Today, Thursday 27th July 2023, is National Interns Day and to celebrate we want to recognise all the achievements and hard work our digital interns have been doing while working with us over the summer.
This is the third year we have ran the digital student internship and this year we were lucky enough to welcome 20 new student interns to come and work alongside the Learning Technology Development Team.
The last Thursday in July marks National Internship Day for many international students, and this year Edge Hill University has employed 20 digital interns to work alongside the Learning Technology Development team to support the move from Blackboard Original to Blackboard Ultra.
One of our student interns, Michelle Hopwood, has given us her account of what it takes and involves to become a student intern at Edge Hill.
The path to being an intern in any organisation is like stepping into a pool of new learning opportunities and experience to develop as a student and as a person. Internships expose students to real life scenarios, responsibilities and challenges that cannot be learnt from a book or journal article. Whether a summer internship, a module placement, or a year long internship, being an intern offers students valuable development and growth opportunities.
With the growth in awareness and use of ‘Generative AI’ tools, there are a lot of things that Universities need to do and consider.
One of the things we want to do is to help academic staff improve their understanding of these tools so they can talk more confidently to students about them. To help with this we’ve updated our LinkedIn Learning ‘Getting Started Using ‘Generative AI’ Tools’ Learning Path. You could go through all, or some of the video courses as required.
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