A series of optional non-assessed workshops is offered with the aim of helping students develop their abilities to think critically, to develop academic writing skills, to conduct small-scale research, to experiment with a range of software. Students can also take advantage of the many other Study Skills workshops offered by the University to all Postgraduate students.
These are practical workshops that explore a range of technologies. They include:
• Web2.0: what’s new?
• Visual Basic
• Exploring music software (e.g. Dance eJay)
• Working with drop-down menus in Word
• The use of drop-down menus in Modern Foreign Language
• Make Power Point Interactive and create your own games
• Mobile technologies and podcasting
• Software for mathematical learning (dynamic geometry software)
• Creative uses of spreadsheets
• Learning with games and gaming software
• English, creativity and ICT
These are workshops that help you develop your abilities to think critically about ideas and to express your arguments as convincingly and as coherently as possible. They include:
• Perspectives and theories of learning
• Planning and drafting assignments
• Sourcing and using research literature
• Presenting your research
• The dissertation process
Various seminars will be offered throughout the year which are organised by the Centre for Learning, Knowing and Interactive Technologies (L-Kit) in the Graduate School of Education and include internal and external speakers. These seminars are an important part of the ETS programme and give you the chance to access a range of research projects on technology, education and society.