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e-Learning Community: Wed 9 Nov: Liaising with students on placement

October 28th, 2011 at 03:10

The e-learning community meetings are back for another year. The next meeting is Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 in A48, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park from 12:30 till 2PM.

The theme for this first session is liaising with students on placement. The presentations will explore how software tools can be used to look after placement students – one will talk about taught postgraduates in an industrial environment and the other about nurses on practice-based placement.

1] Judith Wayte (Project Placement Officer – Biosciences)

Every year, Biosciences has about 100 taught postgraduates who require industrial placements. They can be based anywhere in this country or abroad, and tracking, communicating and maintaining links with them can be difficult. Dr Wayte will briefly discuss the eportfolio project with which Biosciences has been involved as a way of running placements. She will demonstrate how the school has used eportfolios to improve the placements process and how the school is now using Mahara and eportfolios both with postgraduates and now with undergraduates.

2] Richard Windle (Senior Lecturer in e-learning – Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy)

Dr Windle will outline the current issues faced in practice-based placements and in particular the new graduate nursing programme. He will go on to discuss how PebblePAD will fit into this and indicate how materials such as RLOs can also be used to support practice-based learning.

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