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Blog : Pilot stage of Digital Leaders coming to an end

3rd August 2017
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The pilot year of the Digital Leaders project has come to an end, so I thought I would write a short summary to highlight the successes. Our initial two weeks of workshops, which ran in November 2016, and covered various topics related to digital fluency attracted 41 students to attend. From the workshops we had..

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Blog : Digital Leaders workshop: Branding in the creative industry

24th May 2017
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The Digital Leaders project is coming to the end of its first year, and it’s finishing on a high. Following a successful workshop from one group (LoggedOn: Go Beyond LinkedIn) and production and distribution of webcam stickers by another, my Digital Leaders team hosted a workshop all about creative branding. “Branding in the creative industry”..

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Blog : Beyond Flipped at The Big Bang Fair

13th March 2017
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Today some of the Beyond Flipped team took a trip to this year’s Bing Bang Fair, a STEM outreach event for school children. Inspiring creativity and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the use of innovative technologies, hands-on activities, and immersive experiences. The event was jam-packed with exciting exhibits, activities, and performances, designed..

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Blog : Mission Shakespeare: a new interactive online partnership for Shakespeare Week

8th March 2017
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  Shakespeare has gone digital to encourage children to get online and learn about all things Bard thanks to a new interactive partnership for Shakespeare Week 2017. Mission Shakespeare is a new learning educational site launched to take learning of the life and works of William Shakespeare outside the classroom and introduce primary school children..

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Project : Airline Alliances Simulation

3rd January 2017

Overview The activity is part of a second year module in Aviation Management where students create and run their own airlines in a global virtual environment. Students have access to a web based platform to create their airlines while they have to follow rules and regulations.  One core element is a mock summit that aims to..

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Project : CU Domain of One’s Own

26th September 2016
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Overview Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) initiatives allow students and faculty to register a subdomain (or buy a separate domain) and associate it with hosted web space offered by their universities for free. After leaving university, users have the choice to download a backup of their files and data that may be restored using the..

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Blog : Ready to become a Digital Leader?

26th September 2016
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Digital Leaders is a new and exciting opportunity for Coventry University students to develop digital skills and learn techniques to pass those skills on to others. No matter whether you already are digital savvy or not, enrolled in a undergraduate or a postgraduate course, applications from any students eager to increase their own understanding of the digital..

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Project : Immersive Telepresence in Theatre

21st September 2016
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Project leaders: Dr Tom Gorman, Dr Tiina Syrja, Senior Lecturer in Acting & Dr Mikko Kanninen, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Partners: Coventry University & University of Tampere (Finland) Overview: This project explores international co-operation in acting in a foreign language within a system that promotes a more environmentally sustainable model, eliminating (or at least diminishing) the need to..

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