Two NetworkED seminars this term

We’re really pleased to announce two NetworkED Seminars coming up this term at LSE, now available to book. On Wednesday 22nd January we have Dr Sylvester Arnab from the Serious Games Institute at Coventry University speaking about games and learning. In his talk, entitled Games, Learning and Beyond, he will discuss using game science and technology to support teaching and learning. He’ll also look at the role of games in conjunction with pedagogic innovations such as MOOCs and flipping lectures.

Our second seminar this term will be from Karine Le Joly, who is the Director of Innovation and Academic Coordination for Executive Education programs at HEC Paris. In her talk entitled ‘Going Mobile‘ She will be speaking about mobile initiatives and integrating the use of iPads into curricula and pedagogy.

Both seminars are open to LSE staff and students, and also to external guests. They will also be live streamed and recorded. We anticipate both sessions will be very popular so for further information and to secure your place, see the NetworkED website.

January 9th, 2014|NetworkED|Comments Off on Two NetworkED seminars this term|

First NetworkED Seminar: What the little birdy tells me

Our first event in the new run of NetworkED seminars is going to take the form of a workshop, run by Martin Hawksey. It is entitled ‘What the Little Birdy tells me: Twitter in Education.’ This workshop will explore some educational ‘Twitter hacks’ which cover a wide range of activities from a free SMS broadcast system, Twitter for classroom voting and the application of social network analysis to for mining Twitter for actionable insights. As part of this participants will be shown a range of free and open source tools to assist in Twitter data collection and analysis including the Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet (TAGS) and NodeXL. For more information visit our CLT webpage for the event.

Date: Wednesday 13th November

Time: 15.00-16.30

LSE staff can book online

Externals very welcome: No booking is required to watch the live stream, simply visit the event page at 3pm next Wednesday. If you would like to attend in person then please email:

Twitter: use the hashtag #LSENetED for comments & questions. Martin’s handle is @mhawksey

November 7th, 2013|Events & Workshops (LTI), NetworkED|Comments Off on First NetworkED Seminar: What the little birdy tells me|

Exploring Social Media as data sources for research

Last Wednesday, CLT ran a workshop on Exploring Social Media as data sources for research as part of our NetworkEd series.

There was an excellent turnout of around 35 academics and PhD students from across the LSE’s departments attending, which shows that there is real interest in developing effective research methods to analyse the wealth of data social media can provide.

Some of the tools we explored can be found here. We got the ball rolling by discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using social media data for research, which Jane presented below:

advantages and disadvantages of social media for research data

July 1st, 2013|Events & Workshops (LTI), NetworkED, Research Skills, Social Media|Comments Off on Exploring Social Media as data sources for research|

The needs of the distance learner

Next week’s LSE NetworkED seminar is presented by Lindsay Jordan from the University of the Arts London, entitled ‘The Needs of the Distance Learner’.

Distance learning courses have always struggled to hold on to their students and steer them through to successful completion. While the Internet provides institutions with the tools to incorporate interactivity, group work and new forms of content, many of the factors contributing to distance learner dropout remain unaddressed, and the personality profile of the successful distance learner has altered very little. This workshop will explore the needs of the modern distance learner, and how they can be met in the current distance education landscape, including the rise of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in its various guises.

If you would like to attend, then please book a place via the Training System.

April 10th, 2013|Announcements, NetworkED|Comments Off on The needs of the distance learner|

Developing digital and information literacy at Cardiff University: next NetworkED seminar

I’m pleased to announce that the next NetworkED seminar will be held on Wednesday 6th February at 2.30pm. The presenters are Cathie Jackson, Joe Nicholls and Janet Finlay who will be talking about the development and implementation of a digital and information literacy strategy at Cardiff University. The work is part of the Digidol Project, which was funded by Jisc under their Developing Digital Literacies programme. You can find out more about the seminar from our NetworkED website. The event is open to all. LSE staff and students should book via the online booking system.

External visitors wishing to attend should email to book a place. As ever we hope to be live streaming the event and if you wish to watch the seminar online you simply need to visit the event webpage at 2.30 on Wednesday 6th February and do NOT need to book a place. You can follow the event in Twitter using #LSENetEd

January 16th, 2013|Events & Workshops (LTI), NetworkED, Research Skills|Comments Off on Developing digital and information literacy at Cardiff University: next NetworkED seminar|

The literacy challenge of the digital age – December’s NetworkED seminar

Next Wednesday, 5th December we have Carl Miller from Demos coming to LSE to speak to us about a report that came out last year about young people’s ‘digital fluency’. The report, Truth, Lies and the Internet considered the ability of young people to navgiate an increasingly complex online environment, how they judge and develop critical skills when reviewing content online and the role of teachers in supporting them. The Internet is now the greatest source of information and misinformation for people living in the UK. At our fingertips lies both trustworthy journalism and selective half-truths, both niche expertise and general nonsense. This is asphyxiating as well as liberating. Too many people are unable to find the information they need, or trust the first thing they do. In this talk, Carl Miller, the Research Director for the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos proposes the skill of ‘digital fluency’ as the key to how we all must react. if you could like to come along to the session LSE staff should book via the Online Booking System.

We hope to live stream the event, but will make a recording on our website shortly after the event. We also use the Twitter hashtag #LSENetEd so you can follow the event live. Visitors who are interested in attending the event should contact to book a place.