Improving student's digital skills through innovative student-led activities

10:00 - 12:30, 6 October, online

This practical workshop will explore the sorts of 'digital skills' that students need in today's volatile and uncertain workplace; and how business school educators can help their students develop these skills through the utilisation of a range of student-led activities.

'Digital skills' include those around digital literacy, online professionalism, digital problem solving and online collaboration. Student-led activities can be a great way for students to develop key knowledge, skills and behaviours.

The facilitators will draw on the learning from, and outcomes of, a collaborative student-led symposium that was co-organised by students from York Business School (York St John University) and School of Business and Management (Queen Mary University).

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have deeper understanding of the importance of student-led activity in developing students’ digital employability skills.
  • Be able to effectivity design and implement a cross-institutional collaborative student-led activity.
  • Have new insights into how to embed student-led activity in the curriculum design to boost students’ employability skills.

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Workshop Facilitators

Dr Xue Zhou
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Xianghan (Christine) O’Dea
Senior Lecturer, York Business School, York St. John University

Dr Luis Pereira
Senior Lecturer in Educational Development, Department of Learning Enhancement and Development, City, University of London

10:00    Welcome and introductions

Dr Xue Zhou, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

 

10:10    Cross-institutional collaborative student-led project

In this session we will share our experiences in implementing cross-institutional collaborative student-led activity

  • Introduction of the project
  • What are the challenges faced by student leader?
  • What are the benefits of cross-institutional collaborative student-led activity?

Dr Xue Zhou, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Xianghan (Christine) O’Dea, Senior Lecturer, York Business School, York St. John University

 

11:00    Break

 

11:15 Group activity: How to implement the cross-institutional collaborative student-led activity

In this session we will divide into breakout groups to explore the following questions:

  • Given the unique features of student-led activity, how can academics facilitate such activity?
  • What resources and support are required to implement student-led activity?

Dr Luis Pereira, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development, Department of Learning Enhancement and Development, City, University of London

 

12:15    Summary and closing remarks

Led by the facilitators

 

12:30    Close

Dr Xianghan (Christine) O’Dea
Senior Lecturer, York Business School, York St. John University

Dr Xianghan (Christine) O’Dea is senior lecturer, course leader in York Business School, York St John University. Her major research interests lie in the areas of digital innovation, digital education, management education and global education. She has been conducting and publishing high quality research in recognized journals, such as Policy Futures in Education and British Journal of Educational Technology. Currently she is an editorial board member for Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, and also a lead guest editor of the British Journal of Educational Technology.

Dr Luis Pereira
Senior Lecturer in Educational Development, Department of Learning Enhancement and Development, City, University of London

Luis works as Senior Lecturer in Education Development in the Department of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) and teaches on the MA/PGDip/PGCert in Academic Practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in education, as a lecturer, researcher, learning technologist and academic developer. He completed his PhD in the area of digital media education at the University of Minho (Portugal) in 2012. Prior to joining City in April 2022, Luis worked at Imperial College London as a Senior Academic Developer where he led a team of academic developers. His journey in HE includes other universities, like Coventry, Bournemouth, Oxford or Ravensbourne.

Dr Xue Zhou
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Xue Zhou is a Associate Professor in the school of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. Xue is the programme director of BSc Business Management at Queen Mary. Her research interests fall in the area of digital technology adoption, online professionalism and cross-cultural adjustment. Her works have been published in high quality journals such as Policy futures in Education, Research in Learning Technology, Journal of Learning, Teaching and Education Research. She also published educational blogs in the well-recognised website such as BERA, BELMAS and Advanced HE.

Fee: £30

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