Enhancing skills@cumbria support using webinars

Holgate, Emma and Moses-Allison, Linda (2019) Enhancing skills@cumbria support using webinars. In: Learning & Teaching Fest 2019, 3 July 2019, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In November 2018, Library and Academic Advisers who support the Institute of Education trialled the use of webinars to deliver Skills@Cumbria support for School Direct cohorts. We only see these students on campus for one hour’s induction at the start of their course; the rest of their programme is school based. Although the cohorts have access to our Skills@Cumbria support and resources, we are keenly aware that these students may require more targeted and flexible means of support due to the nature of their course. We wanted to extend our offer in a way that was convenient to students regardless of location, with minimal resource implications, and webinars supported this approach. Following a successful pilot and in response to positive feedback and requests from course tutors, the trial was extended to include additional Education cohorts who are mainly school based or distance learners. The plan for future practice is to offer more frequent webinars during 2019-2020 and to roll this out to other subject areas. Subjects covered included search skills and referencing, and we are open to suggestions from students and staff for future developments. This session will provide an overview of getting started with webinars, sharing ideas with those hoping to use webinars in the future and discussing practice with colleagues who have delivered webinar sessions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Information Services
Additional Information: Emma Holgate and Linda Moses-Allison, Library and Academic Advisors, University of Cumbria, UK. Presented in the 'Developing digital capabilities of students and staff' theme at this conference.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 15:26
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 15:12
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4706

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