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Focus on younger students

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Graham Healing
31 May 2011

Where: Michael Young Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Walton Hall

Time: 10.00 - 12.30, 16 June 2011

This event was recorded and will be made available to OU staff via Stadium.

We’ve reached our 50th event so we thought we would show that we are young at heart by looking to future opportunities and challenges posed by teaching younger students. This programme pulled together three speakers on this theme, with particular emphasis on social media and younger students. There were also some very special cakes.

‘Creative approaches to cross-platform content on YouTube and iTunes U’ - Catherine Chambers (OU on iTunes U & YouTube)

In a digital world with a proliferation of content available across multiple platforms vying for user attention- how can we engage with potential students who devour audio video content on these platforms on a daily basis? During this presentation I'll show recent cross-platform commissions for YouTube and iTunes U and discuss the thinking and approaches behind them.

‘How younger students are using social media for non-leisure purposes ‘ - Terese Bird (University of Leicester)  

Terese Bird, who revels in the title of Assistant Keeper of the Media Zoo at University of Leicester, will share examples of use of social media from US high-schools and UK universities. Terese is also a SCORE fellow researching OER and iTunesU for the University of Leicester and last year spearheaded the Learning Futures Festival Online 2010, Beyond Distance's first international academic conference to be held entirely online.

'Younger students and the elearning experience' - Liz Manning (Services for Younger Students)

Who are our 'younger students'? Are they as 'different' from traditional students as we might think? This session will explore their attitudes to, and experiences of elearning and the issues these raise for course teams and ALs.learning.

‘The eLC clocks 50’ (everyone!)

We celebrated this achievement with some very special cake. We would like to record experiences of the eLC (the first 50 events), so if you were not able to be there please email a message, photo, interesting stat or promise of a future session to iet-eLC-Admin.  If you’d prefer to tweet use Twitter #elc50 please @ChrisPegler. We’d particularly like to hear from you if you were there at that first session in Oct 2006. Did you ever imagine we’d be celebrating our 50th?

Best wishes, Chris Pegler

p.s.Did I mention that they were very special cakes?  

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