographic software we have here at Edge Hill – RefWorks

The Digital Practitioner

Keeping up to Date: Following Topics Using Web Feeds and Social Networks
4th March 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Your Digital Tattoo – What the web says about you! Professional and employable digital identities
13th March 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Learn About Campus Pack
18th March 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Learn & Interact At The Touch Of A QR Code
19th March 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Learning Edge – The Students’ Ideal VLE
20th March 12.00pm – 1.00pm

The Digital Researcher

Introduction to RefWorks
13th March 10.00am – 12.00pm

The Digital Office

EXCEL 3 – Working with Data Lists and Pivot Tables
5th March 2.00pm – 3:30pm

All sessions take place in the staff development training room, 2nd Floor, LINC

Please book online via the HR Staff Development booking system.  You can see the full list of the sessions within the Developing Digital Excellence programme and book those you would like to attend.

If there are areas of development you feel you or your team would like to discuss, please get in touch with myself or Elaine Czotter

Rachel Bury [email protected]

Elaine Czotter [email protected]


Tomorrow’s World: #EHUGetConnected Roadshow

We hope you enjoyed the previous roadshow events we hosted at the end of January. We’re happy to announce the next event which will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, 25th Feb 2014) in the Student Hub (Ormskirk Campus) between 11am-2pm.


If you haven’t been to see us at any of the previous #EHUGetConnected events, why not come down and see us tomorrow with any issues or questions you might have? The aim of the roadshow is to demystify some of the things you’ve heard about but don’t know how to use, so you can get the best out of resources such as Learning Edge (Blackboard), the campus Wi-Fi (eduroam), any mobile apps and electronic library resources.

For staff and students working off campus or are unable to attend, you can contact us during the event (and beyond) via our social media channels: Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be using the #EHUGetConnected hashtag so if they have something to say or a question to ask about using technologies for your studies, they can get in touch.

If you are passing, why not take time to pop in and talk to us or have a look at our freebie giveaway, who knows what you might discover!


Mark Wilcock
Learning Technology Development Officer



Looking to the Future: The Horizon Report 2014

The Higher Education edition of the Horizon Report always comes out this time of year, and is worth a read if you’re interested in emerging technologies and their impact on teaching, learning and research.

The 2014 edition of the report is split into three sections. Key Trends looks at things like the growth of social media use and the potential to personalise online learning environments. Significant Challenges looks at things like the need for digital fluency and the challenge of scaling innovations. Important Developments looks at things like flipped classrooms and learning analytics.

On the 20th of May we’ll be doing our annual session where we present on some of the technologies and ideas covered in the report, and encourage discussion. You’ve got plenty of time to have a read before then. If there is a particular aspect of the report you’d like to focus on in the session let us know and we’ll try to include it.

If you want to join us in May, why not book on using the Staff Learning and Development Event Bookings system.


Peter Beaumont
Learning Technology Development Officer