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What's in this episode?
What is the iChamps programme?
How did they get on the programme?
What opportunities does it offer them/staff?
What are their favourite apps/tools?
Next steps after University using digital skills
Evidencing your skills
Experiences working in the Media, FE and HE sectors. What does a culture of innovation look like?
The importance of sharing the value of academic research through storytelling in a post-Brexit age
Favourite tools/apps and trends
Shout outs to other innovators in HE/FE
Sample Quotes, iChamps:
‘Rather than just talking to people about the technology, it’s ten times better to show people first hand.’
‘If you put in a bit of effort it can really pay off - especially for the students.’
‘There’s been other students at conferences that we’ve been to. There was a student panel at the JISC conference. Although they do similar things, it’s still quite different.’
‘We are treated equally with the staff that we work with. We get a lot of respect from them and they encourage our ideas.’
‘Our digital skills that we’ve learnt have already been so applicable even before we’ve gone on to an actual job.’
‘Our Pathbrite portfolios give a direct representation of all the work that we’ve done.’
Sample Quotes, Stephan Caspar:
If you have an idea and you want to create some resource around that then I’ve got a team who will help you.
The BBC and HE have been very similar. Change happens very slowly. In FE it’s much more agile.
FE is always being squeezed; there is a resourcefulness that people have when that starts to happen.
In many ways I’ve found the most innovative teachers have been the ones in FE.
The people that I’ve met who are real go-getters in HE have come from an FE background.
You learn to travel at speed and then when you arrive in HE…it’s a little bit slower.
Many people phone me up and say Stephan I want a video. We have a conversation about pedagogy and I send them away with a group flipchart activity.
It’s very important to give teaching and learning the same status that research has.
I really want people to not just consume content, but create content as well.
I want students to be reflective practitioners
In the end what I’m trying to do is get away from twelve lectures and an exam